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Feds investigating Christie´s
use of Sandy relief funds

CNN, by Chris Frates

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Posted By:garnet, 1/13/2014 8:47:44 AM

Washington - Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds. CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family. The news couldn´t come at a worse time for the scandal-plagued Republican, who is facing two probes into whether his staff tied up traffic near the country´s busiest bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse his successful re-election bid.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/13/2014 9:04:34 AM     (No. 9690058)

Christie´s signature achievement regarding Sandy was to help Obama get re-elected. Despite promises of no red tape by Obama and Christie, the recovery at the shore is no different than it was in New Orleans after Katrina. Red tape abounds and people are still hurting.

Christie is learning the hard way that karma´s a *itch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dallasdude, 1/13/2014 9:05:25 AM     (No. 9690060)

The MSN is out to get Christie and just like McCain they will try to bring him down.
I am now Christie fan but look forward to his bare knuckles defense and victory over the clowns of the Fourth Estate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/13/2014 9:11:59 AM     (No. 9690069)

The Democrat machine (aka Hillary´s Campaign Committee) and Zippy´s cabal will stop at nothing to remove a perceived threat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/13/2014 9:14:23 AM     (No. 9690073)

well, now it´s gonna get interesting...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 1/13/2014 9:16:22 AM     (No. 9690075)

Hillary´s Flying monkey Squad, the leftist media and now Barry´s Brown Shirts are punching themselves out in the first round against someone who had no chance of finishing the fight (i.e. getting the GOP nomination) in the first place.
Bring it on ladies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lilo, 1/13/2014 9:19:49 AM     (No. 9690078)

If the MSM´s fer him, I´m agin him.
If the MSM´s agin him, I´m fer him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/13/2014 9:20:32 AM     (No. 9690079)

I personally felt Christie lost any chance he´d ever have for higher office when he walked hand and hand with Obama after hurricane Sandy. I was surprised to hear Rush say it last week. What a lot of politicians don´t get is that those who made them can also break them. Whatever Obama or his people do, they scare the pants off whomever is running against them. Romney had a greasy, sick look about him during that last debate. Same look Christie had during his stroll with O. Fact is, tho, Christie never had a chance at president. Are you listening, Rove?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/13/2014 9:25:41 AM     (No. 9690088)

I was comforted to hear that the investigation is not about politics.

We all know how much Obama´s administration hates wasting our money on sweetheart federal contracts.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LouD, 1/13/2014 9:27:37 AM     (No. 9690092)

Some of these comments have got me wondering; are you people going to vote for Christie if he gets the nomination, or just stay at home (again) because he is not your choice?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: arkfamily, 1/13/2014 9:29:58 AM     (No. 9690098)

I don´t know what to make of this. Is this an attempt to smear Chris Christie or does he have to own up to misdoings.

I do know this. Whoever runs for the Republican ticket in 2016 is going to have to be clean, articulate, and battle ready. That person will have to convey that they are humbled by the position and will serve honestly and faithfully for the American citizens.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: alpha91c, 1/13/2014 9:30:33 AM     (No. 9690100)

I never was for Christie. Anyone that can get himself elected governor of a deep blue state like NJ, is not someone I want to see in the Whitehouse.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: forward, 1/13/2014 9:34:46 AM     (No. 9690103)

"Noooo! Slow down, people! I said to find a little dirt on him now but save the good stuff for later! What the (####) are you doing?!?!"

- Hillary, throwing a lamp

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cindiana, 1/13/2014 9:35:50 AM     (No. 9690105)

Christie pretty much "stayed home" when it was time to help elect Steve Lonegan as our new Republican Senator. Other than tepid endorsement and minimal participation in helping Lonegan win, Christie played games. That will not be forgotten, and I remind the RNC of their similar lack of support every time I get one of their mailings.

If Christie becomes the (R) nominee, I will vote for him. But I am almost thankful that he is thrown into the Bridge and Sandy messes NOW, instead of later. Let´s see how he handles himself, and how he deals with his "friends" in the media and across the aisle. This is an excellent "Snap out of it!" moment for our Governor.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/13/2014 9:39:50 AM     (No. 9690112)

The Saudi princes are right: RINO horns are an aphrodisiac, and the news media are aroused over the dust produced from Christie´s horns.

Christie´s fall from media grace will hopefully permit real Republicans to step forward with pro-growth, pro-individual and limited government policies. The media loved Christie because, like McCain, he is always ready to undermine fellow Republicans while making few if any jabs on Obama´s policies. The media will soon find other RINOs to put on a pedestal before pushing it,out from under them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/13/2014 10:00:45 AM     (No. 9690133)

To answer #9, I´m staying home if (yet another) RINO is propped up in front of us. I haven´t missed an election in a very long time, but it has to stop.

