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  • Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week

    04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN
    Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
  • Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorumís Departure

    04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum¬ís Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He¬íll ¬ĎFinally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney¬í Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ¬í1-on-1‚Ä≤ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner. Below are some highlights from Huckabee¬ís interview with Gingrich: ¬ďI did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and...
  • Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race [No Full Time Reporters]

    03/31/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race Empty of funds, Gingrich adds that Mitt Romney is 'clearly the frontrunner' but remains defiant against calls for him to quit Ewen MacAskill 30 March 2012 Newt Gingrich has come the closest yet to acknowledging what just about everyone else in the political world has already decided: that he has no chance of becoming the Republican presidential candidate and that Mitt Romney is going to be the winner. Interviewed on WTMJ radio on the campaign trail in Wisconisn ahead of its Tuesday primary, Gingrich virtually admitted...
  • Santorum: Zimmerman Ďhas a very sick mind,í motive Ďa malicious oneí

    03/25/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 412 replies · 19+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Sundayís ďFace the NationĒ on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich was critical of President Barack Obamaís reaction, but Santorum placed the blame on accused shooter George Zimmermanís mental state. ďWell, you know, obviously, Iím not privy to whatís going on in someoneís mind,Ē Santorum said. ďObviously, in my opinion, someone Ö has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this. This is clearly a heinous act. You know, there are a lot of people...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Gingrich Leads in PPP Poll, Followed by Cain

    11/14/2011 10:00:39 AM PST · by TBBT · 283 replies
    The Corner ^ | 11/14/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Results from new poll of GOP primary voters from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling: Newt Gingrich (28 percent), Herman Cain (25 percent), Mitt Romney (18 percent), Rick Perry (6 percent), Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul (5 percent), Jon Huntsman (3 percent), Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson (1 percent). One particularly interesting note from PPP: ďThereís reason to think that if Cain continues to fade, Gingrich will continue to gain. Among Cainís supporters 73 percent have a favorable opinion of Gingrich to only 21 percent with a negative one.Ē
  • CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops (Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Cain 14)

    11/14/2011 10:10:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington (CNN) Ė A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. While the level...
  • Newt on immigration: What if we had local boards who could legalize certain illegals?

    05/19/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 151 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    I don‚Äôt know, guys. We‚Äôve reached the point where the ‚ÄúNewt implosion‚ÄĚ narrative has crystallized so thoroughly that every new story about him ends up being refracted through that prism. I don‚Äôt trust my own judgment at this point. Is this new bit genuinely toxic, as Ace‚Äôs co-blogger Gabe seems to think, or is it much ado about nothing? Newt Gingrich, whose campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has gotten off to a rocky start, risked fresh controversy on Thursday by suggesting that some illegal immigrants living in the United States ‚Äúmay have earned the right to become legal.‚Ä̂ĶGingrich...
  • Sarah Palin Defends Newt Gingrich Against 'Leftist Lame-Stream Media,'

    05/18/2011 10:36:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 5/18/2011
    In a pair of conservative talk show appearances Wednesday night, Sarah Palin defended presidential contender Newt Gingrich's criticism of fellow Republican Paul Ryan's Medicare plan by reiterating her frustration with the ďleftist lame-stream media." On Sean Hannityís Fox News show, Palin argued that Gingrich had no reason to apologize for calling Ryanís Medicare plan ďright wing social engineering.Ē
  • ĎOut of the Ö Dust of Tweets and Trivia Emerged Gingrichí(Newt losing it?)

    05/19/2011 4:09:07 AM PDT · by iowamark · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/18/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler slams the media coverage of Newt Gingrich in the aftermath of his remarks about Paul Ryanís medicare plan and the individual mandate. His statement to the Huffington Post: ""The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishmentís cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by...
  • Top 10 Newt Gingrich Campaign Slogans

    05/18/2011 6:27:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 27 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Even though it's practically over before it started, I thought I would give this a shot... ---------- 10. To paraphrase the silver medalist in the 2004 presidential campaign. I was for the individual mandate before I was against it. 9. Who doesn't want a president with Janet Reno hair? 8. Horny as a three-wife RINO. 7. Doing with words what Trumps hair couldn't, disqualify myself. 6. It's time I got a new marriage certificate Contract with America. 5. At least I married MY intern. 4. America, I solemnly swear not to leave you on your deathbed for something younger...
  • Newt Gingrich: ĎAny Ad Which Quotes What I Said On Sunday Is A Falsehoodí (On Ryan's Plan)

