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While in Office, Christie Has Been Given 77 Diet Books

Givers include Dr. Oz, South Beach Diet inventor

(Newser) - It's unclear whether they're from mean-spirited detractors or genuine well-wishers, but either way, it seems in poor taste: Chris Christie has received dozens of diet books as gifts while he's been governor of New Jersey, NJ.com reports. He's been sent a total of 600 books... More »

Christie: I'm Taking Over Atlantic City

Crumbling casino town is in 'enormous hole'

(Newser) - This is why New Jersey can't have nice casino towns: financial woes, and Atlantic City's are so dire that Gov. Chris Christie has issued a state takeover of the city of 40,000, reports NJ.com . "I can't wait any longer," said Christie today in... More »

A Giant of NY Politics: Cuomo Tributes Pour In

'All who knew Mario Cuomo were better for it'

(Newser) - Three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday , just hours after his son Andrew was inaugurated for a second term as governor, and tributes have poured in from across the political spectrum for the Democrat who led the state from 1983 to 1994.
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Top GOP Donors Focus Early on 3 Names

NYT says Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney are focus of talks

(Newser) - If you had to name the Democratic candidate in 2016, one name that ends in Clinton quickly comes to mind. But for Republicans? The Washington Post recently counted up no fewer than 23 potential candidates. Which might explain why the New York Times reports that the GOP's top donors... More »

2 More Election Winners: Christie, Clinton

Both can find reason to be hopeful for 2016, say pundits

(Newser) - The obvious big winner in last night's election is Mitch McConnell . But observers see two less-obvious victors in Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie. At Vox , for example, Ezra Klein writes that "a more Democratic year could have led to some new stars who might have been able to... More »

Last Night's Major Victor: McConnell

NRSC, RGA also pull off major coups

(Newser) - Last night's victory for Mitch McConnell was a big one: He was expected to face a neck-and-neck race, but instead he was called the winner just after the polls closed, Chris Cillizza writes in the Washington Post . Starting next year, he's the Senate majority leader. Among the night'... More »

Hickox Blasts Christie's 'Abundance of Politics'

Apologizes to Maine town, says she won't go to crowded places

(Newser) - It's not often heads as hard as those belonging to Chris Christie and Kaci Hickox collide, and the Maine nurse today showed no sign of letting up over the quarantine she faced upon her return to the United States—which a Maine judge ended Friday —telling NBC News... More »

Christie: Ebola Quarantine Will Be 'Nat'l Policy'

Others argue that science should prevail over one-size-fits-all policy

(Newser) - Chris Christie may have a pretty irate nurse taking the Garden State to task over the execution of his mandatory-quarantine policy toward Ebola, but he's standing by it. "I think this is a policy that will become a national policy sooner rather than later," he told Fox ... More »

NY, NJ to Require Quarantine After Ebola Contact

Health workers returning from West Africa face 'automatic' new rule

(Newser) - The governors of New Jersey and New York today ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other arriving travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. The move comes after a New York City doctor who returned to the US from treating Ebola victims in... More »

Ice Bucket Challenge Gets High-Profile Victim: Christie

NJ gov gets soaked, ALS raises awareness

(Newser) - Chris Christie is the latest to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge : The NJ governor posted a video on Facebook yesterday of his two youngest kids, Bridget and Patrick, gleefully soaking him to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. If you've been on social media at all over... More »

Chris Christie Team Member Dead in Murder-Suicide

Joan Bramhall may have been suffering from dementia

(Newser) - A member of Republican Gov. Chris Christie's transition team and her husband were under "enormous stress" in the weeks before he fatally shot her and then killed himself, their daughter said. Lorraine "Lori" Bramhall told the Daily Record that John Bramhall believed his wife of 54 years,... More »

Christie Under Investigation for Another Bridge Closing

Federal prosecutors looking into whether he deceived bondholders

(Newser) - Apparently Chris Christie has a problem with bridges. Federal prosecutors' investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal has now widened to include several other bridge closings, the New York Times reports. So far they're focused primarily on repairs to the Pulaski Skyway, and while the allegations aren't nearly... More »

Late Change Keeps 'Bridge' Song From Upstaging Christie

But he says traffic mess will be a 'footnote' soon anyway

(Newser) - A last-minute change prevented what could have been an uncomfortable moment during the 9/11 museum dedication ceremony: remarks by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie followed by the song "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The original program for today's ceremony had Christie's remarks followed by Idina Menzel's... More »

Christie: It's 'Ridiculous' to Limit Campaign Donations

You can't take money out of politics, says governor

(Newser) - Money and politics are inseparable, so unlimited donations might as well be allowed—given that donors are transparent, said Chris Christie at a town-hall meeting yesterday. Asked about the Supreme Court's recent decision on campaign cash, the governor called it "ridiculous" to set limits. "I think it... More »

Wash. Gov: 'We're Hoping for a Miracle'

Jay Inslee says rescuers are 'doing everything humanly possible'

(Newser) - With dozens of people still missing in Washington state's devastating mudslide, Gov. Jay Inslee tells CBS today that "we're hoping for a miracle, and we're working for a miracle. We're doing everything humanly possible if that opportunity exists." Rescuers are "performing Herculean tasks... More »

Christie Report Called Sexist in Treatment of Ex-Aide

Bridget Anne Kelly 'seemed emotional' and is given most of the blame

(Newser) - Chris Christie surely knew that the report exonerating him in the Jersey bridge scandal would be called biased because he himself commissioned it. But sexist, too? That's the gist of criticism making the rounds because of the report's treatment of former Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly . Investigators wrote... More »

Report Ordered by Christie Clears Him

Governor says he doesn't recall being informed of lane closings

(Newser) - In the for-what-it's-worth department, an internal report commissioned by the Chris Christie administration has cleared the governor of wrongdoing in the big bridge scandal, reports Reuters . "What we found was Gov. Christie had no involvement in the decision to close these lanes, and no prior knowledge of it,... More »

Jeb Bush, GOP Hopefuls to Woo Casino Mogul

Sheldon Adelson played major role in the 2012 race

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and a handful of other GOP presidential hopefuls are heading to Las Vegas later this week to court big bucks—mostly from the pocket of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the LA Times reports. Bush will be featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition (for donors offering $25,000... More »

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll By a Mile

Takes 31% of vote to Ted Cruz's 11%

(Newser) - For the second time in as many years, Rand Paul has won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. This year, he took 31% of the vote, far ahead of second-place Ted Cruz, who received 11%, the Washington Post reports. Behind Cruz were ex-neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with... More »

CPAC Crowd Gives Christie Standing Ovation

Governor gets a little love from conservatives at convention

(Newser) - Chris Christie got back in the national spotlight in a way he prefers today—as a featured speaker at the annual CPAC convention for conservatives. The New Jersey governor took particular aim at the media ("We've got to stop letting the media define who we are and what... More »

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