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May 19, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
It was midway through Newt Gingrich's speech in Ames Thursday when a cellphone went off. As the soaring chorus of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" reverberated through the Olde Main Brewery everyone looked around for the culprit. This time it was the candidate. After sheepishly shutting off the ringer and slipping the phone back into his pocket, Gingrich muttered something about forgetting to turn off his ringer and continued with his remarks. Later the former House speaker confessed to reporters that he was a huge fan of the movie "Mamma Mia" and a staff member had programmed the ABBA anthem into his phone.
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October 18, 2013 | By Jon Healey
Former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.), whose death was announced Friday, embodied everything that seems to have vanished from Washington. A consensus-builder, he was well mannered, reserved and modest, and he led the House like an institution, not a political rally. He was the antithesis both of the man he replaced, Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat who wielded power like a club, and the man who would succeed him, Newt Gingrich, a Georgia Republican whose ego and ambition were too grandiose even for the nation's capital.
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December 15, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich is a huge fan of zoos. The former House speaker dreamed as a child of becoming a zookeeper. He has visited about 100 zoos and wrote the introduction to the guidebook “America's Best Zoos.” Gingrich got his start in politics at an early age, when he tried to open up a zoo in Harrisburg, Pa. “An 11-year-old is fighting City Hall here in an attempt to establish a zoo in the city's Wildwood Park,” reads a 1954 report...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Newt Gingrich, making an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Wednesday to promote his new gig on CNN's recently resurrected "Crossfire," offered his thoughts on the current impasse between President Obama and the GOP. "He shouldn't give them what they want," Gingrich said of Obama. Does this mean Gingrich, the onetime Republican speaker of the House who himself presided over two government shutdowns during President Bill Clinton's terms, has turned on his own party?
NEWS
December 8, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Newt Gingrich witnessed the Occupy movement up close and personal Wednesday night. Protesters crashed his presidential fundraiser at a restaurant next to the storied Willard InterContinental Hotel in downtown D.C., about a baseball's throw from the White House. According to reports, only a handful of protesters were able to enter the hotel and none of them made it to Gingrich. Instead, they held a rally outside and peered through the restaurant's glass windows as Gingrich met with members of Congress and lobbyists seeking contributions to help him fuel is newfound Newtmentum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1995
Newt Gingrich brings new and ominous meaning to the phrase "women and children first." RUTH CAPER Los Angeles
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September 30, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
Newt Gingrich can't be serious. Of all the people in the world who ought to be wary of a federal government shutdown, it should be former House Speaker Gingrich, whose political career flamed out spectacularly after he orchestrated two federal shutdowns over a budget impasse with then-President Clinton.  In an essay published Monday , the co-host of CNN's “Crossfire,” has urged House Republicans to stick to their guns and allow the federal government to close down in order to teach the president a (flawed)
OPINION
February 2, 2013
Re "Kerry easily wins Senate vote for secretary of State," Jan. 30 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claims Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is "anti-military" and is therefore unfit to serve as secretary of State. In so doing, Cruz, who never served in uniform, joins a not-very-exclusive group known as the "chicken hawks. " These are folks whose enthusiasm for war and all things military does not extend to their own service. Some members who may be familiar to Cruz are Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
When President Obama was reelected last month, almost no one was as surprised as Newt Gingrich: On the eve of the election, the former House speaker confidently predicted that Mitt Romney would win at least 300 electorial points. Of course, that's not what happened. “I was publicly, explicity wrong,” he told Jay Leno Thursday on “The Tonight Show.” “I hated being that wrong.” Leno wondered why Gingrich had been so confident of a Romney victory -- a fair question, given that polls showed Obama with a small but consistent lead in the electoral college.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Newt Gingrich predicted national Republicans would begin funding Rep. Todd Akin's Senate campaign again by October, saying that doing so was a "moral obligation. " Campaigning with Akin, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gingrich said that Republican unity - and the chance to control the Senate - needed to take priority over any discomfort over Akin's remark last month about “legitimate rape.” The Republican National Committee "has a moral obligation to run a single victory ticket in the state" and support Akin, Gingrich said.
NEWS
September 24, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Newt Gingrich accused the White House of lying about the events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya during the recent attack on a diplomatic mission in that country. "This administration has lied to the American people for over a week," said Gingrich, a former GOP presidential candidate, during a campaign stop Monday in Missouri for U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin. "They have refused to tell the truth about Benghazi," Gingrich said about the Libyan city where the ambassador and three other Americans were killed in the deadly attack.
NATIONAL
September 21, 2012 | By David Horsey
Presidents get the praise or blame for everything that happens on their watch, but, as Barack Obama has learned, the things the commander in chief can actually command are limited in number, thanks to James Madison and Newt Gingrich.  Madison and his brilliant colleagues who invented the American system of government disagreed about many things, but they fervently agreed about one big thing: the coercive power of government needed to be held in...
NATIONAL
August 31, 2012 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - This week was Mitt Romney's moment to shine, the culmination of years of work to become the GOP presidential nominee, capped by his formal acceptance Thursday night. But for many others who gathered here for the Republican National Convention, it was the official acknowledgment that they fell short. For the also-rans, who lost either their bids to be the GOP nominee or the subsequent running-mate hunt, the convention was an opportunity to show party unity, prove their loyalty and, above all, try to remain relevant.
NEWS
August 30, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
TAMPA - Newt Gingrich used the specter of America's least popular Democratic president in more than a generation to suggest that President Obama, like Jimmy Carter, deserved to be booted out of office after a single term. Gingrich, the former House speaker, appeared on the convention stage alongside his wife, Callista - a rare format for the convention if not unusual for the Gingriches. The pair alternated lines. Gingrich, forced from the primaries by the man on whose behalf he was criticizing Obama, said the Democrat had diminished the United States' standing in the world, crippled the domestic production of energy, blunted bipartisan compromise, increased the size of government and failed to enact economic policies that would make the nation prosperous again.
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