    05/18/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Media ITE ^ | 05/18/2011 | Colby Hall
    How is your week going? Most likely its going much better than GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Why? Just days after officially announcing his candidacy, respected political pundit Charles Krauthammer said of Gingrichís candidacy ďItís done, itís over.Ē Last night during an appearance on On the Record Newt continued to walk back his Sunday critique of Paul Ryanís health care plan, in a stark manner. To say that Gingrich is in crisis mode is not necessarily hyperbole. The former House Speaker and GOP thought leader has been toying with running for president for what seems like years now, and coming...
  • Did the subconscious mind of Newt Gingrich sabotage his campaign?

    05/18/2011 6:13:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Was the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich sabotaged by his own subconscious mind?† In the wake of the spectacular blunder on last Sundayís ďMeet The PressĒ in which Gingrich criticized House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryanís (R-Wisc.) Medicare proposal as being ďtoo big a jump,Ē one has to wonder. Gingrich seems to be too intelligent to purposely make such a gaffe.† So why did he do it?† The best answer your humble correspondent can come up with is that even though Gingrich desires to become president on a conscious level, his subconscious mind wants to protect him from public embarrassment...
  • Iowa Voter To Newt: "You're An Embarrassment To Our Party" (video)

    05/17/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 17, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Speaker Gingrich, what you just did to Paul Ryan is unforgivable. NEWT GINGRICH: I didn't do anything to Paul Ryan. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, you did. You undercut him and his allies in the House. You're an embarrassment to our party. GINGRICH: I'm sorry you feel that way. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Why don't you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself? GINGRICH: I'm sorry you feel that way.
  • Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany

    05/17/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    Newt Gingrich reportedly owed up to $500,000 to Tiffany Posted by Brian Montopoli Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who entered the 2012 presidential race just last Wednesday, is having an epically bad week. And it's only Tuesday. On Sunday, Gingrich angered conservatives by criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan and semi-supporting an individual mandate for health care. Now he is being stung by a report that he carried up to $500,000 in debt to the Tiffany jewelry company - and may still be carrying it. Politico got the scoop by looking at financial records filed with the Clerk of the...
  • Gingrich knocked by right on healthcare

    05/17/2011 10:21:27 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Monday sought to walk back his controversial remarks on healthcare after coming under friendly fire from the right. Gingrich, who's acknowledged that his discipline and judgment would be a key metric of success in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, had come under intense criticism from conservatives stunned by his comments on NBC's ďMeet the Press." ďI am completely opposed to the ObamaCare mandate on individuals," Gingrich said in a video posted to his website on Monday. ďI am for the repeal of ObamaCare and I am against any effort to impose...
  • Rep. Ryan: Gingrich misunderstood Medicare plan

    05/17/2011 11:22:17 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 17, 2011 | TAMMY WEBBER
    CHICAGO ó U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich does not fully understand a GOP proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher system, dismissing criticism from the former House speaker that the plan would be a radical change. "I just think he's missing the mark on what our plan actually does," Ryan, chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, told reporters after a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago. "Our plan is one of the most gradual things one could do," because it would not affect people over age 55 and would not kick...
  • Bill Bennett to Gingrich: Youíre Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)

    05/17/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/17/2011 | Jim Geraghty
    I would contend Newt Gingrich’s interview with Bill Bennett this morning did not go well for the candidate. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Bennett, one of the most patient and courteous hosts in talk radio, so exasperated with a guest: Bill Bennett: We had some tough comments about you, want to give you a chance to respond. Let me put it this way: Is there anything about this Meet the Press interview that you would like to either take back or clarify today?Newt Gingrich: Yeah, there’s a lot that I would like to clarify, but let me start by...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley hammers Gingrich over Medicare remarks

    05/17/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/17/11 | Peter Hamby
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might not want to count on a presidential endorsement from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. In an interview with CNN Tuesday, Haley sharply admonished Gingrich for his comments over the weekend disparaging the Medicare plan proposed by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as "radical change" and "right-wing social engineering." The remarks opened a floodgate of conservative criticism, with elite opinion writers on down to Iowa voters accusing Gingrich of throwing his own party under the bus and making it easier for Democrats to attack the Ryan plan. Haley, whose promise to endorse a presidential candidate...
  • Gingrich Supports ĎVariationí on Obamacare-Type Health Insurance Mandate

