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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-21 : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem

    08/20/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-21 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 21, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Golf: The Real Problem ===================================================== A lot of people have commented on and made fun of the frequency of President Obama’s golfing. The more I watched President Obama, however, the more I concluded the problem was what was not happening between golf rounds. Two earlier presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan, golfed frequently but their presidencies were stunningly successful. The difference seemed to be that Eisenhower and Reagan were really effective when they weren't golfing. President Eisenhower was a very serious golfer who had been a varsity football player at West Point. Eisenhower...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-15 : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn

    08/16/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-15 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 15, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn ===================================================== Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, gave an extraordinary exit interview last week with James Kitfield of the publication Breaking Defense. The interview revealed assessments about the dangers facing the United States that are so unlike what we hear from President Obama or his national security team that relevant Congressional committees should conduct their own exit interview in public hearings with General Flynn when they return from the August recess. For example, General Flynn says plainly the United States...
  • Newt Gingrich: Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

    08/05/2014 11:38:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let’s say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-23 : Obama’s Attack on Israel

    07/24/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-23 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 23, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama’s Attack on Israel ===================================================== "The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” a Hamas spokesman said today. When Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, the United States became the first country in the world to recognize the Jewish state, just 11 minutes later. That recognition, however, came after one of the greatest foreign policy disputes in American history—a fight in which Secretary of State George C. Marshall told President Truman that “if the President were to [recognize...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘Turn the Pentagon Into a Triangle’

    07/25/2014 7:10:34 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Natalie Johnson
    Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would like to “turn the Pentagon into a triangle.” “I always tell people I’m a hawk,” Gingrich said. “But I’m a cheap hawk.” Gingrich honored the 20th anniversary of his “Contract with America” by pointing conservatives back to a key point in his Republican blueprint, arguing that federal bureaucracy cannot simply be “fixed” but must be overhauled and replaced. The Pentagon, Gingrich stressed, must be included in this overhaul.
  • Newt Gingrich says this is the single most ‘damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics’

    07/23/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/23/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Halper believes that the Clintons’ effort to in effect keep their friends close while turning enemies into friends has been a masterful and hugely overlooked part of the rebuilding of their machine: "What has been little understood in the past decade, from 2001 to the present, is how successfully the Clintons undertook a systematic, comprehensive, and sustained effort to win over leaders in the GOP, especially figures who were once the biggest critics. In return, both Clintons were able to develop a bipartisan, statesmanlike image that had eluded them through eight years in the White House."
  • The tranquillity of Obama's mind

    07/20/2014 6:36:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 7/18/2014 | Newt Gingrich
    When White House press secretary Josh Earnest said this week that President Barack Obama had "substantially improved the tranquillity of the global community," many observers reacted with disbelief. When the President refused to go to the U.S.-Mexico border last week to see the crisis of young people flooding into the United States because "he's not interested in photo ops," lesser mortals noted he had played pool with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, dropped by a brewery to have a beer and shook hands with a man wearing a horse-head mask. When he went to Delaware on Thursday and opened with a...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

    07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 7, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity ===================================================== President Barack Obama is in Texas today. Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States. This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum. The argument on the left is...
  • Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows (So we wrote yet another story about her)

    07/09/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mark Murray
    More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough. That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. And the results come as Palin has called for President Barack Obama's impeachment. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)But Palin isn't the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they've heard...
  • On America's birthday, do we still believe in America?

    07/04/2014 9:09:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2014 | Newt Gingrich
    the Gallup numbers show that in 2006 the United States was one of the top countries in the world when it came to satisfaction with freedom. By 2013 it had dropped out of the top 25% of all countries. A country in which 4 out of 5 people believe their government is corrupt is a country teetering between a populist uprising and a collapse into cynicism, passivity, and fatalism. These results suggest we will either renew our commitment to the rule of law, the punishment of corruption and the insistence on honest self-government or we will cease to be America...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-27 : Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy

    06/27/2014 3:34:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-27 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 27, 2014 Newt Gingrich Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy The flood of children coming to the United States is a much worse and more alarming story than you might imagine. This disaster is a direct result of deliberate Obama administration policy that encourages illegal immigration. In August 2012 the administration announced, basically, that it would not deport most children who come to the United States illegally. By any reasonable standard, the Obama policy is insane and the results were predictable. This is a humanitarian crisis that the President himself created. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the...
  • Mike Huckabee Stars in New Ad Endorsing Lamar Alexander

    06/27/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has just unleashed his latest endorsement for re-election. It comes from former Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate, has a strong following of social conservatives and activists drawn to his populist political message. "He's been your governor, university president, America's secretary of education. He brought the automobile industry to Tennessee," Huckabee explains in the ad. "Lamar Alexander is now a remarkable senator that Tennessee needs to return to office." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alexander has released a series of endorsements in recent days, including that of country music star Kix Brooks and former...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton musical coming to NY

    06/23/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 23, 2014 | Erin Strecker
    Fans already got You’re Welcome, America: A Final Night with George W. Bush; now the Clintons are getting their moment in the New York stage spotlight. Clinton: The Musical will make its New York stage premiere as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show description: “It’s hard enough being president by yourself. Bill Clinton’s problem is that there are two of him. Literally. Clinton follows two Bill Clintons and Hillary on their quest to save their presidency, change America and prove that ‘politics is show business for ugly people.’” The show, which will run July 18-25 at...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-22 : Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones

    06/22/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-22 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 22, 2014 Newt Gingrich Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones Does a week go by without news of federal bureaucrats outrageously extending their tentacles of authority over more of society? Earlier this month it was the EPA, announcing its plan to introduce on its own the carbon dioxide limits that Congress specifically rejected. Then it was the FDA, insinuating itself into the centuries-old process of aging cheese. Last week it was the IRS trying to shed at last the inconvenience of congressional oversight. Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is claiming sweeping authority over our...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had “improperly screened conservative groups,” and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to “hold the responsible parties accountable.” “It’s inexcusable,” he said, “and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • GINGRICH: OBAMA DIDN'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST -- HE SURRENDERED TO THEM (VIDEO)

    06/05/2014 1:06:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014
    Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said the prisoner exchange of five top Taliban terrorist for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not an example of President Barack Obama negotiation with the terrorist but instead the president surrendered to the Taliban saying "this deal is a totally surrender to the terrorist." To prove his point Gingrich showed the videos released by the Taliban showing the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the greeting of the terrorist in Qatar. Co-host and former deputy campaign manager for Obama, Stephanie Cutter dismissed the...
  • Gingrich: Hillary Clinton's Boko Haram problem

    05/09/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Newt Gingrich
    Hillary Clinton's leadership as secretary of state regarding the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram could become at least as serious an issue as her decisions surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Much of the attention Thursday was on the announcement that the House will create a select committee to investigate Benghazi, but the same day, Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin revealed details about her time as secretary of state that raise significant questions about her broader record on issues of terrorism. Rogin reported that from 2011 through early 2013, the Clinton State Department repeatedly rejected efforts to...
  • CA Congresswoman: Raise State Minimum Wage to $26 an Hour

    05/04/2014 11:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 4, 2014 | Staff
    One of the most liberal Representatives in Congress wants California to raise its minimum wage to $26 an hour. Appearing on Crossfire on Friday, co-host Newt Gingrich asked Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) whether it was a good idea for the mayor of Seattle to propose a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Lee said, "good for him." "In California, more than likely from what I remembered, a living wage where people could live and take care of their families and move toward achieving the American dream was about $25, $26 an hour," Lee said. When pressed further, Lee said she...
  • CA Dem Congresswoman Barbara Lee Calls For $26 Minimum Wage

    05/03/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Brendan Bordelon
    California Democratic congresswoman Barbara Lee expressed support for a $26 minimum wage in her state — a move Republican congressman Andy Harris encouraged, assuming jobs would rapidly flee California to his state of Maryland. Lee and Harris appeared Friday on CNN’s “Crossfire,” hosted by former Obama advisor Van Jones and former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The panel discussed the proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. “Let me ask you this question, you’re a good advocate for this,” Gingrich asked Lee. “The mayor of Seattle is proposing that the minimum wage...
  • Newt Gingrich provides Monica Wehby with another out-of-state endorsement in Senate race

    04/29/2014 9:01:01 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/29/2014 | Jeff Mapes
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday joined a growing list of out-of-state political figures who have endorsed Portland pediatric neurosurgeon Monica Wehby in her race for the Republican Senate nomination. . . Wehby's chief rival in the Republican primary, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend, has been promoting himself as the real conservative in the race and has been emphasizing his opposition to abortion rights. Wehby has said that she supports a woman's right to choose.
  • Gingrich Calls Sebelius, Obamacare Insiders ‘Nut-Cake Ideologues’

    04/12/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4-12-14 | Dave Urbanski
    The former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate calls Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other Democrats “are nut-cake ideologues” and less than competent. Gingrich is among the prominent Republicans appearing Saturday at a GOP Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H., the Associated Press noted. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — are headlining the conference hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. Gingrich and other speakers attacked the health law — a central piece of the GOP’s strategy...
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • Gingrich: As soon as 2016 is about substance, Hillary starts losing support, literally, overnight

