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  • Gingrich: To paraphrase Ted Cruz, your only choice is Trump

    07/21/2016 7:43:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/20/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Former House speaker addresses the Republican National Convention
  • Newt Gingrich rips 'disgusting' media treatment of Melania Trump

    07/19/2016 3:12:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2016 | Sean Langille
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused the media of applying a double standard with the accusations of plagiarism in Melania Trump's covention speech. "It is the most disgusting example of the news media's desperation to smear somebody who had a home run, bases loaded, amazing speech," Gingrich told the Washington Examiner. [Snip] "The media is so terrified," added Gingrich. "If you compare Bill Clinton next week and Melania Trump this week, you tell me which first spouse you'd rather have."
  • Newt: It's a 'Betrayal' If Cruz Doesn't Endorse Trump During Convention Speech

    07/18/2016 5:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    Townhall.com (The publisher of the article) ^ | July 18, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien (The author who wrote the piece)
    Newt Gingrich spoke with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren live from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Day One of the RNC convention Monday night. At the beginning of their conversation, they addressed the controversy around who is and who isn’t present at the convention as the Republican Party gets ready to crown Donald Trump their 2016 nominee. At least one speaker, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has yet to endorse the GOP nominee. Susteren asked Gingrich if he believed Trump’s former presidential opponent would finally announce his support for Trump during his speech Wednesday night. “Well I hope he does” endorse...
  • Newt Gingrich: Race Relations Worse Under President Obama | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    07/18/2016 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 13 replies
    MSNBC youtube channel ^ | 07/18/2016 | morning joe msnbc
    Newt Gingrich interviewed by Morning Joe and Mika. Newt was brilliant. It is obvious at the 6:03 mark that Newt was making way too many valid points that Joe Scarborough and everyone with a earpiece heard the producer, yell, cut, CUT! change the subject. It was so abrupt because Newt was making so many points. And as always, Newt went after Obama with laser provision.
  • Chris Christie 'relieved' Donald Trump picked a governor for running mate

    07/18/2016 9:27:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Betsy Klein
    He might be the runner-up, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he's "really relieved" presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump picked a governor as his running mate, calling Mike Pence as an "outstanding" candidate. "Mike Pence is a great guy. And I am really relieved that Donald Trump picked a governor to be his running mate. He needs someone with him who has governed, who knows how to govern," Christie said. Speaking at a breakfast for the Michigan delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the New Jersey Republican subtly jabbed his fellow vice presidential hopeful, former House...
  • Gingrich: Bushes are behaving 'childishly'

    07/18/2016 8:34:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 99 replies
    Passed over for the job of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate, Newt Gingrich showed Monday that his willingness to serve as an attack dog has not diminished. In a pair of morning show interviews Monday on ABC and MSNBC, respectively, the former House speaker showed no hesitation in sharing his opinions on, among other topics, President Barack Obama, race in America, the Bush family and Trump’s campaign. Gingrich dismissed the notion that the lack of prominent Republicans at this week’s national convention in Cleveland represented some larger trouble within the GOP. He attacked 2012 Republican...
  • NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY (7/17/2016) SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

    07/18/2016 7:15:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 4 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/18/2016 | Sean Hannity
    NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY (7/17/2016) SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
  • (AUDIO) NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH JOHN DICKERSON FACE THE NATION (7/17/2016)

    07/17/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT · by GilGil · 4 replies
    Face the Nation ^ | 7/17/2016 | John Dickerson
    (AUDIO) NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH JOHN DICKERSON FACE THE NATION (7/17/2016)
  • Newt is Wrong: Islam is Not at War with Western Civilization

    07/15/2016 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 105 replies
    Vanity | July 15, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Islam is at war with Kafirs, i.e. "unbelievers" who reject Islam. A cursory look around the globe will see Muslims slaughtering non-Muslims in not only Europe and America, but also Africa and Asia. In fact, they've killed far more Christians in Nigeria and Hindus in India than they have atheists in Europe. And of course they've killed far more Muslims who are "Kafirs" because they don't subscribe to the right particular interpretation of Islam. By casting it as "Islam versus the West" it allows the SJW types to make it seem as though this is just another chapter in the...
  • Obama, Gingrich Grapple with Islamic Terror Issue [semi-satire]

    07/15/2016 5:54:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2016 | John Semmens
    The Bastille Day attack that killed 80 and injured 200 in Nice, France sparked a passionate plea from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for better security against Islamic terrorism. Gingrich said he has "no problems with Muslims who respect the rights of others becoming American citizens and moving in next door, but followers of sharia who believe they have a right or duty to wage war on unbelievers have no place in our country. They ought to be deported." He also called for "greater scrutiny of what's going on in Mosques in America. Many of them seem to serve as...
  • Gingrich: Obama isn't qualified to criticize me over Muslims

