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Voters to tea party: ‘Go to hell. Go straight to hell’

Voters to tea party: ‘Go to hell. Go straight to hell’

On Tuesday across America, voters had a strong message for tea party extremists who have hijacked the once-proud and formidable Republican Party. “Go to hell,” they told the tea party.…

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Pragmatism and reality won big on election night

Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and purity lost. In Democratic-leaning New Jersey, voters gave Republican Chris Christie a second term and rewarded him for his bipartisan, get-it-done, inclusive pitch. In…

Tuesday’s elections: A preview of what’s to come?

Tuesday’s elections: A preview of what’s to come?

The 2016 overtones were clear in this year’s two most high-profile elections. Republican Gov. Chris Christie‘s resounding re-election victory in Democratic-leaning New Jersey sets the opening argument for a possible…

McAuliffe, Christie take governor races

McAuliffe, Christie take governor races

Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly won the job of Virginia governor Tuesday, leading what Democrats hoped would be their first sweep of statewide offices in decades. In New Jersey, Republican Gov.…

Two states, two different political agendas by Republicans

Two states, two different political agendas by Republicans

This fall’s races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. Virginia’s illustrates the challenges facing the…

Chris Christie drops gay marriage fight in New Jersey

Chris Christie drops gay marriage fight in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie dropped his fight against gay marriage in New Jersey on Monday, framing the decision in a pragmatic way: No point in fighting a losing battle. Just hours…

Does anyone from New Jersey want to run for the Senate?

Does anyone from New Jersey want to run for the Senate?

For politicians, there are few more desirable career opportunities than an open seat in the U.S. Senate. But in New Jersey, where Frank Lautenberg‘s death this week created such a…

Tough choice for Christie in New Jersey Senate selection

Tough choice for Christie in New Jersey Senate selection

In filling a vacant Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a significant choice fraught with political implications for his re-election campaign and, perhaps, a future presidential run. Democratic…

Barack Obama and Chris Christie: Together again

Barack Obama and Chris Christie: Together again

President Barack Obama is looking to get his groove back — at the beach. A post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the New Jersey coast line on Tuesday, gives the president a…

Fat chance? Christie tried surgery to lose weight

Fat chance? Christie tried surgery to lose weight

Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent gastric band surgery in February to try to lose weight at the urging of his family. The father of four agreed to the surgery, in…