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January 9, 2012 | Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington -- Tony Blankley, who gained notoriety as press secretary for Newt Gingrich during the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1990s and later as a conservative commentator on radio and television, has died. He was 63. The British-born Blankley, who was a child actor while growing up in Los Angeles, died Saturday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, said his wife, Lynda Davis. He had stomach cancer. With his British accent, eclectic tastes and sharp tongue, Blankley turned his stint with Gingrich from 1990 to 1997 into a career as a commentator.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2012 | Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington -- Tony Blankley, who gained notoriety as press secretary for Newt Gingrich during the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1990s and later as a conservative commentator on radio and television, has died. He was 63. The British-born Blankley, who was a child actor while growing up in Los Angeles, died Saturday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, said his wife, Lynda Davis. He had stomach cancer. With his British accent, eclectic tastes and sharp tongue, Blankley turned his stint with Gingrich from 1990 to 1997 into a career as a commentator.
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MAGAZINE
August 13, 2000
TONY BLANKLEY * TO: Al Gore FROM: Tony Blankley RE: How you can win the election (maybe) * There is no time to be wasted, so let's get the unpleasantries out of the way straight off. While your family and friends know you are a prince, your willingness to shift positions and constantly re-craft your image has led the public to conclude that you are a say-anything, do-anything-to-get-elected frog.
OPINION
February 6, 2005
Re "The Liberal Beast Meets Mr. Right," commentary, Feb. 4: I am going to be 40 in three days, though I fear if I keep reading articles such as Tom Blankley's I am not going to make it. When is this vitriolic mudslinging going to stop? I'm a lefty as well as being a Democrat, I'm not a big fan of Arianna Huffington, and I don't always see eye to eye with Robert Scheer, but man, this guy turned me off. He's starting a new job with a fresh pair of boxing gloves, but no promise of truly thought-provoking debate.
OPINION
February 6, 2005
Re "The Liberal Beast Meets Mr. Right," commentary, Feb. 4: I am going to be 40 in three days, though I fear if I keep reading articles such as Tom Blankley's I am not going to make it. When is this vitriolic mudslinging going to stop? I'm a lefty as well as being a Democrat, I'm not a big fan of Arianna Huffington, and I don't always see eye to eye with Robert Scheer, but man, this guy turned me off. He's starting a new job with a fresh pair of boxing gloves, but no promise of truly thought-provoking debate.
NEWS
June 23, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's mirth in Tony Blankley's baritone as he settles into his roost near the House speaker's office. Winston Churchill scowls from a poster that reads, "Deserve Victory," Dionysian maidens rumba on the walls, and barbarous Newt-isms are regularly shorn of thorns. "Yesterday was great," the former child actor says, grinning.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2005
New voice: Tony Blankley, editorial page editor of the Washington Times, will join the regular lineup of pundits on the public-affairs radio program "Left, Right & Center," heard Fridays at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on KCRW-FM (89.9). New hip: Country star Roy Clark, 71, will have hip replacement surgery next month and will cancel about two dozen performances so he can recuperate, his publicist said Tuesday.
NEWS
December 25, 1995 | Associated Press
Army Reserve Capt. Lynda Davis, the wife of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's press secretary, will not take part in the Bosnia peacekeeping mission after all. Davis, 46, wife of Tony Blankley and mother of their two young sons, said she was released from active duty for medical reasons and returned home from Ft. Benning, Ga., on Saturday night. "I've been very sick for the last three months," Davis said in a telephone interview.
NEWS
June 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala blamed Republican governors Sunday for failing to press for a bipartisan welfare proposal acceptable to President Clinton. Shalala said GOP governors, the majority of the National Governors' Assn., let the group's bipartisan proposal be swept away by Republican leaders in Congress. "They had a chance for a bipartisan effort, and they walked away from it," Shalala said.
NEWS
March 2, 1996 | From Associated Press
The House Ethics Committee has issued extensive subpoenas in the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), seeking to learn who controlled and marketed his federally subsidized college course. The subpoenas indicate that the committee's outside counsel, James Cole, wants every detail about the course to determine whether it was a proper tax-exempt activity.
MAGAZINE
August 13, 2000
TONY BLANKLEY * TO: Al Gore FROM: Tony Blankley RE: How you can win the election (maybe) * There is no time to be wasted, so let's get the unpleasantries out of the way straight off. While your family and friends know you are a prince, your willingness to shift positions and constantly re-craft your image has led the public to conclude that you are a say-anything, do-anything-to-get-elected frog.
NEWS
June 23, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's mirth in Tony Blankley's baritone as he settles into his roost near the House speaker's office. Winston Churchill scowls from a poster that reads, "Deserve Victory," Dionysian maidens rumba on the walls, and barbarous Newt-isms are regularly shorn of thorns. "Yesterday was great," the former child actor says, grinning.
NEWS
December 2, 1994 | Associated Press
Rep. Newt Gingrich, in line to become Speaker of the House, has asked the publisher of a novel he is writing to omit a draft chapter that refers to a Lt. George Bush as "quite a guy, goofy in a way." Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in a statement Thursday that he "neither wrote, saw nor approved" the references for former President George Bush, who was a Navy pilot during World War II. The forthcoming novel--tentatively titled "1945"--is scheduled for publication next August.
NEWS
November 19, 1994 | Associated Press
The two top leaders of the incoming Republican House majority are spending the weekend on an expense-paid Caribbean cruise with National Review subscribers discussing political affairs. Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, in line to become Speaker in the Republican-controlled House in January, said his expenses were being paid by the National Review and quipped: "I promised I'd be conservative." The ship was scheduled to leave Miami on Friday and return on Monday, with a stop in the Bahamas. Rep.
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