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What South Carolina Republicans Want To Hear From Christie (Should He Run...)
Matt Katz | September 17, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Charleston, SC -- Gov. Chris Christie walked into jam-packed burrito joint called Moe’s alongside South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Tuesday afternoon, but he was soon separated from his host as GOP activists mobbed him, asked him for selfies . . .
As Christie Pre-Campaigns For President, Opponents Pre-Attack
Matt Katz | September 16, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Charleston, SC -- Gov. Chris Christie began the week holding hands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at an event in Jersey City before heading across the river to a press conference on homeland security. . .
Romney Helps Christie Settle Bridgegate Debt
Matt Katz | September 10, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Tonight, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets his footnote in the Bridgegate saga. Romney is hosting a fundraiser for the New Jersey Republican party tonight that is billed as a birthday party for Gov. Christie . . .
The Bridgegate 5: Where Are They Now?
Matt Katz | September 9, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Unemployed and unable to find a job, Bridget Kelly, the woman who wrote the infamous "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" is relying on financial help from family members, according to her attorney . . .
Christie Tries To Save Atlantic City
Matt Katz | September 8, 2014 | Katz on Christie
A subdued Gov. Chris Christie flew into Atlantic City Monday to convene a closed-door summit to figure out ways to save this struggling resort on the Jersey Shore, but he left just one possible plan in his wake — sports betting at the casinos.
Why is Christie Going to Mexico?
Matt Katz | September 2, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The governor says he’s there to open up economic doors between New Jersey and Mexico. He’s spending time with President Enrique Peña Nieto . . .
Inside Chris Christie's Permanent Campaign
Matt Katz | August 25, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Governor Chris Christie’s first term was halfway through, but already a specialized unit of his office began laying the groundwork for his reelection.
Christie On Ferguson: Don't Generalize About Cops
Matt Katz | August 18, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Given the protests in the wake of a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and in the wake of a new federal report finding civil rights abuses in the Newark Police Department, I asked Gov. Chris Christie on Friday . . .
Christie Tweet-Fights With NJ Transit Commuters
Matt Katz | August 14, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Last week while he was on a family vacation in California, Gov. Chris Christie did something he hadn't done in quite some time -- he argued with critics on Twitter, particularly about his 2010 decision to cancel a train tunnel into New York City . . .
Christie Still Holds Press Conferences -- But They're Usually Not In NJ
Matt Katz | August 11, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The biggest change in the second term for a post-Bridgegate, pre-2016 Gov. Chris Christie? Press conferences, once lengthy and frequent Trenton affairs, are now rare -- at least in New Jersey . . .
Christie's Vacation Vetoes
Matt Katz | August 11, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a wide range of bills on Friday -- or at least he announced the vetoes at that time . . .
Chasing Guadagno, the Woman Who Could Be Christie
Matt Katz | August 5, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Will elusive lieutenant governor, who becomes acting governor when Christie's out of town, ever go from understudy to starring role?
New Jersey Assembly Snubs Christie
Matt Katz | July 31, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The Democratic Assembly flexed its muscle Thursday, opting to leave the Statehouse instead of voting on a bail reform package that Gov. Chris Christie called them back from summer vacation to vote on . . .
How Astorino Angered Christie and Lost Millions
Matt Katz | July 28, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie found himself embroiled in a mini-controversy last week with a fellow Republican, New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, after Christie said that the Republican Governors Association . . .
Christie Courts Iowans, Who Swoon
Matt Katz | July 18, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The courtship began at a restaurant called MJ's in downtown Marion, Iowa. How well did it go? Let's just say Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa will most definitely have a second date . . .
Bridgegate Committee Can't Call Any More Major Witnesses
Matt Katz | July 15, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The U.S. Attorney's Office has asked the New Jersey legislative committee investigating Bridgegate to refrain from calling a range of potential witnesses out of concern that their testimonies could interfere . . .
Chris Christie and America's Poorest City
Matt Katz | July 11, 2014 | Katz on Christie
During a routine business meeting in a conference room in Trenton on Thursday, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved its third largest tax break in state history — $260 million for a new manufacturing plant on the waterfront in Camden . . .
Sandy Czar, We Hardly Knew Ye
Matt Katz | July 8, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The czar in charge of New Jersey's Sandy recovery is resigning in the very same manner in which he ran some 50 programs dispensing federal storm aid: Quietly . . .
Christie: Neither Gun Lobby Nor Sandy Hook Families Prompted My Veto
Matt Katz | July 7, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that neither lobbying from gun rights advocates nor visits from parents of children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shooting affected his decision to veto a major gun control bill last week . . .
Hounded By Protesters, Gov Still Finds Love
Matt Katz | July 1, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Fresh off signing a budget that vetoed tax hikes on millionaires and reduced a public worker pension payment, Gov. Chris Christie was followed by protesters wherever he went Tuesday . . .
Guns, Gays & Bridgegate: Christie's Road To New Hampshire Has Some Speed Bumps
Matt Katz | June 26, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie was not being subtle about his political plans as he glad-handed his way through T-Bones restaurant in a strip mall in Bedford, N.H., last Friday . . .
David Samson Is on the Line
Matt Katz | June 24, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie’s top man at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, was in frequent contact with top aides at the statehouse during the week lanes were shut down at the George Washington Bridge, newly released documents show.
Christie Campaigns in New Hampshire 598 Days Before the Presidential Primary
Matt Katz | June 21, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie bounded into T-Bones restaurant in Bedford, NH, at suppertime on Friday. He held hands with a 102-year-old woman, signed some baseballs and took a bunch of cellphone selfies . . .
With Budget Showdown Looming, Christie Takes on 2016
Matt Katz | June 17, 2014 | Katz on Christie
A budget showdown is looming in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie dramatically overestimated the state's revenue projections and now his administration ...
Bridgegate's Legal Bills Are $4.4 Million, And Counting
Matt Katz | June 10, 2014 | Katz on Christie
The Bridgegate legal bills are just starting to come in, totaling $4.4 million so far. But that number is going to increase exponentially -- that's because 43 people are getting their legal fees paid for by the public ...
4 Reasons To Be Frustrated By Democracy In New Jersey
Matt Katz | June 9, 2014 | Katz on Christie
1) None Of The Above did well in last week's election. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate -- one of only three statewide elected positions in New Jersey -- last ran for public office 36 years ago . . .
Christie Staffer to Testify on Bridgegate — And Then, Perhaps, Become Attorney General
Matt Katz | June 5, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff, Kevin O'Dowd, will appear next Monday before the state legislature's Bridgegate committee. And if all goes well, sources say, he'll be back before another legislative committee shortly thereafter — as a nominee for Attorney General.
Christie's 'Meh' Job Approval At Home Consistent With 2016 GOP Rivals
Matt Katz | June 4, 2014 | Katz on Christie
A new poll out from Fairleigh Dickinson University indicates that Gov. Christie's approval rating among New Jerseyans is 44 percent, a steep drop from the plus-50 percent approval ratings he enjoyed in his first term on the way to a landslide reelection victory.
Christie's Meh Job Approval At Home Consistent With 2016 GOP Rivals
Matt Katz | June 4, 2014 |
Port Authority -- Or Politburo?
Matt Katz | June 3, 2014 | Katz on Christie
Memory lapse? Lack of curiosity? Or something more sinister? The Bridgegate investigative committee turned its focus Tuesday to the operations of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and both Democrats and Republicans seemed dumbfounded . . .
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