Right Turn: Chris Christie


Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014

A conservative approach to drug laws

Chris Christie articulates the view that the state has a responsibility to nudge society away from drugs.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Drugs, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Christie rebound?

Gov. Chris Christie hasn’t missed much in the 2016 jostling.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Who’s hot and cold for 2016?

It’s hard to call anyone a GOP ‘front-runner’ for 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Christie travails

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s polling stinks.

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Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Christie at CPAC

The New Jersey governor reminds the audience that he’s a conservative.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, CPAC, Governor Chris Christie

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Governors: Stand and deliver

Governors can’t have a rhetorical position at the expense of a governing result.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Christie down but not out

The New Jersey governor’s polling sinks but his agenda widens.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Moving the needle on Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a good day, for a change.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Why is Scott Walker helping Chris Christie?

The Wisconsin governor maintains his nice guy image by not attacking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. Scott Walker

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Bullies and wimps

The “bully” and “ruthless” police need to get a grip.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:20 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Media bias

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/12/2014

What’s happening to the rest of the GOP field?

What has the GOP 2016 field been up to?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential race, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Rubio and Christie: Different politicians, different problems

Chris Christie and Marco Rubio have different challenges and weaknesses.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2014

Again with the accusations

Gov. Chris Christie’s drip, drip, drip problem

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Counterpunching lessons

Gov. Chris Christie is taking counterpunching to a new level.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:49 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Media bias

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Christie’s first 2016 stump speech?

Gov. Chris Christie’s inauguration speech sounds the opening bell for 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Who got hit by a 2X4?

Someone got hit by a 2X4, for sure.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/18/2014

The scandal is MSNBC

MSNBC runs smear on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Christie fights back.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Media bias

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Christie moves on

Chris Christie’s short-term agenda

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

The media don’t get Christie

The media are clueless when it comes to Chris Christie.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Media bias

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Can Christie turn the page?

Gov. Chris Christie talks policy, not traffic.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Christie gets help

Christie gets some unexpected help.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Sunday wrap

Who said what about whom?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Sunday shows, Sunday talk shows

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014

The bridge scandal makes no sense

The narrative set forward by critics of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is implausible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Trials, tribulations and apologies

A primer on Bill and Hillary Clinton and Govs. Bob McDonnell’s and Chris Christie’s ordeals.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, Gov. Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Obamacare

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Christie’s marathon press conference

The New Jersey governor conducted a seminar in damage control and public apologies.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:32 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2014

No perfect candidates

Many good candidates may run in 2016 for the GOP presidential nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Election 2016, Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Christie’s immigration compromise

Gov. Chris Christie makes the case for Dream Act residents and for compromise.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Immigration reform

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Christie vs. Hillary?

Gov. Chris Christie has an electability argument, but he’ll need more to win in 2016.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 Republicans, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Christie’s pre-campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the frontrunner for 2016, but for how long?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 GOP, 2016 presidential election, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013

The tea party and 2016

But the right wing will live on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, presidential race 2016

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Do more than show up

Showing up in diverse communities is the beginning, not the end, of the trail for Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Christie wins big

Chris Christie captures reelection as governor in New Jersey with a campaign that stressed bipartisanship.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:23 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/03/2013

What the GOP can learn from Chris Christie

Republicans should take their lead from a winning politician.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, GOP governors, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013

New Jersey vs. Virginia

Who are you going to believe: The right wing or the results?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey governor's race

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Legislators differ from executives (good ones)

It takes an executive, a good one, to run the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP split, Gov. Chris Christie, Government shutdown, House Republicans, House senators

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013

A GOP tale of two states

A tale of two states

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, Ken Cuccinelli, New Jersey governor's race, Virginia Governor, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Why can’t they play nicely -- like in New Jersey?

The New Jersey governor is going to town on the D.C. Republicans’ temper tantrum.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP 2016, Governor Chris Christie

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Chris Christie goes to Camden

It is not every day that a GOP politician goes to an event 76 days before an election in a neighborhood he will not carry.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:45 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Chris Christie should thank Sarah Palin

The New Jersey governor benefits from her antagonistic attitude.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Prepping for 2016: Chris Christie

How does Chris Christie prepare for a 2016 presidential run?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:47 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Christie flattens Rand Paul

The New Jersey governor shows how to dissect an opponent, in this case the clueless Kentucky senator.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Face-off on national security

Gov. Chris Christie takes on libertarian know-nothings on terrorism.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:46 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, National Security, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Republicans should follow the leader

Republicans should figure out why Chris Christie is so popular.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, Governors

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Is Christie the GOP's best 2016 candidate?

Gov. Chris Christie is one effective vote-getter.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Will GOP primary voters behave like Dems. in 2016?

Voters won’t elevate a mere celebrity.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Maybe Christie got it exactly right in New Jersey

Right-wing critics of Gov. Chris Christie ave throwing a fit over his handling of the Senate race in New Jersey, perhaps because they haven't a clue about New Jersey politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey, Senate 2014

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Christie sets the date, keeps to his 2016 strategy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie picks dates for the U.S. Senate special election primary and general election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey, Senate

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Chris Christie's appeal

Gov. Chris Christie's surgery reminds us why he is popular -- and it's nothing to do with his weight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Christie will cruise to reelection. Then what?

Gov. Chris Christie is still in the top tier of GOP 2016 prospects.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Gov. Chris Christie

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Drug reform but not legalization?

With talk of drug legalization there may be a different tactic in dealing with the exccesses of the current system.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drug legalization, Drug reform, Gov. Chris Christie, medical marijuana, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Writing a book, running for president

Lots of politicians could use a book to set themselves up for a 2016 run.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, GOP 2016, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Tale of two governors

Govs. Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal: One loved by right-wing pundits, the other by his electorate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Governors

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Christie's gun plan: Not so much about guns

The New Jersey governor proposes a plan that isn't all about the guns.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:16 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, guns, Republicans 2016

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Top dog in New Jersey and in 2016?

Chris Christie can be a superb governor and a real contender in 2016, but it won't be easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, conservative movement

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Come to think of it, Boehner was dead right on Sandy aid

House Speaker John Boehner should get kudos, not scorn, for putting the brakes on Sandy aid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boehner, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Sandy aid

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 12/31/2012

The luxury of distance from D.C.

How potential presidential contenders can stay above the fray

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:03 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, GOP 2016, Jeb Bush