PostPartisan: Chris Christie


Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014

The Insiders: Chris Christie drives Democrats crazy

The frenzy over the Gibson Dunn report indicates that the Democrats are more eager to derail Christie’s career and presidential prospects than I had calculated.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:42 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, carter eskew, Chris Christie, Democrats, The Insiders

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The ridiculous Chris Christie report

Look, I cut my teeth as an opinion writer at the New York Daily News in Rudy Giuliani’s New York. That’s why I suffered significant whiplash watching Mastro and Giuliani defend something that hizzoner and his lieutenants would have blasted as worthless.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, Chris Christie

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

The fallacy of Chris Christie’s defense

The report ‘clearing’ Christie has too many holes to be of much value

By Carter Eskew  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridget Kelly, Chris Christie

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The power of words

By Carter Eskew  |  01:32 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 election, bobby jindal, Chris Christie, hillary clinton, jeb bush, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, rick perry, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The Insiders: What CPAC does and does not teach us

The young student profile of the CPAC crowd makes it easy to suggest that CPAC says something about the future of the Republican party. But in fact, a lot of the attendees were College Republicans, who are traditionally an angrier, more libertarian shard of the party.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, cpac 2014, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Op-graphic: Christie and ‘Bridgegate’ decoded

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Chris Christie’s hypocritical transformation

Part of the New Jersey governor’s allure was his cross-over appeal.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, partisanship, president, Republicans

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Benghazi, Occupy and political graveyards

The Benghazi report could have been worse for Hillary Clinton if it hadn’t tried too hard.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Chris Christie, hillary clinton, Occupy Wall Street, Tea Party

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

6 humorous visuals on Chris Christie

A look at the Internet’s take on the New Jersey governor’s bridge scandal.

By Swati Sharma  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bridge, Bridge scandal, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, christie, George Washington Bridge, Gov. Christie, gw bridge, new yorker

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Chris Christie: ‘I am not a bully’ -- LOL

Try telling that to Gail, Assemblymember Huttle and me.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:46 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridge scandal, Chris Christie

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Christie’s bridge scandal shows what newspapers can do

Chris Christie is in hot water because reporters at the local paper didn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

By Colbert I. King  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bergen Record, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Chris Christie: Me-me-mea culpa

We saw two sides of Gov. Chris Christie at his fall-on-the-sword news conference today.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:46 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Chris Christie scandal is here to stay

The New Jersey governor was not convincing in his press conference.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, highway scandal, New Jersey

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/09/2014

We learned a lot about Christie in Bridgegate

The actions of the N.J. governor’s aides don’t reflect well on the governor.

By Richard Cohen  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridgegate, Chris Christie

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Chris Christie’s bridge collapse

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Chris Christie actually had a bad year. Here’s why.

A couple of small mistakes may come back to haunt the New Jersey governor.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Cory Booker, George Washington Bridge, New Jersey, New York

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Palin pounces on Chris Christie and the pope

The musings of Sarah Palin always make for a target-rich environment.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Pope Francis, Sarah Palin

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Christie has an Iowa problem

He may yet figure a way out of this Republican conundrum, but he will be the first.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Romney, South Carolina, Supreme Court

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/07/2013

President Christie meet President Giuliani

The ridiculous hype about Christie’s presidential ambitions is amusing to watch.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Christie’s win: A lesson for the GOP in black and brown

African Americans and Latinos will vote for Republicans if those candidates give them a reason to do so.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Message to Republicans: Moderates win

Moderates win.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Look for Christie to replace ‘activist’ gay-marriage judge

Replacing chief Justice of NJ Supreme Court will allow Christie to throw conservatives a bone.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Christie wins by losing on gay marriage

The New Jersey governor’s decision to drop his appeal of a ruling legalizing same-sex marriage could be good for blue-state political fortunes.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Chris Christie steps on himself again

The New Jersey governor didn't look very presidential when he unleashed unkind words about a sports reporter.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, GOP 2016

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Reading invisible tea leaves

The 2016 nomination contests are underway, which means it's time to start separating what's real from the hype.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, election 2016, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Understanding the importance of a reputation for bipartisanship

Politicians get reputations as partisans mostly because of context.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Chris Christie slow-jamming his way to 2016

There are three things Christie might be hoping will happen between now and when he has to make a decision about 2016.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The Insiders: Looking beyond the politics of today

Examining the rising income disparity and the decline of the middle class.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, George Packer, Jaron Lanier, Mrs. Clinton, New York Times, Syria

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Christie does right thing for state -- and self

His call for a special election made the most of an uncomfortable situation.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Republicans, Senate

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Sky-high approval for Chris Christie

You don't get Christie's kind of approval ratings by being a hardened ideologue.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:17 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Chris Christie chews the fat about his weight

Claiming he is the healthiest fat guy you'll ever meet will not quell the questions about his weight.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:47 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013

A Katrina echo in Sandy anger

"[W]hen a disaster comes that is not what you expect, you expect a human reaction, not a political reaction," said Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco in 2007.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, health care, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Chris Christie rips the House GOP and Boehner

In unsparing and blunt language, Gov. Chris Christie lowered the boom on Washington for its inaction to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Boehner makes enemies of Christie and King

The House speaker is the focus of opprobrium usually reserved for Democrats.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:08 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, John Boehner, Peter King