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Newt Gingrich accuses Michael Sam fans of repressing homophobes

CNN Crossfire host Newt Gingrich accused newly-drafted NFL player Michael Sam of “manipulating the system” and expressed concern for people offended by the sight of Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. “You guys talk about how you want to be inclusive,”…

WATCH LIVE: Newt Gingrich, Jim DeMint and former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) speak at CPAC

The third day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will feature speeches by Newt Gingrich, Jim DeMint and former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) Watch live video of their speeches via NBC News below.…

Newt Gingrich: ‘Obama refuses to behave like an American president’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) argued on Tuesday that the government shutdown stemmed from an attempt by President Barack Obama to create a dictatorship. “The big problem is that President Obama refuses to behave like an American president,” Gingrich said in an interview on The 700 Club. “He refuses…

African-American Republican confronts Priebus: Party treats blacks ‘like we don’t exist’

A Republican African-American woman on Wednesday told RNC chairman Reince Priebus and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich that the party treated blacks “like we don’t exist.” Following a long discussion between Gingrich and Priebus at the 2013 Republican National Committee Summer Meeting about how the party was going to be…

Watch live: Newt Gingrich addresses RNC summer meeting in Boston

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus are scheduled to speak at the RNC Summer Meeting in Boston. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Aug. 14.…

Former Romney intern arrested for using nude pics to blackmail 15 women

A former intern for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was arrested Tuesday over an alleged sexual extortion scheme. In a press release, the FBI said 21-year-old Adam Savader allegedly stalked 15 different women from three states between May 2012 and this past February. The New York Daily News reported that…

How Congress became the boy who cried ‘Wolf!’ or: How I learned to stop worrying and hate the sequester

Do you even remember the first time Republicans threatened to shut down the government? (The first time, that is, since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich followed through on his promise in 1995 with disastrous political consequences?) Unless you’re a serious political junkie, you probably don’t remember (it was 2010, though, for the…

Newt Gingrich is bouncing checks and being a dick about it.

Newt Gingrich is broke, y’all.  But you know what he’s not?  A dumb black president that needs to use teleprompters to give speeches because he can’t read, MIRITE?! Struggling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday joked that he couldn’t even buy a teleprompter after his campaign recently bounced a…

Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum supporters: Vote for me

Former House speaker, whose campaign has collapsed, urges Santorum’s conservative followers to lend their support Newt Gingrich has cheekily called on Rick Santorum’s supporters to throw their weight behind him to prevent Mitt Romney becoming the Republican presidential nominee. Gingrich repeatedly split the rightwing vote with Santorum, allowing Romney to…

It’s all Gingrich’s fault

Well, here we are in a never-ending cycle of polarization between Left and Right, stronger than anything experienced in the public arena before, even in the Sixties. Then too, the book of “dirty tricks” Republican campaign praxis, engineered by self-described “Silent Majority” champion Richard M. Nixon, made hay by exploiting…

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