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September 30, 2013 |
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)
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.
November 30, 2012 |
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.
September 24, 2012 |
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.
September 24, 2012 |
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.
September 21, 2012 |
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...