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  • Newt Gingrich: Big ideas for big debate tonight

    02/22/2012 12:29:28 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/22/12 11:15 AM EST | MJ LEE
    Newt Gingrich promised ahead of the Republican presidential debate in Arizona on Wednesday night that voters will witness the return of “big solutions” Gingrich and that he plans to leave the negativity backstage. “I think you’re going to see the person I’ve been in 15 out of 17 debates, which is focus on the big solutions, talk with the American people and try to stay out of the kind of negativity that unfortunately has characterized way too much of this race,” Gingrich said on Fox News when asked what kind of candidate people can expect to see at the Mesa,...
  • Beyond the soundbites: Gingrich releases 30-minute energy ad (30 Minute Ad at Link)

    02/22/2012 11:07:42 AM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1:35 pm on February 22, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    It’s as simple as simple can be — just a man, speaking against a blue background. But, in a cycle of 30-second ads, this one stands out for a different reason: It runs for 28 minutes and 59 seconds. It fits that it comes from Newt Gingrich, who has arguably been most stung by the work of skilled videographers at his rivals’ campaigns. While the Gingrich campaign has run its share of attack ads, too, those quick hits never seem to advance his cause in quite the way he’d like. He’s oscillated between a positive and negative approach to campaigning...
  • Poll: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum Nearly Even In Georgia

    02/21/2012 7:26:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 95 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Larry Peterson
    Poll: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum Nearly Even In Georgia February 21, 2012 By Larry Peterson A new poll pegs Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum as nearly even in Georgia as its March 6 Republican primary approaches. Gingrich’s double-digit lead has dried up in less than three weeks, and experts say his White House hopes likely are over if he can’t carry his home state. In a Monday InsiderAdvantage Georgia poll of 711 likely primary voters, Gingrich, a former long-time Georgia congressman and House speaker, had 26 percent. Former Massachusetts governor Romney had 24 percent and former...
  • WH Senior Advisor: Unemployment Stimulates the Economy

    02/22/2012 7:57:35 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | Insanity in the form of Valerie Jarrett
    This evening, speaking at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said that folks getting and spending unemployment checks is a healthy thing . . . because it stimulates the economy: "Even though we had a terrible economic crisis three years ago, throughout our country many people were suffering before the last three years, particularly in the black community," Jarrett said. "And so we need to make sure that we continue to support that important safety net. It not only is good for the family, but it's good for the economy. People who...
  • Gingrich Campaign to Air 30 Minute Speech on Lowering Energy Prices In Advance of Super Tuesday

    02/22/2012 7:40:04 AM PST · by Marguerite · 65 replies · 2+ views
    newt.org ^ | February 22, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt 2012 announced that it will be purchasing 30 minute blocks of time in key cities between now and Super Tuesday to air a twenty-eight minute address by Newt Gingrich on the subject of lowering gasoline prices, creating jobs and achieving energy independence. “The answer to Governor Romney’s 30 second attack ads filled with garbage is a 30 minute address filled with substance,” says Gingrich Communications Director Joe DeSantis. “Newt’s message about lowering gasoline and other energy prices is resonating and the Obama administration is on defense over their policies hostile to American energy production, which are causing pain at...
  • Gingrich ramps up attacks on President Obama

    02/22/2012 2:37:24 AM PST · by Marguerite · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | February 22, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich on his main opponent, president's energy policies, interview with Hannity Video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1465196518001/
  • ObamaCare: Supreme Court may postpone ruling till 2016

    02/21/2012 11:55:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 115 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 2-21-12 | Dean Clancy
    This morning's newspapers report an ominous development in the ObamaCare litigation, now pending in the U.S. Supreme Court: The Court posted a seemingly minor but potentially portentous administrative change, which suggests it might postpone delivering a final ruling on the constitutionality of ObamaCare until the middle of 2016! Specifically, the high Court increased the time it will devote to hearing oral arguments on whether the health care mandate is a tax for purposes of something called the Tax Anti-Injunction Act (26 U.S.C. § 7421(a)). The historically lengthy oral arguments in the case, HHS v. Florida -- now expanded by 30...
  • UN atomic agency team 'denied access' to suspected Iran nuclear site

    02/21/2012 5:18:08 PM PST · by John W · 28 replies · 7+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 22, 2012 | AFP
    The UN atomic agency said Wednesday that "intensive efforts" by its team visiting Iran on the way forward failed, and that they were denied access to a key military site. "Intensive efforts were made to reach agreement on a document facilitating the clarification of unresolved issues in connection with Iran's nuclear programme," the International Atomic Energy Agency said. "Unfortunately, agreement was not reached on this document." The team requested access both during this visit and during a first trip in late January to the Parchin military site where it suspects suspicious nuclear activities are carried out, but Iran "did not...
  • Woo hoo!! This could be the 2nd to last thread or perhaps even the last thread of the FReepathon!!

