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  • Gingrich launches 30-minute ad in Super Tuesday states

    02/22/2012 11:59:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who has recently shifted his focus from the economy to gas prices and energy policy, is set to air a 30-minute speech on those issues in several states that vote on Super Tuesday on March 6. As prices at the pump continue to inch upward, the former House speaker has seized on the issue and blamed President Obama's energy policies as part of the problem. He routinely calls for a new "American energy program" that will allow energy development on federal property and in federally controlled waters. "I think our goal should be simple," Gingrich...
  • Gingrich Draws A Crowd At ORU

    02/21/2012 7:32:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies ^ | 20 Feb 2012 | Yvonne Lewis
    Over 3,000 people crowded the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University, Monday Afternoon to hear from the Republican Presidential contender. Many were in attendance to make sure President Obama doesn't get a second term in Washington. And Newt Gingrich wants to be the man who replaces him. He took several shots at the presidents energy policies. "Let me start with a simple premise that most Oklahomans will understand. you cannot put a gun rack in a volt..." Gingrich said. To most in the audience, Gingrich was a crowd pleaser. Some expressed concern about rising gas prices at the pumps. One...
  • Gingrich coming to Spokane

    02/21/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies · 4+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | February 21, 2012; 9:50am
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a town hall-style forum in Spokane on Thursday, Spokane County Republican Chairman Matthew Pederson confirmed. Details will be released later today, he said. Gingrich is the third GOP presidential hopeful to make a stop in the Inland Northwest. Rick Santorum spoke in Coeur d'Alene last week and Ron Paul held a rally at the Spokane Convention Center on Friday. Mitt Romney's son will visit Spokane Valley this afternoon. Gingrich, despite being from Georgia, has noteworthy ties to Inland Northwest politics that he may or may not dwell on in his visit....
  • Newt speaks to Oklahoma legislature

    02/21/2012 10:05:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    KRMG- News Talk Radio ^ | February 21, 2012 | Dan Potter
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A special guest speaker adressed today's joint session of Oklahoma Legislature. Newt Gingrich only spoke to lawmakers for just over 10 minutes, but his message was focused. He said, "I want to talk about three examples of the change we need." At the top of the list, he touted a movement started by Gingrich and managed by Texas Givernor Rick Perry to strengthen the 10th amendment and return power and tax money to the states. It's something Ronald Reagan tried to do 30 years ago and failed. Gingrich says times have changed. "And there's a lot deeper...
  • Rush Predicts Newt Comeback

    02/21/2012 7:46:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 106 replies · 1+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 20, 2012
    ...Telling his listeners that the polls indicated MittRomney would likely lose the Michigan primary, the conservative icon said he wouldn’t be surprised if Romney’s demise gives Gingrich yet another opportunity to be frontrunner. Another great performance by Gingrich in a debate could turn the race around once again, Limbaugh said. “I think there's a possibility of something happening nobody's talking about -- and that's the reemergence of Newt. Keep a sharp eye. Anything's still possible,” Limbaugh said. “If Romney has trouble in Michigan... Now, PublicPolicyPolling is a very liberal polling group out of North Carolina. They say that Romney's gaining...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'Defeating Obama is a matter of national security'

    02/21/2012 3:44:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | February 21, 2012 | JohnThomas Didymus
    Oklahoma City - According to Republican Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, defeating Obama at the November poll is a matter of urgent national security because he is the "most dangerous president in modern American history." CBS News reports Gingrich said this while discussing the threat of Iran before a large and enthusiastic crowd of about 4,000 people in a basket ball arena at the Oral Roberts University campus on Monday. Gingrich said defeating Obama was " fact, a duty of national security...Because the fact is, he is incapable of defending the United States.” USA Today reports he...
  • Romney's link to firm in [Medicare] fraud case overstated in Newt ad [cleaning up after Mitt]