    07/15/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Newt Gingrich defended himself Friday over comments on Muslims that the White House panned as "un-American," arguing President Obama wasn't qualified to criticize him. "Obama's attack on me would be more impressive if he had ANY plan to defeat Islamic supremacist," the former GOP Speaker tweeted. "8 years of failure disqualify him as a critic." Gingrich in another tweet accused the president of "risking American lives" while criticizing the Obama administration's plans to vet Syrian refugees being relocated into the U.S. Gingrich, who was in the spotlight this week as a potential running mate for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump,...
  • Newt Gingrich: We Should 'Test' All Muslims In US, And If They 'Believe In Shariah,' Deport Them

    07/15/2016 5:11:32 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    BI ^ | 7-15-2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Oliver DarcyJuly 15,2016 Newt Gingrich said Thursday night in the aftermath of the deadly truck attack in France that the US should issue a religious test to Muslims and deport those who are found to believe in Shariah, or Islamic law. The former House speaker made his comments on Fox News when host Sean Hannity asked, "What does this tragedy, this evil attack tonight, mean for that conflict and debate?" "Western civilization is in a war," Gingrich said. "We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Shariah, they should be...
  • NEWT GOES OFF AFTER FRANCE MASSACRE: Any Muslim Who Wants Sharia Should Be Deported! (VIDEO)

    07/14/2016 9:28:29 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/14/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night 80 innocents were slaughtered in Nice, France when a terrorist smashed them with a truck full of grenades and guns on Bastille Day. The killer was a French man from Tunisia. French officials, once again, were stunned by the attack and had no idea the terrorist was about to carry out the massacre. Newt Gingrich went off tonight after the latest Islamist massacre! Newt: “Let me be as blunt as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. Frankly, test every person here who is of a Muslim background and if they believe in Sharia they...
  • NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY (7/14/2016) (Nice,France)

    07/14/2016 8:34:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/14/2016 | Sean Hannity
    NEWT GINGRICH FULL INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY (7/14/2016)
  • Vanity: Mistake not putting Newt as VP.

    07/14/2016 7:24:12 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 116 replies
    Watching Newt on Hannity...NOBODY is as wicked smart as Newt....!! He would keep the focus where it must be! He would DESTROY liberal arguments.... It was a mistake not putting him on the ticket...
  • Hannity 7/13/16 - Eric Trump & Newt Gingrich interview on Donald Trump VP Search

    07/14/2016 8:16:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/13/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Hannity 7/13/16 - Eric Trump & Newt Gingrich interview on Donald Trump VP Search, Trump Campaign announced that Donald Trump's VP will be announced on Friday 11 AM, Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton in the New Polls
  • Gingrich: 'Donald Trump is like a pirate'

    07/13/2016 11:12:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | July 13, 2016 | Cristiano Lima
    "Look, in many ways Donald Trump is like a pirate. He's outside the normal system, he gets things done, he's bold, he's actually like a figure out of a movie," the former House speaker said during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In a lot of ways, my entire career has been a little bit like a pirate. I've taken on the establishment in both parties, [I'm] very prepared to fight in the media. "One of the hard questions on the way to California: Do you really want a two-pirate ticket?"
  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Newt Gingrich: Would be hard to turn down VP offer

    07/13/2016 11:37:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 83 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/13/2016 | FoxNews
    Jul. 12, 2016 - 8:09 - Former House speaker on speculation over Donald Trump's vice presidential pick
  • Thoughts on Trump's Vice President (Whoever it May Be)

    07/13/2016 10:41:46 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 45 replies
    Within the next 48-72 hours, we should know who Donald Trump has chosen for a running mate. Some think it will be Friday and others think it will be over the weekend. But chances are, we will know by this time on Saturday (just three days from now) as typically candidates want to maximize the convention news cycle and announcing a few days prior will help accomplish that and build some excitement leading into the convention itself. I have no idea who Trump is going to pick but I do know this: Once the pick is made, there is...
  • Trump says he needs 'attack dog' as VP

    07/12/2016 5:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that his top three choices for a running mate are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , the Republican presumptive nominee said he wants an “attack dog” on the ticket to help fend off what he sees as attacks from Democrats, the media and even fellow Republicans. He told the Journal he is looking to pick someone who is a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat.” “I’m getting attacked from all sides,” he said. Many see Christie and Gingrich as...
  • Team Trump Plans Public Event Friday With VP Pick

