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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. in March. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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Christie criticizes Rice, calls NFL’s Roger Goodell ‘An outstanding man’

On Townsquare New Jersey’s “Ask the Governor” Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie spoke in support of the NFL's expulsion of ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice, who was caught on video punching his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

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Landfill Protesters Confront Christie Outside NJ 101.5 Studio

Gov. Christie was confronted by a group of angry protesters as he approached the NJ 101.5 studios earlier today on his way to the Ask the Governor program. The protesters are concerned about hydrogen sulfide emissions wafting from the Fenimore landfill into the nearby town of Roxbury, in Morris County, and say Christie isn't doing enough to help battle the problem.

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Christie: Teachers at ‘Underperforming’ Schools Will ‘Work Longer’ [VIDEO]

As recently as three weeks ago, Gov. Christie said he would support a longer school day and a longer school year for underperforming schools in New Jersey. A caller to Townsquare Media's Ask the Governor program Monday asked Christie how extending the work week would affect teachers.

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Sonya Thomas competes in the women's division of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island
Sonya Thomas competes in the women's division of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island (Monika Graff/Getty Images)
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Christie Agrees the State Hot Dog Should Be Italian [VIDEO]

Little known fact: New Jersey does not have its own state hot dog. (It does, however, have lots of other state symbols, including a state dance. And a state dirt – it's downer soil. Don't ask how we know that.)

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Christie on Bieber: ‘This is an Abomination’

On NJ 101.5's Ask the Governor program with Chris Christie Wednesday, host Eric Scott sprung a somewhat unexpected question on the governor, submitted by a listener: Could Christie, perhaps, "convince [Justin Bieber] to do a benefit concert for all those suffering after Sandy?"

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Christie Calls Obamacare a ‘Train Wreck,’ Glad NJ Has No Health Exchange

Gov. Chris Christie didn't mince words tonight when talking about the Affordable Care Act, calling the law a "disaster" and a "train wreck."

"This is just an awful law that made no sense. I’m glad that the train wreck’s not mine, it’s his," the governor said, referring to President Obama

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5 Major North Jersey Traffic Updates You Would Have Missed Without NJ 101.5 #ProtectNJ1015

Without traffic updates, commuting in Northern New Jersey to and from New York City – especially near the Lincoln Tunnel – would be a nightmare. But that's what could happen: A station applying to block out NJ 101.5 in North Jersey could take away your only Jersey-centric source for traffic updates on the radio.

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Governor Christie Defends Calling New York Daily News Writer Manish Mehta an ‘Idiot’

Gov. Christie took heat this week for a frank radio interview he gave Monday, in which he called New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta a "dope" and an "idiot." Tonight on NJ 101.5's Ask the Governor program, Christie wasn't apologizing.

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