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  • Gingrich: Donald Trump was big winner. Looked calm, pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance

    02/07/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/7/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich: "@realDonaldTrump was big winner. Looked calm,pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance than previous debates"
  • Evangelicals See Donald Trump as Man of Conviction, if Not Faith

    01/18/2016 4:12:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN and THOMAS KAPLAN
    Buford Arning, a retired building-supply executive in Statesville, N.C., went to church each week until a pinched nerve made it hard for him to leave his house. He believes in living a faith-filled life. But he does not demand piety of his preferred presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. “Am I a Bible toter that gets out and preaches on the side of the street and tries to convert everybody? No,” said Mr. Arning, 62, who calls himself an evangelical voter. He said he believed that Mr. Trump was “a Christian man,” and that was good enough. Mr. Trump may not...
  • Understanding Donald Trump

    01/08/2016 5:50:17 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Reporters and analysts who are trying to understand Mr. Trump would be well served by slowing down and reading this nearly three-decade-old bestseller. They would discover that Donald Trump has developed a remarkable set of rules and principles that allow him to make decisions with incredible speed. Mr. Trump knows a lot, but what is amazing is how rapidly he figures out what he doesn't know. My favorite story is of the Wollman Skating Rink in New York's Central Park. The Wollman Rink was a heavily used public skating rink which had fallen into disrepair in 1980...
  • Gingrich: Trump has 30 percent chance to win nomination

    12/20/2015 7:02:58 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2015, 06:00 am | Bradford Richardson
    I mean, this is a guy who is outside of the regular system, he is totally prepared to be a unique figure, nothing intimidates him, he is independently wealthy on a great scale, and he achieved a lot in his lifetime. Gingrich called billionaire businessman extraordinary and a very talented person. Its not just that he has made a lot of money, but that he has run big systems, he has had New York Times best-selling books, he has had the number-one rated television show in The Apprentice, he has run the Miss Universe contest, he has invented an entire...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Newt Gingrich: ‘The Country Is in Rebellion,’ Trump Can ‘Kick Down the Doors’

    12/11/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Patrick Howley
    Newt Gingrich told Breitbart News that the country is in rebellion against the coastal power centers and that Donald Trump might be the candidate who can "kick down the doors" of the establishment. Former House speaker Gingrich weighed in on Trump's rise. "I think he represents a different era" in the same conservative movement, Gingrich said. "The system has become so incompetent and outrageously buracratic. The centers of power are so, so in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, that the whole rest of the country is in rebellion. And people are looking for somebody who can kick down...
  • Newt Gingrich: New Words For A New World

    12/07/2015 5:35:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
    We are living in a world rapidly evolving away from the mental constructs and language of the last 375 years. These ideas can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia ending the 30 Years War in 1648 and Grotius proposal of a system of International Law in the same era. The ideas were then extended through the development of state warfare culminating in the Napoleonic Wars.
  • BREITBART READER POLL: WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

    10/09/2015 7:50:11 PM PDT · by Amntn · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/9/15 | Breitbart News
  • Gingrich open to return to Speakership

    10/08/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 162 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 10/8/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speakers gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans. The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
  • To Replace Boehner, Why Not Newt for Speaker?

    09/30/2015 4:24:13 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/30/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Almost exactly seven years ago, House Speaker John Boehner said of the Wall Street bailout bill, I think this thing is a crap sandwich but hed vote for it anyway. I remarked at the time, Its crap sandwiches for as far as the eye can see and I was right. Boehner finally had his fill of the meal, opting to push away from the table, as it were. On Friday, he announced hell be resigning the speakership and his seat. (snip) Meanwhile, it appears the dogs have no idea what to do now that theyve caught the car....
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump's running on winning (video - Face the Nation)

    The former Speaker of the House says Donald Trump has an edge right now because he's running on something that nobody understands: winning. And the American people want to win.
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Could be GOP Nominee

    08/30/2015 11:09:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | August 30 | Janell Ross
    In a roundtable discussion with political reporters and analysts on ABC's "This Week," former House speaker Newt Gingrich said what others may be thinking. Gingrich told guest host Martha Raddatz that Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman, real estate mogul and novice politician, could, in fact, become the Republican presidential nominee. RADDATZ: Could he be the nominee? GINGRICH: Yes. RADDATZ: You think you have to know he could be the nominee? GINGRICH: Absolutely. I don't think he I think he also could be the president. RADDATZ: How does he do it? GINGRICH: Well, first of all, if you're ahead...
  • Gingrich: If Trump continues at 25% he wins - if Hillary implodes, a vacuum you havent seen in yrs!

