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Democrat Phil Murphy wins NJ governor race, vows to push back vs Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Phil Murphy will succeed Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey

NEXT GOVERNOR. NJ governor elect Phil Murphy says he'll 'push back against the mean winds blowing at us from Washington DC.' Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Trump ally Christie under fire for lounging on closed beach

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Chris Christie sparks fresh outrage after being photographed lounging on a beach closed to the public because of a government shutdown

In this file photo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the 'Managing the Disruption' conference on April 3, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump wraps up weekend cabinet search, no new picks

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED The president elect is clearly seeking to sound out people from a wide range of backgrounds from party stalwarts to business moguls to former rivals

President-elect Donald Trump waves to the media from the steps at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Don Emmert/AFP

Trump denies transition disarray, Bannon criticism intensifies

Nov 17, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Despite Trump s denial there are mounting signs of turmoil in the process of selecting a cabinet and filling an estimated 4 000 political appointments

A pedestrian walks on 5th Avenue across the street from Trump Tower in New York on November 9, 2016. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to announce VP pick on Friday, advisor tells CNN

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Among those believed to be at the top of the real estate billionaire s list of potential running mates are Indiana Governor Mike Pence New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Grand Park Events Center on July 12, 2016 in Westfield, Indiana. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

Trump picks Christie to lead White House transition

May 10, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Trump is likely to run against Democrat Hillary Clinton and she currently leads a two way race against him polls show

'SHOCK ENDORSEMENT.' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) endorses US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 26, 2016. Photo by Laura Buckman/EPA

Big endorsement bolsters Trump against Republican rivals

Feb 27, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The single most important thing for the party is to nominate the person to give us the best chance to beat Hillary Clinton says New Jersey governor Chris Christie

'SHOCK ENDORSEMENT.' New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) endorses US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 26, 2016. Photo by Laura Buckman/EPA

Rubio wilts, Trump strong in New Hampshire debate

Feb 07, 2016 - 9:27 AM

UPDATED Surging Republican hopeful Marco Rubio wilts under sustained attack in the latest US presidential debate denting his stature going into Tuesday s New Hampshire primary

#GOPDEBATE. People wait in line to enter the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College February 6, 2016 in Manchester, Iowa. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Republicans debate how to defeat jihadists, rivals hit Trump

Dec 16, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The debate is the first since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks – violence that has brought national security concerns to the fore

DEBATE. A shot of the US Republican Presidential candidate debate at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 15 December 2015. Photo by Ruth Fremson/EPA

Trump, Carson 'fantasy' policies derided in Republican debate

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:49 AM

UPDATED The 10 White House candidates on stage were quick with the personal barbs sign of the rising tension between the country s established politicians and political neophytes

BEFORE THE FACE-OFF. Presidential candidates Jeb Bush (L-R), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz (R-TX), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) take the stage at the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Bridgegate: 'No proof' against NJ Gov Christie

Feb 03, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Christie has been on the defensive since it emerged his office was tied to bottlenecks on the George Washington Bridge last September

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie waves to the crowd during a Super Bowl host committee handover ceremony in New York New York, USA, 01 February 2014. Erik Lesse/EPA

Bridgegate back to haunt White House hopeful Christie

Feb 01, 2014 - 8:07 AM

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal report that a former local official claimed that the order to close access lanes to the bridge came from the Christie admin

SAYING SORRY. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with residents after leaving the Borough Hall in Fort Lee on Jan 9, 2014. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Christie 'blindsided' by bridge scandal, fires aide

Jan 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM

New Governor Chris Christie responds to the Bridgegate crisis that caused massive traffic problems for 4 days

SAYING SORRY. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with residents after leaving the Borough Hall in Fort Lee on January 9, 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Democrats unseat Republicans in NY, Virginia in US polls

Nov 06, 2013 - 3:58 PM

Some races were seen as litmus tests for future national voting

NEW VIRGINIA GOV. In this file photo, Terry McAuliffe, Democratic nominee in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, campaigns at an event at Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia, USA 03 November 2013. EPA/Pete Marovich/Pool

New York ends Bloomberg era, elects liberal de Blasio as mayor

Nov 06, 2013 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED Progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio has been elected mayor of New York replacing billionaire Michael Bloomberg

NEW NYC MAYOR. New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles as he casts his vote, 5 November 2013. Photo courtesy of the De Blasio campaign

New Jersey holds first gay marriages

Oct 21, 2013 - 11:23 PM

New Jersey held its first ever same sex marriages early Monday morning

Obama vows to stand with superstorm Sandy victims

Nov 01, 2012 - 7:29 AM

Obama taking another day off the campaign trail to manage disaster response despite Tuesday s looming election offered a show of strength and support to victims

'WE WILL NOT QUIT' US President Barack Obama speaks at the American Red Cross Disaster Operations Center, October 31, 2012. Official White House Photo.

U.S. sifts through Sandy's wreckage

Oct 31, 2012 - 4:23 PM

The massive cyclone that drove hurricane force winds and deadly ocean surges in the US East Coast was still generating blizzards in the Appalachians

PLUNGED IN DARKNESS. The darkened skyline of lower Manhattan is seen one day after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012. Life ground to a virtual halt in parts of southern Manhattan still without power, but many New Yorkers seemed to be taking the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in stride. AFP PHOTO /Mehdi Taamallah

Sandy leaves death, darkness and destruction

Oct 31, 2012 - 9:18 AM

Superstorm Sandy finally receded but only after carving a trail of destruction from the Caribbean to Canada that left more than 100 dead New York in chaos and millions without power

CITY IN DARKNESS. Traffic passes down a dark street due to power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy October 30, 2012 in New York City. Allison Joyce/Getty Images/AFP

Paul Ryan admits Romney pre-debate 'missteps'

Oct 01, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Paul Ryan acknowledged missteps Sunday September 30 in the Republican presidential campaign as the party struggled to stay on message regarding expectations for Mitt Romney s upcoming debate performance

RYAN IN VIRGINIA. Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks during a campaign rally at Christopher Newport University September 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Ann brings the love as Romney wraps up nomination

Aug 29, 2012 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Republicans crowned Mitt Romney the presidential nominee as his wife Ann sold their wholesome family and college sweetheart love story to US voters in a prime time convention speech

GOP CONVENTION. The view of the stage of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Florida, August 28, 2012. Photo courtesy of Mitt Romney's official page on Facebook.