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Bannon: '100%' Sure Trump Would Win After Billy Bush Tape

He says Christie wasn't so sure and it cost him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon says he, unlike other advisers, didn't lose faith in President Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape—and it was a lack of similar faith that cost at least one adviser a gig in the White House, CBS News reports. Trump's former chief strategist... More »

Scaramucci Has a New, Unwanted Title

The 'Mooch' tops list of least powerful people in the world

(Newser) - Power: One day you have it, the next you don't. No one likely knows that better than the world's 50 "least powerful" people, described by 24/7 Wall St. as "well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature." The top... More »

Cubs Fan Tells Chris Christie He Sucks, Christie Reacts

NJ governor caught on tape confronting heckler at Cubs-Brewers game

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't exactly the most popular New Jerseyan these days. First the Garden State's governor ticked off residents by shutting down state parks over the July 4 weekend before enjoying the beach at one of them himself . Then he got "booed lustily" at a Cardinals-Mets game... More »

Christie Denies Account of Election-Night Trump Spat

New Jersey governor says he took no call from President Obama

(Newser) - A new book alleges that Chris Christie ticked off Donald Trump on election night with an offer to let Trump use his phone, but the New Jersey governor is dismissing the account as bogus. In an interview with MSNBC, Christie took issue with Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump ... More »

Christie Gets an Earful During Radio Audition

He slammed 'Communist' constituent

(Newser) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried out for a new role in sports radio Monday—and got an earful from more than one person unhappy with the way he's doing his current job. Christie, who was filling in for New York radio legend Mike Francesa, was slammed by a... More »

New Jersey Reopens Beaches for 4th of July

Chris Christie will have to share the beach

(Newser) - A budget deal has been reached in New Jersey, meaning state beaches will be open to people other than Gov. Chris Christie and his family in time for the Fourth of July holiday. Christie—who was strongly criticized for sunning himself on a beach closed to the public as part... More »

Photographer Explains His Beach Scoop on Christie

'I wondered, what are the chances?'

(Newser) - Chris Christie has an enterprising news photographer to blame for his latest PR mess . At NJ.com , Andrew Mills explains how he got images of the governor lounging on a beach he had closed to state residents because of a budget impasse. Mills didn't know for sure that Christie... More »

Chris Christie Spotted on Beach He Closed to Public

He claimed he didn't get any sun

(Newser) - With state-run parks and beaches in New Jersey closed over the holiday because of a government shutdown ordered by Gov. Chris Christie, there was nobody on Island Beach State Park on Sunday—apart from the governor and his family. NJ Advance Media took aerial photos of Christie, his wife, and... More »

Happy Fourth! NJ Shutdown Closes Parks, Beaches

State lawmakers at impasse over restructuring largest health insurer

(Newser) - As the Fourth of July holiday gets underway, the state of New Jersey closed its doors—along with its tourist attractions including Liberty State Park, state-run beaches, historic sites, rec areas, and all 40 state parks, as a budget throwdown gave way to a government shutdown. Writing at the Star ... More »

America's 10 Least Popular Governors

Sorry, Christie

(Newser) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley just resigned after violating state campaign finance law, but he's still not as unpopular as Chris Christie, according to a Morning Consult poll. The poll out Tuesday lists the US governors with the highest disapproval rates from January to March, per the Hill . The losers... More »

Christie's Next Job May Have Zilch to Do With Politics

He's in the running to be a sports talk radio host at WFAN

(Newser) - He lost his bid to be president and, possibly , his chance for a top role in the Trump administration. So what's next for Chris Christie? A report from the Bergen Record suggests that sports talk radio looks like a real possibility. The idea is that he'd replace the... More »

Chris Christie: Trump Made Me Eat Meatloaf

Emasculating? He says no

(Newser) - It wasn't the topic of conversation of Tuesday's lunch meeting between Chris Christie and President Trump that drew attention. It was the meatloaf. During an interview with WFAN radio show Boomer and Carton on Thursday, Christie let slip that Trump ordered his meal for him at the White... More »

Trump Son-in-Law: Bridgegate Stunt 'Kind of Badass'

Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon are the subject of profiles

(Newser) - Two key figures in the world of Donald Trump are subject of lengthy profiles Monday: Son-in-law Jared Kushner in the Washington Post and adviser Steve Bannon in the New York Times . A sampling:
  • Bannon: Critics "have variously called Mr. Bannon a racist, a sexist, an anti-Semite and an Islamophobe.
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In or Out? Christie's Fate Is Tough to Call

New Jersey governor lost Trump's confidence, say a slew of reports

(Newser) - Maybe the toughest question to answer in the midst of Donald Trump's effort to assemble his administration is the status of Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor met with Trump on Sunday, nine days after being dumped suddenly as head of the transition team, and afterward the president-elect called... More »

Christie's Demotion by Trump Is Rich in Irony

Columnist: He's being punished for something he got right years ago

(Newser) - New Jersey Star-Ledger writer Tom Moran is no fan of Chris Christie, but in a new column he sounds almost sympathetic about what's happening to the governor in Trump-land. Actually, he's not sympathizing so much as reveling in the rich "irony" of it all: Christie is suddenly... More »

Christie Ousted as Head of Trump Transition Team

Trump was reportedly upset Christie hadn't been more vocal in his support

(Newser) - Chris Christie headed Donald Trump's presidential transition team for months. Three days after voters decided that transition would actually happen, Trump replaced Christie with Mike Pence. The New York Times reports Trump wanted Pence's experience and Washington contacts. And according to NBC News , Trump was mad that Christie... More »

Trump's Son Among Potential Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump Jr. for Interior secretary?

(Newser) - Hours after Donald Trump was named president-elect , talk has turned to what could potentially be "one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential cabinets in modern history," per Politico . Given that Trump is a businessman rather than a seasoned politician, it's perhaps no surprise that his camp... More »

Verdict in Bridgegate Trial Is Bad News for Chris Christie

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni face decades in prison

(Newser) - The six-week Bridgegate trial ended Friday with two Chris Christie allies being found guilty of conspiracy, fraud, and civil rights deprivation, CNN reports. According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger , it took the jury most of the week to reach the verdict. Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port... More »

Ex-Staffer: Christie Approved Bridgegate Lane Closures

Bridget Anne Kelly testified Friday

(Newser) - Despite what Chris Christie has said, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday that she told him about the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge a month before they happened, New York Magazine reports. Bridget Anne Kelly is facing charges of conspiracy and fraud for her role... More »

Judge Greenlights Misconduct Complaint Against Christie

Criminal summons issued for governor in BridgeGate; court bursts into applause

(Newser) - A citizen's official misconduct complaint against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can move forward, a judge in the state ruled Thursday. Bill Brennan, whom the Star-Ledger describes as a "citizen activist" and Christie's office describes as "a known serial complainant and political activist with a history... More »

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