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War on Christianity?

When Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, was asked how LGBTQ couples could form a meaningful relationship in a country often hostile to gay people, he responded without a sense of irony that "The bigotry question goes both ways. Show More Summary

One Laptop Per Child Is Not a Solution for Education Woes

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For years now, politicians as diverse as Newt Gingrich and Angus King have proposed giving laptops to every single public school student. At WNYC, Jill Barshay reports on a free laptop program at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. Spoiler...Show More Summary

The Dawn of a New Political Narrative?

Newt Gingrich recently gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in which he explained why government must be rebuilt, not fixed. The bureaucracy was invented about the same time as the manual typewriter, he explained, and still works in that clunky way. Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich Fights ‘Operation Choke Point’ in Paid Role

Former U.S. House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is lending his support to a new industry-backed group campaigning against a government probe of fraud against consumers in the financial system.

Are Immigrant Children Our Moral Responsibility? 

On this episode of Crossfire on The Root: Join The Root’s associate editor of features, Jenée Desmond-Harris, as she moderates a debate between Van Jones and Newt Gingrich, the hosts of CNN’s Crossfire, to discuss what Jones says is the moral issue surrounding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus: What does Chicago have to do with it?

Newt Gingrich slams Bush family’s friendliness with Clintons

Newt Gingrich has blasted the Bushes for being too nice and getting chummy with the Clintons, blaming the family’s friendliness for Hillary Clinton’s likely presidency.

200,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

5 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes, among others, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Newt Gingrich: Help me save this adorable sad polar bear

Noted animal enthusiast Newt Gingrich has joined the campaign to transfer a lonely polar bear from Argentina to Canada. The former House Speaker posted a short video to Facebook urging supports to sign a petition on change.org asking...Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich records personal PSA for a sad polar bear

Former House speaker and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich is the latest public figure to use social media and a sad face to advance a good cause. “If you love animals the way I do you’re going to want to sign the petition to save the Argentinian polar bear Arturo,” says Gingrich in a 14-second video posted on his […]

21st Century Workforce Training

When the Workforce Investment Act was passed in 1998, Bill Clinton was the president, Newt Gingrich was the Speaker ofRead the Rest...

Buchanan: Don't Impeach Obama

Patrick Buchanan: Republicans should drop the talk of impeachment. For the GOP would gain nothing and risk everything if the people began to take seriously their threats to do to Barack Obama what Newt Gingrich's House did to Bill Clinton.... Show More Summary

Gingrich: HillaryCare Gave 'Broader' Corporate Rights than Hobby Lobby Decision

On Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich criticized the “hysteria” that is a result of last week’s Hobby Lobby decision from the Supreme Court coming from some quarters of the left. Gingrich pointed out that...Show More Summary

Gingrich’s cheap slap at Bloomberg

Up there in the thin air of Aspen, Colo., Newt Gingrich propagated a falsehood of American politics. The one about how wealthy people running for elective office “buy” their positions. Would that were true. Yes, thanks to the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Citizens United case, there is too much money sloshing around in politics. […]

Newt Gingrich Predicts the Future

The former House speaker loves Dallas Buyers Club, fears Michael Bloomberg, and says Congress needs a total overhaul.

In Harm's Way in 2014

We have, judging by their recent decisions, the most incapable Supreme Court of several generations. We have a Congress gridlocked by nothing more than a half baked political idea from Newt Gingrich that preventing Obama from doing anything at all would be good for the GOP. Show More Summary

Stupid Congress: 20 years of GOP war on congressional competence

6 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Ever since Newt Gingrich consolidated power in 1995, purging any Congressional technical experts who might question his judgment, the GOP has waged war on intelligence in the halls of Congress, leaving an expertise void that has been filled by lobbyists, especially the Heritage Foundation, and an oversight void that hasn't been filled at all. Read the rest

Lamar Alexander to Boost Re-Election Bid With Rand Paul

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) has rolled out endorsements from Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee and on Friday his Senate office announced he’ll host a Monday "health-care roundtable" with Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.).

Groupthink: CNN’s Crossfire Experiments with Four Co-hosts

In what appears to be the equivalent of a “Hail Mary” in football, CNN’s Crossfire did something unusual this week by placing all four co-hosts (SE Cupp, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, and Stephanie Cutter) on the program at the same time. CNN called this an “experiment,” but it is an obvious attempt to see if […]

Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Kim Kardashian?? This Politician Thinks So!

Are there any two celebrities more similar than Hillary Clinton and Kim Kardashian? Of course not, if you ask Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the House was on CNN's Crossfire discussing the Former Secretary of State's political prowess as a possible Presidential candidate. Not only does he think it's not up to par with hubby Bill [...]

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