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Chris Christie Rips Off Ted Cruz? Against Hillary, ‘I’ll Beat Her Rear End’

A possible title for this ongoing Republican primary race: “Fifty Shades of Crazy.”

February 3, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

Christie Announces Atlantic City Takeover

Back from the campaign trail, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a plan Tuesday for the state to take control of Atlantic City’s finances.

January 27, 2016
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Endorse This: Chris Christie And A ‘Mop’

Christie goes “Stark Trek” on blizzard response: “I’m the governor, you know — I’m not the chief engineer.”

January 26, 2016
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Why Marco Rubio And Chris Christie Are Hoping To Place Third In Iowa

Placing third, at best, is rarely the stated goal for a presidential candidate.

January 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump and Cruz speak simultaneously at the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston

GOP Candidates Snipe And Spar In Combative Sixth Debate

In the fraught final two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, a rowdy, rambunctious group of agitated Republican candidates rehearsed their talking points and took well-honed snipes at each other in the first GOP debates of 2016 — and the sixth of the cycle — in Charleston, South Carolina. The debates, which aired on Fox Business, touched on gun control, ISIS, immigration policy, tax reform, and the utter devastation that would ensue from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

January 15, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Merrimack

Republicans Get Nasty In New Hampshire With Even Boots Fair Game

Even Rubio’s boots came in for it, their stack heels mocked by Bush and Ted Cruz.

January 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie speaks during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Trump: Christie ‘Can’t Win Because Of His Past’

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of attacks on rival Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, criticizing him on everything from New Jersey’s economy to the George Washington Bridge scandal.

December 30, 2015
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Cartoon: Mr. Christie Says He’d Be Willing To Shoot Down Russian Planes

On this spot, General Christie started World War III.

December 30, 2015
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The Simple, Clear, And Still Radical Meaning Of The Christmas Story

It is the story of a child born to a carpenter and his wife, the working class of ancient Judea, who lived under the rule of a distant dictatorial regime and its local enforcers. Joseph, Mary, and Jesus were refugees.

December 24, 2015
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5 Worst Moments For America In The GOP Debates

The Republican debates resemble actual politics about as much as ‘The Apprentice’ resembles actual business or Trump resembles an actual statesman. The deception and propaganda masquerading as tough tough talk began at the first debate and just keeps getting worse. Here are the five worst moments so far.

December 21, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz hold their hands over their hearts for the singing of the U.S. national anthem before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Restive Debates About ‘Ruthless Things’ — Fifth GOP Debates Spotlights Terror At Home And Abroad

“We’re talking about ruthless things tonight,” co-moderator Hugh Hewitt said deep in the second debate. Indeed, Rick Santorum kicked off the affair by asserting, “We have entered World War III,” setting the tone for a pair of fractious, grim GOP debates focussed on national security and terrorism.

December 16, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum at the Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington

CNN Adds Christie And Paul To Presidential Debate Lineup

U.S. Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul will be in the prime-time lineup for the party’s next presidential debate, CNN said on Sunday

December 13, 2015
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Fear Of Syrian Refugees Brings Ugly Past Incidents To Mind

History offers some powerful lessons about fear and the shameful reactions it can provoke. So let’s all keep our heads.

November 21, 2015
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Obama: Republicans Are ‘Scared Of Widows And Orphans’

President Obama ripped into Republicans on the Syrian refugee issue Wednesday, making very specific and pointed charges against presidential candidates, all but calling them out by name.

November 18, 2015
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Hit the Road, Toad. No Different People Wanted

More than half our country wants to ban Syrian refugees, though some states are willing to take Christian ones. Why? Because Christians are more like us than Muslims, even though we are supposed to be a nation where all religions are treated equally.

November 18, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a forum for lower polling candidates held by Fox Business Network before the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee

Fact-Check: Did Christie’s Claims In Republican Debate Hold Up?

Gov. Chris Christie made his debut on the undercard Republican presidential debate stage Tuesday night in Milwaukee. Here’s a look at whether his statements hold up.

November 11, 2015
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Jindal Vs. The Republicans At The Undercard Debate

Most GOP candidates are content to reserve their most emphatic attacks for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Not Bobby Jindal.

November 10, 2015
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4 Things To Watch For In Tuesday’s GOP Debate

The debate’s focus is supposed to be the economy. That was also billed as the topic of the last one, which at times became a free-for-all as candidates were asked about regulating fantasy football or their biggest weaknesses

November 10, 2015
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Busted Down To The Minor Leagues — GOPers In New Debate Landscape

There’s been a big shakeup in the lineup for the GOP debate, with candidates being demoted or kicked off the show entirely. How are they all handling it?

November 10, 2015
Republican U.S presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Chris Will Be At The Kiddie Table And Not Dining With The Donald

Chris Christie clearly doesn’t care about New Jersey anymore. He’s been spending his time running for president. So how’s that been going?

November 8, 2015
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Chris Christie Bounced Off Main GOP Debate Stage

Chris Christie, who was once seen as a GOP front runner, but whose “tell it like it is” campaign has failed to gain much momentum, will have to settle for the so-called “happy hour” debate

November 5, 2015
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The GOP’s Debate Debacle: Will Republicans Get Away With Bullying The Media?

Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.

November 4, 2015
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Obama Pitches Help To Ex-Criminals, Draws N.J. Governor’s Ire

Obama said he was banning “the box” that applicants had to check about their criminal histories when applying for certain federal jobs.

November 2, 2015
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How Evolving Public Attitudes On Marijuana Could Affect The 2016 Presidential Race

Is there political opportunity in the wind?

November 2, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump addresses a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

A Theory Of The 2016 Conservative Apocalypse

Abandoned, neglected, alone — yet nonetheless completely smothered by an all-encompassing big government: That is the conservative condition.

October 31, 2015
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