Christie to GOP: Reach out to minorities, women, seniors

After his convincing win on Tuesday, Christie's appeal is rising, especially among Republicans who are fed up with tea party extremism and want to appeal more to mainstream voters.

Christie to GOP: Reach out to minorities, women, seniors

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, heralded as the “proper face of the Republican Party” after his 22 percent re-election win last week, has a simple message for the GOP:  Walk away from the right-wing extremists, spend more time with women, seniors and minorities plus shut up and listen to voters. And what about 2016, when […]

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

Christie's advisers suggest he has a one-year window to stack up more accomplishments before lame-duck status — and a prospective White House campaign — interfere.

Chris Christie after re-election: Onwards and upwards

A dominant re-election victory in hand, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pursuing a path to bolster his resume as a get-it-done Republican leader and to broaden a national network of political allies. This aggressive course is designed to strengthen his appeal as he considers whether to run for president in 2016. Christie faces stubborn […]

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

In elections from coast to coast, voters take over

From rural Iowa to urban New York, voters across America will render judgment in a slate of political contests Tuesday, including in New Jersey and Virginia where gubernatorial race outcomes could highlight the Republican Party division between pragmatists and ideologues. Elsewhere, Colorado voters will set a tax rate for marijuana. New York City will elect […]

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 tea party movement and the fallout from the government shutdown while testing how well the GOP’s conservative wing can compete in a presidential swing-voting state. […]

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 spot — to be filled in a special election in just four months — more officials are announcing they’re out of the race than in […]

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 chance for a three-point play that can move him ahead of the recent controversies that have dogged the White House. With New Jersey’s Republican Gov. […]

Election: Another headache for storm-ravaged Northeast

Election: Another headache for storm-ravaged Northeast

Already faced with a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey may have a tough time voting on Tuesday in a cliffhanger presidential election. Elections officials face unprecedented challenges across the U.S. Northeast, where polling stations were among the thousands of buildings damaged by superstorm […]

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

When partnership replaces partisanship, good things can happen

Chris Christie, the New Jersey Republican governor that many felt should have been the party’s nominee for President this year, sent a chill through political partisans Tuesday when he praised President Barack Obama for his response to the Superstorm Sandy disaster. “The President has been outstanding in this,” Christie said. Christie’s comments show some hope […]

Census will show growth slowing, GOP gaining

Census will show growth slowing, GOP gaining

Republican-leaning states will gain at least a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation’s population growing more slowly than in past decades but still shifting to the South and West. The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that the nation’s population on April 1 was 308,745,538, up from 281.4 million a […]

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

Sorry your honor but immigration made me do it

The lawyer for an African woman charged with smuggling young girls from Togo to New Jersey said her trial was about cultural norms that failed to translate in America. Twelve American jurors saw it as a clear-cut example of human trafficking, and she was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Both sides focused on the […]