September 28, 2011 In the question and answer session after his speech on "American exceptionalism," Christie didn't make an absolutist, Shermanesque statement that would have once and for all ended the speculation. Instead, after he was asked if he was reconsidering a run, he pointed everyone to a Politico.com mash-up of many of his recorded statements ruling out a 2012 run. That seemed as good as saying no.
September 27, 2011 Just like zombies, rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination refuse to die no matter how hard the governor beats them back. It happened again Tuesday. This time it was the governor's brother who beat down the rumors that refuse to die.
August 27, 2011 The seniors are refusing to leave Atlantic City. The governor says he can't arrest them, but he's sending buses and wants them to get on so they can be taken to shelters.
August 17, 2011 Believe no rumor about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie running for president this election cycle until you actually see and hear the words "I am running for president" come from his mouth. And even then, you might want to doublecheck.
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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