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May 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will finally bring clarity to his presidential ambitions with an announcement this week, his spokesman said Monday. Rick Tyler posted on Twitter that Gingrich would announce his plans Wednesday on Twitter and Facebook, and follow up in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. In March, Gingrich had a somewhat muddled preliminary announcement of an exploratory phase. He filed paperwork with the IRS to raise money under federal limits, but stopped short of a full-blown effort as he wound down his network of independent political and advocacy organizations.
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June 21, 2012 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON - Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson and his family have another $5 million to play with. The billionaire casino developer is on track to be the biggest individual player in this year's presidential contest, having boasted that he is willing to spend $100 million or more . He and his wife recently gave $10 million to Restore Our Future , a "super PAC" backing Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Earlier in the campaign, Adelson and his relatives contributed $21.5 million to Winning Our Future, a super PAC supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
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May 5, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau
Newt Gingrich will be a candidate for president. That's the word from his spokesman, Rick Tyler, who told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday morning that the former House speaker "will be a candidate by the time he arrives" in Georgia on May 13 to speak to a meeting of state Republicans. "He will have filed and will be an official candidate," Tyler said. The longtime aide to Gingrich declined to elaborate further but acknowledged that Gingrich has leased space for a campaign headquarters in Atlanta, where the effort will be based.
NEWS
January 30, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
On the eve of the Florida primary, Mitt Romney wasted no time -- launching his first attack on rival Newt Gingrich within seconds of taking the stage at a forklift company here. Continuing his campaign's relentless assault, Romney renewed now familiar charges that voters are turning away from Gingrich because of his troubles as House speaker in the 1990s and his more recent role as an advisor to mortgage giant Freddie Mac, which Romney has blamed in part for the nation's housing crisis.
NEWS
June 3, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger
Weeks after launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has raised eyebrows among supporters and political observers by taking a vacation with his wife -- during the same week prominent religious conservatives are gathering in Washington. Gingrich, who has been married three times, has been aggressively courting the religious conservatives, including many of the "pro-marriage" activists gathering in Washington. His spokesman, Rick Tyler, said Gingrich had told Ralph Reed and other organizers of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference long ago that he would not be able to attend because of the family commitment.
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Newt Gingrich’s campaign begins anew—in, of all places, Beverly Hills. The suddenly listing GOP presidential candidate, reeling from the mass defections of his senior campaign staff, will try to right his ship Sunday evening in Los Angeles, an unlikely springboard for a social conservative banking on winning the Iowa caucuses. Gingrich will speak at the summer dinner for the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Beverly Hills Hilton—delivering what has been billed a major foreign policy address.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON - Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson and his family have another $5 million to play with. The billionaire casino developer is on track to be the biggest individual player in this year's presidential contest, having boasted that he is willing to spend $100 million or more . He and his wife recently gave $10 million to Restore Our Future , a "super PAC" backing Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Earlier in the campaign, Adelson and his relatives contributed $21.5 million to Winning Our Future, a super PAC supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel
Saying he does not want false claims made on his behalf, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Friday morning called on a "super PAC" that supports him to withdraw commercials it ran in South Carolina criticizing Mitt Romney and his old company Bain Capital. Gingrich made the call to a crowd of supporters at his new Orlando campaign headquarters, saying there is no way he can legally contact Winning Our Future to make the request directly. Winning Our Future aired a 29-minute commercial fashioned as a political documentary accusing Romney and Bain of greed and interviewing former employees of Romney's former company who complained that the capital venture firm wreaked economic havoc on their small towns.
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May 16, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Rep. Paul D. Ryan fervently defended his plan to radically rework Medicare after it came under fire in surprising fashion from fellow Republican Newt Gingrich. Gingrich became the first GOP presidential candidate to openly rip the proposal after the plan — which would convert Medicare into a private insurance program as part of a House blueprint to tame federal spending — drew heavy criticism and polls showed it to be unpopular. "The budget passed by the House last month takes credible steps to controlling healthcare costs," Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said in an address Monday to the Economic Club of Chicago.
