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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) speak with Romney's advisor Bob White (L) aboard the campaign bus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (C) speak with Romney's advisor Bob White (L) aboard the campaign bus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2012.

Romney, Christie: One Big Party

Looks like the friendship is back on. Mitt Romney is scheduled as a “special guest” at a 52nd birthday party in September for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, according to a message distributed by the New Jersey Republican State Committee....

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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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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2014 in Albany.

Cuomo: Good Night and Good Luck

Want the news? Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got it. The New York Democrat, who faces re-election in November, started a weekly video series today called “The State of New York” that will “recap the week’s news stories from across the state,”...

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

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Cross country skis on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 13, 2014.

Homeland Security: Guarding Against Threats of Climate Change

A top U.S. homeland security official testified this week that the nation must be better prepared to handle extreme weather events sparked by a warming planet. David Heyman, assistant secretary for the department’s Office of Policy, and other officials told...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in by Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Stuart Rabner for his second term on Jan. 21, 2014 at the War Memorial in Trenton.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in by Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Stuart Rabner for his second term on Jan. 21, 2014 at the War Memorial in Trenton.

Christie’s Inaugural Snow Check: SRO Yields to Empty Seats

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s day-long inaugural fiesta didn’t work out quite the way he wanted. Snow forced him to cancel his gala today on Ellis Island, and his address in Trenton  featured empty seats in a balcony seating area...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s Approval Slides: Quinnipiac

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest level in 16 months following revelations that his appointees ordered politically motivated lane closures that led to traffic tie-ups last year at the George Washington Bridge. Christie’s job...

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy on Jan. 7, 2014 in Albany, N.Y.

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy on Jan. 7, 2014 in Albany, N.Y.

Biden, Cuomo BFFs: ‘National Leader’

Vice President Joe Biden flew to  Albany today to talk about Hurricane Sandy reconstruction and, apparently, the greatness of Gov.Andrew Cuomo, a potential rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. As he wrapped up a 23-minute monologue on the federally funded...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a meeting with first responders at Sayreville Engine Company #1 on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during a meeting with first responders at Sayreville Engine Company #1 on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2013.

GQ: Christie ‘Boss of Year’ 2013

Last year, Barbara Walters declared him one of the year’s 10 most-interesting people. He’s been called a GOP savior. And alternately: Lucky, a bully and a master politician. Now, GQ has a new honor to bestow on Chris Christie, the...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

Christie Closing Campaign in Sandy Tour

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey with an out-sized reputation and possible White House ambitions, has made it clear his re-election campaign was framed by on one thing: Hurricane Sandy. And the one-year anniversary of the super-storm that...

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Pedestrians fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, days after Hurricane Sandy.

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Pedestrians fill gas cans at a Sunoco Inc. station in Bloomfield, New Jersey, days after Hurricane Sandy.

Obama’s Caller ID: ‘Unknown’ — Christie’s 12 Million Gallons of Gas

Here’s hoping that we’re not revealing a sensitive national-security matter, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie put it out there, so what the heck. When the president of the United States phones, Caller ID flashes not a name or number,...

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