Christie out of running for Trump chief of staff

ABC News is reporting that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is out of the running to be President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff. “It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff,” Christie said in a statement. “However, I’ve told the President that now is not the right time for me and my family to undertake this serious

Pascrell would ‘love to be’ Trade Subcommittee chair

Rep. Bill Pascrell on Monday told the New Jersey Globe that he’d “love to be” chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, of which he is ranking member. “I worked hard the two years, and folks will decide,” Pascrell said. “We'll see what happens.” With the recent trade war over tariffs between the China and the United States — not to mention upcoming changes to the country’s

Poll: More voters see divided country

There are more American voters that think the country is greatly divided than there were last year, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. Of the 802 registered voters polled by Monmouth, 77% think the country’s citizens are greatly divided, while only 20% think Americans are united. The numbers saw a slight worsening of voter attitudes compared to last year, when 72% saw a great divide in he country