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  • Newt Gingrich should own up to his mistakes

    01/05/2012 9:44:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    As the results of the Iowa caucus dribbled in, Americans got to see how the GOP candidates greeted victory and defeat. Top vote-getter Mitt Romney was gracious toward Rick Santorum, who came in second by eight thin votes, but uninspiring as he pledged to get America back to work. Santorum pronounced, "Game on," then hailed his Italian grandfather's decision to leave Italy to dig coal, if that's what it took to bring his family to the United States. Ron Paul, who came in third, saluted the work of his enthusiastic volunteers and credited his success to his role as a...
  • Romney eyes penalties for those lacking insurance (2005 news on Romney's individual mandate)

    12/10/2011 11:55:55 PM PST · by JimWayne · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 22, 2005 | Scott S. Greenberger
    Massachusetts residents who choose not to obtain health insurance would face tax penalties and even the garnishing of their wages under a proposal Governor Mitt Romney unveiled yesterday. Romney says the ''individual mandate" he is proposing, part of his broader plan to cover the roughly 500,000 people who are uninsured, would not cost the state any money.
  • 'Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite', claims ex-staffer who had affair with thrice-married GOP candidate

    12/08/2011 6:01:44 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 262 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/7/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Sexual deviance, regardless of its truth, has already brought down Herman Cain. But Newt Gingrich is so far holding up stronger than his fallen rival. However now an ‘ex-mistress’ has told the National Enquirer that the GOP presidential candidate, who cheated on two previous wives, is a ‘hypocrite'. Anne Manning claims she performed a sex act on him in his Washington.
  • Cementing the case that Gingrich lobbied

    11/30/2011 3:02:11 PM PST · by Fred · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1130111 | Timothy P. Carney
    Again and again Newt Gingrich says he never lobbied. Bit by bit, more evidence surfaces that he did in fact lobby. Blog posts today by Ben Smith at Politico and Jen Rubin at the Washington Post help waterproof the case that Gingrich isn't speaking truthfully about his lobbying. Here are some of the facts of the case: I reported that Gingrich was paid by players in the drug industry to help pass the Medicare drug bill, and he visited Capitol Hill to convince lawmakers to vote for the bill. The New York Times reports that Gingrich actively worked to pass...
  • Gingrich camp's 'last word' on Freddie Mac - Will not release records

    11/17/2011 11:58:43 AM PST · by Fred · 65 replies
    (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not release more Freddie Mac-related documents, according to campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond. Though the contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday that his campaign would "do what they can" to release more information about payments he received as a consultant from the government-backed mortgage group, Hammond backtracked later in the evening. When asked via email whether the campaign would release more Freddie Mac-related documents or if a fact sheet it released in the afternoon was the last word on the issue, Hammond responded to CNN, "last word."
  • Gingrich Said to Be Paid $1.6M by Freddie Mac (RINO Alert)

    11/15/2011 9:06:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 132 replies
    Bloomberg | 2011-11-15 | Clea Benson & Dawn Kopecki
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  • The Newt Gingrich surge: Can it last?

    11/15/2011 1:06:25 AM PST · by Fred · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 111511 | John Dickerson, Brian Montopoli
    Newt Gingrich is having his moment. After a disastrous campaign rollout, a new CNN/ORC international poll shows Gingrich in a statistical tie with Mitt Romney atop a survey of which presidential candidate Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor. (Romney was at 24 percent, Gingrich up to 22 percent - within the poll's margin of error. Herman Cain was third at 14 percent, down 11 points from October.) Gingrich was also competitive with Romney and Cain in CBS News' Friday poll and is atop a Public Policy Polling survey out Monday. (It should be noted that the PPP poll was taken using...
  • WHAT KIND OF CONSERVATIVE IS TIM PAWLENTY? (Is he a good alternative to Palin or Romney in 2012?)

    02/15/2010 8:19:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies · 1,025+ views
    Right Wing Nuthouse ^ | 02/15/2010 | Rick Moran
    Tim Pawlenty is a mainstream conservative governor in a traditionally liberal state. When I use the term “mainstream,” I mean simply that he is in the mainstream of Minnesota conservatism - decidedly less conservative than the heart of Republicanism in the south, but conservative enough for most of the rest of the GOP. This alone gives him a decent shot as an alternative to either Palin or Romney in the 2012 primaries. Reading this long interview in Esquire, I was struck by the governor’s pragmatism and unflappability. Esquire’s Mark Warren threw enough bait into the water that Pawlenty could have...