    05/17/2011 5:29:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/17/2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, May 15, 2011, where he said he favors a "variation" on the individual insurance mandate. (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman) (CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R.-Ga.) said on NBCís ďMeet the PressĒ yesterday that he supports requiring all individuals to buy health insurance, post a bond to pay for health care, "or in some way you indicate you're going to be held accountable"--a position he called a ďvariationĒ on the type of individual mandate included in President Barack Obamaís health-care reform law. Led...
  • Gingrich to House GOP: Drop Dead

    05/17/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2011 | Wall Street Journal
    The Republican Presidential campaign is off to a slow start, but judging by the last week not slow enough. First Mitt Romney defends his ObamaCare prototype in Massachusetts, and now Newt Gingrich has decided to run against House Republicans on Medicare. They must be loving this at the White House
  • Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrichís lead in criticizing Ryanís budget plan

    05/17/2011 4:34:44 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2011 | Amanda Carey
    Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrichís lead in criticizing Ryanís budget plan, say political analysts 12:04 AM 05/17/2011 Though former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been skewered by conservative opinion makers since criticizing House Budget Chairman Paul Ryanís budget plan on ďMeet the PressĒ Sunday, political prognosticators expect that other Republican candidates will soon follow Gingrichís lead. Popular entitlement programs like Medicare, which would be drastically altered in Ryanís budget proposal, have historically been the third rails of American politics, issues which politicians on both sides of the aisle are reluctant to target for change. While cutting spending is the...
  • Brit Humes just ripped Newt for his attacks on Paul Ryan plan

    05/16/2011 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    Monday May 16,2011
    Brit Hume trashed Newt on Fox and called him nothing less than a Bomb thrower.† That's an understatement. Brit said that†Newt attacked Paul Ryan and handed a talking point to the Democrats......"vote for a Republican and Medicare will be gone."† All that on day 5 of his campaign.†Brit pretty much said that Newt is going to implode even faster than he did as Speaker of the House. He complimented Ryan for his detailed plan and ridicules Newt for not offering anything but a lot of noise.
  • Gingrich announces he's running for president

    05/09/2011 6:14:37 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 335 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | May 9, 2011 | Associated Press
    ATLANTA (AP) --- Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president. Gingrich's announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-to-form GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama. The former Georgia congressman, well-known to most Republicans, brings to the race a years-in-the-making political machine with ties to early nominating states as well as a network...
  • Gingrich Campaign Slogan To Dems: My First Lady Can Beat Up Your President

    05/10/2011 6:47:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 41 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-10-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    As Newt Gingrich enters the presidential race the New York Times did an piece on it that had a particular interest in his wife, Calista. I know he's not a fan favorite, but his wife has my vote. At 45, 22 years her husbandís junior, Mrs. Gingrich always looks perfectly composed. She favors an almost retro look ó platinum hair teased and sprayed, bold-colored suits accessorized by a triple strand of pearls or eye-popping diamond jewelry. In college, friends say, she once signed up for an 8 a.m. bowling class and rolled a 200 wearing a pencil skirt. Based...
  • Vanity: Gingrich stealing from Obama?

    05/11/2011 2:15:47 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 20 replies
    Newt.org ^ | May 11, 2011
  • Lifetime in GOP Culminates With Gingrich Announcement on Fox

    05/12/2011 4:52:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2011 | Matt Towery
    Trust me, when it comes to the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination, I am going to be fair in assessing the candidates. Already I have polled for NewsMax, and my early polls placed former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in fourth place among announced or potential candidates. But before I go into my harsh analyst mode -- which once in a while leads to an "I'm hurt" email from Newt -- let me share my personal feelings about the man who has just announced that he will seek the presidency. Other than the man most call my "other...
  • Gingrich Ďa delusional loserí says ĎMorning Joeí co-host Mike Barnicle (civility alert!!)

