New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie supports easing access to medical marijuana for sick children.
Christie said he would sign a bill expanding the state's medical marijuana program if the legislature makes changes to the proposed bill that he says would provide "Appropriate safeguards." Ref. CNN
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Mitt Romney called him immediately when news broke that someone had leaked details about the 2012 vice presidential vetting process.
"Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it," Christie said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.
"It's very disappointing," Christie said of the leaks, which came to light in the new book "Double Down." "I think it's a complete violation of trust of me and the spirit within which I entered that process."
Watch CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" At 4 p.m. ET for the network-exclusive, sit-down interview with Christie, who's expected to win re-election Tuesday night over little-known Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Chris Christie Wins
Chris Christie dominated in the polls and out-raised his challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, by a large margin. The popular, straight-talking incumbent's name has been floated as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Christie's handling of Superstorm Sandy bolstered his approval ratings, as did his efforts to work with the Democrat-controlled legislature. Ref. USAToday
Poll: Christie Leads Republicans for 2016, Paul Second, Ryan Third
The 2016 presidential election is years away but the frustration with President Barack Obama and his disastrous Obamacare health care scheme has many voters looking ahead to the next presidential election.
CNN released a poll today asking both Democrats and Republicans who they favor for the nominee of their respective parties. Naturally, pro-abortion former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to outperform any other Democrat, while Republicans are more divided. Ref. Source 1
A New Jersey state senator called today for a federal investigation into Gov. Chris Christie's administration over allegations that top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams on the country's busiest bridge last year as part of a political vendetta against a city mayor.
September lane closures near the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to Manhattan snarled traffic for days in Fort Lee, New Jersey -- an event that was not only inconvenient but also potentially delayed emergency services, endangering people's lives, New Jersey state Sen. Ray Lesniak told CNN's "New Day."
The controversy intensified Wednesday with the surfacing of e-mails suggesting that appointees of the Republican governor orchestrated the closures to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat who wouldn't support Christie at the polls. Christie and his staff originally blamed the closures and the traffic delays on a mishandled traffic study.
Christie on Wednesday called the conduct outrageous and said he knew nothing about it.
He is expected to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Today in Trenton, his office said. Ref. CNN
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday said he will travel to Fort Lee to apologize to residents over staff actions that led to traffic jams in their community.
Christie, in a nearly two-hour news conference in which he said he was sad, hurt and humiliated by the events, said he was "Blindsided" By the release of e-mails and text messages that bolstered claims that the traffic jams were meant to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat who did not endorse Christie's re-election campaign.
Christie said he was "Digging in" And asking questions to find out more about what led to the scandal.
Commenting on criticisms of his management style, Christie said, "I am not a bully." But he added that he is "Soul searching" About what created an environment in which his staff felt they had to lie to him. Ref. CNN
A New Jersey State Assembly committee today released a batch of documents in its investigation of top advisers to Gov. Chris Christie who are accused of closing down access lanes to the country's busiest bridge as an act of political retribution. Ref. CNN