Even though Prince Harry is known to get a little rowdy when visiting the United States, during his next visit to New Jersey, the Governor insists that he'll make sure Harry keeps in line.
Comedians Jimmy Dore and Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) discuss a funny voicemail message left by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
*******intheopinion**** - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has got it right when it comes to taxes and wages.
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Revel for a special press conference. Joined by
Revel executives, Governor Christie remarked on what the resort means for Atlantic City, the people of the
area and the future of the Jersey Shore.
*******uselectionnews**** For New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the question is not whether he could win the 2012 Presidential Election, the Republican Governor is absolutely sure that he could win both the GOP nomination and the General Election against President Obama next year.
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It’s been a wide open race for the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential campaign. But there’s always been an “elephant in the room.” No, not Chris Christie. GOP candidates can stop looking over their shoulders -- Sarah Palin will not run for president.
Palin made the announcement on the Mark Levin radio show, but she went on FOX News after to explain her decision.
“But I believe that they -- when they take a step back -- will understand why the decision was made and understand that really you don’t need a title to make a difference in this country. I think that I’m proof of that.”
A writer for Slate agrees, Palin doesn’t need to be president to have an impact.
“She is an exceedingly talented self promoter. This is a big deal, because self-promotion is something that American women have historically been bad at, and they pay for that shortcoming in everything from mediocre salaries to thwarted ambitions.”
But she’s still got her Fox News gig, except that network chief Roger Ailes recently told the AP she was hired because she was quote “hot and got good ratings.”
As for Palin’s future ambitions, a writer for The Guardian says this effectively ends her career as a major political player.
“The weakness of the 2012 Republican field was such that had Palin chosen to make a serious effort, she could have done well. She could have won the nomination. Now she almost certainly never will.”
So no Palin, no Chris Christie. It looks like the Republican field is pretty much set. CNN’s Mark Preston and Carol Costello suggest Palin just didn’t have what the GOP was looking for.
Mark Preston: “So Sarah Palin probably made the right decision, Carol.”
Carol Costello: “Yeah, and Republicans -- at least it seems that way right now because Romney remains on top -- Republicans want electability, right? They want somebody who can beat President Obama and Sarah Palin was not that candidate, at least in their minds.”
Palin says she’s undecided on a candidate to endorse within the current field, but she did say she’s “impressed” by businessman Herman Cain.
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and other stuff.........
Home Secretary Theresa May has been challenged by Church leaders about why the Government wants to redefine marriage -- The Governor of the State of New Jersey has said Marriage is too important to be treated as a political football, and that any redefinition should be voted on by the people -- In an astonishing claim, American President Barack Obama has said that abortion can help daughters "fulfill their dreams" -- Private abortion clinics are set to be allowed to advertise in the UK on TV and radio -- Oxford Professor Roger Trigg has said in a new book that social priorities like 'equality' are trumping the right to religious freedom in court cases -- A couple in England who have been raising their child as 'gender neutral', have revealed that their five-year-old, Sasha, is a boy -- Independent MSP Margo MacDonald has launched a new attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland -- And a new poll has revealed that 85% of Christians in Britain say that they are proud of the Queen.
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You couldn’t talk about politics during the 2010 election without mentioning tea. The grassroots Tea Party movement claimed candidates … who won elections, and even created their own caucuses in Congress. But, as the 2012 cycle heats up, has the tea gone cold? NPR has reflections from a New York Times reporter.
“The Tea Party was always going to be a phenomenon of a midterm elections ... and when you have smaller voter turnout a group like the Tea Party can have more of an influence.”
The headlines agree. The Tea Party hasn’t been as big a force this election cycle. But don’t tell that to Rick Santelli. The man who some credit with the start of the Tea Party movement after a TV rant … has another rant ready … this time for CNBC.
“While the vandals are on the street corners, the Tea Party Conservatives? They’re working the state houses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House.”
So according to Santelli, the Tea Party is largely silent because it did its job. It got its candidates into the halls of power. But the Daily Beast says while there aren’t the massive rallies of 2010, the Tea Party is still a part of the 2012 campaign conversation.
“...while the Tea Parties may not be dictating who the candidate is this year, they certainly have dictated the issues the candidates are talking about and what they are saying, particularly in the area of fiscal restraint, free-market capitalism, and the virtues of the Tea Party’s favorite historical document, the U.S. Constitution.”
And the Tea Party’s lack of active participation in picking a candidate this election cycle might be on purpose. On the topic of candidates, Tea Party leader Mark Meckler tells the Daily Caller ...
“‘Nobody’s thrilled. … I’m not seeing any sort of consensus around any of the candidates because I don’t think anybody’s entirely satisfied,’ he said. Asked to name leaders that tea partiers wished would have run, Meckler mentioned Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.”
But a Tea Party member tells WTSP in Tampa the thing about the party is … well … it’s NOT a party.
