New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built his keynote address to the Republican National Convention on the theme of telling tough truths to the nation. "We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved," announced Christie, showing off the gruff, no-nonsense style that catapulted him into the governor's mansion.
Gov. Chris Christie gives his take on what he believes to be the differences between Democrats and Republicans.
Chris Christie brought his trademark passion to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, delivering a robust endorsement of Mitt Romney for president and advocating a tough-minded approach for dealing with the nation's economic and political problems.
Mark Preston on reports that NJ Gov. Chris Christie and Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio to speak at the Republican convention.
For one week in August, the Republican Party will have a guaranteed place on prime time TV and, it hopes, voters' undivided attention.
Politicians played hot potato with the No. 2 spot on the Republican presidential ticket on Sunday, with the latest round of prominent Republicans closing the door at varying degrees to serving as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's vice president.
Marco Rubio. Chris Christie. Mitch Daniels. Paul Ryan. Say those names, and Republican hearts beat faster.
I'm a Chris Christie fan. He's refreshing, he's raw, he takes on the big challenges, especially fiscal ones, and he's a Republican governor in a blue state, a helpful fact for a presidential candidate. But he's also late -- too late to successfully mount a winning campaign for the Republican nomination.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responds to a presidential bid question in a unique fashion.
Chris Christie called it "the dumbest idea anybody ever had."
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says that tough primaries are a good thing and that there's still time to woo independents.
Outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some rather harsh words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday.
Gov. Chris Gregoire says she'll reach out to Gov. Chris Christie as New Jersey considers legalizing same-sex marriage.
A scathing audit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey calls for "top-to-bottom overhaul" of the agency, because of mismanagement and out-of-control costs in the wake of an estimated $3.8 billion overrun on the World Trade Center project.
A political battle is shaping up in the Garden State about whether to give gay and lesbian couples the right to wed -- a move that, if approved, would make New Jersey the seventh state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
Nearly a year ago on February 12, 2011, Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll. But the result was less important -- it was a straw poll after all, and we know how much they mean -- than who was included on the massive 15-person ballot. Chris Christie! Sarah Palin! The pizza guy Herman Cain in his pre-999 days! This was going to be such an exciting 2012 GOP race.
Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told supporters Saturday that he is suspending his presidential campaign.
Visiting New Hampshire, it appears that Mitt Romney is well poised to sweep through the Granite State, and probably South Carolina and Florida, on toward the nomination. But the campaign here suggests that, as he looks toward November, darkish clouds loom on the horizon.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks about his core values: his family, his religion and his country.
Leading New Jersey Republican legislator Alex DeCroce has died, state police told CNN Tuesday.
Is it buyer's remorse time already?
As usual, Professor Paul Krugman's piece in the Monday morning New York Times is causing a great deal of chatter among the political types. Krugman points out just how inept the Republican field is. In some cases he takes a scalpel (and in others a machete) to surely the weakest field of presidential aspirants any party has offered in modern American history (see my earlier CNN column comparing this field to 1980). I believe I can explain why this field is so inept. In order to proffer this explanation I am going to utilize Professor Krugman's field of economics.
The sign at the airport was so ridiculous, I thought it was a joke.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says it would be fun if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumped in the GOP race.
Washington is stifled by gridlock. As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in his speech at the Ronald Reagan Library, "We drift from conflict to conflict, with little or no resolution."
It's happened. The build-up and anxiety over whether folks like Chris Christie and Sarah Palin are going to throw their hats in the ring for the GOP presidential primary has reached critical mass.
The name of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surfaced once again in the national news this week, floated by some as a possible new entrant in the ever-widening, fickle field of Republican presidential contenders.
Hey Snooki, you're not welcome on the Jersey Shore.
Emergency officials report at least 27 people in nine states have died as a result of Hurricane Irene.
Georgia Tugend awoke Sunday with a sense of relief.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie describes the damage Irene has caused his state and what he expects moving forward.
A good news/bad news scenario emerged in New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, with an orderly evacuation preventing possible catastrophe along the coast but torrential rains setting up record inland flooding in the next 48 hours, Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday.
Emergency officials said at least 18 people across the United States have died as a result of Hurricane Irene -- one each in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and Florida, six in North Carolina, four each in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie checked into a hospital Thursday morning after he had difficulty breathing, the governor's press secretary, Michael Drewniak, said in a statement.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with music critic Greg Kot about the death of Clarence Clemons and the legacy he leaves behind.
Flags in New Jersey will be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died of complications from a stroke.
Gov. Chris Christie reimburses the state of New Jersey for the use of a helicopter to travel to his son's baseball game.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday he has reimbursed the state of New Jersey for the cost of using a state police helicopter to travel with his wife to his son's high school baseball game.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is under fire from opposition lawmakers over his use of a state police helicopter to travel with his wife to his son's high school baseball game.