    02/21/2012 4:01:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 928 replies · 4+ views
    Click here to git 'er done!! ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Woo hoo!! This could be the last thread of our first quarter FReepathon!!</p> <p>We're now working on the new equipment fund. We're planning on replacing some of our aging and unreliable equipment and beefing up our system before the general elections. Hope to pay for half of it this quarter and the rest next quarter.</p>
  • Newt won't campaign in Michigan

    02/21/2012 1:55:37 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-21-2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Newt Gingrich will not campaign in Michigan in advance of next Tuesday's primary there: Spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed Monday night that the campaign is scrapping tentative plans to travel to Michigan at the end of the week ahead of the state’s Feb. 28 primary. Gingrich is spending Tuesday and Wednesday in the other Feb. 28 primary — Arizona — but that is mostly for the sake of Wednesday night’s debate, and his public schedule will be light.
  • Judicial panel says GOP should consider new election maps (Wisconsin)

    02/21/2012 1:14:24 PM PST · by Jean S · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 2/21/12 | Patrick Marley
    In a surprise move Tuesday, a federal three-judge panel told Republican legislative leaders they should consider drawing new election maps taking into account challenges from Democrats and Latinos. The court gave the Legislature until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to decide whether it wants to revisit the maps it approved last summer. If it does not, the trial challenging the maps will resume Wednesday. If lawmakers agree to take up the maps anew, the court would give them until mid-March to approve them. The order, coming just after the trial began Tuesday, sent the 16 attorneys in the courtroom scrambling to consult...
  • New Rasmussen poll shows Santorum leading Romney 38%-34% in Michigan primary race.

    02/21/2012 1:05:05 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Michigan Republican Primary is just a week away, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is holding on to a small lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 38% of the vote to Romney’s 34%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 10% support and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at nine percent (9%). Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. The margin between the top two candidates is little changed from last...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Says He Might Give $100M To Newt Gingrich Or Other Republican

    Sheldon Adelson plays as stubbornly in politics as he does in business. So the criticisms that he’s trying to personally buy the presidential election for Newt Gingrich are met with a roll of the eyes. “Those people are either jealous or professional critics,” Adelson tells me during his first interview since he and his wife began funneling $11 million, with another $10 million injection widely expected, into the former speaker’s super PAC, Winning Our Future. “They like to trash other people. It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair—but it doesn’t stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million...
  • RECALL ALERT: Judge denies Gov. Walker time to verify signatures (Action Alert!)

    02/19/2012 11:01:13 AM PST · by Syncro · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 19, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Loyal Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker, . You are not going to believe this one! . A Democratic appointed judge that was supported by AFL-CIO South Federation of Labor and the Madison Teachers Union has denied Gov. Scott Walker the time to verify the recall petitions submitted by the unions and liberal left that are trying to oust him. He essentially ruled that the Recall was inevitable and that we should not waste time actually verifying signatures. . . .. . We have been telling you that we are worried that this will not be a fair fight...
  • America on Verge of Economic Collapse Because of Obama's Cooked Reports

    02/18/2012 11:56:59 PM PST · by OneVike · 132 replies · 1+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 2/18/12 | Chuck Ness
    The Obama administration has released an economic report that claims everything is coming up roses, and it is making the rounds of the MSM's news outlets. Truth is, when you look into the numbers, it's rather easy to come to the conclusion that the economic reports are as screwy as the administration's employment numbers. In order to convince Americans that his economic measures are working, Obama is claiming there has been an increase in retail sales from December to January by a seasonally adjusted .4%. The administration goes on to explain that while the economy is moving in a positive...
  • Tax Foundation Rips Santorum Tax Plan (Grade: D+)

    02/18/2012 11:26:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 195 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/6/2012 | Kristina Peterson
    An antitax advocacy group zinged Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s tax plan, giving him a grade of “D+” grade and the dubious honor of proposing what “may be the worst idea of any of the Republican candidates.” ”The good news is Santorum has gotten more specific about his tax plan since last month when we gave him a D+,” economist William McBride wrote on Thursday. “The bad news is… he’s gotten more specific.” Mr. McBride said the biggest problem with Mr. Santorum’s proposal is the sharply different corporate tax rates he would establish. Mr. Santorum would halve the corporate tax...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 February 2012

    02/19/2012 5:10:01 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 February 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 18th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.FACE THE NATION (CBS): GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Robert Gibbs, adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.
  • Herman Cain rallies Georgia crowd for Newt Gingrich

    02/18/2012 12:05:52 PM PST · by Red Steel · 81 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11:21 AM ET, 02/18/2012 | Juliet Eilperin
    CUMMING, Ga.— Herman Cain may no longer be seeking the GOP presidential nomination, but he still has plenty of fans in Georgia. The erstwhile presidential candidate received a standing ovation at South Forsyth High School, where he introduced former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) at a county precinct meeting. “You know, I knew I had some friends in Forsyth County,” Cain said, as the crowd cheered. “But we’re here because we believe Newt Gingrich should be the next president of the United States in America.” “And contrary to what the mainstream, lame-stream, lapdog media want you to believe, he can...
  • Female Combat Pilot Wants to Kick Santorum 'in the Jimmy' for Remarks on Women

    02/17/2012 7:39:24 PM PST · by red flanker · 297 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Houston/FoxAndFriends ^ | February 17, 2012 | Fox Houston/FoxAndFriends
    A retired female fighter pilot running for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' open seat in Congress said Friday that Rick Santorum's recent remarks on women in combat make her want to "go kick him in the jimmy." Martha McSally, a retired US Air Force colonel and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is running in Arizona's congressional special election as a Republican. According to her Facebook page, she was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of a ban on women in that role. Appearing Friday morning on FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends," she...
  • Rick Perry to Make 1st Appearance With Newt Gingrich at Arizona Debate

    02/17/2012 3:31:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 17, 2012 5:37pm
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear with Newt Gingrich for the first time at the CNN debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 22, a spokesperson for Perry confirmed to ABC News. Perry will appear in the spin room with Gingrich after the debate. There are no other events planned, at this time. Perry endorsed Gingrich when he dropped out of the race on Jan. 19 but has yet to appear publicly with him.