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  • Gingrich 'prepared to take the heat' with talk of amnesty ("Let's be humane in enforcing the law")

    11/22/2011 7:54:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 660 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-22 | Kim Geiger
    <p>“I do not believe that the people of the United States are going to take people who’ve been here for a quarter of a century … [and] separate them from their families and expel them,” Gingrich said during a discussion about illegal immigration and border security. “I do believe we should control the border. I do believe we should have very severe penalties.”</p>
  • Gingrich welcomes "insider" label as he deflects Freddie Mac questions

    11/16/2011 4:50:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-11-16 | Stephanie Condon
    (snip) ...the candidate says he isn't worried his association with the now government-controlled firm makes him look like a Washington "insider" -- if anything, he said Wednesday on CBS News radio, he embraces the label. "There's no question when you serve 20 years in the House and as speaker of the House for four years, you know a fair amount about Washington," Gingrich told CBS News radio correspondent Dan Raviv. "We just tried an amateur for the last three years, and it didn't work very well... The country would be better off with someone determined to change Washington and who...
  • Gingrich's 2012 platform at odds with planks from past

    11/16/2011 5:48:01 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2011-11-15 | Seth McLaughlin
    On issues such as Social Security, taxes and environmental regulation, the Newt Gingrich of the 1980s and 1990s is proving to be a problem for the 2012 presidential hopeful, who promises to fundamentally transform Washington. From appearing in a television ad advocating global-warming awareness with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to backing the 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants to his early support for an individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance, Mr. Gingrich’s past is sprinkled with positions that cause some conservatives heartburn. Mr. Gingrich earlier this year waved off the Pelosi ad as “probably the single dumbest thing I’ve...
  • FLASHBACK...Gingrich soldiers on, suggests immigration plan (AMNESTY for Illegals)

    11/03/2011 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 24 replies
  • Gingrich compares Romney, Perry to 'kids,' plays up econ. ideas

    10/25/2011 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | October 25, 2011 | CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis
    Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - On Monday, the only history professor running for president offered stern lectures on economic policy, against President Obama - and even attempted to school Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. "I literally felt like, the other night, I was the recess monitor on the playground, watching these two kids," Newt Gingrich said at a town hall in Davenport, Iowa. The former House speaker was referencing the bitter back-and-forth between the former Massachusetts governor and current Texas governor at last week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference. Gingrich also...
  • Gingrich knocked by right on healthcare

    05/17/2011 10:21:27 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Monday sought to walk back his controversial remarks on healthcare after coming under friendly fire from the right. Gingrich, who's acknowledged that his discipline and judgment would be a key metric of success in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, had come under intense criticism from conservatives stunned by his comments on NBC's “Meet the Press." “I am completely opposed to the ObamaCare mandate on individuals," Gingrich said in a video posted to his website on Monday. “I am for the repeal of ObamaCare and I am against any effort to impose...
  • 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...
  • Buchanan: Newt Is 'Out On Left Wing Of Republican Party'

    05/16/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Newt Gingrich came in for some serious criticism on today's Morning Joe for his attack on Paul Ryan's health care proposal. Reacting to footage of Newt on Meet the Press alluding to Paul Ryan's health care proposal as "radical," Joe Scarborough accused Gingrich of being in "the mushy middle." Pat Buchanan came with the unkindest cut of all, saying Gingrich is "out on the left wing of the Republican party." View video here.
  • VIDEO: Daughter Says Newt Gingrich Is ‘Very Serious’ About Running For President

    12/27/2010 1:19:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies · 8+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 27, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Jackie Gingrich Cushman said that her father Newt Gingrich is more intent that ever on running for President in 2012. Gingrich has said that he will announce his decision on running in February or March. “He’s very serious. He’s much more serious than he ever has been. And I can tell that because we actually sat down -- just the two of us -- for two hours recently. And I don’t think that’s happened since I had children,” said Cushman. Newt Gingrich wrote the forward to his daughter’s new book, The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should...
  • Gingrich endorses Meg Whitman for governor

    05/25/2010 12:13:13 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 27 replies · 948+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/25/2010 | Ken McLaughlin
    When Carly Fiorina launched her campaign for U.S. Senate late last year, she wanted little to do with Sarah Palin. "I've never met her," Fiorina replied when asked about the former Alaska governor's leadership skills. "Next question." And Meg Whitman, the front-running GOP candidate for California governor, probably wasn't planning to ask Dick Cheney or Newt Gingrich to endorse her when she launched her ubiquitous ad campaign last fall. But as the races for governor and senator go down to the wire before the June 8 primary, big name Republicans are jumping into the fray with endorsements — 11th-hour nods...
  • Gingrich endorses Hoffman

    10/31/2009 10:23:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 371 replies · 9,932+ views
    Gingrich endorses Hoffman Posted: October 31st, 2009 01:04 PM ET From CNN Political Editor Mark Preston WASHINGTON (CNN)– Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who came under fire from some conservatives for endorsing Dede Scozzafava in next week's special Congressional election in New York, is now backing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. Gingrich made the announcement via Twitter shortly after the Republican Party nominee Scozzafava announced she was releasing supporters from their commitment to back her. "Scozzafava dropping out leaves hoffman as only anti-tax anti-pelosi vote in ny 23 Every voter opposed to tax increases support doug hoffman," Gingrich wrote on...