    03/23/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23,2014 | Newt Gingrich
    NEWT GINGRICH: First lady, Senator, Secretary Clinton is very famous for being famous and as long as she can continue to be famous, she will be famous. Now, you're in the middle of a mess in Russia, her reset, which by the way was mistranslated and actually said in Russian overcharge and had apparently been taken from a jacuzzi or a swimming pool from a Geneva hotel. The reset -- the fact is as Secretary of State, she reset our relationship with Russia so well that you currently have the occupation of Crimea and the potential occupation of Ukraine. So,...
  • CNN's Van Jones: 'Delusional' to Not Act on Climate Change to Prevent 'A Billion Climate Refugees'

    02/21/2014 1:52:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 20, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    Left-wing activist turned CNN host Van Jones ran to John Kerry's defense on Wednesday's Crossfire, after co-host Newt Gingrich slammed Kerry as "delusional" for recently hyping climate change as "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Jones retorted, "It's not delusional to focus on climate disruption. It's delusional not to." Moments earlier, the former Obama green jobs czar himself made a doom-and-gloom prediction about the hypothetical effects of what he labeled "climate disruption:" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump](VIDEO-AT-LINK)VAN JONES: Now, here's a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability – terrorism, failing states,...
  • Gingrich calls for Sec. Kerry to resign over global warming remarks

    02/18/2014 9:40:28 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18,2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to call for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign for calling global warming the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Gingrich, a failed Republican presidential candidate, tweeted out his disgust with Kerry’s comments (Note: He spells Kerry’s name wrong in the tweets): Does kerrey really believe global warming more dangerous than north Korean and iranian nukes? More than Russian and Chinese nukes? Really? ? — Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014 On his trip to Indonesia, Kerry said that global warming is “the world’s largest weapon of...
  • Krugman calls senator’s cancer story ‘garbage’

    01/29/2014 3:41:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-29-14 | Chuck Ross
    New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman is questioning Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn’s claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. “It’s a garbage story, it really is,” said Krugman in a back-and-forth with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on CNN after the State of the Union on Tuesday. Coburn, who announced earlier this month that he’ll resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.
  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging...
  • Newt Gingrich: Why I Became Catholic

    01/25/2014 9:39:25 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | April 26, 2011 | Newt Gingrich
    I am often asked when I chose to become Catholic. However, it is more truthful to say that over the course of several years I gradually became Catholic and then decided one day to accept the faith I had already come to embrace. My wife, Callista, is a lifelong Catholic and has been a member of the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for 15 years. Although I was Southern Baptist, I had attended Mass with Callista every Sunday at the basilica to watch her sing with the choir. I accompanied...
  • If Hillary, then Newt

    01/14/2014 8:40:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill's Pundit Blog ^ | January 10, 2014 | Bernie Quigley
    Students of “The Walking Dead” will understand the Bible-thumping Hershel’s dictum that plagues (he means zombies, which always suggest something else) come when nature (he means God) needs to correct itself. Seven years of too bountiful a crop will always be followed by locusts or dust storms, and for every Michael Bloomberg there will be a Bill de Blasio. It goes the other way as well: When Clintons overreach and the Hillary experience becomes simply an extension of Bill’s cult of personality, there will be a Newt, because Newt Gingrich is now and always has been the equal and opposite...
  • President's Concerns Over Income Inequality Should Start

    01/09/2014 12:32:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2014 | Matt Towery
    Within a matter of days, it has become cliche to make note of President Obama's new commitment to ending "income inequality" in America after returning from a vacation in Hawaii that costs taxpayers millions of dollars. And as my longtime friend Newt Gingrich has most articulately argued this week, the "war on poverty" has been an abject failure from the day Lyndon Johnson first uttered the declaration. I recommend reading Gingrich's comments to receive an education on its long and costly failed effort. In an effort to propose constructive policy, may I suggest that, rather than play at the margins...
  • Duck Dynasty star ‘sounds like Pope Francis’: Newt joins conservative army backing Phil Robertson

    12/20/2013 7:44:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | Staff
    CNN pundit and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich joined the growing chorus of supporters for suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on Thursday, comparing the duck-call mogul to Pope Francis on his show, Crossfire. Robertson was suspended from the show by A&E after making anti-gay remarks to GQ magazine – but according to Gingrich, the comments were nothing short of “remarkable.” “Ironically, if you read the whole interview, not just take one section, he talks very specifically about loving everybody,” Gingrich, a former Republican presidential candidate, said on Crossfire. “He talks very specifically about not being judgmental toward...
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....
  • Newt Gingrich Surprised by Conservative 'Hostility' Against Honoring Nelson Mandela

