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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 running off the top of his head again- what a brain

    07/20/2016 7:29:39 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 52 replies
    Newt doing his amazing memory type speech - and pro TRUMP GO NEWT
  • Newt’s Right. Cull and Deport Sharia Muslims.

    07/19/2016 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Lies have ways of being ground to dust by cruel realities. The liars, when it comes to the jihad against us, principally, are Democrats, though they have some enablers among the Republican establishment. Paul Ryan needs to zip his lip about compassion for Syrian refugees. The blood of innocents just spilled in Nice -- and in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Paris -- all within the span of less than a year -- tells a horrific tale. The killers do so for Allah. Misfits some of the killers may be, but misfits of a certain faith and similar cultural backgrounds, they...
  • 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...
  • RNC 2016 Speakers

    07/17/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 96 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    Monday Speakers Monday: Make America Safe Again From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again....
  • Newt Gingrich: I'd still serve in Trump's administration

    07/17/2016 11:29:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 77 replies
    CBS News / Face the Nation ^ | July 17, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may not have been Donald Trump's choice as a running mate, but he said Sunday that he's not disappointed--and that he'd still be happy to serve in Trump's administration. "I would certainly serve with the president, preferably in a position that he and I would work out," Gingrich said on CBS' "Face the Nation..." "I think Pence is a great choice," Gingrich said... Gingrich also explained why he recently referred to Trump as a "pirate..." "This is a guy who is going to be different -- if you want to break up the corrupt bureaucratic,...
  • Gingrich Outline for Dealing with Radical Islam incl Deport Sharia-believing Muslims [Good Newt]

    07/16/2016 10:44:55 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/14/16 | Fox News
    [L]et me start with where I'm coming from, and let me be as blunt and as direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported. Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door. But we need to be fairly relentless about defining who our enemies are. Anybody who goes on a Web site favoring ISIS or al...
  • Newt Gingrich Praised Trump’s ‘Fourth-Grade Level’ Speeches Behind Closed Doors [Ruling-Elite Newt]

    07/16/2016 10:44:19 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 62 replies
    uproxx.xom ^ | 7/14/16 | Andrew Husband
    Long before former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich found himself in the final running for Donald Trump’s VP pick, he spoke about the presumptive nominee in a rather interesting way. And by “interesting,” I mean “not entirely positive,” as the recently suspended Fox News contributor‘s private remarks this past February reveal. What’s more, according to what Gingrich told the Republican State Leadership Committee during their meeting in Washington, D.C., it seems he was praising and insulting the New York real-estate mogul. So much for that running-mate gig, Newt. Per Pro Publica, it all started when Gingrich broached whether Trump’s...
  • Newt Gingrich: Test every Muslim in U.S. to see if they believe in Sharia (Nice terror attacks)

    07/14/2016 11:49:05 PM PDT · by quesney · 84 replies
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday called for the U.S. to test every person with a Muslim background to see if they believe in Sharia law, and deport those who do. "Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported," Gingrich said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as...
  • Newt Gingrich On Fire Like Never Before! PLEASE watch Sean Hannity - Newt a guest INCREDIBLE!!!)

    07/14/2016 7:58:13 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 74 replies
    FOX News Channel
    If you watch nothing else all year, watch Sean Hannity on FOX tonight. Still time in Central, Mountain and Pacific time. Also tape reruns in EDT. Newt was ON FIRE! He placed full and direct blame for France tonight on Obama and Hillary, and that was just the mild start. I could go on, but I want to go back and watch it on the instant replay. Tape and show it to your liberal friends. They will hate Obama and Hillary after seeing it too! Yes, it is that good!!!!
  • 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)
  • FIERY! Newt Gingrich: We Should ‘Test Every Person Here Who Is of a Muslim Background’

    07/14/2016 8:25:46 PM PDT · by proust · 122 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 14, 2016
    Newt knocks it out of the park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-byNJXSHYI
  • 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...
  • Newt in February: 'Donald Trump's not a conservative'

