Tag Archives: Chris Christie

“What Matters Today” from Moyers & Company, June 15, 2016

 From Moyers & Company for June 15, 2015. – Obama Tears Into Trump; House Plot to Throw Out Dodd-Frank President goes on the attack –> In a speech following a National Security Council meeting about the Islamic State yesterday, Obama ripped into … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for May 13, 2015: On the Subject of Chris Christie

Posted by Elaine Magliaro When I came across the following picture on the Internet this morning, I knew I had to post it as a “Picture of the Day.”

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Governor Chris Christie’s Extensive Travel Expenses Costing the Taxpayers of New Jersey a Pretty Penny

By Elaine Magliaro   On Tuesday, Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog reported that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had refused “to release nearly $800,000 in American Express credit card bills for the travel costs of his state police security … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Game: Is Chris Christie the “Mojo Man” and More for the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and the NFL?

By Elaine Magliaro Mark Arco (NJ.com) said that images of the governor of New Jersey celebrating the Dallas Cowboys’ win on Sunday night “created a stir among sports fans on social media.” Barry Petchetsky (Deadspin) wrote that “underripe tomato” Chris … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: The State Paid Fees to Mary Pat Christie’s Firm After State Investment Was Terminated

By Elaine Magliaro During the time that Chris Christie has spent serving as governor of New Jersey, the state “has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street firms as management fees on the state’s pension funds.” Although just a few hundred thousand … Continue reading

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Chris Christie Cuts Payments to State Pension Funds Retroactively in Order to Balance Budget…NJ Still Manages to Subsidize the Private Sector to the Tune of $1.57 Billion

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO A couple of weeks ago, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey announced his plan to use more than $2.43 billion that had been earmarked for public worker pension funding to balance his state’s ailing budget. Salvador Rizzo … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: SEC and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to Investigate Governor Chris Christie’s Diversion of Port Authority Funds

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Lisa Brennan (Main Justice) broke the news today that “people close to the matter” have said that the Securities and Exchange Commission has joined with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office “to investigate possible misuse of Port Authority of … Continue reading

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Sheldon Adelson—Billionaire, Casino Magnate…and Political Kingmaker? (With a Mark Fiore Video)

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in late March, Josh Green of Bloomberg Businessweek spoke on Bloomberg TV about a number of Republican politicians who traveled to Las Vegas to meet with—and “kiss the ring” of—Sheldon Adelson. The politicians—including governors Chris Christie … Continue reading

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Esquire’s Scott Raab Reports That Christie Prosecutor Gets Its Star Witness to Start Talking

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO I was doing research for a new post that I hope to write about Chris Christie and the Mastro Report, which exonerated the governor of New Jersey from any wrongdoing in the Bridgegate scandal, when I came … Continue reading

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The Big Sleazy…Jersey Style

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Last week, Eric Lach of Talking Points Memo (TPM) reported that Randy Mastro, the attorney that had been hired to represent the office of Chris Christie of New Jersey, had asked officials in both Fort Lee and … Continue reading

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