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January 12th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: 'There is no magic wand to wave'

A rising star in the Republican Party, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made tough choices during his tenure in office by closing the state spending gap and getting tough with teachers unions. He says there no easy choices to make in hard economic times and there is "no magic wand to wave."

Today, Christie talks to American Morning's T.J. Holmes about politicians telling the truth, making tough decisions in education and whether or not he is winning the battle against MTV's "Jersey Shore."

Filed under: Economy • Education • Education cuts • Politics
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  1. Dex

    CNN, you guys really blew it last night. A political panel was not needed. You guys needed News Pro's, not political pundits. There was no need to factcheck ..the Congresswoman opening her eyes (bringing on Dr. Gunta). ..the blogs are filled saying u guys were more insensitive than FOXnews. time, put a Veteran on as anchor. ..someone with a sense of history and thought.

    January 13, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  2. Steve

    As all of this is discussed, debated, and otherwise thought about, I felt it important to note a very important thing. We continually hear this theory, coming from far right politicians and pundits primarily, that violent tv and video games, Heavy metal and rap songs, and other violent imagery in our culture is a root cause of increased violence in our youth. Today we have a prime example of a disturbed young man committing egregious acts of violence and now there is no way that images of crosshairs over people and "don't retreat, reload" has nothing to do with it? I think not.

    January 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm |