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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 2:59 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's Gov. Chris Christie, lounging in a beach chair in the Oval Office. There he is again, sitting in the sand as the lovers from the movie "From Here to Eternity" roll around in the surf. And there he is, relaxing outside the meat store from "The Sopranos." Christie is...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 3:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's Gov. Chris Christie, lounging in a beach chair in the Oval Office. There he is again, sitting in the sand as the lovers from the movie "From Here to Eternity" roll around in the surf. And there he is, relaxing outside the meat store from "The Sopranos." Christie is...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 12:57 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie got blistered by the public Monday after he was photographed sunning himself over the Fourth of July weekend on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to everyone else because of a government shutdown. Online, people mocked the governor as selfish and...
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In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, uses the beach with his family and friends at the governor's summer house at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. Christie is defending his use of the beach, closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 11:38 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie got blistered online Monday after he was photographed sunning himself on a New Jersey beach that he had closed to the public over the Fourth of July weekend because of a government shutdown. Commenters mocked the governor as selfish and arrogant and cracked...
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In this June 30, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In firm control of the federal government, Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2017 - 3:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. But in New York's Trump Tower cafe, the Gentry family blames Congress, not the president. Like...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance, but they’re more upbeat about how he’s handling the economy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 31, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's overall performance two months into his presidency. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same percentage...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new survey shows most Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance, but they’re more upbeat about how he’s handling the economy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 30, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump's overall performance, and about the same...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, a new survey shows Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance but are more upbeat about his handling of the economy. The poll was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research amid the collapse of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 1986, file photo, lawmakers watch closely as President Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. From left, are: Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, Rep. Raymond McGrath, R-N.Y.; Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., Rep. Frank Guerini, D-N.J.; Sen. Russell Long, D-La.; Rep. William Coyne, D-Pa., and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn. The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting relationships. The situation facing President Donald Trump features none of those advantages. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
March 28, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fundamentals of tax overhaul were strong some 30 years ago. A popular president, Republican Ronald Reagan, pushed the landmark 1986 measure. Powerful and experienced congressional leaders shepherded the legislation with bipartisan support. Key players had established, trusting...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2008, file photo shows the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: “Mister Speaker, the President of the United States” just like always. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 28, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump is issuing a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system and revving up the U.S. economy, declaring in excerpts of the speech that "the time for small thinking is over." But Trump's Tuesday night address...
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