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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Wanna Bet? The Supremes Say… “Maybe.”

 

Six years ago, faced with a gaping hole in the state budget, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie decided the way to fill the coffers was to offer legalized sports betting. All four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA immediately objected and sued to stop it. Their hammer was the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – or PASPA.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Trump’s VP Pick

 
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Picking a running mate will be one of the most significant signals Donald Trump will give the electorate, and it’ll be a crucial moment to his path to victory in November. According to the Washington Post, the speculation is he’s vetting Governor Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, and Senators Jeff and Bob Corker.

Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), and John Thune (S.D.) have also been bandied about in Trump Tower as options. Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who previously served in the House, are two of the leading women in the mix.

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Trump announced today that his choices for VP include Governors Perry, Christie and Brewer. (Sadly, Marco Rubio has put himself out of the running.) I am guessing that he will pick Christie. Why? Because he already is friendly and familiar with him, their similar blunt style would reinforce an image of toughness in a world with […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Trump’s Tiny Hands Crush Little Marco

 

On today’s podcast, we play the new game: Primaries or Game of Thrones. I outline a scenario and you try to guess: Is it something that happened in the primaries, or is it a scene from Game of Thrones? For instance: A sociopathic tyrant tortures a man until he turns him into his mindless lackey. Ramsay Bolton and Theon Greyjoy? Or Donald Trump and Chris Christie? Tune in. The fun is just beginning!

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My introduction to the first third of Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece La Commedia was in my senior year of high school. The impact on my mind and soul I can only describe as an existential Gestalt switch, seeing in that work of incomparable beauty and complexity the culmination of the sublimity of divine grace and the innate human thirst […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Anatomy of a Media Fabricated News Story – Gannett Style

 

1xCIaEt0Wednesday morning, people in the shore area in the central part of New Jersey woke up to an editorial in the only daily newspaper in the state that serves two large counties, the Asbury Park Press, viciously attacking Governor Christie and demanding his resignation.

“Wow,” the people of Monmouth and Ocean counties must have thought. “This editorial staff must have really put a great deal of independent thought into this to be so hard on the Governor.”

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Christie Agonistes

 

BidenChristieRChiming in from Paris, Claire Berlinski shared what seemed to be on every politico’s mind last night: What the heck happened to the swaggering, truth-telling Chris Christie after endorsing Trump?

He looks as if he’s aged ten years overnight. He looks broken and frightened. Look at his eyes, his skin. His voice is flat and emotionless. I get it if he’s feeling buyer’s remorse. In his shoes, I’d sure be thinking, “What on earth have I done?” But he’s a professional politician. He’s used to giving ten speeches a day that he doesn’t really mean and he’s not in the mood to give. If you’ve been in the public light for as long as he’s been, you’re an old pro: You know that the show must go on.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. What Did He Do to Chris Christie?

 

Seriously, no sarcasm. Watch this with only your emotional antennae, take the words and the context out of it, and just look at his face.

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Secret alliances and backroom dealings are some of the favorite pieces of speculation in political commentary. Most of such speculation remains just that, as politicians rarely admit to making quid pro quo arrangements with campaign rivals. However, one needn’t be a conspiracy theorist to connect the dots framing a Chris Christie – Donald Trump partnership. Christie […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. What Do You Make of This? Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump.

 

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I have long been suspicious of Chris Christie. In his years as governor, as far as I can tell, he has done nothing for the New Jersey Republican Party, which is as moribund today as it was when he was first elected (if not more so). In 2012, at the moment which counted most, he ostentatiously embraced Barack Obama, and that may have decided what looked a week earlier like a very close race.

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1. Despite the wide margin, it’s too early to say that Clinton is sweating Sanders. She has the super-delegates in her pocket (although she did in 2008 as well) and the DNC is still fully committed to her (until her scandals become too weighty of an albatross around her neck). 2. Two primary wins have […]

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He may soon be out of the Presidential race, so before he goes, let’s take a moment to reflect on the legacy of Chris Christie: Republican slayer. Mitt Romney, Brett Schundler, Rob Astorino, Ken Cuccinelli, and whoever could have competed for Cory Booker’s Senate seat — all were no match for the juggernaut of pure unselfish […]

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Chris Christie will not doubt receive a bump after dismantling Rubio during the ABC GOP Debate. That forces Republicans into reevaluating the viability of Christie in 2016, just we did for a short while with Newt Gingrich in 2012. More

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In the most recent debate hosted by ABC it should be no secret that Rubio came in for an onslaught of attacks, particularly early in the debate from Chris Christie. And yes, Christie got the better of him. I would hazard to guess that, if anything, this was a wake-up call to Rubio and his […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dividing Up the Also-Rans

 
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Assuming a political miracle doesn’t happen, and we have just three Republicans running for president by this time next month, who will the other candidates support as they bow-out of the race? My predictions:

  • Carly Fiorina endorses either Sen. Rubio or Sen. Cruz as she exits. Probably Rubio.
  • Ben Carson endorses Rubio. I think Carson’s campaign is stinging from how Cruz had more success with evangelicals in Iowa, cutting off all hope of an endorsement.
  • Jeb Bush drops out without endorsing anyone.
  • Gov. Christie endorses Trump.
  • Huckabee endorses Trump in exchange for being named the officiant at the wedding chapel at one of Trump’s casinos.
  • Gov. Kasich endorses Rubio, but no one notices.
  • Santorum endorses Cruz. Santorum’s sweater vest, however, endorses Rubio’s Cuban heels.
  • Rand Paul endorses Cruz.
  • Gilmore turns his voter lose to follow his conscience.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. When Things Get Tough, Who Will Stand Strong?

 
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When political headwinds bite, entrenched interests wield their power, and intractable problems require more than tough words, who is best equipped to stand strong? During primary season, promises abound. But when boldness goes out of fashion — and when those easily-spoken promises prove hard to fulfill — which candidate has the conviction, courage, and capability to follow through?

In this field of moderate governors, first-term senators, and inexperienced outsiders, I’m not finding an obvious answer. So consider this a chance to make a case for your candidate.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Christie’s Last Chance on Guns?

 
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If I were teaching a civics course — and if you are, please borrow this example — I’d include a whole lesson on New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 700. Known as the Childproof Handgun Law, it was passed in 2002 in an attempt to encourage the manufacture of “smart guns.” It’s arguably one of the most foolish laws ever passed from any perspective, perfectly illustrating not only the effects of legislative ignorance and hubris, but also the Law of Unintended Consequences.

The main text reads as follows:

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Campaign Ad Round-up

 

In with the New Year and up with the new ads. As early-state voters start to get serious about primary season, candidates are flooding the airwaves with their pitches. First, a Cruz immigration ad:

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