New Jersey governor and newly declared presidential candidate Chris Christie isn't exactly the Ann Landers of the GOP. But the tough-talking Republican insists that his periodic flare-ups of temper are "controlled anger" -- and demonstrate his passion for the big issues.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally announced a campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination here on Tuesday, stressing his leadership of a blue state and blaming both parties for the gridlock in Washington, D.C.
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Chris Christie’s Challenge: When Mr. Electable no longer looks so electable… Remember, Christie had a problem with conservative voters before Bridge-gate… NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell previews Christie’s announcement at 11:00 am ET… Keeping track of the 2016 money chase… 2nd fundraising quarter ends at midnight… Jeb Bush to release 33 years of tax... read more
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is polling terribly in his home state. In the jam-packed 2016 Republican presidential field, he's only pulling single digits. The scandal known as Bridgegate, which sprayed his entire administration with the stench of scandal, isn't going away. And the loud buzz surrounding Christie running for president... read more
Democrats cheered and Republicans booed the Supreme Court’s decision upholding a voter-passed redistricting commission in Arizona designed to prevent gerrymandering, but it’s not entirely clear which party stands to benefit the most nationally from the case.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to announce on Tuesday morning that he’s running for president, sought to show a softer side in a new video released on Sunday night.In the two-minute spot, paid for by Christie for President 2016, the Republican attempts to explain his bold demeanor, a trait of his that has been criticized in the... read more
Every occupant of the White House experiences more than one presidency. There’s their actual time in office, an experience characterized by constant political conflict, a drumbeat of unanticipated crises large and small, and a trudging slog towards policy goals. Then there’s the version of their presidency that comes after they leave, as... read more
LIVINGSTON, N.J. – Here in this affluent suburban township, about 25 miles west of Manhattan, a bright-eyed teenager named Chris Christie once served as class president at Livingston High School. On Tuesday – more than three decades later—that same man, now grown and governor of the Garden State, is expected to return home and declare that he... read more
Republican presidential candidates responded to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage with a mix of tepid disapproval and fiery condemnation, reflecting the party’s deep unease with an issue where public opinion tilted decisively towards equality well before the law had caught up. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a longtime gay... read more
Republican presidential contenders quickly condemned the Supreme Court's landmark decision Thursday to uphold Affordable Care Act subsidies and pledged to carry on their fight to repeal the health care law into the next election. But some Republican strategists are breathing at least a partial sigh of relief, arguing that a ruling in the... read more
The Supreme Court could rule as soon as Thursday in King v. Burwell, which could cut off subsidies and render health care unaffordable to millions of Americans in states that have not set up their own insurance exchange.The human impact of the ruling is the main story, but a win by the challengers would drop a political bomb on the presidential... read more
If you want a taste of how confusing the political fallout of King v. Burwell will be if the Supreme Court knocks out Affordable Care Act subsidies, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has you covered. read more
KENNER, Louisiana – Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to declare his candidacy for president on Wednesday, after years of injecting himself into the national conversation on everything from terrorism in the Middle East to education.Speaking from Kenner, the Louisiana district that first elected Jindal to Congress in 2004, he’ll pitch... read more