October 4, 2011 Gov. Chris Christie reconsidered his earlier decision against running for president much more seriously than was readily apparent from watching him. He clearly was under such intense pressure from people he respected to change his mind that in recent weeks he reopened the door to consider a run only to shut it again tightly Monday evening.
October 4, 2011 On today's TOTN, the growing problem of drug shortages the difficult decisions doctors and patients face when their medications run out, Chris Christie decides whether or not to run for president. In the second hour, the lives of fugitives and the Essential chef Jacques Pepin.
October 4, 2011 The New Jersey governor is due at a 1 p.m. ET news conference. He's said before he wasn't ready to run for president. But speculation has continued.
October 3, 2011 Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
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.