    07/14/2016 2:25:35 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump is "not a conservative," speaks at a "fourth-grade level" and as a candidate for the Republican nomination has successfully "somehow figured out some weird combination of the Kardashians," Newt Gingrich said at a closed-door meeting in late February, according to audio obtained by ProPublica published late Wednesday.
  • Trump Campaign Denies Reports Mike Pence Picked as VP

    07/14/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 220 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016B | Alex Swoyer
    Reports surfaced on Thursday afternoon that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice president (VP). “As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump’s golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor’s mansion this week,” Roll Call notes, citing an anonymous Republican source for the report. The New York Times and CBS have also reported the pick is Pence. However, the Trump campaign is denying this is true. 1/2 A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be...
  • Trump's VP search enters frenzied phase

    07/13/2016 4:15:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | July 13, 2016 | Dana Bash, Sara Murray and Stephen Collinson
    Donald Trump's vice presidential search turned into a head-spinning melodrama Wednesday as candidates vying for the spot hopped on planes and phones to perform frenzied, last-minute try-outs... The meetings held in Indiana were done so to allow Trump more time with Pence, a Trump spokesperson said. But the plan to fly GIngrich and Sessions to Indiana appeared to be more of a last-minute scramble, since sources told CNN Tuesday night that he was spending the night because Trump's plan had mechanical issues... One of the biggest questions is whether he will opt for someone with a reputation as a partisan...
  • Sources: Sean Hannity flew Gingrich to Trump meeting

    07/13/2016 4:08:21 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | July 13, 2016 | Dana Bash and Dylan Byers
    Newt Gingrich, a finalist on Donald Trump's vice presidential shortlist, flew to Indianapolis to meet with Trump on a private jet provided by Fox News host Sean Hannity, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN. The Fox News host flew the former House speaker to Indianapolis early Wednesday morning to meet with the presumptive Republican nominee as he holds late-stage meetings with his VP finalists, the sources said... Hannity, who has publicly backed Trump, said Tuesday night that he was backing Gingrich for VP. "I wouldn't be happy with anyone but Newt," he said on his Fox News...
  • Possible VP choices Newt Gingrich and Jeff Sessions head to Indiana

    07/13/2016 4:02:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- two other top candidates for the veep position -- were also spotted heading to Indianapolis Wednesday. According to CNN, Gingrich is meeting with Trump Wednesday at the ex-speaker's request. And Sessions, the first senator to endorse Trump, told CNN of a possible Trump gathering: "We'll have a visit, I think." According to a New York Times report, the sudden flurry of activity from VP contenders to Indiana could be due to mechanical problems from Trump's plane, which prevented the candidate from flying back to his home base in New...
  • 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...
  • Pence, Gingrich make the final cut in Trump's VP search, sources say

    07/12/2016 5:47:24 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2016 | Eric Bradner, Jim Acosta and MJ Lee
    As anticipation builds for Donald Trump to name his vice presidential pick, two hopefuls -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- appear to be the front-runners, according to a person familiar with the deliberations... "It feels like Pence. But (Trump) likely wants to see the reaction tonight," a separate source familiar with the selection process told CNN.. Fox News said Tuesday it is suspending Gingrich's contract since the former speaker is also on 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...
  • Newt Gingrich: White Americans ‘Don’t Understand Being Black in America’

    07/08/2016 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Cecily · 323 replies
    Never let it be said that Newt Gingrich is predictable. As the political world waits to see if the former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker gets tapped to be Donald Trump’s running mate, Gingrich teamed up with his former Crossfire partner Van Jones to discuss this week’s shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota. Speaking on Facebook Live, Gingrich was his typically direct self. But, in this age of polarized politics, whether it be of the electoral or racial variety, Gingrich’s comments were also remarkable. Here is the key quote: “It took me a long time, and a number...
  • Trump 'unlikely' to pick Christie, according to sources

    07/07/2016 8:04:49 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 94 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 7/7/2016 | Claude Brodesseur-Akner
    TRENTON — It is highly unlikely that Gov. Chris Christie will be Donald Trump's running mate, according to two sources who are advising the Trump campaign and who requested to remain anonymous. Instead, the sources said that former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is "the likely pick" to be the tycoon's choice for vice president. The sources, who have been privy to some of the selection process, have insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak for the campaign. "The people who've been pushing the Christie narrative are Christie people," said one of the sources, who has heard...
  • 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...
  • Drudge Poll: Donald Trump Should Pick Newt Gingrich For VP