    12/09/2013 2:05:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said he is surprised at the "hostility and vehemence" that some conservatives have in reaction to a statement he made honoring the late Nelson Mandela. "Yesterday I issued a heartfelt and personal statement about the passing of President Nelson Mandela. I said that his family and his country would be in my prayers and Callista's prayers," Gingrich wrote on Friday. "I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure. So let me say to those conservatives...
  • Newt Gingrich: What Would You Have Done? Nelson Mandela and American Conservatives

    12/07/2013 2:16:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | December 6, 2013 | Newt Gingrich
    Yesterday I issued a heartfelt and personal statement about the passing of President Nelson Mandela. I said that his family and his country would be in my prayers and Callista’s prayers. I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure. So let me say to those conservatives who don’t want to honor Nelson Mandela, what would you have done? Mandela was faced with a vicious apartheid regime that eliminated all rights for blacks and gave them no hope for the future. This was...
  • Obamacare's self-inflicted wound (Newt)

    11/21/2013 1:48:24 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/21/2013 | Newt Gingrich
    The latest wound is largely self-inflicted. Medicaid and the new Obamacare exchanges are competing for the same young and healthy customers that Obamacare needs to survive -- and Medicaid's winning. President Obama and the entire Democratic Party have nobody else but themselves to blame. In its hubris, the Democratic Party members assured the country again and again in 2009 and 2010 that it knew enough to be able to forcibly reorganize one-sixth of the American economy without causing millions to lose their current health insurance coverage, without triggering skyrocketing costs and without causing a host of terrible unintended consequences. The...
  • The Obama Machine Breaks Down [Newt Grigrich]

    11/13/2013 8:12:49 PM PST · by upchuck · 40 replies
    email | Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | Newt Gringrich
    This Friday, November 15, may be a major turning point for the Obama Presidency. On Friday there will be a key vote on Chairman Fred Upton's bill, the Keep You Health Plan Act. It’s beginning to look as though a large number of House Democrats are going to break with the President and vote for the Upton bill. Ominously for the President, the House Democrat rebellion is matched by an even more visible desertion among Senate Democrats. When Senator Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat, lost her ten-point advantage for reelection since the Obamacare website failed, she had a clear...
  • Flashback: Newt Gingrich on reining in Court Power

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLQebqVQKcc The Senate, by not passing a budget, and by saying fund all or nothing, has taken away the House's power of the purse to defund courts or an other agency that goes beyond its power. If the House impeaches a judge, the current senate would neither try nor convict and remove from office. If the House abolished a court, or limited its jurisdiction, that law would never get through the senate. Every means by which the people can rein in a courts power would be halted by the US Senate and then by former Senator Barack Obama. Therefore, we...
  • Gingrich strikes back at Ann Coulter’s scathing ‘shyster’ comments

    10/21/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 10/20/13 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich fired back at conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter for remarks she made about him on “Hannity” Monday. -snip- “That’s kind of weird. I helped lead us to the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years. I helped develop with Bill Clinton the first four – the only four – balanced budgets in her lifetime. We helped pass welfare reform. I would’ve thought all those would have counted against the number of books she’s sold. But, you know, people have got to go out and say something to sell books and she’s...
  • The Obama-Reid Gamble

    10/13/2013 7:12:05 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 47 replies
    The dance we are watching this weekend is a very important moment in modern American history with big implications for how the executive and the legislative branches interact in the future. The House Republicans have staked out a position that they can use their constitutional power of the purse to force the President to negotiate over key issues. President Obama and Senate Democratic Leader Reid believe they can break the House Republicans and force them to reopen the government and pass a debt ceiling hike with no negotiations and no conditions. Senate Republicans are split between a majority who want...
  • Run, Newt, Run!

    09/29/2013 3:31:16 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 81 replies
    Freebeacon.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A new political action committee is hoping to convince former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia next year. Draft Newt PAC insists Gingrich, now a host of CNN’s Crossfire, is Republicans’ best hope for retaking the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.), who is vying for his second term. “We want a credible challenger to Mark Warner, and no one could do what Newt could do to fight—and win,” said Andrew Hemingway, a former staffer on Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign who is leading the Draft...
  • ‘Disgusting’: Government at work! Newt Gingrich posts ludicrous shutdown pic

    10/02/2013 12:08:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/02/2013 | Twitchy
    Former Speaker and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to blast the Obama administration for its absurd shutdown actions. "DC Tourists frustrated by shutdown Smithsonian should visit Mount Vernon. Ladies of Mount Vernon have NEVER taken govt money. Still open" Gingrich and wife had paid a visit to Mount Vernon. And he noticed a little something on the bus turnaround. "The tour bus turnaround at Mount Vernon closed by Park Police. Zero maintenance required." A response from a lib: "Zero maintenance. However, if someone gets lost in there, a staff would be required. Are you really that damn...
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicans, don't cave on shutdown

