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Chris Christie

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    July 2, 2014

    The Seven Worst Elected Officials in the Tri-State Region, 2014 Edition

    This week the Voice took part in a national project with 50 other alternative press journalists that named the country's worst elected officials. The list named 53 politicians from 23 states -- including the District of Columbia -- who fit into one of five categories: hatemongers, sleazeballs, blowh ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    The Port Authority is Fully Aware That LaGuardia Sucks, Joe Biden

    Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden visited adorable proto-city Philadelphia, where he talked about the importance of rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. Mostly, though, he bagged on LaGuardia Airport, noting, accurately, that it's dirty and old and filled with unsettling, yellow-tinted ... More >>

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    January 12, 2014

    Once a RINO to Rightbloggers, Chris Christie Finally Earns Respect With His Bridge to Benghazi

    As you have no doubt heard, New Jersey Governor and onetime Republican Presidential fantasy object Chris Christie had some bad publicity last week, owing to some apparently politically-motivated redirection of traffic in September that was ordered from the vicinity of his office (aka "Bridgegate" or ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Christie Apology Overshadowed By Mention of His "Morning Workout"

    Chris Christie stepped up to the podium today to express his sincere apologies to the people of New Jersey, and of Fort Lee, NJ in particular, who were affected by four days of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September. The traffic problem, it now appears, was manufactured as paybac ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    A Guide to Chris Christie's Fun Traffic Jam Scandal

    If you were on Twitter earlier today, you might have noticed every reporter on the planet hyperventilating and repeating a number of words, chief among them "Chris Christie," "emails," and "traffic." Oh, Jesus. Traffic? This sounds like one of those Important Civic Stories You Should Care About, do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Top 5 Presidential Looks for Chris Christie

    For the current news cycle, at least, it appears that America's got us a 2016 Republican presidential nominee, and his name rhymes with Tris Fristie. Just ask New York Times scribes Kate Zernike and Jonathan Martin, who shaped "Chris Christie Coasts to 2nd Term as Governor of New Jersey" around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    In New, Shutdown-Timed Ad, NJ Governor Chris Christie Just Wants to Remind You He's Good at Compromising

    This morning, for no particular reason--not because the federal government has ground to a screeching partial halt, and certainly not because he might like to be president someday--Chris Christie would like to remind you how good he is at compromising. The New Jersey governor released a new 30-secon ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Massive Fire Ravages Seaside Park, New Jersey Boardwalk, Rebuilt After Sandy

    A fire has destroyed much of the iconic Seaside Park boardwalk in New Jersey, including large portions of the Funtown Pier amusement park. Around 11 p.m. last night, after nine hours of work by fire crews, the blaze was declared officially contained. Overnight, it destroyed some 40 to 50 businesses, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New York Daily News Reports Its Beef with Chris Christie is Officially Squashed

    Love is in the air. Chris Christie seems to have reconciled with the Daily News after a blow-up over their New York Jets coverage last week. The dispute sprang from the co-hosting bit Christie did on August 26, when the Governor called the Daily News's Jets reporter Manish Mehta an "idiot" and a "do ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Chris Christie Is Co-Hosting the Boomer & Carton Show on WFAN

    The Jersey pol will try his hand at radio disc jockeying. Governor Chris Christie will co-host the Boomer & Carton Show on WFAN this morning from 6-10. He will be filling in for Boomer Esiason who is on vacation, going by the predictably folksy "Chris from Mendham".

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    August 19, 2013

    New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion Therapy, Only the Second State in the U.S.

