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Gingrich proposal: Let businesses set their own taxes

The biggest debate in Washington as the year closes is how long — or if — to extend tax cuts passed during the Bush Administration. It appears that Democrats will concede to Republicans and extend the tax cuts for another few years, in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits,…

Gingrich proposes law to ban Sharia, accuses health secretary of ‘Soviet tyranny’

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich has proposed a federal law to ban the use of Sharia law in the United States, in a speech Saturday that also called for the de-funding of the Department of Health and Human Services. Speaking to the Values Voters Summit Saturday, Gingrich told an enthusiastic…

Gibbs: Gingrich appealing to birther ‘fringe’

The White House press secretary is accusing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of pandering to a minority of people that don’t believe President Barack Obama was born in the US. Gingrich sparked controversy Saturday when he told National Review that the president had a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” attitude. White House press…

Gingrich: Obama lives in ‘Kenyan, anti-colonial’ fantasy land

Newt Gingrich may not be a “birther” — a believer in the false claim that Barack Obama was born in Kenya — but he evidently doesn’t have a problem pandering to that demographic. In an interview with the National Review, the former Republican speaker of the House said Obama’s perspective…

Scarborough: Don’t let Gingrich and ‘the voices of hate’ win

Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they’ve opposed a mosque — known as Cordoba House or Park51 — that’s planned near Ground Zero, according to one conservative host. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough told Republicans Monday that they should “speak out against Newt Gingrich and the voices of hate.”…

Scarborough: ‘Screw’ GOP if I’m booted for defending mosque

White House claims politics played no role in Obama’s mosque remarks At least two prominent Republicans are going against the bulk of their party to say that Muslims have every right to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. Monday morning, conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough found himself agreeing…

Stewart: Gingrich wants US to descend to Saudi Arabia’s standards of tolerance

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart on Tuesday took on Newt Gingrich for the tenor of his opposition to the Mosque slated to be built near Ground Zero in New York City. Gingrich weeks ago argued that the Mosque shouldn’t be considered until Saudi Arabia warms up to Christianity. “I don’t want…

Gingrich: Roosevelt would have attacked Iran, N. Korea

In a speech Thursday before the conservative American Enterprise Institute, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich charged that the United States had failed to take George W. Bush’s 2002 “axis of evil” speech seriously when it ignored the opportunity to attack Iran and North Korea following the invasion of…

Gingrich blames Obama administration for his attack on Sherrod

Newt Gingrich says the White House is at fault for his mistakenly calling Shirley Sherrod “viciously racist.” “Was that irresponsible, calling her viciously racist based on an Internet clip that had been taken out of context?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked the former House speaker Sunday. “No. I was operating…

Gingrich calls for Obama to withdraw Kagan nomination

There will be no need for the Senate to waste their time interviewing President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court if Newt Gingrich has his way. Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Gingrich Sunday what he thought of the nomination of Elena Kagan. “I think the president should withdraw it,”…

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