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Christie Had 2 Private Email Accounts; NJ Governor Blocks Release Of Any Messages He May Have sent

Chris Christie Had Two Private Email Accounts; NJ Governor Blocks Release Of Any Messages He May Have Sent To Government Officials

“Hillary Clinton doesn't want us to know what she's doing -- she believes we don't have a right to know,” the GOP presidential hopeful said in August.

“When I'm president of the United States, you'll have a right to know what your president is doing, and we have the obligation to be held accountable for what we're doing,” he declared. Yet, back in New Jersey, the Republican governor’s administration is asserting executive privilege to block the release of any emails he may have sent to state officials from two private email accounts.

Christie aides won’t confirm that the governor used private email to conduct state business. But there is evidence that he did: As WNYC reported, the legislative committee investigating the August 2013 “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal uncovered an email that Christie sent to a government official from a private Yahoo account. A week before that disclosure, Christie told a New Hampshire audience: "I had a private email account, but I didn't do my business on a private email account.”

In August and September, International Business Times filed open-records requests for emails between state agencies and both a Yahoo address (christopherchristie1@yahoo.com) and an AOL account (hen84@aol.com) -- the latter of which was listed as Christie’s address on a website for alumni of the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s office. The agencies indicated they knew both email addresses belonged to the governor, and blocked the release of any emails from the addresses by citing executive privilege.

State records later obtained by IBT show that the agencies and independent records officers coordinated with both the governor’s office and the New Jersey attorney general’s office -- which is controlled by Christie -- on the letters denying the requests.


No such country as "Malaya" but everything else our media partner wrote about TPP must be true?


Gov. Brown Signs End of Life Option Act, Legalizing Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill

Source: KTLA

Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths.

Approving the bill, whose opponents included the Catholic Church, appeared to be a gut-wrenching decision for the 77-year-old governor, who as a young man studied to enter the priesthood.

In considering it, Brown said he had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.”

California becomes the fifth state to allow assisted suicide, following Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont.

Read more: http://ktla.com/2015/10/05/gov-brown-signs-medical-aid-in-dying-bill-legalizing-assisted-suicide-in-california/

If Guns Were As Regulated As Cars


A new study shows how unique Republican views are across the developed world

The Guardian
Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian

A paper published in the journal Politics and Policy by Sondre Båtstrand at the University of Bergen in Norway compared the climate positions of conservative political parties around the world.

Båtstrand examined the platforms or manifestos of the conservative parties from the USA, UK, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.

He found that the US Republican Party stands alone in its rejection of the need to tackle climate change and efforts to become the party of climate supervillains.


"In any other democracy in the world, a Jeb Bush would be an isolated loon, operating outside the major parties, perhaps carrying on at conferences with fellow cranks, but having no prospects of seeing his vision carried out in government. But the United States is different.

Here in America, ideas like Bush’s fit comfortably within one of the two major political parties. Indeed, the greatest barrier to Bush claiming his party’s nomination is the quite possibly justified sense that he is too sober and moderate to suit the GOP."

the rest:

FIORINA: The Enron candidate


If everyone had a gun, we wouldn't have to worry about gun violence.

This is why war zones are noted for their safety.

snark from:

If more guns make us safer, why isn't the US the safest country in the world?

The textbook used in TX referred to slaves as "workers"


He didn't seem to mind it when he has Sarah Palin running around accusing Obama of being a terrorist

McCain: GOPers' Use Of Derogatory Language Is Hurting The Republican Party

"I think we are hurting ourselves and our chances to win the general election," McCain said. "If we disparage each other and impugn character of each other, then after the primary is over then obviously there's a trust and support deficit among the American people."

"We can fight like blazes with each other where we disagree, but to impugn each other's characters and integrity is very harmful to each other, ourselves, and our chances of winning a general election," he said, adding that he thought leaders should condemn bigotry when they hear it.


"Always a rush after a big shooting"



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