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Fox News Apologizes To Christie Over Obama Hug That Wasn't
Matt Katz | August 15, 2015 | Katz on Christie
A major conservative commentator on Fox has apologized to Gov. Chris Christie for saying he hugged President Obama days before the 2012 presidential election. But the falsehood, perpetuated by commentators on Fox and right-wing talk radio for nearly three years, may have already done lasting damage to Christie's nascent presidential campaign.
NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote
Matt Katz | August 15, 2015 | Katz on Christie
A plan for a 22-mile gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands in New Jersey quietly dodged a major obstacle Friday.
Christie's 'No Taxes' Pledge Has Implications in New Jersey
Matt Katz | August 13, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie signed a pledge this week with a conservative group to never raise taxes -- and he slammed fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush for not doing the same thing . . .
Debate Grades From Candidates’ Beat Reporters
Matt Katz | August 7, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Three public radio reporters - each of whom has been closely following their local candidate - "grade" the candidates' performances in last night's GOP debate ...
Christie Makes First Debate
Matt Katz | August 5, 2015 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has passed his first major test as a Republican presidential candidate. He qualified, just barely ...
The New Hampshire Strategy: Christie's Road To The White House
Matt Katz | July 29, 2015 | Katz on Christie
MANCHESTER, NH -- Undeterred by low poll numbers, Gov. Chris Christie has a two-word strategy he thinks will send him to the White House: New Hampshire . . .
They Love Him at Town Hall Meetings, But Not When The Pollsters Call
Matt Katz | July 28, 2015 | Katz on Christie
They loved his jokes, even the old ones. They said they believe he does what his campaign slogan says -- “telling it like it is . . .”
Christie Returns to Camden, His National Model for Criminal Justice Reform
Matt Katz | July 16, 2015 | Katz on Christie
'America's most dangerous city' has been a major focus of the governor's time in office
5 Ways Candidate Christie Is Going Conservative
Matt Katz | July 6, 2015 | Katz on Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is now a Republican candidate for president -- and that has led him to stake out new conservative positions as he seeks support from the GOP base.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Launches Presidential Campaign
Matt Katz | June 30, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Chris Christie Joins the Race for The White House
Matt Katz | June 30, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Christie Tells It Like It Is, Enters Presidential Race
Matt Katz | June 30, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President
Matt Katz | June 25, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Zzzzzz. As the Christie Campaign Heats Up, the Christie Statehouse Sleeps
Matt Katz | June 23, 2015 | Katz on Christie
When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was reelected with an overwhelming majority in 2013, he stood before an adoring crowd at Asbury Park Convention Hall to declare victory . . .
Christie, Catholicism & Climate Change
Matt Katz | June 18, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Pope Francis wants governments to enact policies to cut fossil fuel use. He’ll be making a speech before Congress that will reportedly address this ...
Mastro Report Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon
Matt Katz | June 9, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Gov.Chris Christie has been answering questions about Bridgegate a lot lately. He continually points to the controversial internal investigation that he commissioned into the lane closures ...
What Christie's Financial Disclosure Statement Doesn't Disclose
Matt Katz | May 20, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie this week filed his mandatory financial disclosure statement, which was notable for what it did not disclose:
Yo Christie, Did You Hear What The Next Mayor of Philly Said About You?
Matt Katz | May 20, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney, riding a wave of support from traditional union political bosses and a progressive coalition of young voters, handily defeated several opponents to secure the Democratic nomination for mayor Tuesday.
Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox
Matt Katz | May 19, 2015 | Katz on Christie
The new police department in Camden, NJ, was conceived by a Democratic powerbroker, endorsed by his ally -- the Republican governor -- and is now being promoted as a national model by a Democratic president
Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts
Matt Katz | May 18, 2015 | Katz on Christie
President Obama will be in Camden, N.J. on Monday afternoon to deliver a speech about policing in the wake of friction between officers and civilians around the country ...
How Christie Talks About The Bridge Thing
Matt Katz | May 10, 2015 | Katz on Christie
At the very end of a politically successful two-day swing to New Hampshire -- the first-in-the-nation primary state that Chris Christie must win if he runs for president ...
Yes, Chris Christie Is Still Planning To Run For President. Here's Why.
Matt Katz | May 4, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Officially, Gov. Chris Christie says he's still mulling whether to run for president. But unofficially an apparatus is being readied to announce a candidacy sometime between Memorial Day weekend and July 4th ...
Christie Staffer Pleads Guilty For Role In 'Bridgegate' Scandal
Matt Katz | May 1, 2015 | Katz on Christie
What We Know About Bridgegate Conspirator, David Wildstein
Matt Katz | May 1, 2015 |
Chris Christie's New Hampshire Plan
Matt Katz | April 22, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Chris Christie finally brought his famous town hall format to the campaign trail. And the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran says “it’s about time . . .”
Christie Heads North, Begins His Town Hall Presidential Redemption Tour
Matt Katz | April 16, 2015 | Katz on Christie
The governor claims to "tell it like it is" at his first town hall meeting outside of New Jersey
Chris Christie Went To New Hampshire and Talked About Everything
Matt Katz | April 15, 2015 | Katz on Christie
The governor doesn't sound like a man who's gearing up for the political fight of his life -- or does he?
Cracks In Christie's Post-Bridgegate Ethics Reform
Matt Katz | March 25, 2015 | Katz on Christie
One year ago this week, a taxpayer-funded report traced the George Washington Bridge lane closures to Gov. Chris Christie's office and determined that a series of reforms were needed ...
What the Bridgegate Fall Guy's Calendar Tells Us
Matt Katz | March 18, 2015 | Katz on Christie
This week, WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz talk about their investigation into the calendars maintained by David Wildstein ...
Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement
Matt Katz | March 5, 2015 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel, Christopher Porrino, allegedly intervened in an $8.9 billion environmental lawsuit to get a better deal for Exxon Mobil, which funded a political group that flew Christie and Porrino . . .
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