    02/21/2012 3:02:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Laser Focus World ^ | February 21, 2012
    ........Winning Our Future's claim is more specific. That ad says Romney "supervised," and was not just a "director" of the company. Winning Our Future spokesman Rick Tyler directed us to a recent Forbes article about the issue. Forbes reported much of what was in the Boston Globe, including Romney's defense and what prosecutors said Corning did to uncover the fraud. Forbes wrote "it would be reasonable to conclude that while the illegal activity was going on under Mr. Romney's nose, Romney would, himself, bear only some responsibility for perhaps not being as on top of things as one might hope...
  • Food is Fundamental, Only Don’t Ask Newt Gingrich

    02/20/2012 3:05:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Juvenial Justice Information Exchange ^ | February 20, 2012 | Alecia Newton
    On January 21 Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Primary. But he did it, in part, by using racist rhetoric, characterizing President Obama as “the best food stamp president in American history.” Since then, he has continued to drive this distortion hoping it will somehow resonate with voters. It’s not likely to work, because most Americans understand that food is fundamental. Presidents do not put people onto the food stamp rolls. People, predominately people with children to feed, become eligible for food stamps. The food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, is a critical safety net for...
  • Fox News Sunday: Newt Gingrich on resurrecting his presidential campaign

    02/20/2012 2:48:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2012 | Chris Wallace interview with Newt Gingrich
    [SNIP] I'm much prepared to break out of the Washington establishment model. ........WALLACE: You were listing to some of the states. And obviously, you know, it's not only big ideas. It's also political strategy. What does it mean to Mitt Romney if he were to lose his home state and an important swing state of Michigan? GINGRICH: Well, I'd be curious what their rationales would be. Here' the guy who's been running for six years, put in $40 million of his own money last time, has outspent all the rest of us I think by three or four to one...
  • In Georgia, Gingrich Campaigns on Guns and Gas (and God)

    02/19/2012 3:21:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2012 | Trip Gabriel
    ATLANTA — In every state where he campaigns, Newt Gingrich weaves local issues into his stump speech, and in Georgia he aimed at a sweet spot: “Let’s be clear what this election is all about,” he told supporters. “We believe in the right to bear arms, and we like to bear the arms in our trucks.” His audience burst into laughter and applause. Mr. Gingrich repeated the line during two days of Georgia rallies on Friday and Saturday, where he met large, enthusiastic crowds,.... ....He raised an aggressive argument with President Obama over energy, framing it as a policy disagreement...
  • Newt Photo: Aims, signs, looks – guns on the trail

    02/18/2012 3:34:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | January 6, 2012 | Marcos Townsend
    Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich signs a .306 Ruger American Rifle during a tour of the Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. factory in Newport, New Hampshire January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
  • Gingrich Places Second in Gwinnett GOP Straw Poll (Mitt distant 4th)

    02/18/2012 11:52:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Patch ^ | February 18, 2012 | Kristi Reed
    Ron Paul finished ahead of Newt Gingrich on Saturday in a straw poll taken during a Gwinnett County Republican meeting in Suwanee, Suwanee Patch reports. Paul collected 115 votes to Gingrich's 73 in voting at Collins Hill High. Finishing third was former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum with 60 votes. Mitt Romney, currently the overall delegate leader among GOP candidates, got 25 votes. During his speech, Gingrich outlined his presidential plans and called President Obama the "most dangerous president in modern American history." The meeting was just one of Gingrich's campaign stops today. Early Saturday morning, Gingrich, along with former candidate...
  • Can Sarah Palin get ’er done? Pros disagree

    02/17/2012 5:15:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2012 | Erin Smith
    The prospect of a brokered Republican convention has reared its head — with the re-emergence of conservative lightning rod Sarah Palin as a GOP savior — as the controversial Alaskan said she’d be willing to “help” if her party can’t choose a nominee ahead of the August rubber- stamp event. But even with the rollicking Republican primary roller coaster looking more like a trainwreck, political experts and players are split over the likelihood of a late-summer nailbiter. Sean Trende of said that if the current trend of stark regional divides continues — with Mitt Romney taking more moderate states,...
  • Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story]

