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Donald Trump Has New Job for Chris Christie

Trump was loyal supporter to head transition team

(Newser) - Donald Trump is tapping Chris Christie for a new position—and it's not vice presidential nominee . Trump has named Christie to lead Trump's transition team should he win the presidency in November, NBC News reports. The team will be tasked with naming candidates for cabinet posts and filling... More »

Christie Assures Us He Wasn't Being Held Hostage

And he's not planning on resigning

(Newser) - Chris Christie says he's focused on the New Jersey state budget and his 30th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the rest of America isn't quite there with him. In a Thursday press conference in Trenton, Christie addressed the calls from a slew of newspapers that he resign in the wake... More »

6 NJ Papers Call on Christie to Resign

'What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace'

(Newser) - It's not just this New Hampshire newspaper that's fed up with Chris Christie after he endorsed Donald Trump for president: Six New Jersey papers issued a joint editorial Tuesday calling for Christie to step down as governor of the state, the Hill reports. "What an embarrassment. What... More »

Twitter Mocks 'Sad Trombone' Christie at Trump Speech

People couldn't stop commenting on Christie's face

(Newser) - Donald Trump held a celebratory Super Tuesday press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and the man who introduced him was none other than New Jersey Gov. (and recent Trump endorser ) Chris Christie. "Tonight is the beginning of Donald Trump bringing the Republican Party together for a... More »

NH Paper: We Were So Wrong About Christie

His endorsement of Trump earns paper's 'unendorsement'

(Newser) - "Boy, were we wrong." So starts an "unendorsement" from publisher Joseph W. McQuaid in Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader . The paper endorsed Chris Christie in the state primary back in November, with McQuaid touting him as "a solid, pro-life conservative" who "tells it like... More »

Rubio Angered Christie With Patronizing Voicemail

Tone was unintentional, but the damage was done

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend ran a lengthy piece about the GOP's "desperate mission to stop Donald Trump" and the party's inability to unite behind a non-Trump candidate. Chris Christie, of course, made that task more difficult with his surprise endorsement of Trump, and the... More »

The Craziest Personal Slams in Trump-Rubio Fight

Pants-wetting, sweating are fair game

(Newser) - Thing are getting downright personal in the GOP race. A sampling of some of Friday's remarkable back and forth and between Marco Rubio and the new team of Trump-Christie, via the New York Times , the Hill , the Los Angeles Times and Mother Jones :
  • Trump: "It's Rubio!"
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Christie Endorses Trump

Calls him the 'best person' to beat Clinton

(Newser) - A big get for Donald Trump: Chris Christie endorsed him Friday in a surprise announcement, CNN reports. "The best person to beat Hillary Clinton on that stage last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump," Christie said during a press conference with Trump in Texas. Trump's response: "Generally... More »

Chris Christie Is Officially Out

Spokesperson breaks the news

(Newser) - And then there were seven : A spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president says he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Christie's much - anticipated decision to exit the race comes a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire.... More »

As Christie Ponders, Signs Point to End of Campaign

New Jersey governor expected to drop out

(Newser) - Chris Christie promised to reassess his candidacy following his disappointing finish in New Hampshire, and he was doing just that with top aides Wednesday morning, reports CNN . But the smart money is now on the New Jersey governor dropping out before the day is done: Both the network and ABC... More »

GoFundMe Campaign Is Buying Christie Lots of Mops

'Mop up mess' in NJ after blizzard you abandoned: college grad to governor

(Newser) - "I don't know what you expect me to do," Chris Christie joked when dinged on the campaign trail for skipping off to New Hampshire to campaign as New Jersey reeled in the aftermath of last week's mega-blizzard. "Do you want me to go down there... More »

Christie: 'I Don't Care' What's in School Lunches

If he becomes president, kids can eat 'whatever you want'

(Newser) - Chris Christie may have just become the Republican frontrunner among kids, though he likely irked Michelle Obama in the process. While campaigning in Iowa on Monday, the New Jersey governor fielded a complaint from an 11-year-old boy who said pizza and crispitos, a kind of crispy taco, have vanished from... More »

Who Won, Lost GOP Debate

This could be curtains for Carson, pundits say

(Newser) - Thursday night's GOP debate in South Carolina may have been the last good chance for low-polling candidates to shake things up a little—but while it was a feisty affair, it was short on surprises, with front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz dominating. Here's what the pundits are... More »

NYT: Christie Has 'Exaggerated' His Counter-Terror Record

'He has ... overstated the significance of the terrorism prosecutions he oversaw'

(Newser) - There's no love lost between Chris Christie and the New York Times (remember this Oct. 29 "go home" editorial and this tweet in reply from Christie?), and the paper's latest Christie-focused article isn't likely going to change that. In a piece titled "In Sales Pitch,... More »

CNN's GOP Debate Lineup: Good News for 2 Candidates

Christie returns as Paul saves himself

(Newser) - CNN has released the lineup for its debate Tuesday night in Sin City, and it's good news for two Republicans aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Chris Christie, who failed to qualify for the main stage at Fox Business' debate last month, will make a return to... More »

The Presidential Candidates' Favorite TV Shows

Donald Trump answers pretty much as expected

(Newser) - People takes an in-depth look at the presidential candidates in its new issue—OK, fine, what it actually delves into is the candidates' favorite breakfast foods and what their grandchildren call them. Below, from those who participated, answers to the question, "What's your favorite guilty pleasure TV... More »

Christie, Huckabee Bumped From Main GOP Debate

The next debate is Tuesday

(Newser) - There's another GOP debate on Tuesday, and the stage will feature fewer candidates—though not because anyone has dropped out. Host Fox Business on Thursday announced the lineup, and Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee have been relegated to the early debate. The criteria the decision was based on: a... More »

NYT to Christie: 'Go Home'

Christie to 'NYT': No

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't much of a governor, but his state still needs him, the New York Times writes in a blistering editorial telling him it's time to "go home and use the rest of his term to clean out the barn." New Jersey is "in... More »

Candidates Needed to Get Tough. Here's How They Did

Them's fighting words

(Newser) - With each Republican presidential candidate sharing the stage with nine others—and sharing the GOP field with 13 rivals—Wednesday night's debate participants needed to get tough, be bold, and say something that would help them stay at the top, or claw their way there. Here's how they... More »

Chris Christie Kicked Off Train for Screaming

New Jersey governor was in the, uh, quiet car

(Newser) - Chris Christie made a little news Sunday when he boarded a "quiet" Amtrak car and barked so loudly into his phone that the conductor kicked him off. After nearly missing the 9:55 from DC to New York, Gawker reports, Christie boarded the car in a pretty foul mood.... More »

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