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Supporter tells Gingrich: Media ‘accurate’ to ‘kill the Republican Party’

A supporter told Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Thursday that maybe Republicans should just skip the 2012 presidential election because the GOP candidates didn’t have the passion necessary to govern. “Do Republicans want to be president next term because right now I don’t feel that?” the man asked Gingrich during an…

Romney, Gingrich spar as Iowa contest looms

DES MOINES, Iowa — Mitt Romney taunted his main Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich on Wednesday after arriving in Iowa ahead of the crucial first vote in the 2012 White House race. Latest polling indicates Gingrich’s popularity slipping in the run up to the January 3 Iowa caucuses after a…

Gingrich asks supporters for help against ‘barrage’ of attack ads

In his most recent statement via email to supporters, Newt Gingrich has sought their help against attack ads that have eroded his poll numbers and cost him his headway in the Republican race for the presidential nomination. The Hill’s “Ballot Box” blog reports that Gingrich sent out an email blast…

Gingrich responds to Romney attack: ‘Say it to my face’

Newt Gingrich appeared today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss his campaign’s mishandling of the Virginia primary as well as to discuss disparaging remarks that Mitt Romney made about Gingrich earlier today. Romney was at a campaign stop when he was questioned about the Gingrich campaign’s…

The complete timeline of the Gingrich divorces shows he’s not been honest with voters

Though former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) has been floating the theory that, contrary to previous news reports that he served her with divorce papers as she was recovering from ovarian cancer surgery, his first wife Jackie Battley Gingrich initiated their divorce, CNN recently recovered the files from that divorce —…

Newt compares campaign’s Virginia debacle to attack on Pearl Harbor

Certainly no-one will ever accuse Newt Gingrich of having low self-esteem. Talking Points Memo is reporting that Gingrich’s campaign manager Michael Krull has taken to Facebook to vent about the Virginia Republican Party’s judgment that the former Speaker of the House did not qualify to appear on the March 6…

Gingrich sets sights on nonexistent Virginia write-in slot

Having failed to qualify for the Virginia Republican primary, former Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich has announced that he intends to run in that state as a write-in candidate. This could present a significant problem for Gingrich because apparently, the primary ballot in Virginia does not allow for write-ins. Earlier today,…

Gingrich supporters cheer Confederate flag in South Carolina

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made it clear at an event in Columbia, South Carolina Friday that they were for the Confederate flag but against allowing HIV-positive people to enlist in the military. At a town hall lunch event, a young black man stood up to ask the…

Satire: ‘How the Gingrich Stole Christmas’

As has become custom, comedy website Funny or Die is in high form this year with political satire just in time for the holidays. This time, it’s the logical target: Newt Gingrich, who’s name has all the letters for “Grinch” nearly in order. In the animated short, comedian Paul F.…

Protesters attempt to take over Gingrich press conference

It hasn’t been the most hospitable week on the campaign trail in Iowa for Newt Gingrich. A day after being a called a “fucking asshole” by a man at a grocery store, the former House Speaker’s press conference at the Iowa Statehouse was hijacked by “Occupy” protesters Wednesday morning. While…

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