    08/19/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | August 18, 2015 | Nicole Haas
    Newt Gingrich joined Fox News Greta Van Susteren on Monday to explain the reasoning behind whats becoming widely known as the Trump phenomenon. Its like a science fiction film, where you shoot at him and he gets bigger, Gingrich said. Youre dealing with somebody who is totally different from anybody in modern politics. Gingrich said if Donald Trumps poll numbers continue at 25 percent or higher, he will win the Republican nomination for president. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives expounded on the fact that Trump can play by his own rules because, unlike the the political establishment...
  • Debating The Donald: GOP rivals preparing with caution

    07/24/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2015 12:50 PM EDT | Jill Colvin
    Considered the ultimate wildcard, Donald Trump is complicating debate strategy for Republican presidential candidates now scrambling to prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on national television. The billionaire businessman, who has dominated the 2016 Republican race in recent weeks, threatens to do the same when the top 10 GOP candidatesas determined by national pollsface off in less than two weeks. Its a high-risk, high-reward event for candidates eager to stand out yet wary to fall victim to one of Trumps notorious bombastic political attacks. Its the No. 1 unavoidability, said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a 2012 GOP candidate who...
  • FRANZI: Donald Trump and the politics of polarization

    06/28/2015 1:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Green Valley News and Sun ^ | June 27, 2015 | Emil Franzi, talk show host on KVOI-AM
    Many Republicans are worried that Donald Trumps entry into the GOP presidential sweepstakes will be bad for the party because of the sometimes extreme positions he espouses with even more extreme rhetoric. Many Democrats are jubilant because they will attempt to use Trump to brand the entire GOP. Neither understand the politics of polarization. Trump helps the GOP and the conservative movement. Heres why. When the checkered pants country club mush mouths were fully in charge of the GOP and the only real conservative you saw on national TV was George Will on Brinkley, the GOP was not only a...
  • The art of campaigns (Bashes Cruz, Trump, Palin and Newt in the same article)

    06/18/2015 7:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Eric Baerren, Michigan Liberal
    If you want an idea about what to make of the overstuffed clown car of people running for the Republican presidential nomination next year, pick up a copy of Hunter S. Thompsons vital book Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72. The most interesting part of it is not Thompsons signature drug reference-laden prose but in how he described how George McGovern was the surprise winner of the Democratic nomination that year. McGovern won, not by making splashy headlines, but by building organization and through a strategy that focused on what mattered -- convention delegates -- as opposed to...
  • Why a 20-candidate field would actually be great for the GOP in 2016

    06/03/2015 2:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | June 3, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    In the past week, several more Republicans, with varying degrees of gravitas, have joined an already crowded field of contenders. Lindsey Graham became the fourth sitting senator to enter the race. Former New York Gov. George Pataki is in, too despite not having been in office in nearly a decade. Rick Santorum recently announced as well, looking to springboard off of a 2012 runner-up finish. Mike Huckabee is going even farther back, hoping to springboard off of his 2008 runner-up status. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has made it clear he intends on entering. His counterpart in Michigan, Rick Snyder,...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF CLINTON CASH

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clintons White Houseand current host of ABC News This WeekGeorge Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the Clinton Cash book is for his old bosses. During the shows roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clintons presidential campaign wouldnt send out...
  • GOP Can Stop Being Nice to Ted Cruz

    04/28/2015 9:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 28, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein, political scientist
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-28/gop-can-stop-being-nice-to-ted-cruz
  • Lets Be Serious About Ted Cruz From The Start: Hes Too Extreme And Too Disliked To Win

    03/26/2015 10:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | March 23, 2015 | Harry Enten
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruzs newly minted presidential campaign is the media equivalent of a juicy rib-eye that robbers use to distract a guard dog during a heist. Hell get a ton of media attention, and hell get to spread his message which may be all that Cruz is after but Cruz almost certainly has no shot of winning the nomination, according to every indicator that predicts success in presidential primaries. First, Cruz doesnt have enough support from party bigwigs. To win the Republican or Democratic nomination, you need the backing of at least some of the party apparatus....
  • The Great, Amazing, Incomparable Stan Evans is Dead

