Former Republican Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich Extreme Positions On Issues
How difficult is it to remember what state you work in and who your current employer is? My guess is that nearly everyone in this country knows the answer to these two simple questions, but you can add Scott Brown to the list of individuals who has difficulty answering them.
Newt Gingrich News & Opinion Articles
|Mon Jan 30, 2012 | thenation.com|
In his 30+ years in Congress, Newt Gingrich has been responsible for many of the changes in Congress that people are upset with today. Gingrich pioneered the idea that the...
|Sun Nov 20, 2011 | chicagomag.com|
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has roared into the lead of the Republican nominating race, brushing off concerns about his work for a troubled housing company, a...
|Wed May 18, 2011 | articles.cnn.com|
Gingrich is a broad-thinking and broad-speaking public intellectual. He can expatiate on a number of issues, from foreign to domestic policy. But he can also rush in where...
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested that Congress rewrite ethics laws and "think up a whole new approach" to them to protect Donald Trump from running afoul of them once he becomes President. Gingrich told an interviewer that "traditional rules don't work" because "we've never seen this kind of wealth in the White House."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an avid Donald Trump supporter, had a heated exchange with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly about Donald Trump. During the interview, Kelly brought up Trump being a 'sexual predator'-- "If Trump is a sexual predator.." Megyn began. Gingrich interrupted immediately with, "He's not a sexual predator." When Kelly told him it was just his opinion, Gingrich pointed to the screen and said, "You could not defend that statement. I am sick and tired of people like you using language that's inflammatory that's not true." After more heated exchange, Gingrich said Megyn was "fascinated with sex", and tried to force Megyn to say that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator. Kelly concluded the interview saying, "..
Gingrich is claiming that Fox News has been given extremely bias coverage of the Republican Primary in favor of Romney. "I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through," Gingrich said, "In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we're more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That's just a fact." Gingrich goes on to say that Fox News played a big part in stopping his campaign as most of the Republican base watches the network.
The Gingrich campaign hit an embarrassing snag when the check that was used to pay the $500 filing fee for the Utah Primary bounced. The Director of Elections in Utah says that he has never seen a check bounce from a campaign of a national office. Gingrich has been given until April 20th to pay for the filing fee or else his name won't be on the ballot.
May 10th 1999, Newt Gingrich asked his second wife for an "open marriage" policy or a divorce. Two days later, he spoke of family values, God and the demise of American culture at a conference titled, "The Demise of American Culture". This goes against everything Gingrich supposedly stands for, leaving his wife to ask in an interview, “How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?” Gingrich recently came out and said this story is false.
Newt Gingrich made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to two people familiar with the arrangement. Gingrich’s business relationship with Freddie Mac spanned a period of eight years. At first he said it was for history lessons. Executives at Freddie Mac beg to differ. According to Freddie executives, Gingrich was hired to "build bridges" to his old pals (although not to lobby them) and also to "provide written material that could be circulated among conservatives on Capitol Hill and outside organizations." The fees that Gingrich received were self-renewing, monthly retainers of $25,000 to $30,000 between May 1999 until 2002.
In 2005 and 2006, the former House speaker turned presidential candidate carried as much as $500,000 in debt to the premier jewelry company, according to financial disclosures filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Newt Gingrich publicly opposes Paul Ryan's budget proposal and take on reforming Medicare. He then flip flops on the issue when a majority of Republicans lash out at him.
Newt Gingrich Marital History
|2000 APR||Divorce||Newt Gingrich and Marianne Ginther finalize divorce|
|1993 NOV||Infidelity||Newt Gingrich and Callista Bisek have affair|
|1981 FEB||Divorce||Newt Gingrich divorced Jackie Battley|
|1980 APR||Infidelity||Newt Gingrich had affair on first wife with Marianne Ginther.|
"When you have an anti-religious, secular bureaucracy and secular judiciary, seeking to drive God out of public life, something fills the vacuum. I don’t know that going from communion to playing war games, in which you practice killing people is necessarily an improvement."
My response is, if you listen to what Mourdock actually said, he said what virtually every catholic and every fundamentalist in the country believes, life begins at conception... And he also immediately issued a clarification saying that he was referring to the act of conception and he condemned rape. Romney has condemned rape. One part of this is nonsense. Every candidate I know, every decent american i know condemns rape. Okay so, why can’t people like Stephanie Cutter get over it? We all condemn rape…
"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American."
Newt Gingrich called unemployment insurance "money for doing nothing"
Gingrich says Tell "confused" Breyer, Kagan that judges who use Sharia to interpret Constitution will not "remain in office"
Newt Gingrich claiming that Obama is outside our comprehension because Kenyan and anti-colonial
Newt Gingrich claiming the President Obama's worldview is fundamentally wrong about reality
"This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president"
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