12:48 PM, Aug 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Possible 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie refused speak out against the police in Ferguson, Missouri, following the ongoing unrest there.
A reporter "asked Gov. Chris Christie on Friday if he thought there was a general problem in this country with the way police deal with young African American men and teenagers."
Christie responded,"Listen I think it's very dangerous to make generalizations about anybody like that, Matt. We have millions of dedicated men and women who are police officers across this country, who work in grave danger every day, who try to make sure they protect innocent people across the country.
"So I'm not going to get into this game of generalizing and characterizing people in that way. Everybody should be judged on their merits. Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgement and if there are people who need to be held accountable I'm confident they will be. But I'm not going to get into this business of generalizing against law enforcement officers. It's not right."
4:28 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It's still a year and a half before the first presidential primaries of 2016, but Gallup has a new survey out asking Republicans and Democrats about the potential GOP candidates. Analyzing those candidates' familiarity and favorability among Republicans, Gallup has discovered the best known and best liked are former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, Wisconsin congressman and 2012 vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Texas governor Rick Perry.
Says Christie's the 'real deal' and 'spectacular.'1:57 PM, Apr 6, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jeb Bush says that he'll "make up" his "mind at the end of this year" on whether he's running for president in 2016:
Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
The Scrapbook continues to scratch its head over the barrels of ink spilled over the Chris Christie bridge scandal. It’s well worth reporting, but none of the Christie revelations to date justify the flood-the-zone coverage. So you’ll forgive us for suspecting that Christie’s political affiliation just might have something to do with the intense media interest. Compare and contrast with this story in the Philadelphia Inquirer last week, which, unless you live there, you probably haven’t heard about:
1:51 PM, Jan 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, the boss writes that nothing about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, nomination, or election to the presidency in 2016 is inevitable. Here's an excerpt:
1:22 PM, Jan 15, 2014 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
1.) So just how bad is this George Washington Bridge traffic incident?
It's bad. Pretty bad. Super bad, even. Chief executives just don't use the power of government to exact revenge on ordinary citizens for what they take to be political insubordination.
1:39 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The former top political advisor to President Barack Obama says that Chris Christie will live to "fight another day," if he's telling the truth. Axelrod made the comment in a tweet.
"Christie handled about as well as he could. Unless smoking gun turns up tying him to scheme, or others arise, he lives 2 fight another day," said Axelrod.
12:52 PM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
New Jersey governor Chris Christie said today at a press conference that he's "a sad guy standing here today":
11:26 AM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chris Christie says that he is "responsible" and that he "was blindsided" by officials in his administration closing traffic lanes to punish his political opponents:
7:39 AM, Jan 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chris Christie will face the press today at 11 a.m. in Trenton, New Jersey. He'll address to growing bridge traffic controversy.
Yesterday, in a statement released by his office, he called it "unacceptable."
The New Jersey governor muscles his way to the front of the pack, for now. Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Morris Plains, N.J.
On election eve, Chris Christie has come home to rally a few hundred supporters in Morris County, the place where he was first elected and now lives with his wife, Mary Pat, and their four children.
Hosted by Michael Graham.5:15 PM, Nov 6, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes recapping the 2013 elections in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and across the country.
9:39 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The boss on last night's election results:
“Chris Christie is an impressive Governor, and an impressive politician, and will be a forced to be reckoned with nationally. And Obamacare is toxic. It was dominating the last two weeks,” said the boss.
Via the Washington Free Beacon.
8:08 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Chris Christie can afford to be magnanimous, so that is what he is doing. If there are hard feelings, he seeks to soothe them, though this is not what is known best for doing.