    New Jersey just became the second state in the Union to ban conversion therapy for minors. Telling teens they can overcome their gayness through therapy and prayer, a practice considered by just about everyone with half a hemisphere to be religiously motivated quackery, was banned by legislation sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2013

    Rightbloggers Look to "Libertarian Populism" (Minus the Neo-Confederates) as Key to Future Success

    Having worked out a lot of their racial anima on the Trayvon Martin case, rightbloggers have returned to their bombed-out bunkers to contemplate the future. Their latest big deal is "libertarian populism." The phrase seems oxymoronic, but the idea is to make conservatives and their agents in the GO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    My Thoughts On Chris Christie's Weight Loss Surgery

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently had a band placed around his stomach to reduce its size so he wouldn't eat so much, which certainly can work, though it seems like a rather extreme way to lose weight. How about just eating less and exercising? The craze for altering the size of one's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Night of 1000 Gowns Was Sumptuous

    The Imperial Court of New York's annual Night of 1000 Gowns gala--at the Hilton last night--brought out a sumptuous array of gown- and tux-wearers of various genders, as the court gathered to anoint the new Emperor and Empress, Wen-Dee Bouvier Pinkhouse and Gracie Steeles. What a night. From red ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2013

    "Rack" and Ruin: Rightbloggers Have a Messy CPAC

    Last week the 39th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met at National Harbor in Maryland near DC. If you heard anything about it, you probably heard about a CPAC forum called "Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" that was every bit the dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Gov. Christie, You Don't Look "Startlingly" Healthy, But the Donut Gag Was Great

    Ah! The old whip-the-doughnut-out-of-your-suit-jacket-pocket maneuver. Shrewd move Mr. Governor. Play the fat joke on yourself before the comedian can play it on you. In a brilliant preemptive strike, N.J Gov. Chris Christie addressed the 500-pound elephant in the room--his weight--by whipping o ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg Will Fundraise For (Facebook Friend) Chris Christie's Re-Election

    It's good to have someone with over 17 million Facebook friends on your side, especially when it involves a political campaign. According to Buzzfeed, Mark Zuckerberg, the social network billionaire, will hold a fundraiser next month for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie out in Palo Alto, Californ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Chris Christie Explains His Extreme Actions

    Just recently, New Jersey governor Chris Christie went vocally ballistic on fellow Republican John Boehner for delaying a vote on the multi-billion-dollar package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Christie and New York Governor Cuomo released a statement saying, "When American citizens are in nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Let's Stop Caring About A President's Weight, Please

    Yesterday, Barbara Walters sat down with Governor Chris Christie for a live broadcast interview. For his dedication to New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy and the non-partisan, budding friendship with President Obama, the famous newswoman made room for the Governor on her 'The 10 Most Fascinating Peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Gov. Christie Stupidly Gets Flak For Praising Obama's Response to Sandy

    Yesterday, we reported on the media's tendency to politicize this catastrophe into an electoral issue and how that is a terrible symptom of infinite media. And we continue to see this play out as the Eastern seaboard cleans itself up from some of the worst inflicted damage in recent history. The nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    California Gov. Jerry Brown Vs. Chris Christie In A Foot Race: Christie's Odds Now At 5,000/1

    Regardless of whether you like him, agree with him politically, or hate his guts, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a bit on the husky side. At a stunning 5-foot-11 and upwards of 285 pounds, Christie's bod resembles that of "Vito" from "The Sopranos" -- sans the appeal to burly bikers -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker Vs. NJ Governor Chris Christie in 2013? It Could Happen

    Next week, the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. As most of these things go, the three-day extravaganza will be a rallying call to the party's base. Along with business leaders and Democratic figures, one of the keynote speakers will be Corey Booker, the Mayo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2012

    Cuomo & Christie Complete Opposites on Marijuana Decriminalization... Kinda

    This has been one hell of a week for marijuana in the Tri-State reefer scene.After Governor Cuomo attempted to pass a bill that would have decriminalized the "public view" loophole of pot policy, Senate Republicans banded together to scalp the proposal before reaching a vote. Once the bill was dead, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    The Tunnel To Nowhere: Times Report Questions Gov. Christie's Decision To Scrap ARC Plan

    When Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey struck down the Access to the Region's Core (ARC) plan two years ago, he gained enormous praise from the Right for standing up to the Obama administration's demands. However, according to a report this morning from the New York Times, the decision ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    SSMpalooza: Jersey Legislature Passes Gay Marriage, Giving Second Governor Named Chris Chance to Sign Equality Law In One Week