    09/30/2013 3:19:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/13 | Newt Gingrich
    (CNN) -- The worst possible outcome for the country from the impasse over the continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown would be for House Republicans to cave. This is a pivotal conflict that will define the relationship between Congress and the executive branch for the next three years. The country will be much better off if Congress does not abdicate its constitutional role and if the president cannot ignore that role. When President Barack Obama is willing to negotiate with Russian, Syrian and Iranian leaders but unwilling to negotiate with the U.S. House of Representatives, it is time...
  • Why the Republicans Keep Losing

    09/30/2013 2:09:58 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 48 replies
    N/A | N/A | Morris Poston
    When and if the Republicans fight on conservative principles, they win. Ah, but there is the rub. Newt Gingrich beat former House Speaker, Jim Wright, like a rented mule. He didn't let up. House Post Office scandal, using his position to sell blank books etc. Made a contract with America. Gingrich received a lot of grief from the naysayers but the end result was the Republicans took the House for the 1st time in 40 years. Kept the House until the Republicans sounded like Democrat lite, forgot about the pledge with America, and then lost the House. Bush the Elder...
  • GOP launches race war to boost the 1 percent: Try to unite white people to serve a hideous agenda

    09/24/2013 12:28:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Salon ^ | September 24, 2013 | Brittney Cooper
    The recent vote of House Republicans to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program reflects a deep-seated and insidious racial resentment toward Americans of color. This racial resentment rears its ugly head within the provisions for the bill that demand that non-employed participants in the program get a job, job training or do community service activities. Though the bill in its current form will most likely die in the Senate, the fact that Republicans would even pass it should concern us. Conservatives continue to lead under the aegis of a deliberate and willful ignorance about the long-term existence of...
  • The Obama Magic Failed to Produce Social Justice: Income is Down and Poverty is Up

    09/18/2013 2:35:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The other day also we had economic news not good about the widening gap between the rich and the poor. We had the news that the smarter are getting wealthier and the stupider are getting poorer -- I mean, it wasn't good -- and that the wealth gap was wider, much wider today between the top 1% and everybody else than five years ago when Obama took office. We have more details on this, and one of the fundamental aspects of the story we had was the median income. We pointed out the median income in the...
  • Gingrich: Obama 'following from behind'

    09/15/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama's diplomatic strategy with Russia President Vladimir Putin regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons, saying Obama is now "following from behind." "You have Putin playing chess and Obama playing, frankly, a very lucky game of tic-tac-toe," Gingrich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Putin stepped in to maximize Russian influence in the Middle East. That is a strategically defeat for the United States." "We are now relying on the Russians," said Gingrich, now a host of CNN's 'Crossfire." We're now following from behind -- not leading from behind....
  • Gingrich: Putin is a dictator and a thug

    09/12/2013 9:31:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 215 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 12th, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    Americans shouldn't let Vladimir Putin's opinions get under their skin because the Russian president is a one-time KGB officer whose primary interest is nationalism, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday. "While we have to deal with him as the president of Russia, we don't have to respect his views. We don't have to respect his opinions," said Gingrich, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire." "And frankly, we should laugh at him when he tries to lecture America about exceptionalism, because he ain't exceptional. He's just one more in a long tradition of dictators and thugs." Putin rattled some Americans, including high-profile...
  • GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost

    09/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Obamacare was sold on the promise of affordable, universal care with no increase in the debt. Oh, and you were going to keep your insurance. It is none of these things. Even Obamacare’s most ardent defenders (who actually bought the Congressional Budget Office hooey about the impact on the debt) are forced to recognize that Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uncovered. Considering the taxes, increase in debt, dislocation and cost increases inflicted on the American people, it seems we are getting very little bang for billions of bucks. -------------------------------------------------------------------------snip---------------------------------- A market-based reform agenda could deliver much more positive results...
  • Crossfire Review #1

    09/10/2013 12:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 10, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Daily Caller feels compelled to present our first, and hopefully last, review of the new version of CNN’s vaunted ‘Crossfire.’ For Review #1, we will focus on the show’s Monday debut starring President Obama’s 2012 deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and guests Sens. Rand Paul and Bob Menendez. To watch this latest incarnation of Crossfire is to confront, head-on, the defining unspoken reality of human existence: bad people like Stephanie Cutter can climb, in defiance of taste and public demand, to a position of success. A loathsome creature like Stephanie Cutter, the roots jutting...