    05/12/2011 6:37:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/12/11 | Jeff Poor
    Remember earlier this year when civil discourse was en vogue in the wake of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffordsí shooting in Tucson? That theme has eroded somewhat over the past several months. On Thursdayís ďMorning JoeĒ on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski asked her co-host Mike Barnicle if former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrichís run would ďreignite hopeĒ for the Republican Party. And that led Barnicle, the once-accused plagiarist who resigned his position at the Boston Globe in the wake of those charges, to go off a diatribe about the former House Speaker. ďWell, they better hope not,Ē Barnicle said. ďHe...
  • Gingrich: GE "clever" to pay zero corporate taxes

    05/13/2011 8:46:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/11 | Charles Babington
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Friday that General Electric's aggressive legal and accounting strategy, which led to zero corporate tax payments last year, was a clever and rational response to the nation's high tax rates. In his first public speech since announcing his candidacy, the former House speaker said he wanted to slash an array of taxes and bureaucracies. He denounced President Barack Obama's foreign and domestic policies, and said the incumbent can't win in 2012 without using his office to coerce massive campaign donations from people. Gingrich lived up to his combative, self-assured reputation at a Washington meeting...
  • Gingrich: My Ad on Global Warming with Pelosi was a "Debate," I will "Not Apologize"

    05/13/2011 3:40:40 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/13/11 | Aurelius
    Newt Gingrich, carrying heavy baggage from multiple marriages and RINO stances, is now trying to rewrite history. Lambasted over an ad against "climate change," in which he sat on a couch with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Gingrich is trying to clarify the meaning of the ad. Gingrich-spokesman Rick Tyler sent an email out to that effect (emphasis mine): "Newt does not apologize for trying to persuade his ideological opponents that his conservative solutions are the best solutions. His attempt to work with Speaker Pelosi is another testament to Gingrich's willingness to debate his conservative solutions with liberals, in this case Pelosi....
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman : Setting the Record Straight (about my dad's first marriage)

    05/14/2011 9:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Creators.com ^ | 05/14/2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My father, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has been in politics as long as I can remember. And as long as I can remember, media coverage about him has contained misstatements of facts. The vast majority are simple mistakes that are easily corrected, understood and rewoven into an ongoing storyline. But one of them seems to have taken on a life of its own, and simple corrections have not sufficed to set the record straight. Why does this happen? I can't be sure, but I suspect that the narrative created by these untruths proves to be so much...
  • Gingrich: Ryan budget plan Ďright-wing social engineeringí (Sunday talk shows)

    05/15/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Post's 44 ^ | May 15, 2011 | Emi Kolawole and Rachel Weiner
    Discussion on the Sunday talk shows centered on the budget and the looming debt ceiling, with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on CNNís State of the Union and House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) on CBSís Face the Nation. Domestic energy production and the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East also were addressed. Meet the Press (NBC) Gingrich: Paul Ryan' s plan is "right-wing social engineering," goes too far Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) explained that he felt compelled to run for president because "to not seek to help the country to fix the problems we have would...
  • NBC shills for Obama: Gingrich must be racist after mentioning food stamps

    05/15/2011 6:28:01 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 50 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 15, 2011 | Steve McGough
    This is now the mainstream press treats Republicans now. They simply default to the racist charge. NBC news anchor David Gregory interviews Newt Gingrich, GOP candidate for president, and calls him a racist since he mentioned 47 million people are now on food stamps. Listen to how Gregory mentions - twice - that Gingrich gave the speech in Georgia, clearly implying Georgia is obviously some sort of racist hot spot. Media bias on display.
  • Gingrich: I oppose Paul Ryanís Medicare reform but support a ďvariationĒ of the individual mandate

    05/15/2011 7:11:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    Says Andrew Stiles of NRO, ‚ÄúNewt Gingrich¬ís appearance on ‚ÄėMeet the Press‚Äô today could leave some wondering which party¬ís nomination he is running for.‚ÄĚ DrewM at Ace‚Äôs site thinks it‚Äôs yet another illustration of Newt‚Äôs loose-cannon lack of message discipline, but I can‚Äôt believe that; he surely must have considered how this will play in the primaries, especially after the pounding Romney just took on the right for his health-care speech. What‚Äôs his strategy? Maybe he‚Äôs decided his shot at the nomination is so long that his only chance is by Mediscaring seniors, who famously turn out in high numbers...
  • Some Other Gingrich Flip-Flops: Libya, Dede Scozzafava, and Cap and Trade

