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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie Still Undecided on 2016

Wanted: A crowd of about 150 or so. Location: The Jersey Shore. Age and party affiliation not important. Just one rule: No hecklers. Chris Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor at the center of controversy since January, found himself in front...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie Staff Moving to N.H.: There Goes Another One

Colin Reed, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman since March 2013, is leaving the administration to work as campaign manager of Scott Brown’s expected Senate race. Matt Mowers, previously a member of Christie’s administration and a former campaign aide, was...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie: Baggage ‘Just Politics in America’

So does Chris Christie have too much baggage to make a 2016 run for president? Not to hear him tell it. “I’m older.  And you know what? If you don’t have baggage, they’ll create baggage for you. That’s politics in...

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) after speaking at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) after speaking at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Christie’s Endless Winter: Ship Bottom

Chris Christie’s long, brutal winter keeps going. The 51-year-old Republican, who may be eying a 2016 presidential run, was forced to cancel a ribbon-cutting this morning at a rebuilt elementary school in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Ship Bottom. For New Jersey’s governor,...

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George Norcross III, left, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at the State House in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

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George Norcross III, left, and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie at the State House in Trenton, N.J., on June 10, 2013.

Norcross to Christie: Let’s Talk Bridge-Closing Power

George Norcross, Democratic kingmaker in New Jersey and frequent collaborator with embattled Gov. Chris Christie, texted the Republican to rub it in as his beloved Dallas Cowboys melted down this season. He watched as Christie wracked up an impressive 22...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center right, during a town hall meeting on Feb. 26, 2014, in Long Hill, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center right, during a town hall meeting on Feb. 26, 2014, in Long Hill, N.J.

Christie: ‘On the Back Nine’

Christie: I’m on the Back Nine New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s not saying he’s checked out. But he is clear on one thing: he won’t be on a ballot again. At least not in New Jersey. And it’s liberating. `I’m...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, walks to his car after a press conference with families affected by Superstorm Sandy at a lounge in the New Point Comfort Fire Company on Feb. 4, 2014 in Keansburg, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, walks to his car after a press conference with families affected by Superstorm Sandy at a lounge in the New Point Comfort Fire Company on Feb. 4, 2014 in Keansburg, New Jersey.

Christie’s Big Day: Price and Protest of George Washington Bridge Jam

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a big day Tuesday. The state’s Election Law Enforcement Commission in Trenton is set to consider a request by attorneys for his re-election campaign that it should be allowed to exceed fundraising and spending...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee to pass the hosting duties off to Arizona, the site of next year's championship, in Times Square, on Feb. 1, 2014 in New York City.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee to pass the hosting duties off to Arizona, the site of next year's championship, in Times Square, on Feb. 1, 2014 in New York City.

Transit Jam in Jersey — Christie’s Lost Weekend

In New Jersey, the weekend ended in what? A traffic jam. Gov. Chris Christie had a rough weekend indeed. There’s that little matter of a bridge and some traffic dogging his administration.  Then the Super Bowl, which was expected to...

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Howard Stern, the talk show host, is having a birthday party. AP photo.

Howard Stern, the talk show host, is having a birthday party. AP photo.

Scandal-Haunted Christie To Attend Howard Stern Birthday Gala

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has kept a low profile since “Bridgegate” — the scandal over the politically inspired closing of lanes onto the George Washington Bridge – erupted earlier this month. That could change tomorrow with his scheduled appearance at a birthday...

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