    07/12/2016 2:43:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 205 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUL 12 2016, 5:15 PM ET
    Donald Trump will showcase his vice presidential pick at a public event on Friday, multiple sources tell NBC News. Trump's possible picks are thought to be narrowed to three candidates: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. While the joint appearance is expected on Friday, it's not clear whether or not the identity of the pick could be released or could leak earlier in the week. Trump is scheduled to attend a fundraiser and rally in Indiana Tuesday night with Pence; he campaigned with Christie on Monday and with Newt Gingrich last...
  • Fox News suspending ties with Trump veep possibility Gingrich

    07/12/2016 1:51:58 PM PDT · by proust · 70 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 12, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Fox News had a Newt Gingrich problem -- and it just announced a solution. The cable news channel is suspending its ties with Newt Gingrich since Gingrich is on Donald Trump's vice presidential short list.
  • Gingrich, Warren Would Drive Most Enthusiasm as VP Picks, Poll Shows (Clinton 42 Trump 41)

    07/11/2016 10:24:59 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 35 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 7/11/2016 | Cameron Easley
    As presumptive presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump move closer to selecting their vice presidential candidates, a new Morning Consult poll shows voters are largely unmoved by the supposed contenders. The national survey of more than 2,001 registered voters taken over the weekend shows just two potential picks generating at least some enthusiasm among Democrats and Republicans — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton maintained her single point lead over Trump, 42 percent to 41 percent, with 18 percent of voters still undecided. Trump holds an advantage among independents with...
  • Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position

    07/11/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, the former U.S. House Speaker may still have a job in the billionaire's administration. Trump is considering picking Gingrich for a top national security post should he be elected president, according to two people familiar with the the candidate's thinking. A longtime backer of Trump's campaign, Gingrich was added to the short list of vice presidential candidates in May. While Trump could still ask Gingrich to join the ticket, his focus has narrowed in recent days to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,...
  • Newt Gingrich Pals Around With Terrorists Saddam Hussein Once Armed

    07/11/2016 1:24:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 07/10/16 | Robert Mackey
    Newt Gingrich, who is being vetted to be Donald Trump’s running mate and appeared with the candidate in Cincinnati on Wednesday, left the campaign trail this weekend for an unusual reason. The former Speaker of the House had to fly to Paris to appear at a gala celebration for the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or People’s Mujahedin, an Iranian exile group that wants Washington’s backing for regime change in Iran. In his remarks, Gingrich heaped praise on the MEK’s efforts, and congratulated them on the presence of another dignitary, Prince Turki al-Faisal, a senior member of the Saudi royal family and...
  • Top Trump VP candidate on abortion: “I think women have to be able to choose”

    07/10/2016 4:55:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Is it fair to call him the frontrunner? Yesterday’s splashy WaPo story about Flynn’s rise through the VP ranks didn’t use that word specifically, but it sure made it sound like he’s the guy Trump is looking at most closely right now. He’s a Democrat, pro-choice, and apparently a friendly acquaintance of Vladimir Putin. He’ll fit right in. After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Newt Gingrich: I Would Consider Being Trump’s Running Mate

    07/09/2016 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 170 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9 July 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Breitbart News that he would consider being Republican candidate Donald Trump’s running mate in November’s general election. Asked if Trump has asked him to be running mate, Gingrich said, “No.” Asked if he would consider being running mate, Gingrich said, “Yes.” But, “I think he has to make that decision.” “It is the most extraordinary campaign of its time,” the former speaker added. “He’s come out of nowhere and defeated 16 other candidates.” “If he catches fire he could be much like Reagan in 1980,” Gingrich said, noting that Trump could match those record...
  • How Newt Gingrich became Donald Trump's inside man

    07/06/2016 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2016 | MJ Lee
    When Republican naysayers were mocking Donald Trump's improbable White House campaign before the primaries started, Newt Gingrich was reading "Trump: The Art of the Deal." It was a pivotal part of Gingrich's introduction to Trump -- and the beginning of an almost scholarly undertaking to understand the making of the man who would go on to seize his party's nomination for president. Months later, as the GOP prepares to coronate Trump at its convention, the former House Speaker has emerged one of Trump's most high-profile supporters and even secured himself a top spot on the billionaire's vice presidential shortlist. Gingrich...
  • Newt Gingrich Makes Announcement That Many Have Been Awaiting

