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Chris Christie's War on the Environment Continues

Chris Christie's War on the Environment Continues
Ever since he took office, Chris Christie has been an enemy of clean air and clean water. One of his first actions as Governor was to cancel the ARC Tunnel project. Not only was that project a job creator, but when completed, it also would have made train travel into New York City more attractive, taking cars off the road and reducing pollution-spewing traffic jams.
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CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism

CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism
CPAC 2014, the Conservative Political Action Conference, kicked off Wednesday with some real doozies. Chris Christie was definitely the star of the show. The New Jersey governor claimed that there is no income inequality problem in the US today, as well as saying that the Republicans are the real party of tolerance (?!?).
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NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt

NJ Budget Begins to Take Shape: Sacrificing Education, Environment and Energy for Pensions, Health and Debt
New Jersey is in the earliest stages of its 2015 fiscal budget, but a lot can be told from the excerpts released last night in anticipation of Gov. Chris Christie's address today. The main take: "We are sacrificing university research, support for K-12 education, funding for the environment and energy and infrastructure of all kinds on the altar of these three things: pensions, health, and debt."
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Secrecy Shrouds Christie, Guadagno, and 'Doublegate' Drama

Secrecy Shrouds Christie, Guadagno, and 'Doublegate' Drama
As a county sheriff, Guadagno made false and conflicting statements that enabled a top aide to improperly collect an $85,000 pension on top of his $87,500 salary, as first revealed by a New Jersey Watchdog investigative report in 2010.
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Christie's Fall From Grace Complete: Behind Even NY Gov Cuomo In Run for President

Christie's Fall From Grace Complete: Behind Even NY Gov Cuomo In Run for President
A recent survey of New Jersey voters has shown just how far Chris Christie's ratings have fallen since the "bridgegate" scandal erupted. Where once he occasionally led Hillary Clinton in an imaginary race for President, Christie has now not only fallen significantly behind Clinton, but he's behind New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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NJ Files Appeal with Supreme Court to Legalize Sports Gambling

NJ Files Appeal with Supreme Court to Legalize Sports Gambling
The state of New Jersey has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in a last-ditch effort to legalize sports betting at the state's casinos and horse racing tracks. Currently, sports betting is only legal in Las Vegas.
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NJ Gov Christie Eyes Three Scenarios to Remake the Supreme Court in His Image

NJ Gov Christie Eyes Three Scenarios to Remake the Supreme Court in His Image
It's an ongoing war, but the next battle over the Supreme Court begins with NJ Gov. Christie's decision whether to grant Chief Justice Stuart Rabner (a Democrat) tenure. There are three scenarios facing Christie in his pursuit of a super-majority on the state's high court, all of which are dissected beyond the fold.
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NJ Governor's Office Quietly Fires Yet Another Sandy Recovery Contractor

NJ Governor's Office Quietly Fires Yet Another Sandy Recovery Contractor
A much-criticized New Jersey program for Hurricane Sandy victims has lost its contractor. Governor Chris Christie's office secretly terminated the contract over the weekend, 15 months early. What did they find?
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Christie Has More to Fear From Misuse of Sandy Funds Than Bridgegate

Christie Has More to Fear From Misuse of Sandy Funds Than Bridgegate
Bridgegate may have unleashed the hounds, but it's the slow-trickle of Sandy-related malfeasance that could harm the wounded emperor the most. Remember, he built his popularity largely on his leadership during the aftermath of Sandy, and his ability to embrace President Obama and chastise members of his own party endeared him to supporters statewide.
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Chris Christie Gets Pouty, Uses High School Drama In Damage Control Memo

Chris Christie Gets Pouty, Uses High School Drama In Damage Control Memo
Chris Christie has released a memo attacking his childhood friend David Wildstein – a response to the letter Wildstein put out saying Christie knew about the lane closures. But the memo, far from addressing the current scandal, attacks Wildstein for something he did when he and the New Jersey Governor were in high school together.
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