When the Dems are in control, they try to destroy us, when a Repub gets in (lately) they hold the line until a Dem can get back in and continue the wrecking ball policies that ensure the republics demise and enrich the statist politburo...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: K620, 1/13/2014 10:06:30 AM     (No. 9690136)

#9, it´s different with Chris Christie. For those who stayed home and refused to vote the the eminently decent man, Mitt Romney, shame on you. But Chris Christie is not, IMO, a decent man. To vote for him would be to give one´s imprimatur to an obnoxious, hyprocritical, self-centered bully; to a man whose only real concern is himself; to a man who, despite his US Attorney credentials, does not care about the law. To me, it is not that "he is not conservative enough;" it´s that he is a deeply flawed and repugnant man. Assuming that is my sincere belief (and it is), do you really think I should cast my ballot for him?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/13/2014 10:12:53 AM     (No. 9690142)

So where is the investigation into Obama´s commercials for the disaster known as Obamacare?

#9 you and your RINO buddies have made it perfectly clear that you dont need us conservatives so don´t you dare complain when we don´t vote for your guy.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/13/2014 10:26:07 AM     (No. 9690161)

#9 said nothing to indicate support of Christie, so forget the "RINO" ugliness. #9 asked a question that many of us discuss. And, much to my dismay, some of you have said, yes, you would stay home.

I have voted for many candidates over my lifetime who were not my first, 10th or 50th choice, but the alternative on the Dem ballot was not a possiblity for me. Of course, that´s what you do when you don´t vote. The guy on the other side gets a bye.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/13/2014 10:33:08 AM     (No. 9690167)

#8, Say what??? Of course it is about politics. It is doubtful he would ever get the Republican nomination but he has been polling better that PIAPS and must be taken down for fear he will split a Democrat vote.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: slab, 1/13/2014 11:28:08 AM     (No. 9690222)

Maybe it´s just me, but I noticed a strong whiff of sarcasm in #8´s commentary, despite the absence of an /s switch.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 1/13/2014 11:29:20 AM     (No. 9690224)

He is a crook. A Democrat in Republican clothing. His buddy Obama got his share to be sure...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 1/13/2014 11:32:09 AM     (No. 9690230)

How ironic, the alphabet networks picked Christie as the perfect balance for the Republican Presidential Candidate then ran a bunch of polls saying he was golden. Now they are coming out as being ´investigative" reporters and implying he is doing the citizens of Jersey dirty with !Federal Taxpayer! funds...he should have kept the extra weight...he will need it to deflect all the arrows from Hillary´s Flying Monkeys and Hussein´s reconstituted former ACORN soldiers.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rama41, 1/13/2014 11:37:18 AM     (No. 9690239)

#9 has a good question and deserves better responses than name-calling, breath-holding, pouting, and snarky comments. The real monster in the room is the MSM and their profound ability to drive the train for the other side. Let´s deal with that before we tear apart our own candidates.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 1/13/2014 11:47:12 AM     (No. 9690249)

OK, take your pick , Christie or Hillary? If Hillary gets elected keep your mouths shut´

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/13/2014 11:47:46 AM     (No. 9690250)

I´m still waiting for investigations into the wasting of billions by the then Dems. in power in Louisiana after Katrina!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/13/2014 11:52:16 AM     (No. 9690254)

It is certain that funds were misused. i.e. misused right into political pockets.

Any time billions of public $$ are routed into a state that will happen. Some places are regarded as better, some as worse. NJ is widely regarded as worser.

The laws and regulations are so complex you cannot be innocent, you can only intend to be.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nevernaught, 1/13/2014 11:57:48 AM     (No. 9690264)

I will say it again... Conservatives always vote, they don´t stay home. Saying they do, is just rhetoric and there is no proof in repeating that time and time again.

If that makes you feel better for always nominating poor moderate candidates then we are all doomed. Dole, McCain and Romney. I voted for them all and they all lost. Who´s up next... Christie or possibly McAmnesty again?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/13/2014 1:48:49 PM     (No. 9690394)

#24, I´m going to support the conservative candidate. If that person doesn´t win the primary, I will continually point out that the moderates keep giving us crap candidates. Besides, Rove said he doesn´t need us so what do care what we think, say or do?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/14/2014     (No. 9691035)

What makes people think Hillary and Christie will be the only two choices for people to vote for come election day?

They may be, but I wouldn´t be so sure of it at this point. Of course, the GOP can make sure that does not happen, but I think they plan to anoint, er I mean nominate, either Christie or Bush anyway.

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Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

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