Christie Edges Closer To Democratic Conversion With Featured Spot At Clinton Economic Summit
Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will partner with Hillary Clinton next month as double-billed featured speakers at a Clinton Global Initiative conference, to be held June 13 in Chicago.
The CGI America event serves as a sort of brainstorming session on economic issues, with this year’s focus on how to “promote economic recovery in the United States.”
CGI was founded in 2005 by former President Bill Clinton as a bipartisan group. But looking at some of the other high-profile names scheduled to attend this year’s event, Christie still seems — barely — the most conservative of the bunch.
Ben Bullard Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.
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