    07/05/2016 6:02:44 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5, 2016 | Alex Pappas
    Donald Trump should make former House Speaker Newt Gingrich his running mate, according a survey of Drudge Report readers on the news aggregator’s website. There are six options on Drudge’s “Who Should Be Trump’s VP” poll, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Gingrich, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 225,000 votes had been counted and Gingrich was in the lead with about 40 percent... Trump is a known reader of the Drudge Report and regularly mentions the site’s polls, boasting of winning them...
  • 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...
  • Trump takes potential VP running mates for test drives

    07/05/2016 4:47:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2016 | Steve Holland
    Republican Donald Trump is using part of this week to try out some of his potential vice presidential running mates as he seeks to make his choice in time for the Republican National Convention July 18-21. Republicans close to the campaign say Trump and his team are considering announcing his running mate pick next week ahead of the convention to try to get maximum media buzz from the move... Trump met privately on Tuesday with one possible vice presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, at Trump Tower in New York. The two were to travel together to a...
  • Team Trump Mulls Merits of Pence, Gingrich As VP Choice Looms

    07/05/2016 4:43:28 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Vaughn Hillyard and Ali Vitali
    As Donald Trump widened his pool of potential running mates this weekend, two candidates -- Mike Pence and Newt Gingrich - have seen their stock rise inside Trump Tower with less than two weeks until the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. "Pence and Gingrich are the two that most fulfill Trump's acknowledgement that he wants to find a governing partner, someone who can pass legislation," an individual familiar with conversations about the vice presidential search told NBC News. While discussion has intensified over the merits of the two potential picks, there is still vigorous debate within the campaign over other...
  • 8 possible VP options for Trump

    07/05/2016 9:44:55 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 05, 2016 | Matt Mackowiak
    The rollout of Donald Trump's running mate could come as early as the end of this week, with less than two weeks before the GOP convention in Cleveland... Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.): Christie was one of Trump's first major endorsements, backing Trump at a surprise event in Dallas before the Texas primary... Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.): Gingrich has been a vocal Trump supporter, and while he has criticized Trump at times for a lack of discipline, he has also aligned himself with Trump on policy... Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.): Sessions was Trump's first Senate endorsement, helping Trump win a...
  • Gingrich leads Drudge poll for Trump's VP

    07/05/2016 7:48:58 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the top contender in a new poll to be presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate. On Tuesday morning, Gingrich had 39.3 percent support in a Drudge Report poll that asks users who Trump should pick to run on his ticket. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in second place with 31.3 percent of the vote. Other contenders include Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) with 15.2 percent and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence with 7.4 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes 5.4 percent and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) garners 1.5 percent of the vote. The Drudge...
  • Gingrich wins Western straw poll for Trump running mate

    07/04/2016 2:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won Sunday’s Republican vice presidential straw poll of attendees at the Western Conservative Summit. Mr. Gingrich, who took 194 votes, for 20 percent of the 985 votes cast, was followed by Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, who spoke Saturday at the three-day conference and took 148 votes, or 15 percent. Rounding out the top five were three former Republican presidential candidates: ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas....
  • Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump

    07/03/2016 5:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald Trump. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said. Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with...
  • BUCHANAN:TRUMP PICKING GINGRICH OR CHRISTIE AS VP AGAINST CLINTON-WARREN WOULD SAY TO VOTERS 'LET’S

    07/02/2016 11:56:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Buchanan: Trump Picking Gingrich or Christie as VP Against Clinton-Warren Would Say to Voters ‘Let’s Get It On’ Saturday on CNN’s “Smerconish,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan offered his thoughts on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland in two weeks. Host Michael Smerconish noted the past two GOP presidents and the past GOP presidential nominees won’t be attending the convention, to which Buchanan explained that Trump’s campaign was an insurrection and that the insurrection was the political establishment of the Republican Party, which included former Presidents George H.W. Bush and...
  • Trump's VP finalists include Christie, Gingrich

