1. SANDY RELIEF

    Christie: ‘Shame on Congress’

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    Don't mess with New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie held a press conference Wednesday slamming Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans for what he called their “disappointing and disgusting” decision to pull the bill that would have provided billions in relief aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. “Shame on you. Shame on Congress,” Christie said. “Last night, politics was placed before hosts to serve our citizens. For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch.” In an earlier joint statement with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Christie also slammed the GOP, saying its “failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented.” Following the statements, Rep. Peter King announced the House will vote Friday on $9 billion of the Sandy aid, followed by another vote on Jan. 15 for $51 billion in assistance. 

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