Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday took “A Closer Look” at President Trump’s 17-day “working” vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“Next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you,” said a caller identified only as Mike from Montclair. “You put your fat ass in a car and go to one that’s open to all your constituents.” Christie, who is used to far-friendlier, pre-screened calls on his monthly radio show on NJ 101.5 FM, “Ask the Governor,” at first seemed a bit flummoxed.
Chris Christie is just trolling New Jerseyans at this point. In June, a Quinnipiac University poll found that his approval rating stood at a dismal 15 percent, the lowest of any American governor in decades. Yet this past weekend, he was photographed sunbathing on a beach that had been closed to the public amid a state government shutdown. Here are five ways the New Jersey governor is extending a giant middle finger to voters before he leaves office:.
The ruling ratchets up the political pressure on Christie, an avid Trump supporter, who now heads his White House transition team.
Three people were killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train derailed and plowed through Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, U.S. media and a transit official said.
The chickens are coming home to roost in the Bridgegate scandal as NBC News reports NJ legislators are considering whether to impeach Gov. Chris Christie.
“The evidence will show that … they bragged about the fact that there were traffic problems in Fort Lee and that Mayor Sokolich was not getting his calls returned,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Vikas Khanna said about Wildstein and defendant Bill Baroni. Wildstein’s attorney once suggested “evidence exists” Christie knew about the traffic jams.
Ahmad Rahami, the person being sought in the explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, CNN and an NBC affiliate reported, citing law enforcement officials.
Ah, those craven fiends atop the Republican Party, whoring before power and calling it “unity.” Consider Chris Christie: We haven’t seen political hypocrisy this flagrant since Richard Nixon savaged Harry Truman in 1960 for uttering the word “damn.”
Instead of complaining about the complexity of election rules, Sanders would have been wiser to ignore Wall Street and billionaires for a few minutes to explain those rules to his supporters.
The three-judge panel at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia did not immediately rule, and a rapid-fire volley of skeptical questions aimed at lawyers for both sides made it difficult to predict how the court was leaning.
While U.S. President Barack Obama has made remarks indicating a preference for Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, he has so far avoided a clear endorsement and has focused his remarks about the campaign on blasting Donald Trump. A senior White House official would not comment on timing of any endorsement but said Obama is eager to campaign where he might be useful. The expected Obama endorsement, reported by The New York Times and CNN, would come as a welcome boost to Clinton and to Democrats concerned that the party needs to turn its attention fully to campaigning against Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey.
While a transition team does now exist on paper, the team doesn’t even have an official press contact. Instead, all queries are instructed to be sent to the New Jersey governor’s director of communications — quite possibly a violation of federal and state law prohibiting the use of public funds for use in campaigns.
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?
In 2012 Chris Christie was deemed unfit to be America’s vice president, but he has continued to brag, bluster, and bully his way into national politics.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.
If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again.