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April 27, 2016, 5:53 amGeorgia 2016

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April 18, 2016, 7:08 pmWho Luvs Ya!

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April 4, 2016, 2:32 amYou can deal with this' or you can deal with that'

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April 2, 2016, 12:31 amA Tarnished Brand

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March 31, 2016, 12:26 amPerception means a lot

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March 30, 2016, 12:49 amVets are not falling for Trump's BS

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March 27, 2016, 12:44 amMexicans plan to celebrate Trump on Easter

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March 24, 2016, 11:37 pmMake America...

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March 20, 2016, 2:18 amRepublican . Democrat . Trump

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March 17, 2016, 2:27 amIt's all an Illusion

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March 12, 2016, 2:42 amThe Biggest Loser

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March 9, 2016, 2:23 amTimes change, but the meaning remains the same.

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March 5, 2016, 12:44 amI can make repubs do anything I say

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March 1, 2016, 11:12 pm6 New Jersey Newspapers Call On Christie To Resign

 

"We're fed up with his hypocrisy."

03/01/2016 06:10 pm
The newspapers have called on Chris Christie to leave his post as governor immediately.

Six newspapers in New Jersey called on Gov. Chris Christie to resign in a searing editorial published Tuesday, expressing frustration with the former GOP presidential candidate and his newfound allegiance for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Local papers the Asbury Park Press, Home News Tribune, Courier News, Cherry Hill Courier-Post, Daily Journal and Morristown Daily Record said Christie should step down after "his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda."

"We’re disgusted with his endorsement of Donald Trump after he spent months on the campaign trail trashing him," the editorial reads. "And we’re fed up with his continuing travel out of state on New Jersey’s dime, stumping for Trump."

The piece goes on to note that Christie spent 261 full or partial days out of the state last year alone. It questions his recent pledge to Trump and lambasts his lack of correspondence with the media since he suspended his presidential campaign. The editorial also calls on citizens to initiate a recall should their governor refuse to leave his post.

"For the good of the state, it’s time for Christie to do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor," it reads. "New Jersey needs someone whose full attention is devoted to making life better for New Jersey’s citizens."

The news comes just a few short weeks after the Trump endorsement, which could indicate Christie is vying for vice presidential consideration under the business magnate. But the allegiance has been met with harsh backlash from GOP leadership, who say the governor has tarnished his own brand.

But that brand may already be facing some serious tests, as Christie's popularity in his home state has waned in recent months. A poll released in January found just 31 percent of New Jersey voters had a favorable opinion of their governor, while 59 percent said they disapproved of his administration.

Christie's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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February 27, 2016, 9:40 pmListen to a real billionaire speak about the health of the US Economy

Buffett rails against presidential candidates who talk down economy

Reuters
By Jennifer Ablan and Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett bemoaned the "negative drumbeat" on the U.S. economy from presidential candidates in his annual Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholder letter on Saturday, saying they are misleading Americans into believing their children will be worse off than they are.

"It's an election year, and candidates can't stop speaking about our country's problems (which, of course, only they can solve)," Buffett wrote, italicizing "they" for emphasis.

As a result of their dour outlook on the U.S. economy, many Americans now believe that their children will not live as prosperously as they themselves do, the 85-year-old Buffett said.

"That view is dead wrong: The babies being born in America today are the luckiest crop in history," Buffett sai

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Buffett did not single out any presidential candidates by name. The billionaire in December officially threw his backing behind Hillary Clinton, a Democrat.

"During presidential elections where no incumbent is running, both sides who are running for president always say they are the ones to solve the nation's problems and point out what those problems are," said Bill Smead, who invests $2.1 billion at Smead Capital Management in Seattle.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who won New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement on Friday, has offered a bleak assessment of the U.S. economy, repeatedly saying it is in a "bubble" that he hopes will pop before he takes office. "I don't want to inherit all this stuff," he has said.

In his letter, Buffett said "some commentators bemoan our current 2 percent per year growth" in real gross domestic product, "and, yes, we would all like to see a higher rate."

But he said America's population is growing about 0.8 percent per year, and that 2 percent GDP growth equates to a 1.2 percent per capita growth rate.

"That may not sound impressive," Buffett said. "But in a single generation of, say, 25 years, that rate of growth leads to a gain of 34.4 percent in real GDP per capita."

Buffett, whose home in Omaha, Nebraska sits on less than an acre, said society has advanced significantly since he grew up during and after the Great Depression.

"All families in my upper middle-class neighborhood regularly enjoy a living standard better than that achieved by John D. Rockefeller Sr. at the time of my birth," he said.

"His unparalleled fortune couldn't buy what we now take for granted, whether the field is - to name just a few - transportation, entertainment, communication or medical services. Rockefeller certainly had power and fame; he could not, however, live as well as my neighbors now do."

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