“We’re not a national party, we’re a national movement.”
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State leaders are blaming a clerical error for New Jersey’s loss of a potential $400 million for its education system. But some analysts say the state wouldn't have won anyway.
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It’s a field better defined by who’s NOT in.
When Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced he would not run in 2012 -- many in the chattering class declared the GOP - desperate.
CBS: “Republicans are just not enthusiastic about the crop of candidates so far.”
ABC: “I think it's indicative of a Republican field not quite knowing where to go with this.”
Only one week earlier, some in the press had declared Daniels the GOP’s “savior.”
And now -- they’re left lost. Scrambling. So says Politico’s Jonathan Martin -- who predicts...
“...low-hum grumbling among Republican insiders that they’re gearing up to face President Obama with the weakest primary field in recent memory.”
A quick recap of who’s who in the GOP’s bid to boot President Obama:
IN the running - Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, and Tim Pawlenty -- who officially announced Monday morning.
And OUT: Mike Pence, Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee and real estate mogul Donald Trump. And now Daniels.
CBS’ John Dickerson says Republicans aren’t happy with their options so far -- pointing to a recent Associated Press poll.
“45% of republicans said they didn't like the men who were running. Well, Mitch Daniels was, a lot of Republicans thought he could improve that. He was the last hope out there of candidates who might get in the race. Now that he hasn't, it means that whoever the nominee is in the party is going to have to make a case for how they are going to get Republicans excited.”
Daniels says he opted out of running at the request of his wife and four daughters. On ABC - Senior Washington editor Rick Klein says - the problem with the GOP is no one wants in -- but he also predicts -- the field isn’t set yet.
“Look to the Fall for another star power. There's just too much angst out there in the Republican field for there not to be an increased interest and another run at one of these folks possibly running for president in 2012.”
A columnist for conservative blog Hot Air says -- don’t believe the hype -- or -- lack thereof. Daniels was never officially in the running, so...
“...which segment of the base is left looking for a home, if any? ... Call me crazy, but I really don’t think an exit by Daniels shakes up the early stages of the race all that much.”
That may be so -- but it isn’t stopping plenty of pundits from speculating who will “take his place.” On Fox News, The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Gigot plays along.
CHRIS WALLACE: “...does it open up the race for a late entry like Chris Christie or Paul Ryan or someone...”
PAUL GIGOT: “I think this is going to open it up for Chris Christie and Paul Ryan, and Paul Ryan will think hard about this and he said he wanted to pass his budget to term the debate for the 2012 election and if nobody takes up the mantle, he's going to think, well, makes I should and the third person I would say you have to think about now is Jeb Bush...”
Both Chris Christie and Paul Ryan have denied they’re running. Other Republicans said to be considering -- Minnesota Congresswoman and Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann, former Ambassador to China John Huntsman and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
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It’s the politics of natural disasters...
As many on the East Coast hunker down for Irene, politicians are on their tippy toes.
The Christian Science Monitor explains...
“For elected leaders in the US, it is now an axiom of post-Katrina politics that they must either be prepared for a major storm or suffer voter wrath afterward.Given all the smart preparations for hurricane Irene along the Eastern Seaboard, the axiom seems to have sunk in.”
Whether it’s an agency director, the President or a lawmaker -- no one is left out of the storm’s path. After House Majority Leader Eric Cantor commented on the economics of Irene, a Fox News roundtable sounds off...
“I have a friend, who, wherever we go, no matter what we do, he talks about girls. Doesn’t matter, he’s going ‘Did you see this girl? I’m seeing this girl.’ We’d be at a funeral. It’s the same thing with politics. At some point you gotta stop with the politics. It was the right time to bring up some, whether it’s true or not. It’s like people have other things to worry about.”
While many flee the storms path, MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” discusses the importance of getting a head of the storm.
REPORTER: “We saw that with Joplin Missouri, we saw that obviously you know with a whole other set of things, you know the snow storms in New York and New Jersey, you know, where Mike Bloomberg saw his approval ratings drop, Chris Christie being criticized for being in Disneyworld at the time.”
HOST: “And that iconic image, we’ve talked about it, George Bush kind of looking down out of the plane at Hurricane Katrina, that in some ways kind of encapsulated for some people what they didn’t like.”
REPORTER: “That’s why we are going to hear Obama speak about it today, because he has to show he’s in front of something.”
While politicians try and find middle ground between keeping mum and politicizing the issue -- GOP Presidential Candidate Ron Paul is going all in.
“...Ron Paul slammed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and said that no national response to Hurricane Irene is necessary....it's very old news that Ron Paul thinks we should abolish FEMA, it's just rare that you hear anyone say we should go back to the good old days of disaster response and management. ‘We should be like 1900’ is a very illuminating statement.”
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Boehner screws up, Christie cries about it, and Pelosi walks into a pole.