    03/05/2015 4:42:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    "If and when Congress votes on a new immigration bill -- whatever the "triggers," timetables or other provisos -- the real issue to be decided will be the same as it has been from the beginning. That issue is whether the Republican Party, dazed from a daily pounding by the Washington press corps, will agree to commit political suicide by enfranchising 11 plus million illegal aliens on U.S. soil, the vast majority of whom will soon be casting Democratic ballots." So wrote the great M. Stanton Evans, who passed away on Tuesday. Having been at the forefront of the movement...
  • Cruz hires former Gingrich aide as political operation builds

    02/10/2015 2:05:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 9, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    HOUSTON The political operation of potential 2016 presidential candidate Ted Cruz continued to beef up Monday as a top aide to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich signed onto the senators team. Rick Tyler, Gingrichs longtime spokesman who served as a top strategist to a super PAC that supported Gingrichs 2012 presidential campaign, will join Cruzs campaign-in-waiting to serve as a senior communications adviser. I am honored to come on board with Sen. Cruz and join the effort to make D.C. listen to the American people, Tyler said in a statement. I believe he will emerge as the...
  • Newt on Obama's Speech: Radical Islamists Could Not Have Done A Better Job Defending Their Cause

    02/05/2015 3:58:15 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 50 replies
    rightpundit ^ | 2/5/15 | Gingrich
    Newt absolutely unloads on Obama's 'insane' remarks at today's National Prayer Breakfast where he compared what's radical Islam is doing today to what Christianity did in the past. Gingrich says, "These comments today are just the tip of an iceberg of pro-radical Islamist bias which runs through this entire Administration" -- Listen
  • Former Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) at the Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/25/2015 5:59:17 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/24/2015 | NATHANHURST
    Former Speaker of the House Representative Newt Gingrich (R-GA) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. He focuses on national security issues and foreign relations.
  • Joseph Farah: Is there life after Boehner?

    12/29/2014 4:51:08 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 29, 2014 | Joseph Farah
    Like it or not, House Speaker John Boehner is the most powerful Republican elected official in the country. As the organizer of the Dont Be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now! campaign, my goal is simple: Persuade House Republicans that he must go for the following reasons: He has consistently betrayed Republican voters since he assumed the speaker position. In 2010, GOP voters rose up in anger at Barack Obamas policies and gave Republicans control of the House. What did Boehner do? Immediately he surrendered the power of the purse, funding every Obama initiative, including Obamacare. Same thing this year: In November,...
  • Palin, Cruz, Huckabee and Santorum to travel to Iowa Freedom Summit

    12/08/2014 1:13:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WQAD-TV / CNN ^ | December 8, 2014 | Shellie Nelson
    <p>Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential pick, is headed to Iowa in January 2015 for a conservative gathering that will showcase no fewer than nine potential 2016 presidential contenders.</p> <p>Shes one of the confirmed speakers at the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, an event organized by Iowa Rep. Steve King and conservative group Citizens United to bring grassroots activists from across Iowa to hear directly from national conservative leaders, per its website. The event is scheduled for Jan. 24.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich's Lower Gas Price Promise

    February 28, 2012 Newt Gingrich's lower gas price promise 2012 candidate guarantees he can lower gas to $2.50 a gallon and explains how he will do this
  • Ted Cruz could struggle to raise funds for presidential run (Psychological warfare commences)

    12/01/2014 9:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 1, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. Ted Cruzs ambitions are clear. Hes a frequent visitor to Iowa and New Hampshire. Hes building a campaign staff. But to make a serious White House bid takes serious money at least $20 million by the time the first ballots are cast in early 2016. And that could be a challenge. Although the Texas Republican is popular at conservative gatherings, Cruz has shown only modest success as a fundraiser. Like Ron Paul and Sarah Palin, he can probably count on showers of cash from enthusiastic legions of small-dollar donors, and thats an important start. But many major GOP...
  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obamas Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obamas speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the elite class really underestimate the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had repudiated his policies in the election a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as a...
  • Gingrich: High Court Obamacare Decision 'Devastating to President'

    11/07/2014 4:47:15 PM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Nov 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax TV that a Supreme Court decision on Friday to hear another legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is "devastating to the president." "I have no ability to judge what the Supreme Court will do," Gingrich said, noting that Chief Justice John Roberts once cast the deciding vote to uphold President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul. But Gingrich said the new challenge is based on making the Affordable Care Act comply with the actual text of the statute that Congress passed and that Obama signed and Gingrich said that in this...
  • Will GOP billionaire Sheldon Adelson bankroll Mike Huckabee in 2016?