    02/18/2012 1:10:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Kevin Tharp
    There is a perception lingering about NewtGingrich that he was a critic of PaulRyan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts. On April 5, 2011, Representative PaulRyan, the HouseBudgetCommittee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called TheRoadmapforAmerica'sFuture. That document had...
  • Newt Gingrich threatens TV stations over [Romney PAC] ad

    02/17/2012 10:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Newt Gingrich’s campaign is threatening to sue TV stations in upcoming primary states that are airing or plan to broadcast an ad from a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC accusing the former House Speaker of supporting the “one-child” Chinese policy that has been criticized as inhumane. The ad in question, which is the work of the Restore Our Future super PAC and is already airing in the former House Speaker’s home state of Georgia, asserts Gingrich “co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy.” A letter...
  • Pro-Gingrich PAC’s Radio Ads Slam Romney, GOP Establishment

    02/16/2012 9:46:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2012 | Alicia Mundy
    The SuperPAC promoting Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign is unleashing radio ads Thursday in three key states as well as nationally on popular conservative talk shows. The target of the independent group’s attack ads isn’t Rick Santorum, who has surged to the front of the race, but rather Mr. Gingrich’s favorite nemesis, Mitt Romney, along with the faceless enemy known as the Republican “establishment.” The five ads called “Time to Choose” – two run a full minute, the others go 30 seconds – build on Mr. Gingrich’s own increasingly angry statements in the past two months about the GOP “establishment” and...
  • Gingrich: Winning Michigan Remains a Feasible Goal

    02/16/2012 4:19:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Presidential candidate NewtGingrich says even though rivals RickSantorum and Mitt Romney are currently leading the pack in the important primary state of Michigan — which is also Romney’s home state — the former House speaker has not given up on his chances. Gingrich, who has dumbfounded political pundits before with his repeated surges, also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday that he continues to confidently look to Super Tuesday. “I’ll be in Michigan campaigning next week — we have every reason to believe we’re going to be competing there effectively — and we’re going to have a number of...
  • CREW Calls On Gingrich To Tell DOJ To Release Investigation Records

    02/15/2012 12:41:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | February 15, 2012 | TMP Livewire
    The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on Newt Gingrich to tell the Justice Department to release its records of the House Ethics Committee's investigaiton of his conduct. From a news release: "The committee inquiry centered on Mr. Gingrich’s use of tax-exempt organizations for political purposes and he was ultimately sanctioned for making false statements to Congress. The ethics committee forwarded its files to DOJ and the IRS for further action in 1997. Last month, CREW sent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to both federal agencies requesting the records. This week, DOJ denied CREW’s...
  • Dear Speaker Gingrich

    02/13/2012 6:18:54 AM PST · by true believer forever · 44 replies
    PolitiJim ^ | February 13, 2012 | PolitiJim
    As I uncovered long buried interviews from your contemporaries in the late 80’s, and then interviews with Paul Weyrich and Pete DuPont, I rediscovered the enormity of what you had accomplished as a young Congressman. I became shocked and angry I didn’t know this and that current conservative leaders didn’t seem to care. Until someone puts themselves back in the era of what was considered a “permanent” minority position, no one today can not comprehend the mental, financial, political and cultural challenge to reversing 40 years of Democrat domination. And you were planning it as a hippy-looking, first term Congressman...
  • Gingrich says he's in the race to stay

    02/13/2012 6:20:22 PM PST · by VinL · 31 replies
    KLTV ^ | 12-13-12 | Foughy
    <p>SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) - Republican Newt Gingrich says he's in the presidential contest for the long haul, dismissing calls from rival Rick Santorum and others to drop out.</p> <p>Gingrich spoke to reporters Monday after addressing a Hispanic leadership event near Los Angeles. The former House speaker is spending most of the week in California attending fundraisers.</p>