Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said that all politics is local. And it mostly was, in his time: He was first elected to the Massachusetts legislature’s lower house in 1936 and became its speaker in 1949, and was first elected to the U.S. Show More Summary
CNN co-host and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling for Secretary of State John Kerry's resignation for comparing climate change to a "weapon of mass destruction." However, media coverage of Gingrich's call has largely left...Show More Summary
The host of CNN’s Crossfire, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, took a swipe at the “remarkably selective” outrage on his own network over rock star Ted Nugent’s offensive comments about President Barack Obama.
Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is calling for Secretary of State John Kerry to step down. In a series of tweets, the CNN Crossfire co-host, former House speaker and 2012 GOP presidential candidate described Kerry as "delusional" after the secretary of state's remarks about climate change being "the greatest challenge of our generation." In a […]
President Barack Obama’s most recent State of the Union address has been widely praised as one of his best ever—with even conservative critics like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calling it “powerful.” It’s pretty much beyond dispute at this point that the president knows what he’s doing when he takes the podium.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert says former colleagues should pass an immigration overhaul.
Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that Hillary Clinton would not be defeated in 2016 due to any revelations about Benghazi, calling focus on Benghazi “nitpicking smaller issues.” Gingrich stated: I think any Republican strategy which tries to nibble at Hillary Clinton is hopeless. Show More Summary
On January 16, Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton is slated to join former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Association of Mature American Citizens president Dan Weber at a press conference, where they will announce a joint lobbying effort directed at creating what they term a Social Security Guarantee. Show More Summary
Speaking on CNN's Crossfire last night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich argued that a hotter planet may be just fine — because dinosaurs and perpetual Caribbean vacations. Read more...
On ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, a discussion on the flagging war on poverty turned into a debate between former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over the partisan sources of income inequality, with Gingrich claiming that Democratic-controlled cities were abscesses of poverty.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (D) on Sunday lashed out of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) after he refused to accept the Republican Party's role in the increasing poverty and income inequality in the U.S. Former Secretary...Show More Summary
Former House speaker says GOP lawmaker "won't survive" if stint in rehab is a "gimmick."
Asked whether she needed to apologize to the formerly insured who have lost their health insurance plans, former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. Show More Summary
ou know, doing that sort of thing isn’t actually a bad plan: Newt Gingrich is a pretty good idea man. But you think that the President could have attributed his sources: President Obama lifted the theme of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s new book “Breakout” during a video interview with the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary
As NewsBusters reported Monday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been asked to do David Letterman's Top Ten List on the CBS Late Show election night. Most of her offerings Tuesday were somewhat apolitical, but the top...Show More Summary
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(CNN) - Former House Speaker and CNN host Newt Gingrich says he sees New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a major candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich was on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday morning talking about the prospects and implications of the day's elections that include governors races in New Jersey and Virginia. […]
Anything but actually allow a Democrat to vote… This gem comes via Political Wire: Former House Speaker Jim Wright (D) was denied a voter ID card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports. Said Wright: “Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me [...]
When your Republican-pushed “voter ID” law is snagging people like the former speaker of the House, you may have a problem a bit bigger than actual voter fraud ever was: Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday...Show More Summary
Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied the documentation needed to vote in Texas on Saturday, prompting the Democratic icon to voice fears about the state’s tough new voter ID law. “I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements...Show More Summary