    10/26/2014 9:32:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | October 23, 2014 | Luke Brinker
    The casino magnate and big Gingrich booster in 2012 may have his eyes on a new candidate in 2016. Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam spent an astonishing $98 million trying to elect conservative candidates during the 2012 election cycle. The Adelsons threw more than a fifth of that total at Winning our Future, a super PAC supporting GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich. We all know how Gingrichs primary campaign against Mitt Romney turned out, but the Adelsons contributions kept Gingrichs campaign afloat far longer than the former House Speaker would otherwise have survived. With potential candidates...
  • Low Oil Prices: A $660 Billion Stimulus Package

    10/17/2014 3:01:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Matthew Zeitlin
    Crude prices have plunged by more than 20% in recent months. The fall means cheaper gas, cheaper flights, and generally good news for American consumers. Oil prices have been falling for months, and the slide could easily continue. With unprecedented instability in the Middle East, how could this be happening? The answer, according to analysts who follow the market, is a little bit of everything, from economic fundamentals in big oil consuming countries to growth in output among some oil producers. But much more clear is the effect of tumbling prices: Low oil prices are the equivalent of a massive...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-26 : Reflections on the Contract with America 20 Years Later

    09/27/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-26 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 26, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Reflections on the Contract with America 20 Years Later ===================================================== On Wednesday I had the privilege of meeting with S. Ganbaatar, a member of the Mongolian Parliament. When he entered the room, Ganbaatar walked up excitedly to examine a framed document that has hung for years in my offices. The document is a list of commitments to the people, signed by dozens of candidates for public office who promised to vote on a specific policy agenda if they were elected to office. It's framed alongside a picture of the candidates who signed...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-18 : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress

    09/18/2014 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 2 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress ===================================================== It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that NASA's plan to pay Russia to launch American astronauts into orbit wasn't going to turn out well. Three years after NASA retired the space shuttle program, relations between the United States and Russia are worse than at any point since the end of the Cold War. Americans have reportedly been paying Russia $70 million a seat to send our astronauts to the International Space Station. That's three and a half times what the Russians charge private...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-12 : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech

    09/13/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-12 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 12, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech ===================================================== President Obama gave a pretty good speech Wednesday night. Pressured by the American people's overwhelming support for defeating ISIS, President Obama gave a speech his predecessor, President George W. Bush could have applauded. Many of President Obama's words were reassuring. He was dedicated to defeating ISIS. He would pursue anyone who threatened America. He was committed to a long, difficult campaign. Unfortunately for the President and the country, there were five major strategic flaws in his speech. These flaws are so profound that...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-10 : 10 Questions for Obama on ISIS

    09/10/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 9 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-10 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 10, 2014 Newt Gingrich : 10 Questions for Obama on ISIS ===================================================== President Barack Obama has a remarkable opportunity Wednesday night. The American people have been awakened by the videotaped beheading of two U.S. journalists. Many Americans have also been deeply angered by the killing of Christians and other minorities by the Islamist radicals. Americans increasingly realize that the entire movement of radical Islamism, from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is dangerous to Americans and to our civilization. Americans know that 13 years of effort under two...
  • Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

    09/09/2014 9:34:02 PM PDT · by jamndad5 · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 9th 2014 | Adam Hartung
    President Reagan has long been considered the best modern economic President. So we compared his performance dealing with the oil-induced recession of the 1980s with that of President Obama and his performance during this Great Recession.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-30 : Obamas Right -- He Has No Strategy

    08/30/2014 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 10 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-30 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 30, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obamas Right -- He Has No Strategy ===================================================== Americans might be inclined to roll their eyes at this admission from their president given that he spent weeks on vacation while a terrorist group swept away eleven years of work to stabilize Iraq. As I wrote in this newsletter last week, however, the problem has never been the rounds of golf President Obama is playing. It is what has been happening--or rather, what has not been happening--between them. If a months vacation in Marthas Vineyard was the price of our Commander-in-Chief realizing at last...
  • The "True Identity" Of Van Jones

    09/10/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 1,077+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 9/10/09 | Cliff Kincaid
    Some people are wondering who is next after Van Jones. But the Van Jones story is not over. And we still don't know who hired this "obscure" official, as some on the left are now trying to refer to him. Some of these controversies are currently being investigated by the new media. Blogger Trevor Loudon, who broke the story about Jones' communist background, thinks White House official Valerie Jarrett needs to be seriously scrutinized. She appears to have had a family connection to Barack Obama's childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. For the record, this "obscure" official technically...
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-28 : What Would Reagan Do?