    05/16/2011 7:03:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    Some Other Gingrich Flip-Flops: Libya, Dede Scozzafava, and Cap-and-Trade Newt the Erratic. John McCormack May 16, 2011 9:24 AM On April 20, Newt Gingrich said he would have voted for Paul Ryan's Medicare reform and praised it as just a "first step" toward fixing our health care system. In a Facebook post hours later, he edged away from his full embrace of Ryan's plan. On May 15, Gingrich ripped Ryan's plan as "radical change," "right-wing social engineering," and just ďtoo big a jump.Ē Hours later, his spokesman acknowledged there's "not much daylight between Ryan and Gingrich" in the substance of...
  • Pawlenty defends ethanol subsidies (First Newt, now Tim, Who's Next?)

    04/28/2011 12:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/2011 | Christian Heinze
    Tim Pawlenty, after being asked yesterday about his support for ethanol subsidies, which is a key issue in Iowa. "We can't just pull the rug out from under the industry," he said. "There are going to have to be some changes, but we have to be fair-minded about it." Earlier this year, the National Review's Katrina Trinko detailed the ethanol records of Mitch Daniels and T-Paw, among others. She found that both were good friends to the industry -- an uncomfortable, ideological brotherhood, but politically-helpful in both Iowa and their own states. When Mitch Daniels was sworn in as governor...
  • Newt Gingrich warns: Creeping secularism replacing Christianity

    04/28/2011 12:29:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/11 | KENDRA MARR
    Gingrich warns against secularism By: Kendra Marr April 27, 2011 09:26 AM EDT Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer breakfast, Newt Gingrich on Wednesday warned Catholics that Europe‚Äôs ‚Äúcrisis of secularism‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒ spawning a ‚Äúgovernment-favored culture to replace Christianity‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒ has seized the United States.‚ÄúThe American elites are guided by their desire to emulate the European elites and, as a result, anti-religious values and principles are coming to dominate the academic, news media and judicial class in America,‚ÄĚ he said in Washington.Gingrich lashed out against the ‚Äúsecular pressures‚ÄĚ that have led scientific publications to replace Anno Domini (A.D.) with the Common...
  • Why the fat guy should lose his privilege (Going after Rush, Haley, Newt and Chris Christie)

    04/29/2011 5:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Salon ^ | April 29, 2011 | David Sirota
    Obesity is a national health crisis ... If current trends continue, it will soon surpass smoking in the U.S. as the biggest single factor in early death, reduced quality of life and added health care costs ... Obesity is responsible for more than 160,000 excess deaths a year ... The average obese person costs society more than $7,000 a year in lost productivity and added medical treatment." ó Scientific American, January 2011. Considering those troubling statistics, Advertising Age's headline this week is welcome news: "Weight Watchers Picks a New Target: Men." The story details how the nation's biggest diet company...
  • Fox News Radio: Newt Gingrich to run for US President 2010

    05/09/2011 8:20:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 93 replies
    Fox News Radio | 5-9-2011
    Fox News Radio just reported that Newt Gingrich will tweet on Wednesday that he is officially throwing his hat in the ring for the 2012 election.
  • Barnicle: Newt 'A Delusional Loser'

    05/12/2011 5:22:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Barnicle has greeted Newt Gingrich's announcement of his presidential candidacy with a sneer, calling the former Speaker of the House "a delusional loser." The former Kennedy-clan retainer and Boston Globe columnist seasoned his attack with some snobbery, disparaging Gingrich's educational background. Barnicle spewed his bile on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • The Message Man : Experts weigh in on Newt Gingrich's chances of winning the GOP nomination.

    05/12/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Everyone knows Newt Gingrichís liabilities. The question as he embarks on his presidential run is whether he can overcome them with his undeniable talent for formulating and communicating a compelling policy message. ďThe secret to winning the Republican nomination is going to be talking about the future and ideas and solutions. Thatís something Newtís been doing for 15 years, so as long as he can be future-oriented, I think he has a very good chance of winning the nomination,Ē says GOP strategist Scott Reed. ďThis race is wide open,Ē says Greg Mueller, a Republican strategist and president of CRC Public...
  • Request: Please photoshop Newt Gingrich as the Keebler Elf

    05/12/2011 8:24:09 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 30 replies
    I think Newt Gingrich is the spitting image of the Keebler Elf and would lke to see this photoshoped. I don't have these skills and would love to see it done. My thanks up front and my the best picture win! We can all use it over and over again in the comming months.
  • KUHNER: No to Newt