    Who knew this was possible? As New Jersey's Assembly just passed a marriage equality bill 41-33, this week is turning out even gayer for marriage than last week was. A couple days ago, in the happier half of A Tale Of Two Governor Chrises, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed marriage equality into law for ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Obama to Free New Jersey Schools From No Child Requirements

    President Obama is expected to announce today that he will allow ten states to be exempted from the strict test-based measures of the No Child Left Behind Act. The states are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee -- and our beloved neighbor New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Everybody Is Mad at Chris Christie

    Ah, New Jersey. The land where fake orange tans and affable, clueless Republicans come together to make magic. New Yorkers should consider themselves lucky to live so close to New Jersey, particularly right now. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, one-time potential Republican presidential candidat ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Keith Olbermann And I Dish Half-Naked Republicans!

    Vanity Fair has posted a hilarious mock calendar of various Repuglicans in various states of undress. (At least I think they're fake photos. The Repugs' real nudie spreads are no doubt buried somewhere deep inside their cell phones.)

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    December 22, 2011

    Chris Christie: It Would Be 'Presumptuous' to Rule Out Vice-Presidential Bid

    ​Frequently bombastic New Jersey governor Chris Christie said on Fox News today that it would be "presumptuous" of him to say no to running on Mitt Romney's ticket for vice president if the opportunity was offered to him. Christie endorsed Romney last month. Early in the interview, Politico re ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Chris Christie Mic-Checked by Occupy Protesters in Des Moines

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie was mic-checked by Occupy protesters yesterday at a Des Moines, Iowa. Christie seems relatively unfazed as the protesters chant "Put people first" (we think that's what they're saying, at least).

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    October 4, 2011

    Chris Christie: 'It Did Not Feel Right to Me in My Gut' to Run for Prez

    In a non-shocking un-turn of events today, Chris Christie announced today that he will continue to not be running for president. In the process, he set himself up for some truly unfortunate fat jokes. He told everyone to get the hell off the beach made a wisecrack or two about his non-campaign: "New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2011

    As Rick Perry Stumbles, Rightbloggers Run To (Non-Candidate) Chris Christie

    The economy sucks, and so do President Obama's poll numbers. Yet many smart people think Obama's got a chance at reelection next year. Why? Because he gets to run against the nominee of the Republican Party, which seems hellbent on throwing the election. In the GOP's latest slapstick routine, put ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Chris Christie Squabbles With Mike Bloomberg Over 9/11 Ceremony

    ​The ten-year anniversary of 9/11, which could be the last hurrah for the Tribute in Light, is also presenting itself as a good opportunity for area politicians to bicker with each other. New Jersey governor Chris Christie is trying to stage-manage the ceremony, basically, and Mayor Bloomberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    America's Obesity Crisis Finds Its Nutshell

    Office of the Governor​"I weigh too much because I eat too much...And I eat some bad things too." -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks about his health during a press conference Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.com. Twitter: @ForkintheRoadVV

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    June 17, 2011

    Chris Christie and Roger Ailes Have a Secret Relationship; It Sucks to Work For AOL

    ​Fox News boss Roger Ailes loves Chris Christie and has made no secret of his desire for the New Jersey governor to run for president in 2012. Christie maintains that he's 100% not running this time around, though that hasn't stopped a relationship from blooming between the powerful Republican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Chris Christie Made It to His Son's Baseball Game ... In a Helicopter

    Christopher Costa for Patch​The governor of New Jersey is a busy man, but made time to see his son play baseball yesterday; he arrived in a State Police helicopter. Chris Christie had a hectic marathon of important meetings and New Jersey allows the use of the choppers, which cost at least $1, ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Chris Christie: Hot, Sexy, Lying and Popular!

