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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 »

'Ebola Nurse' Sues Chris Christie

She filed $250K civil rights suit over forced quarantine

(Newser) - Chris Christie is still running for president, but the New Jersey governor's treatment of a nurse a year ago is making more headlines this week than his campaign. Nurse Kaci Hickox, who was put in mandatory quarantine in a Newark, NJ, hospital after returning from treating Ebola patients in... More »

Trevor Noah's First Daily Show Guests Revealed

Kevin Hart, Chris Christie are among them

(Newser) - Some of Trevor Noah's first guests as host of the Daily Show will combine much of what the show focused on under the reign of Jon Stewart: comedy and politics. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will appear on the show's premiere on Monday, followed by GOP presidential contender and New... More »

Christie to National Guard Leader: Lose Some Weight

Governor's order comes in wake of Pentagon reprimand

(Newser) - Gov. Chris Christie is demanding that the leader of New Jersey's National Guard lose some weight. The governor has given Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations. The action comes after the Pentagon reprimanded Cunniff about his weight and for repeatedly... More »

11 Candidates, 11 Lines: Debate's Standout Remarks

Including one about turning the TV off

(Newser) - Eleven candidates and three hours of debate: Which lines made an impression? A standout statement from each of tonight's GOP hopefuls, via CNN , the New York Times , and the Washington Post :
  • Donald Trump: "I would get along with [Assad]. I would get along with a lot of the
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Fiorina Could Get Debate Spot After CNN Relents

Outcry leads network to change its mind

(Newser) - Up until this afternoon, it was looking like Carly Fiorina would be left out of CNN's Republican prime-time debate Sept. 16—even though Public Policy Polling's current polls put her at 10%, good enough for fifth among all GOP candidates, as Adweek reported. That's because the network... More »

Scott Walker: I'd Build a Border Fence With Canada

Meanwhile, Chris Christie would like to track immigrant like FedEx packages

(Newser) - Donald Trump famously wants to build a wall on our southern border and stick Mexico with the tab , but Scott Walker is looking to our northern border with Canada—which the AP notes is the world's longest at 5,525 miles—and says that he'd be open to... More »

2 Weeks to Go: 16 GOPers Jockey for 10 Debate Spots

Who's in, who's out, and who's teetering on the edge

(Newser) - There are just two weeks to go until the first Republican debate on Aug. 6, and the lineup isn't even close to set. Sixteen candidates are vying for 10 podiums on Fox's stage, reserved for those at the top in recent polls. Here's the latest:
  • Who's
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Chris Christie's 10 Most Teleprompter-Free Lines

He's in, and he's not running for prom king

(Newser) - And then there were 14 ... on the GOP side only, a presidential field that reports was last this big when Abraham Lincoln won in 1860. Chris Christie today threw his hat into the ring by way of an announcement made at Livingston High School, his alma mater and... More »

Chris Christie Unveils Slogan, Website

'Telling it like it is'

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't expected to launch his presidential campaign until Tuesday, but that hasn't stopped him from unveiling a campaign website and slogan in advance: "Telling it like it is." Christie will be the 14th major GOP candidate in the race, notes the National Journal , which... More »

Sources: Chris Christie Set to Announce 2016 Bid

But poll numbers might be a big worry

(Newser) - Chris Christie is getting ready to leap into the already crowded pool of the GOP's 2016 hopefuls, insiders say. Sources tell Politico that the NJ governor is in the final stages of preparation and plans to finally confirm the long-rumored bid with an announcement next week. Christie has been... More »

Ex-Official: Christie Illegally Blabbed About Grand Jury

David Wildstein gives sworn statement saying NJ governor divulged secret info

(Newser) - Chris Christie's decision to run for president may have to wait as he deals with a new legal distraction. A sworn statement by David Wildstein, the ex-Port Authority official accused of shutting down lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013, not only seems to show that Wildstein regularly... More »

Jeb Walks Back Endorsement of Iraq Invasion

Ex-governor acknowledges that 'mistakes were made'

(Newser) - Jeb Bush appears to be changing his tune after comments he made on Fox News this Sunday. Asked by Megyn Kelly whether, "knowing what we know now," he would "have authorized the invasion," Bush said he "would've," the New York Times reports: "... More »

NJ Paper to Christie: Ditch Campaign or Return Salary

Governor says he's vindicated in bridge scandal, but critics unswayed

(Newser) - In New Jersey yesterday, two former allies of Chris Christie were indicted in the bridge-closing fiasco of 2013, and a third pleaded guilty . And even though the latter continues to insist that the governor knew of the plan, no evidence has emerged so far to support that. Christie immediately issued... More »

Christie's Bridge Scandal Is Back: Pal Pleads Guilty

Two others to be indicted; these are the first charges in the 2013 scandal

(Newser) - As if Chris Christie's political fortunes weren't in enough trouble, Bridgegate is making headlines again. That would be the 2013 scandal in which the New Jersey governor's aides were accused of shutting down two lanes of traffic on the world's busiest bridge as a political vendetta... More »

Christie Rep Settled Exxon Suit for 3 Cents on Dollar

A former state official alleges the office 'cut the deal favorable to Exxon'

(Newser) - It's been quite the legal saga: In 2004, New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection sued Exxon Mobil over what it said was a century's worth of pollution spewed by two refineries. The state alleged that contamination dating as far back as 1870 at the northern Bayonne and... More »

Scott Walker a Big Hit at CPAC

And Jeb Bush holds his own

(Newser) - Today saw the conclusion of the Conservative Political Action Conference, a gathering which a GOP strategist calls "the starting gun of the Republican primary campaign," the Los Angeles Times reports. The event saw a number of possible candidates offer their pitches, and Scott Walker was among its stars:... More »

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