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  • Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac

    11/16/2011 4:46:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-11-16
    Webster City, Iowa (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich denies he was paid to lobby Republicans for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, fellow Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday challenged Gingrich's denial. "Whether former Speaker Gingrich made $300,000 or whether he made $2 million, the point is that he took money to also influence senior Republicans to be favorable toward Fannie and Freddie," Bachmann said after a campaign event in Webster City, Iowa.
  • Gingrich Calls GOP Medicare Plan 'Right-Wing Social Engineering' (supports individual mandate)

    05/16/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 77 replies
    White House hopeful Newt Gingrich called the House Republican plan for Medicare "right-wing social engineering," injecting a discordant GOP voice into the party's efforts to reshape both entitlements and the broader budget debate. In the same interview Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," Mr. Gingrich backed a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, complicating a Republican line of attack on President Barack Obama's health law. The former House speaker's decision to stick with his previous support for an individual mandate comes days after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defended the health revamp he championed as governor, which includes a...