    Above is a video clip of a woman at a Sussex County town hall meeting telling New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who the New York Times Magazine called "fat," that he is "hot and sexy" because he's "smart and... has the perseverance to do what's right." A recent national survey named Christie the " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    New Jersey Inching Toward Medical Marijuana, But It Won't Be the "Good Stuff"

    NJ Stoners​Ailing New Jersey residents may be smoking medical marijuana by next summer thanks to a compromise reached between Governor Chris Christie and weed advocates, who thought they had won when previous Governor Jon Corzine signed a law legalizing the treatment on his way out of office. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Chris Christie, GOP Star, Is a Man for Four Seasons -- Hotels

    ​Chris Christie, a.k.a. "Governor Wrecking Ball," likes to live large we now know thanks to an intrepid inspector general for the Department of Justice, although it's not clear if this helps or hurts the political fortunes of the XXX-sized New Jersey gov.

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    January 5, 2010

    New Jersey Gay Marriage Bill Scheduled to Fail Thursday

    The Jersey gay marriage vote, which had been stalled for weeks, is now scheduled to be held in the state senate on Thursday. There was thought to be a bushel of bills ahead of it, and it had previously been pulled from the state senate agenda for fear of failure, but someone must have done a quick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Springsteen Won't Play Christie's Inaugural; Supports Gay Marriage Instead

    ​Incoming Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie asked Jersey bard Bruce Springsteen to play at his January 19 inauguration. The Boss declined. Christie's people say "he doesn't want to get involved in state politics" and wished Christie "every success." The Governor-Elect will in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Gay Marriage Bill Wins in D.C. Council; New York Still Lags

    ​By a vote of 11-2 (with former Mayor Marion Barry among the minority), the Washington, D.C. city council has agreed to recognize gay marriages in the District. This isn't the end of it: procedure requires a second reading within two weeks, and then the Mayor's signature, a Congressional resol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Tight in Jersey

    The polls closed at 8 p.m. but the Jersey Governor's race between incumbent Jon Corzine (pictured) and former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie is at present too close to call, just as late polls had suggested. Republicans are cautiously optimistic: "POLITICS 24/7 is willing to go out on a limb with Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Christie Wins

    The folks at NJN News are taking an exceedingly, exit-poll-informed pro-Christie view, so in the spirit of the evening let's just call -- oops, we're informed by our boss (Gene Evans in Park Row) that they're calling Jersey for Chris Christie. That's odd, NewsMax just told us that ACORN was "gearin ... More >>

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    October 31, 2009

    Daggett to Giuliani in NJ Gov race: go home.

    ​With a scant few days left before high-profile elections in NY-23 and NYC, both of which are in New York, America's Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani is spending his time in Jersey, stumping for Republican Chris Christie and feuding with insurgent Independent Chris Daggett. Giuliani told the NY Pos ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Corzine Still Leads in Jersey Despite Voter Hatred

    A new poll of "likely voters" shows Jon Corzine maintaining his 3-point lead over Chris Christie for the governorship of New Jersey. Whereas the previous poll gave Corzine a 40-37 edge on Christie, in today's Rutgers-Eagleton tally each of them lost a point, presumably to third-party challenger Chri ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DanaBoscorelli. Up, Up and Awry! The Balloon Boy and his wacky father helped keep our minds off the real world, which sucked even more than usual. In national news, the Nobel Peace Prize continued its deadly rampage across America. But don't despair, rightbloggers: President O ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Star-Ledger endorses the Independent in NJ-Gov race

    ​Meanwhile, across the river, New Jersey's largest newspaper endorsed independent candidate Chris Daggett for Governor today over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine and Republican opponent Chris Christie. The Star-Ledger editorial says that their decision is less about the major party candidates, ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Your Weekend Political Rundown, from Kreepie Kats

    Kreepie Kats wrap up the week in politics. "Chris Christie is a fat retard. Only fat retards will vote for Chris Chistie." (How come Gawker doesn't have this? Too local?)

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    June 3, 2009

    Chris Christie Wins GOP Nomination for NJ Governor

    Yesterday New Jersey Republicans picked Christopher Christie to run against wealthy incumbent Democratic governor Jon Corzine. Christie presently holds a seven-point poll lead over Corzine, so Republicans, heretofore glum about Jersey in general ("the people of New Jersey have apparently made an ir ... More >>

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