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Gingrich declared the winner of the South Carolina primary

After failing to crack the top three in the Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) appears to have reaped the rewards of his anti-Bain Capital documentary and a massive social conservative backlash against former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) and won the primary in…

Gingrich turns ‘open marriage’ question into attack on CNN

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who once said “people have every right to ask the tough questions,” launched an attack on CNN Thursday night after they gave him a chance to respond to allegations made by his ex-wife. During the final debate before South Carolina’s Republican primary, moderator John King…

Evangelical leader compares Gingrich to Italian cruise ship captain

One evangelical leader says that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is like the Italian captain whose cruise ship sank — because the former House Speaker was sailing on his own personal love boat when he cheated on his first and second wives. Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council…

Gingrich’s second wife: Newt wanted ‘an open marriage’

It’s the news Newt Gingrich doesn’t want to deal with in the midst of a possible GOP presidential campaign revival. Marianne Gingrich, the second wife of the former House Speaker, is speaking out to ABC about her former husband’s infidelity for the first time since their divorce in 1999. After…

Gingrich: Obama doesn’t think ‘work is good’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is doubling down on his assertion that Barack Obama is a “food stamp president” by suggesting that the current White House resident doesn’t even think “work is good.” During a Fox News debate in South Carolina Monday, moderator Bret Baier lobbed the former House Speaker…

Gingrich: ‘I’m probably gonna win’ South Carolina

After finishing fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that he would take first place in the upcoming South Carolina primary. “I’m probably gonna win next Saturday, because as a Georgia Reagan conservative I fit much more comfortably,” the former House Speaker told CBS…

Maddow: Newt’s best weapon against Romney is… Romney

According to Rachel Maddow, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are both under tremendous pressure from the “Republican establishment” not to attack Mitt Romney on his “vulture capitalist” business background at the investment group Bain Capital. If Gingrich and Perry “cave like spineless twerps,” she asks, and agree to those terms,…

Gingrich: ‘Occupy’ protesters ‘blocking’ my free speech

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday complained that Occupy Wall Street protesters were “blocking” his right to free speech. The former House Speaker told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had canceled an event at his campaign headquarters, where protesters were waiting outside the front and back entrances.…

Psychic monkey devours Gingrich’s banana

Grandpa the psychic spider monkey is bananas for Newt Gingrich. The New York Daily News‘ Barry Paddock traveled to the Staten Island Zoo to get Grandpa’s prediction for Tuesday’s New Hampshire Republican primary. Grandpa was asked to choose from a series of bananas, each with the name of a GOP…

Gingrich: Founding fathers would have ‘violent’ reaction to pot growers

Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the founders of the United States would have dealt violently with marijuana growers, despite the fact that they grew the plant for commercial purposes themselves. He said at an town hall event in New Hampshire that decriminalizing drugs like marijuana would increase the rate of…

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