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  • "Congratulations on last night, Newt. We don't play games": Donald Trump applauds Gingrich...

    10/26/2016 12:47:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Oct. 26, 2016 | Chris Spargo and David Martosko
    Donald Trump very publicly showed his support for Newt Gingrich in the wake of his Tuesday night attack on Megyn Kelly, applauding his efforts while speaking at the opening of his newest hotel in Washington DC. The Republican hopeful was detailing his strong work ethic and how he would put that to use should he be elected president, when he said: 'By the way, congratulations Newt on last night. That was amazing.' He then added: 'We don't play games Newt? We don't play games.' Donald was joined at the event on Wednesday afternoon by his four oldest children - Donald...
  • Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich trade blows in charged interview about Trump (Kelly Gag alert!)

    10/26/2016 8:05:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 87 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 10/26/16 | Colin Cambell
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly battled former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in a striking Tuesday night interview. “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy!” Gingrich exclaimed amid the back and forth. Kelly’s interview with Gingrich, a leading Donald Trump surrogate, started off friendly enough but got increasingly tense as she pressed him on Trump’s flagging poll numbers and campaign firestorms. Things boiled over when Gingrich accused the media of widespread bias and Kelly argued that the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump are newsworthy. “If Trump is a sexual predator, that is —” Kelly began, as...
  • It’s About Time – Newt Gingrich Finally Had Enough of Megyn Kelly…

    10/26/2016 4:43:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 156 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/2016 | Sundance
    Megyn Kelly’s ‘too-cute-by-half‘ snarky and condescending schtick finally brought Newt Gingrich to the point where he gives it back to her. After a long run of serious relationship trouble due to her daddy issues (father died when she was 16 – affair with Brit Hume etc…), her current personal life is once again a shambles; and that’s despite her metrosexual subservient husband trying to fill the unfulfillable void. Her TV ratings are on a downward spiral, and Kelly’s contract is soon to expire. Which is the worst scenario for renegotiation. More unavoidable “dependency”. Fox owner Rupert Murdoch gave Kelly (via...
  • (Vanity) Kelly and Gingrich just went at it...whoa!

    Anyone see it? Too early to post the video as it just happened. Gingrich ripped her a new one.
  • Newt Gingrich Backs Rigged-Election Claim, Says Voters Should Monitor Polling Sites

    10/16/2016 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2016 | Nick Rossol
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stood by...Trump's claim that the election is being "rigged,"... "Without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary Clinton by 15 points," Gingrich told ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week."... Gingrich emphasized that the rigging is not at the local level: "This is not about election officials at the precinct level," he said. Nevertheless, he said voters should monitor polling stations as Trump has encouraged because past elections have been "stolen."
  • Gingrich: GOP Demanding Trump Quit Have 'Egg on Their Face' After Debate

    10/10/2016 7:53:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/10/16 | Brian Freeman
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed those Republicans demanding that Donald Trump quit as the GOP presidential nominee, telling Fox News after the second debate in St. Louis, saying, "They have a lot of egg on their face, because the guy who showed up for the debate tonight… clearly has earned being the Republican nominee." Gingrich said that Trump made his points so well during the debate that "it's kind of crazy for someone to suggest dumping him at this point, and I would hope a lot of those who panicked over the weekend would reconsider their position in light...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'Enormous, historic victory' for Donald Trump (video)

    09/27/2016 5:36:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
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  • FULL FORCE: Newt Gingrich tears it up in Estero, Florida for Donald Trump rally

    09/19/2016 4:30:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/19/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    FULL FORCE: Newt Gingrich tears it up in Estero, Florida for Donald Trump rally
  • Hacked Colin Powell Email: Bohemian Grove Attendees Will Vote Against Trump

    09/15/2016 6:26:44 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Aaron Klein
    An email hacked from Colin Powell’s Gmail account has him writing that he had just returned from the famed Bohemian Grove — a place the Washington Post once described as “where the rich and powerful go to misbehave” — and that most attendees there will not vote for Donald Trump and find him to be a “disaster.” Powell further reported that “quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate.” Here is Powell’s full July 24, 2016 email, which was hacked by DCLeaks and accessed by Breitbart News via a password provided to...

    08/21/2016 12:47:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/21/2016 | Maria Bartiromo
  • Gingrich: Trump's most powerful week since entering race ( Hillary is going to lose)

    08/21/2016 7:22:56 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/2016 | Sean Hannity
    Former House speaker explains on 'Hannity' how the Republican nominee has shown leadership

  • Gingrich dismisses Clinton health worries: 'That's kind of junk medicine'

    08/19/2016 10:45:41 AM PDT · by Coronal · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Thursday dismissed recent questions about the health of Hillary Clinton and medical treatments the Democratic presidential nominee is receiving. "I think we ought to recognize that's kind of junk medicine," Gingrich said on "Fox and Friends." "That's not the real deal."
  • Newt: Trump ISIS Speech ‘Historic’ — ‘Most Important Foreign Policy Speech Since Ronald Reagan’

    08/15/2016 11:00:17 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered a glowing review of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech in Youngstown, OH earlier in the day on how he would handle the threat of ISIS. According to Gingrich, it was the most important foreign policy speech dating back to President Ronald Reagan.
  • Newt Gingrich breaks with Donald Trump and endorses John McCain

    08/04/2016 8:16:58 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jenna Johnson
    "...I know that John McCain is a national treasure."
  • A Trump ‘intervention’ is being led by Gingrich, Giuliani, according to reports

    08/04/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by Democrats hate too much · 88 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Aug 3, 2016 3:01 p.m | Robert Schroder
    Republicans close to Donald Trump are planning an “intervention” aimed at resetting his campaign amid a political firestorm that has ensnared the controversial presidential nominee, according to a published report. NBC News said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, are among the Trump allies who want to convince Trump to shift his tactics. The report comes after Trump lashed out at a Gold-Star family critical of his position on Muslim immigration and went on to decline to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election. Donald Trump...
  • It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Newt Gingrich

    08/02/2016 4:15:10 PM PDT · by Pic7 · 27 replies
    Twitter Facebook ^ | 82/02/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    It's perfectly fair to ask Debate Commission to move debates. Live on @facebook now >…
  • 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 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 ^ | 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...

    07/14/2016 8:34:37 PM PDT · by GilGil · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/14/2016 | Sean Hannity
  • 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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...