Latest Chris Christie News

Pence to rally with Kemp in Georgia in break with Trump

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date. Kemp's campaign announced Friday morning...

Assata Shakur accomplice gets parole in trooper's 1973 death

May. 10, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

A split New Jersey Supreme Court granted parole Tuesday to a former militant convicted in the 1973 death of a New Jersey state trooper, in a case that has resonated for decades and been a thorny issue in U.S.-Cuba relations. Sundiata Acoli is in his mid-80s, and several parole bids...

Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway

Apr. 22, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the 2024 nomination process. ...

Trump aide seeking NH House seat voted in 2 states in 2016

Apr. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Trump administration official now running for Congress in New Hampshire voted twice during the 2016 primary election season, potentially violating federal voting law and leaving him at odds with the Republican Party’s intense focus on “election integrity." ...

Trump's 8-hour gap: Minute-by-minute during Jan. 6 riot

Mar. 31, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot is known about the few hours that shook American democracy to the core. The defeated president’s incendiary speech, the march by an angry crowd to the U.S. Capitol, the breaking in, the beating of cops, the “hang Mike Pence” threats, the lawmakers running for their...

Today in History

Mar. 29, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2022. There are 277 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 29, 2004, President George W. Bush welcomed seven former Soviet-bloc nations (Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia,...

Supreme Court blocks NJ from leaving port watchdog

Mar. 24, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked the state of New Jersey from withdrawing from a bistate commission formed in the 1950s to investigate corruption at the New York region’s ports. The court's order sided with the state of New York, which...

Pence distances himself from Trump as he eyes 2024 campaign

Mar. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Donald Trump was caught on video bragging about sexually assaulting women, Mike Pence stayed on his ticket. As the coronavirus ravaged the U.S., the then-vice president praised the administration’s response. And after a violent mob threatened his life during an attack on...

Democratic gains in legislative maps might not last long

Mar. 20, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The surprising advantage Democrats gained during the torturous process of rewriting the nation's congressional maps may be short-lived, creating the potential for more frequent clashes over how political power should be distributed across the United States. As the...

Accusations fly as NJ seeks to leave port watchdog group

Mar. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A turf war over who polices the New York region’s busy ports is coming to a head, pulling the U.S. Supreme Court into a dispute over the future of the watchdog commission formed nearly 70 years ago to combat corruption. The state of New Jersey is preparing to...