New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a tough talking school reformer, said on Friday that even a hint of compromise from the state teachers union could turn him into Mr. Nice Guy. Full story
The Federal Transit Administration has determined that New Jersey must repay the federal government the entire $271 million it spent on early design and construction work for a New Jersey-New York train tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped. Full story
New Jersey suffered its second downgrade this year on Wednesday after Moody's Investors Service cut its credit rating, tarnishing Gov. Chris Christie's budget fighting reputation as he works to close a $4 billion shortfall. Full story
New Jersey's top election official has ruled that nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis fails to meet the four-year state residency requirement to run for elected office. Full story
Takedown: In the beginning of his governorship pundits were singing his praises. Now, his approval ratings in New Jersey are taking a nosedive after he’s targeted the middle class.
Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md., joins Morning Joe to discuss the fundamental differences between Republican governors and Democratic governors in 2011. O'Malley says the difference is that Democratic governors reform pension systems and balance budgets in a way that does not vilify Republicans. O'Malle
Sideshow: Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., allowed a five-year-old to be honorary governor for the day after a video of him crying about wanting that position went viral.
Bestselling author Harlan Coben joins Morning Joe to discuss his new novel, “Live Wire,” which is the tenth book in his series on fictitious sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Coben also discusses receiving the Vermeil Medal of Honor, growing up with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, and why he’s the Jerry Lewis
Mo’ Joe: A recent Gallup poll shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leading the way among GOP 2012 presidential candidates in terms of ‘positive intensity,’ with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin not far behind. The Atlantic Media Company’s Ron Brownstein joins the discussion.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: (L-R) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Newark Mayor Corey Booker and Gayle King attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City.