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GOPers Race to Build Foreign-Policy Credentials

February 4, 2015
Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
If Chris Christie had hoped his trip to London would help build his profile in foreign affairs before he launches a presidential campaign, it didn’t work out so well. News coverage of the New Jersey governor’s three-day trip was dominated by a statement he made about childhood vaccinations and the ensuing firestorm.

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November 3, 2014
Chris Christie considers run; Obama-allies tension; stopgap bill; Al-Qaeda leader dead.
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Potential 2016 Candidates Already Making Moves

October 31, 2014
Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and other potential candidates are hitting the trail.
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His political standing damaged by bridge scandal, Chris Christie seeks a new image

October 16, 2014
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Fresh off a flight from New Hampshire, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie bounded toward the rain-soaked football field, shaking hands and posing for selfies with students from this mostly African American community.
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Will Christie Apologize?

July 29, 2014
John Dickerson | Slate Magazine
Lots of politicians get blamed for gridlock, but few can really grab it with both mitts and own it the way Gov. Chris Christie now can. One of his top aides gave the go-ahead to shut down traffic into Fort Lee, N.J., because the town's Democratic mayor wouldn't endorse Christie's re-election bid. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," wrote Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff in the governor’s office.* Then, when the traffic was causing the predictable problems, Christie's aides appeared to delight in the fact that the ones being inconvenienced were likely to vote for Christie's opponent.
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Chris Christie's New Compassionate Conservatism

June 23, 2014
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Republicans have an image problem. “Only 16 percent of Americans believe the Republican Party is compassionate,” Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, told a roomful of Christian conservatives on Friday, citing a recent poll. Voters, he said, see Republicans as fighting against things and Democrats as fighting for people—and, framed in those terms, it's no surprise people tend to prefer the latter.
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Christie bridge controversy exposes a GOP rising star to new scrutiny

May 13, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
The brash qualities that have made Chris Christie one of the fastest-rising stars in politics — and a putative Republican front-runner for the presidency in 2016 — are suddenly looming as the biggest threat to his future prospects.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
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Chris Christie at CPAC: Back to the future

March 7, 2014
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Looking to the future, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rolled back the clock on Thursday. Appearing at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Christie was not the humbled politician embroiled in scandal at home, or the bipartisan governor who talked throughout his reelection campaign about working cooperatively with Democrats in his state, or the Christie whose praise for President Obama in the days after Hurricane Sandy infuriated Republicans.
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