NEWS
December 20, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger
Leading GOP presidential aspirants Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have decried the role of high-spending super PACs in recent days, while their close friends, donors and former staff push these newly created political committees to the forefront of modern campaigning. Welcome to the 2012 campaign, where these new groups that can raise donations in unlimited amounts are acting as surrogates for candidates, in some cases outspending the candidates and the political parties. In Iowa on Monday, Gingrich took aim at super PACs of his opponents, who have been bashing him in broadcast ads and fliers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2012
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show GOP presidential race: Michael Duffy, Time; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; John Harris, Politico; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Dolly Parton. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley South Carolina primary; politics: Presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel
Saying he does not want false claims made on his behalf, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Friday morning called on a "super PAC" that supports him to withdraw commercials it ran in South Carolina criticizing Mitt Romney and his old company Bain Capital. Gingrich made the call to a crowd of supporters at his new Orlando campaign headquarters, saying there is no way he can legally contact Winning Our Future to make the request directly. Winning Our Future aired a 29-minute commercial fashioned as a political documentary accusing Romney and Bain of greed and interviewing former employees of Romney's former company who complained that the capital venture firm wreaked economic havoc on their small towns.
NEWS
December 20, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger
Leading GOP presidential aspirants Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have decried the role of high-spending super PACs in recent days, while their close friends, donors and former staff push these newly created political committees to the forefront of modern campaigning. Welcome to the 2012 campaign, where these new groups that can raise donations in unlimited amounts are acting as surrogates for candidates, in some cases outspending the candidates and the political parties. In Iowa on Monday, Gingrich took aim at super PACs of his opponents, who have been bashing him in broadcast ads and fliers.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2011 | Tom Hamburger and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
The top staff of Newt Gingrich's nascent presidential campaign abandoned their candidate Thursday, in a group resignation that followed a series of disagreements over the former House speaker's commitment to the GOP race. After days of discord over how the campaign should proceed, Gingrich on Thursday lost his campaign manager, Rob Johnson; his national campaign chair, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue; and his longtime aide and spokesman, Rick Tyler; along with key strategists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Newt Gingrich’s campaign begins anew—in, of all places, Beverly Hills. The suddenly listing GOP presidential candidate, reeling from the mass defections of his senior campaign staff, will try to right his ship Sunday evening in Los Angeles, an unlikely springboard for a social conservative banking on winning the Iowa caucuses. Gingrich will speak at the summer dinner for the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Beverly Hills Hilton—delivering what has been billed a major foreign policy address.
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger and Michael A. Memoli
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of what it would take to win was different from that of the Speaker and given those differences, I felt that I had to leave," he said. He added that "I hope Newt comes to a path to victory. And I do believe he would make a great president.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2012
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show GOP presidential race: Michael Duffy, Time; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; John Harris, Politico; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Dolly Parton. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley South Carolina primary; politics: Presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
NEWS
June 9, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger and Michael A. Memoli
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of what it would take to win was different from that of the Speaker and given those differences, I felt that I had to leave," he said. He added that "I hope Newt comes to a path to victory. And I do believe he would make a great president.
NEWS
June 3, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger
Weeks after launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has raised eyebrows among supporters and political observers by taking a vacation with his wife -- during the same week prominent religious conservatives are gathering in Washington. Gingrich, who has been married three times, has been aggressively courting the religious conservatives, including many of the "pro-marriage" activists gathering in Washington. His spokesman, Rick Tyler, said Gingrich had told Ralph Reed and other organizers of the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference long ago that he would not be able to attend because of the family commitment.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Rep. Paul D. Ryan fervently defended his plan to radically rework Medicare after it came under fire in surprising fashion from fellow Republican Newt Gingrich. Gingrich became the first GOP presidential candidate to openly rip the proposal after the plan — which would convert Medicare into a private insurance program as part of a House blueprint to tame federal spending — drew heavy criticism and polls showed it to be unpopular. "The budget passed by the House last month takes credible steps to controlling healthcare costs," Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said in an address Monday to the Economic Club of Chicago.
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