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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 »

3rd US State Just Raised Smoking Age to 21

New Jersey joins Hawaii and California

(Newser) - Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday that made New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, the AP reports. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. On Friday, Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused... 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 »

Bridgegate Mastermind Sentenced

David Wildstein avoids prison

(Newser) - A former ally to Gov. Chris Christie who was the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme will avoid prison after pleading guilty and giving testimony that helped convict two former aides to him, the AP reports. Federal Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark sentenced David Wildstein to three... 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 »

Christie Struggles as Governorship Comes to an End

His 15% approval rating is among the lowest in history

(Newser) - Gov. Chris Christie has worked to improve his image this year, dedicating himself to the state and nation's opioid epidemic and opening up again to New Jersey's press corps. It hasn't worked. The AP reports his approval rating is among the lowest in history for any governor... 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 Aides Sentenced to Prison Over Bridgegate

Bill Baroni gets 2 years; Bridget Kelly gets 18 months

(Newser) - Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations, the AP reports. Bill Baroni, Christie's appointee to the Port Authority... More »

Christie Finally Has a White House Gig

NJ governor will be leading a drug addiction task force, but not a 'permanent role'

(Newser) - After being unceremoniously dropped from President Trump's transition team, Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction, the AP reports. On Wednesday, Christie and Trump will host an opioid and drug abuse listening... 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 »

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