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Christie: Americans ‘on couch waiting for government check’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that American are turning into couch potatoes, just sitting around waiting on their next check from the government. Speaking to the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York City on Tuesday, the first-term governor said that he had “never…

N.J. Senate President: Gov. Christie cannot stop rising tide of equality

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday, accusing the governor of placing “his feet firmly on the wrong side of history” by vetoing a bill to legalize same sex marriage. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

Gov. Christie: Warren Buffett should just ‘shut up’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday that he was tired of hearing about billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has lamented the fact that he paid a lower tax rate than his secretary. “He should just write a check and shut up,” Christie said during an appearance on CNN.…

Gov. Christie: Vetoing same sex marriage bill ‘the right thing to do’

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which will air Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to veto legislation that would have granted same sex couples all the marriage rights afforded to heterosexual couples. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

New Jersey’s Chris Christie vetoes same-sex marriage

NEW YORK — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, after legislators had approved the measure, insisting the issue needed to be put to a referendum. Christie, a Republican, insisted the issue was so important “it should be left to the…

Gov. Christie: Same sex marriage bill ‘a good bunch of theater’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday said he would stand by his vow to veto legislation that would allow same sex couples to marry. On Monday, the New Jersey Senate passed the bill by a 24 to 16 vote. “Yesterday was a good bunch of theater, but that’s…

Savage: Marriage should not be put up to a vote

Sex columnist and gay rights advocate Dan Savage said Monday that it was wrong for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to claim that same sex marriage should be voted on in a statewide referendum. “The American people are sometimes so consistently wrong when it comes to civil rights issues that…

N.J. Dems blast Christie for threatening to veto same sex marriage bill

New Jersey Senate Democrats ripped Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday after he promised to veto a bill that would legalize same sex marriage. Christie said a proposed constitutional amendment should be drafted and the issue should be put to a statewide vote. “We do not put civil rights questions on…

Chris Christie: ‘Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has “embarrassed” the Republican Party, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney never has. Following Romney’s devastating loss to Gingrich in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Christie told NBC’s David Gregory that the former speaker just didn’t…

Chris Christie to Occupy protester: You’re going down, sweetheart

At a rally for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called an Occupy Wall Street protester “sweetheart” and told her she was going to “go down.” Romney was first to be interrupted by the chant “Mitt kills jobs!” “You know, it’s wonderful to live in…

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