    07/06/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 138 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 6, 2016 | Kevin Whitson
    After months of speculation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has just confirmed he is being vetted to be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vice president... Hannity led with a brief discussion of a Drudge Report poll indicating the American people most wanted Gingrich to be selected as the vice president... Hannity then directed a more pointed question at the former House speaker: “Are you being vetted?” “I think they’ve been very clear all along that I’m one of the four or five people that they’re vetting,” Gingrich said. “When do you think that decision will be made? My guess is...
  • Increased security for expected overflow crowd at Wednesday Trump rally (OH)

    07/06/2016 12:26:28 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.wlwt.com ^ | UPDATED 11:40 PM EDT Jul 05, 2016 | Staff
    SHARONVILLE, Ohio —Donald Trump's visit to Sharonville Wednesday evening will be his first appearance in the Greater Cincinnati area since he became the presumptive Republican nominee. On the heels of a major Democratic campaign appearance by Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Union Terminal, Trump is bringing his unconventional campaign to the Cincinnati area to raise both money and momentum. And he’s bringing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich with him. "We had a lot of work to do in a very short period of time to make that happen," Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman said. "Securitywise, making sure...
  • Newt Gingrich to campaign with Donald Trump tomorrow, intensifying VP rumors

    07/05/2016 5:39:36 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 72 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tamar Hallerman
    Word on the street is that former Georgia congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be joining presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump at an Ohio rally tomorrow, making an appearance that could very well serve as an audition to be the billionaire’s running mate. Several reporters tweeted the news on Tuesday afternoon that Gingrich will be a special guest at Trump’s Cincinnati rally on Wednesday evening. We’ve known for a while that Gingrich is a top contender for Trump’s VP, but the two have not appeared together since that news broke. Tim Alberta over at the conservative National Review reports...
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • Newt Gingrich Has Climbed To The Top Of Donald Trump’s Vice-Presidential List

    07/02/2016 12:43:24 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 123 replies
    The Republican National Convention opens in Cleveland — we are all witnesses — in exactly 16 days. That means that sometime over the next two weeks or so, we'll find out whom Trump has picked to be his vice-presidential running mate. Trump and his team have said all sorts of things about the timing of the announcement, including sometime soon and in the midst of the convention. Either way, it's coming. And coming soon. Trying to figure out a) whom Trump will pick or b) whom he is consulting in deciding whom to pick is, well, tough. But we do...
  • Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

    06/29/2016 10:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 29 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Alvin Toffler, the far-seeing futurist who predicted humanity's rising anxiety with digital and technological progress in his hugely influential 1970 book "Future Shock," has died at the age of 87, his consulting company confirmed Wednesday. Toffler — who is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep up with exponentially expanding data — died Monday night at his home in Los Angeles, Toffler Associates said in a statement it released at the request of Toffler's widow, Heidi Toffler. No cause of death was given. Alvin Toffler during a talk at the Astrobiology Roadmap...
  • Interview with Newt Gingrich and Dana Perino at FOX & FRIENDS; June 28, 2016

    06/28/2016 3:09:00 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 6/28/2016 | Fox and Friends
    Interview with Newt Gingrich and Dana Perino at FOX & FRIENDS; June 28, 2016 (excellent poll analysis)
  • Gingrich at FOX News Sunday- Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT; 6/25

    06/26/2016 10:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2016 | Chric Wallace
    Newt Gingrich at FOX News Sunday - Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Gingrich Makes Self Available for VP Spot [semi-satire]

    06/12/2016 12:04:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Saying he "is putting the country ahead of partisanship," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced his availability as a vice-presidential running mate "for either candidate." Speculation about such a possibility heated up this week when Gingrich called Hillary Clinton's speech after she clinched enough delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination "spectacular." Earlier he had spoken favorably about GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Listening to Hillary the other night I realized what a strong candidate she is," Gingrich said. "She's got the experience and the gravitas that this country needs. That's not to say that Donald Trump wouldn't also be a good...
  • Paul Ryan is playing right into Donald Trump’s master plan

    06/07/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jake Novak
    Here we go again. Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has done it this time. His attacks on the Mexican heritage of federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel clearly show that Trump's campaign is off the rails. The proof is that even prominent Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Speaker Newt Gingrich have disavowed themselves from Trump's attacks on the judge. Surely, this is the beginning of the Trump campaign's self-destruction! Not so fast my friends. Let me rewrite the opening paragraph to represent the true Trump strategy here, one I don't endorse but still recognize for what it is:...
  • Gingrich in pole position to join Trump presidential ticket, say conservatives

    06/07/2016 7:42:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Peter Stone
    Newt Gingrich’s prospects of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trump’s running mate are expected to get a boost from mega donor Sheldon Adelson, say three conservatives with links to Gingrich or the casino billionaire. Adelson has pledged $100m to back Trump’s White House bid – and the sources familiar with Adelson and Gingrich said they think close ties between the two men who share ardent and hawkish pro-Israel views, should help the former House speaker’s chances. Adelson has long been close to Gingrich, who had a hand in convincing him to back Trump last month, and the Las...
  • Newt Gingrich wants you to know Donald Trump is still doing great!