Will Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president in 2012? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The federal government wants New Jersey to repay $271 million after the state's Republican governor killed a Hudson River tunnel project, considered among the nation's most expensive public works initiatives.
Ralph Izzo is CEO of New Jersey's Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), one of the ten largest electric companies in the United States, but he wasn't always a corporate guy. He has a PhD in applied physics from Columbia, which led to a stint as a research scientist at Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory studying nuclear fusion, and a long list of academic publications in the arcane field of magnetohydrodynamics.
Strapped states are scrambling to address Medicaid's ballooning costs before the federal government cuts back a critical source of funding this week.
The fight over public union benefits and collective bargaining is spreading across the United States. Here is a state-by-state breakdown:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduced a $29.4 billion budget Tuesday that demands many concessions from state workers, as well as cuts spending and taxes.
Here's glimpse of some of the quirky stories that happened across the United States this week, courtesy of our CNN affiliates.
The partisan aisle-wide gap widenes in Wisconsin as Democratic lawmakers defend their right to flee the state.
President Obama knows that the ongoing budget protests in Wisconsin are just round one in the national battle for control of the budget message. So he's reportedly sent his outside political team, Organizing for America, to help build even larger crowds.
Politics is serious business, but not all the time.
Standard & Poor's lowered its credit rating on New Jersey's debt to AA- from AA, citing concerns about its massive retirement obligations.
Political reporters are like market researchers -- always looking for the next big thing.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on those who keep saying they don't want to play in campaign 2012 for the White House.
CNN's Candy Crowley highlights what she liked best about today's special edition of "State of the Union."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Democratic political opponents Friday for criticizing his absence from the state during the snowstorm that pounded the Northeast over the Christmas holiday.
In some post-election hardball between the Obama administration and newly-elected Republicans, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is threatening to take back stimulus funds from states if they do not follow through on proposed rail projects.
In some post-election hardball between the Obama administration and newly elected Republicans, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is threatening to take back stimulus funds from states if they do not follow through on proposed rail projects.
You've got to hand it to Chris Christie -- he knows how to play the game.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came out of a meeting in Trenton with the federal government's top transportation official saying he'd been shown several ways to possibly salvage the multibillion-dollar tunnel project he shut down Thursday.
Federal authorities had little to say Wednesday about reports New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was preparing to yank the plug on a multibillion-dollar train tunnel -- partially funded by stimulus dollars -- beneath the Hudson River.
Ever seen a herd of elephants do backflips? It's really quite a spectacle, and it's happening right now in Republican strongholds all over the country.
Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee Terry Branstad looks east when asked if he is concerned about a possible third-party candidacy by rival Bob Vander Plaats.
Governors' press conferences rarely go viral. But a spirited exchange between recently elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a columnist for the Star-Ledger has become an instant YouTube classic at a time when fiscal battles are brewing in states around the nation.
What do President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have in common?
A New Jersey teachers union is coming under fire after an internal memo included a veiled threat to Gov. Chris Christie.
Wyclef Jean The Haitian-born musician became emotional as he denied accusations that he misused funds from his charity, Yéle Haiti. Experts on nonprofits said they saw no evidence of serious wrongdoing, other than slowness in filing taxes, CNNMoney.com reported.
A controversial bill that would have allowed some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition in New Jersey died Monday evening.
The New Jersey legislature voted Monday to make that state the 14th in the country to approve marijuana for medicinal use, pending the governor's signature.
A bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey was defeated in the state Senate Thursday by a vote 14-20.
The New Jersey Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Victories in New Jersey and Virginia Tuesday provided a major shot in the arm for the Republican Party heading into the 2010 elections, but the Democratic losses of these two governorships should not be interpreted as a significant blow to President Obama.
Tuesday's off-year election may not have had the high stakes of the 2008 presidential election, but several races are significant on the national level:
Republican Bob McDonnell wins the race for governor in Virginia, reversing a trend of the state electing Democrats.
A Republican Party left for dead by many in the wake of recent Democratic landslides sprang back to life with wins in hotly contested races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey.
A Republican Party that struggled in the wake of recent Democratic landslides sprang back to life Tuesday with wins in hotly contested races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, according to CNN projections.
CNN's John King explains that many Virginia voters who elected President Obama did not vote for Democrat Creigh Deeds.
New poll numbers in New Jersey spell more trouble for Gov. Jon Corzine's bid for re-election. The poll could also be a sign that the country's severe recession may take a toll on incumbents running for re-election.
Could this year's elections for governor in New Jersey and Virginia be an omen of things to come in 2010? They sometimes have been in the past. But you have to know how to read the signs.