June 24, 2011 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the man many Republicans wish would enter the 2012 presidential race, just burnished his credentials as a fiscal conservative who gets results. In a vote that's being described as historic, Christie got his state assembly on Thursday to pass legislation to force significant cuts to the collective bargaining rights and the benefits of unionized state workers.
June 1, 2011 One of the last things any populist politician hoping to run for president would do, and Christie is nothing if not a populist, would be to fly in a state helicopter to his son's baseball game.
March 2, 2011 Christie's patience contrasts with other politicians who seemingly can't wait to run for president. He says he's not ready, a position likely to make him more intriguing to many voters.
February 28, 2011 At a White House lunch, Obama toyed with GOP governors past and present thought to want his job. He told them to make themselves at home though not literally. He also reminded everyone that a possible opponent for his job, Mitt Romney, had enacted health care legislation.
February 17, 2011 Christie accused Washington politicians of lacking courage to tell hard truths, ignoring that some indeed have. One example he used, raising the Social Security retirement age, was actually recommended by no less than Speaker John Boehner last June when he was still minority leader.
November 30, 2010 Few in the GOP, save maybe Lisa Murkowski and Barbara Bush, have publicly said anything negative about Sarah Palin. Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman, showed no reticence in a Politico post.
November 29, 2010 The United States has told New Jersey that it is on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars already spent on a tunnel project that Republican Governor Chris Christie recently canceled.
November 23, 2010 Christie says he's not running for president in 2012. But he's making all the right moves to do so.
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