Chris Christie promises to 'get the job done' as he wins 2nd term

Chris Christie promises to 'get the job done' as he wins 2nd term

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a second term easily Tuesday, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono by a 3-2 margin.
Report: Christie mulls White House run

Report: Christie mulls White House run

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A source close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is taking a hard look at a presidential bid, his state's largest newspaper reported Thursday.
George W. Bush to speak on counter-terrorism

George W. Bush to speak on counter-terrorism

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A new counter-terrorism summit will debut in New York next month and will feature former U.S. President George W. Bush as keynote speaker.
9/11 panel leaders: U.S. still vulnerable

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Leaders of the 9/11 Commission organized to examine the terror attacks nine years ago say the United States remains vulnerable to terrorist assaults.

Kean: Terror suspect did U.S. 'a favor'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did the United States "a favor," former Sept. 11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean said Sunday.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Intelligence lapses before the U.S. airline bombing attempt recall those preceding the 2001 terror attacks, says the former Sept. 11 commission chairman.

Group urges standard for interrogations

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A single standard is needed for all U.S. interrogators, a bipartisan group of national security experts said in an advertisement that ran Monday.
Kean: CIA impeded 9/11 inquiry

Kean: CIA impeded 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Sept. 11 commission Monday criticized the CIA, accusing the U.S. spy agency of interfering with the panel's work.

The 9/11 panel and the CIA tapes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The CIA assured the Sept. 11 Commission that all requested information on al-Qaida interrogations had been turned over, it was reported Saturday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006.
By United Press International

Democrat Menendez holds N.J. Senate seat

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- New Jersey voters Tuesday elected Democrat Robert Menendez to the Senate seat that he had held by appointment.

Menendez maintains lead in N.J.

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey voters appear likely to elect Robert Menendez to the U.S. Senate seat he obtained through appointment, a poll released Monday said.

Many in N.J. don't like Senate hopefuls

TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New Jersey voters view the candidates for the U.S. Senate less favorably as Election Day nears than they did in September, a poll released Thursday finds.

N.J. 'mob' ad annoys Italian-Americans

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A commercial in which a Tony Soprano-style mobster calls U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey his "boy" has angered Italian-American groups.

N.J. Senate race a statistical tie

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A famous name has helped keep the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey in a competitive race, a New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
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Thomas Kean
Former Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission Thomas Kean testifies before a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on nuclear and radiological threats to the United States, in Washington on March 28, 2006 (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Thomas Howard Kean ( /ˈkeɪn/; born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990. Kean is best known globally, however, for his 2002 appointment as Chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, widely known as the 9/11 Commission, which was responsible for investigating the causes of the September 11, 2001 attacks and providing recommendations to prevent future terrorist attacks. He was appointed to this post by U.S. President George W. Bush. Upon the completion of his second term as Governor, he served as the president of Drew University for 15 years, until his retirement in 2005.

Kean was born in New York City to a long line of New Jersey politicians. His mother was Elizabeth Howard and his father, Robert Kean, was a U.S. Representative. His grandfather Hamilton Fish Kean and great-uncle John Kean both served as U.S. Senators. His second great-uncle was Hamilton Fish, a U.S. Senator, governor of New York, and Secretary of State. Kean's relative, William Livingston, was a delegate to the Continental Congress and the first governor of New Jersey.

Kean was initially educated at The Potomac School in Washington, D.C. When he reached the fourth grade, he entered St. Albans School. In 1946, at the age of eleven, his parents then enrolled him at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, the alma mater of his father and two older brothers.

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