    05/13/2011 5:36:23 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Newt Gingrich has thrown his hat into the ring. The former House speaker has formally declared he will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Gingrich has toyed for years with running for the White House. Now he finally is all in. Mr. Gingrich has many positive attributes. He is articulate, smart and possesses instant name recognition. Moreover, he has a political machine and a network of advisers that will help him establish a formidable ground game. Mr. Gingrichís candidacy, however, is a dollar short and a day late.
  • Just Say ĎNo!í to Newt. If Republicans Nominate Him, They Deserve Their Fate.

    05/13/2011 7:02:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich threw his hat into the presidential ring on Wednesday. Republicans should toss it back onto Gingrichís head and ask him to kindly go away. He is the wrong man to lead the GOP to victory in November 2012. Gingrichís intellect, tenacity, and perseverance helped the Republicans secure the House of Representatives in 1994, ending the Democratsí 40-year majority. That achievement notwithstanding, Gingrichís flaws glowed beneath the glare of national leadership. And there they remain. Gingrich is no happy warrior. He snarls more than he smiles. Rather than speak, he hectors. Gingrich lectures rather than inspires...
  • Let the Savaging of Newt Begin

    05/13/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 58 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-12-11 | The Rat
    WILL MAKE ATTACKS ON PALIN LOOK LIKE CHILDíS PLAY And so it begins. Now that Newt Gingrich has made it official, weíre about to see a campaign of personal destruction that will make the attacks on Sarah Palin look like childís play. This cartoon had the caption, ďNewt Gingrich is Scum.Ē Catch the drift? Disclaimer: I am not condoning or excusing Newtís past transgressions, which include extramarital affairs and the insensitivity of serving divorce papers to one of his wives while she was in the hospital. I am posing the question as to whether or not his past personal life...
  • Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi Commercial on Climate Change

    05/13/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 23 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | May 13, 2011 | Matthew Burke
    VIDEO: Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi don't agree on much, but they do agree on the government's involvement in "climate change", as you can see from this 2008 joint ad.
  • For many Georgia Republicans, Newt Gingrich's no Herman Cain

    05/13/2011 7:47:15 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/11 | Kendra Marr
    MACON, Ga. ó It had all the trappings of a homecoming. Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who helped Republicans rise to power in this once-solid Democratic state, returned Friday deliver his first speech as a presidential candidate before thousands of state GOP delegates. But ahead of Gingrichís scheduled address Friday evening, party activists were buzzing about another favorite son ó Herman Cain. ďHe doesnít talk political,Ē said Jeanette Bean, a Gwinnett County delegate who was passing out Draft Cain stickers. ďHe talks straight. He doesnít mince his words and says it how it is. Itís so refreshing,Ē Plenty of...
  • ABC 'Accidentally' Splices Shot Of Newt Into Story On Study Of Attractive People

    05/14/2011 5:45:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What better way for ABC to kick off its weekend news coverage than by mocking the physical appearance of a Republican presidential candidate? That's apparently what someone at Good Morning America was thinking today. As co-host Dan Harris opened the show by teasing an upcoming story about a study suggesting that allowing one's spouse to gawk at others they find attractive is good for the relationship, footage of . . . Newt Gingrich suddenly appeared on screen. Harris made as if it were a mistake: "and no, not Newt Gingrich." View video here.
  • Newt Tacks Left, Slams Ryanís Medicare Plan

    05/15/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 125 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | 16 MAY 2011 | ANDREW STILES
    Newt Gingrichís appearance on ďMeet the PressĒ today could leave some wondering which partyís nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryanís (and by extension, nearly every House Republicanís) plan to reform Medicare, calling it ďradical.Ē ďI donít think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,Ē he said when asked about Ryanís plan to transition to a ďpremium supportĒ model for Medicare. ďI donít think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.Ē As far as an...
  • Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (Newt praises Romneycare)

    05/15/2011 10:15:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 106 replies
    NBC Meet the Press via Newsmax ^ | 2011-05-15 | Tim Collie
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance Ė a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination. Appearing on NBCís ďMeet the Press,Ē Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance. (snip) Gregory asked Gingrich if he would criticize GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney, whose "Romneycare"...