    08/28/2014 4:59:07 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 24 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-28 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 28, 2014 Newt Gingrich : What Would Reagan Do? ===================================================== Instead of criticizing President Barack Obama's lack of an effective national security policy as the terrorist threat of the Islamic State grows in Syria and Iraq, it might be helpful to imagine the speech President Ronald Reagan would have given in response to the videotaped beheading of James Foley. There are many things a great power can do if it has leadership. This fictional speech is an effort to describe a Reagan-like grand strategy, clarity of moral purpose and emphasis on effective actions. This is not a speech...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-22 : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists

    08/22/2014 5:58:03 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-22 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 22, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists ===================================================== Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing. There is a consensus in Britain that at least 500 young Brits have gone to the Middle East as jihadists. There is a clear belief, stated by Prime Minister David Cameron, that the ISIS fighter who executed journalist James Foley...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-08 : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram

    08/09/2014 6:06:45 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 17 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-028-08 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 8, 2014 Newt Gingrich : ISIS, Hamas, and Boko Haram ===================================================== Grim, unyielding and violent reality is beginning to confront the American political establishment with facts from which it cannot hide. For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Year after year since then, radical Islamists have grown more militant, more sophisticated and more numerous. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas...
  • ISIS, Hamas and Boko Haram: Believe their intentions

    08/08/2014 11:21:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    For 35 years, since Iranians seized the American Embassy on November 4, 1979, and kept the Americans in it as hostages, the United States has been at war with radical Islamists. They knew it. We hid from it. Now, in an arc of terror from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to ISIS in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, there is a clear wave of vicious religious warfare being waged against civilization by fanatics who openly promise and engage in genocidal killing. ISIS has made its murderous intentions painfully clear. It has proven in town after town that it...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-06 : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality

    08/07/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 14 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-06 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 6, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama, Buchanan, and Baldwin -- The Cost of Rejecting Reality ===================================================== President Obama is in serious danger of joining a select group of disastrous leaders who put their people and their country in desperate circumstances that cost lives and risked ruinous defeat. Almost everywhere you look around the world, the situation is worse for the United States and worse for freedom than when President Obama took officein many cases catastrophically so. There isnt much sign that he recognizes this or is particularly concerned. Iraq is the most obvious (and potentially most dangerous) example....
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-11 : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools

    07/11/2014 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 21 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-11 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 11, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Bad Neighbor Policy -- Playing Americans for Fools ===================================================== Guatemala and Mexico agreed this week to make it even easier for people to show up at the American border. That's right: EASIER. After all the public outcry against thousands of foreigners crossing our border, you might have thought the Mexican government would help stop the wave of people traversing Mexico to get to Texas. That would be a good neighbor policy. On Monday, however, the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico met to announce a new policy of making it easier and more...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-21 : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem

    08/20/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-21 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 21, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem ===================================================== A lot of people have commented on and made fun of the frequency of President Obamas golfing. The more I watched President Obama, however, the more I concluded the problem was what was not happening between golf rounds. Two earlier presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan, golfed frequently but their presidencies were stunningly successful. The difference seemed to be that Eisenhower and Reagan were really effective when they weren't golfing. President Eisenhower was a very serious golfer who had been a varsity football player at West Point. Eisenhower...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-15 : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn

    08/16/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-15 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 15, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn ===================================================== Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, gave an extraordinary exit interview last week with James Kitfield of the publication Breaking Defense. The interview revealed assessments about the dangers facing the United States that are so unlike what we hear from President Obama or his national security team that relevant Congressional committees should conduct their own exit interview in public hearings with General Flynn when they return from the August recess. For example, General Flynn says plainly the United States...
  • Newt Gingrich: Obamas upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

    08/05/2014 11:38:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it but I dont really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, lets say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolinas Kay Hagan...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-23 : Obamas Attack on Israel

    07/24/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-23 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 23, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obamas Attack on Israel ===================================================== "The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israels failure, a Hamas spokesman said today. When Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, the United States became the first country in the world to recognize the Jewish state, just 11 minutes later. That recognition, however, came after one of the greatest foreign policy disputes in American historya fight in which Secretary of State George C. Marshall told President Truman that if the President were to [recognize...