    06/07/2016 4:09:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Chris Cillizza
    I was stunned over the weekend when Newt Gingrich went hard after Donald Trump for the real estate mogul's comments about the ethnicity of a judge overseeing a case involving Trump University. *snip* Given that back and forth, I reached out to Gingrich to see what he made of the hubbub — and whether it had changed his generally positive views on Trump. It has not. Here's what Newt told me: Trump is going to be fine as a candidate. He is learning very rapidly. When [Ted] Cruz dropped out so early it took away the 60 days Trump and...
  • Trump calls scolding by Newt Gingrich 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 3:46:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Donald Trump said Monday it was "inappropriate" for Newt Gingrich to demand he drop the subject of an American judge's ethnicity and start acting like "a potential leader of the United States." But Trump let stand widespread scolding from other Republican leaders who want him to lay off the jurist — a sign that the GOP presidential candidate doesn't want to blow up the fragile truce he has struck with the party establishment. Trump insisted that his comments about the judge came in defense against relentless questions from reporters and others about lawsuits against Trump University. Trump said U.S. District...
  • Newt Gingrich Backtracks on Calling Sonya Sotomayor a Racist

    06/06/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 43 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Amato
    Newt Gingrich confirms that he's running for President in 2012 because you know he would never backtrack from a statement like this: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • Trump: Gingrich criticism of me 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 6:42:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 220 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 6, 2016 | NICK GASS
    A day after former Newt Gingrich called Donald Trump's latest comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel "inexcusable," the presumptive Republican nominee fired back at the former House speaker, who has largely been supportive of his candidacy. "As far as Newt is concerned, I saw Newt," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday after the show played clips of Hillary Clinton and Gingrich denouncing his remarks speculating that Curiel's Mexican heritage represented a conflict of interest in the cases against Trump University over which he is presiding. "I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate what he said."
  • Newt Gingrich Interview on Fox News Sunday…

    06/06/2016 7:55:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6/6/2016 | Sundance
    Newt Gingrich exemplifies why he sat on the park Bench with Nancy Pelosi promoting carbon taxes and global warming. Democrat pundit Chris Wallace seems awfully giddy to have a compatriot on the chat...
  • Paraphrasing Newt Gingrich re: Trump being elected President

    06/04/2016 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    self | 6/4/2016 | self
    I was watching one of the cable news shows recently and Newt was a guest and he said something that stuck with me. Not an exact quote but the main idea of what he said. Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California in 1966 because Americans watched the (American) flag being burned. Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968 because Americans watched the flag being burned. Donald Trump will be elected President in 2016 because Americans watched the American flag being burned by illegal aliens carrying the Mexican flag.
  • Gingrich: Trump Will Change Electoral Map,There'll Be "Trump Americans",Like (Shortened)

    05/29/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Trent Baker
    Newt Gingrich spoke on the Friday broadcast of “Hannity” about how he thinks presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is changing the electoral map.
  • Behind Mitt Romney’s Increasingly Lonely Challenge to Donald Trump

    05/28/2016 2:55:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Monica Langley
    Mitt Romney’s advisers begged him not to go to war with...Trump. After he decided to go ahead, Mr. Trump dismissed him as “lightweight” and “failed candidate.” This week, Newt Gingrich called him “pathetic.” Mr. Romney, sticking to his guns, has become a rare figure in American history—a former presidential nominee openly defying the man succeeding him as his party’s standard-bearer. Sitting at his home on the Pacific Ocean last week, Mr. Romney reflected on the waves he created by attacking Mr. Trump, how his family helped persuade him it was the right thing to do, and how he increasingly finds...
  • Are You Ready For...Vice President Newt Gingrich?

    05/24/2016 11:16:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 218 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    Really interesting stuff from National Review's Eliana Johnson, whose latest campaign dispatch sheds light on just how close Newt Gingrich has become with the presumptive Republican nominee -- and how hard the former House Speaker is said to be lobbying behind the scenes for a spot on the ticket. Are you ready for Trump/Gingrich 2016, America? Gingrich has, in effect, launched his own campaign to secure the nomination. “I think Newt is lobbying to be the vice president, and I think their people are paying a lot of attention to him,” says Ed Rollins, a Republican operative and former Gingrich...