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  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court at stake in election

    04/17/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. "This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready to go." Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her...
  • More Honest Talk about Gingrich's Childhood

    04/17/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT · by rightjb · 38 replies ^ | 4/17/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    I am from Georgia. I've known Newt since we were 15 years old. We spent an evening together during Spring break at Panama City, FL - two nerds who wore glasses, sitting on the patio talking when the rest of my cheerleader friends were down at the Band shell dancing and flirting with the cool football players. He was fascinating, a talker, interested in history and government even then. He was also a kid in an identity crisis. He had just found out about his biological father and his birth name. He was trying out Leroy McPherson instead of Newt...
  • Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash

    04/17/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/13/2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and GINGER GIBSON
    R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for the Gingrich campaign...brushed off a question about whether renting the list diluted its value or signaled an end to the campaign. “No, it demonstrates the campaign is pursuing new sources of revenue,” he said. Gingrich has loaned the campaign “thousands, primarily toward travel and lodging expenses,” Hammond said, but he added “the campaign intends to reimburse” the loans.
  • Newt Gingrich, a man divided

    04/16/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT · by TJA · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2012 | Rachel Weiner
    Here’s a series of recent quotes in which Gingrich appears to be a man divided. * “If [Romney] can't get to 1,144 on the 26th of June, the last primary, then it is going to be a wide-open electronic convention for 60 days of talking among the American people.” — CNN interview, March 26 * “Either Romney will self destruct, or Romney will be the nominee.” — Lunch with supporters, April 2 * “I’m trying to get to an open convention to see what would happen ... I’m not going to beat Romney head to head, but ... if we...
  • Texas is Rising (for Newt Gingrich)

    04/16/2012 11:56:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    J Forbes ^ | April 16, 2012 | not stated
    The video says it all. Texas is Rising for Newt Grinrich.
  • Conference call with Rick Santorum

    04/16/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 31 replies
    Vanity | Aprill 16, 2012 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    I (plus about 4000 others) just got off of a conference call with Rick Santorum. Perhaps a more detailed report will be forthcoming, but here are some quick notes that I took: "I had a chance to talk to Newt. I haven't had a chance to talk with Governor Romney." He spoke about working hard to make sure that the Republican Party had a "conservative platform" and a "conservative message" and that they "follow through with that conservative message after the election". "I haven't supported any candidate at this point." He said that they are working with states to "make...
  • TRUE COLORS TIME (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/16/2012 8:01:20 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 16, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    TRUE COLORS TIME If you listened closely to Sarah tonight on Levin’s program, she was pretty much endorsing Romney. I suspect she will hold her cards, won’t jump into the fray until the convention, where she will get maximum exposure for her particular agenda. And then she will play the good citizen role and support Romney. I’ve been worried about her since she showed up so ungraciously during the summer to rain on the parade of some of the more conservative candidates… The same applies to her as everyone else... Not fighting, not helping Newt right now, is the same...
  • Newt to NRA: Right to Bear Arms is a Human Right

    04/16/2012 7:28:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Appearing before the National Rifle Association annual meeting this afternoon, Newt Gingrich called for a new United Nations treaty that would give the right to bear arms to every person on the planet. This proposed treaty would counter the United Nations Small Arms Treaty currently supported by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After Gingrich’s speech concluded, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox came out on stage and said “The Gingrich Treaty…I like that.” The Daily Beast noted that Newt’s reception from the crowd of 5,000 people was more enthusiastic than Governor Romney’s. If the Republican presidential nomination were decided by the...
  • Herman Cain Flops on Gingrich Endorsement, Says, ‘Let’s Get On With This’

    04/16/2012 7:36:45 PM PDT · by VinL · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-16-12 | Dover
    Less than two months ago, Herman Cain, who was out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, stood on a stage in West Palm Beach, just three days before the Florida primary and told the crowd, “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for the president of the Unites States.” Gingrich had just come off a sweeping win in South Carolina, had the fundraising dollars pouring in and a financial safety net in billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson. But on Monday Cain walked back his endorsement of Gingrich saying, “With all due respect, let’s get on with this, OK?”...
  • Stats Comparing Conservative Accomplishments of Newt and Mitt