    06/30/2016 8:24:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 98 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jamie Gangel, Phil Mattingly and Tal Kopan
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the finalists to be Donald Trump's running mate, sources confirmed to CNN on Thursday... The New York Times was first to report Christie's vetting. The Washington Post reported Thursday evening that Gingrich was also being vetted, with Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, and Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, also emerging as final contenders, but a source very close to the campaign said the Post's report was inaccurate. The source added, however, that a surprise choice could also be in store.
  • Gingrich, Christie are the leading candidates to be Trump’s running mate

    06/30/2016 5:49:53 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 136 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2016 | Robert Costa and Karen Tumulty
    Donald Trump’s campaign has begun formally vetting possible running mates, with former House speaker Newt Gingrich emerging as the leading candidate, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But there are more than a half-dozen others being discussed as possibilities, according to several people with knowledge of the process. Given Trump’s unpredictability, campaign associates caution that the presumptive Republican nominee could still shake up his shortlist. But with little more than two weeks before the start of the Republican National Convention, Gingrich and Christie have been asked to submit documents and are being cast as favorites for the post inside...
  • Brat: Gingrich would be Trump's smartest choice for running mate

    06/30/2016 3:00:24 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | June 28, 2016 | Andrew Cain
    U.S. Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, says former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich would be Donald Trump’s smartest choice for a running mate. In an appearance Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Brat promoted his new book, “American Underdog: Proof that Principles Matter.” Brat was asked who would be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s smartest choice politically for vice president. “I think Newt,” said Brat, referring to Gingrich, the former Georgia congressman who served as House speaker from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich is “politically savvy, he’s forward-looking” on innovation and technology, is “always ahead of the curve” and “has more books...
  • GOP official: Newt Gingrich has 1 in 3 chance of being Donald Trump’s running mate

    06/30/2016 2:55:36 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 24 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 29, 2016 | Greg Bluestein
    Newt Gingrich is saying all the right things to boost his profile as a potential Donald Trump running mate. He’s been advising the billionaire in private, praising him in public and attacking Hillary Clinton at every turn, fanning the flames for the likelihood that he’s auditioning for the No. 2 gig... “There are two big assets that Newt would bring to bear: He’s got a track record of working with Congress,” said Evans..
  • 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.
  • Column: Gingrich favored to win Trump’s VP sweepstakes

    06/25/2016 9:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ^ | June 25, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    LOVE HIM or hate him, there’s never been a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump, and there’s never been a presidential campaign season quite like this. All the ordinary rules etched into political science textbooks about how politicians should walk, talk and strategize have been tossed out the window. It’s a new political world, and that makes the political-prediction business as unreliable as the weather—and at times, as volatile as hurricane season. But this is precisely why at this chaotic moment in U.S. history, when it feels as though almost anything can happen, Trump will likely pick as his vice-presidential...
  • Is Newt Gingrich Running For Shadow President?

    06/10/2016 5:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 10, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    Is Newt Gingrich distancing himself from Trump or promising to be the responsible party who will really run a Trump administration? The following things were said about Donald Trump in recent days: “This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think it’s inexcusable;” “the kinds of mistakes that amateurs make;” and “an absurd amateur mistake.” It is not at all unusual that someone said those things. They are pretty obvious responses to Trump’s attempt to turn his personal grudge against a judge, tinged with an element of prejudice against people of Mexican descent, into a campaign theme....
  • Gingrich praises Clinton's 'spectacular speech'

    06/08/2016 2:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Hillary Clinton’s speech Tuesday reveling in her historic title as the first woman to clinch a major political party’s presidential nomination drew praise from an unlikely source Wednesday: a Republican who has endorsed Donald Trump. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich described the reality star’s toned down, teleprompter speech Tuesday as “very fine” but cast Clinton’s remarks as a “spectacular speech” that was “very effective.” “Let me first say that I thought Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was very effective,” Gingrich said Wednesday via Facebook live. “No conservative, no Republican should assume that she’s gonna be a pushover.” After apologizing for...
  • 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...
  • 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...