    04/15/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT · by Windflier · 11 replies
    PolitiJim's Rants ^ | 26 January 2012 | PolitiJim
    It is terrible that conservatives are out there distorting the records of each candidate. Or worse passing along wrong information without checking facts. All of them have qualifications and disqualifications. But can we get away from what they SAY they will do and compare what they actually DID when they were afforded governing power? I was talking to a nationally published conservative author and speaker today who had absolutely no clue that Newt Gingrich gave the “keynote” rebuttal AGAINST Al Gore on Cap and Trade legislation. This is a travesty not just of conservative media, but those we surround ourselves...
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • There Is Still Time (or Don't Let Newt Down)

    04/15/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 116 replies
    Vanity | April 15, 2012 | True Believer Forever
    While everyone is in the weeds counting delegates and wondering who Santorum will endorse (it will be Romney), few people are talking about the degree to which the GOP will be emboldened if Romney gets the nomination. It will be a sign to them they can get the evangelical, social and fiscal conservatives to fall in line, all they have to do is wait them out. A few days ago, Mark Levin said he was disgusted with the Republican establishment, right after he said, 'we conservatives have to work together to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney’, just one...
  • Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney

    04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT · by KSanders · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right? Well, not entirely. Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention. Both men say they are seeking influence over...
  • Mitt Romney gave Obama 2 Radical Environmentalists Who are Killing the Coal Industry

    04/15/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT · by rightjb ^ | 4/15/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Limbaugh’s Climatologist Defends Newt’s Past Position + Romney says Coal Plants KILL PEOPLE | @PolitiJim's Rants |
  • GOP's First Spouses Club (Newt's long history of infedelity)

    11/13/2011 7:06:30 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 149 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/1/2011
    Jackie Battley was Gingrich’s geometry teacher in high school. They secretly dated until they got married on June 19, 1962. ...In 1980, the couple separated after Gingrich began an affair with Marianne Ginther. Ginther met Gingrich at a political fundraiser in 1981. Ginther is the daughter of a former Ohio mayor. They married six months after Gingrich divorced his first wife, Jackie Battley. ...Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek in the mid-1990s. ...Newt began an affair with Callista while she worked as an aide for the House of Representatives. They continued their affair during the...
  • To Newt Gingrich haters (vanity)

    04/14/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 228 replies
    Vanity | April 13, 2012 | CutePuppy
    I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse's. He was rubbing it in everybody's face that an old coot like...
  • Activist Alert: Newt Across America on Tax Day

    04/13/2012 1:39:03 PM PDT · by KGeorge · 4 replies ^ | 12 April 2012 | T Finn
    "On the conference call Angie from Alabama brought up an idea to have a rally day for Newt. I added the idea to title it Newt Across America. The next big day coming up before the April 24th primaries is Tax Day on April 17th. As you know media will cover this day and will be out at the main post offices for the most part in their cities. This would be a great day to have people at the main post office with signs, passing out information and getting people to donate to Newt's campaign." So the plan is...
  • Republican Presidential Candidates Speak at Annual NRA Meeting C-SPAN 2PM ET

    04/13/2012 4:41:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 13 2012 | C-span
    Republican Presidential Candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich will speak at the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Other speakers include former GOP Candidates Rick Santorum, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Republican Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Their remarks will be part of the conference's "Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum." This is the second time in five years that the convention will be held in St. Louis. It was moved to St. Louis from Columbus, Ohio in 2007 after Columbus approved a ban on assault weapons. Live at 2pm (ET)...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • Gingrich 'Probably' Won't Take Romney Administration Job.

    04/12/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t be interested in joining likely nominee Romney’s Cabinet, but added—“not because I am opposed to Mitt.” “Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,” the former House speaker said. “But I had a very good life doing a lot of fun things: I’m a grandfather, I’ve got two grandchildren I want...