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The monster too big to see

Tatoos and body modification. Newt Gingrich’s candidacy. The rise of the “Tea Party.” The decline of democracy and its ideal of civic participation. And the enduring popularity of… Zombie movies. Could they be connected? Maybe they could– if, behind all headlines and driving all news stories, we sense one cryptic,…

Gingrich think tank files for bankruptcy

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s health-care think tank on Wednesday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with up to $10 million in debt and as little as $50,000 in assets. The Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported on Thursday that The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation,…

Gingrich admits Romney will ‘probably’ win but refuses to concede

Empty of funds, Gingrich adds that Mitt Romney is ‘clearly the frontrunner’ but remains defiant against calls for him to quit Newt Gingrich has come the closest yet to acknowledging what just about everyone else in the political world has already decided: that he has no chance of becoming the…

Former child janitor to Gingrich: Your jobs plan ‘offended’ me

A man who spent part of his childhood working as a janitor told Newt Gingrich on Wednesday that he was offended by the Republican presidential candidate’s plan to put kids to work. During an event at Georgetown University, Hector Cendejas called out the former House Speaker for his initiative to…

Newt’s casino-baron backer says Gingrich ‘at the end of his line’

Billionaire casino owner and major donor to the Newt Gingrich (R-GA) super PAC Winning Our Future has indicated that the Gingrich 2012 campaign’s days are numbered, in spite of the former Speaker of the House’s avowal to stay in the race. In an interview with The Jewish Journal, Adelson said…

Gingrich promises to stay in race after cutting one-third of his staff

Gingrich remains defiant and says he is downsizing in order to stay in the race until Republican convention in Tampa in August Newt Gingrich admitted on Wednesday that his campaign is struggling financially, which forcing him to cut his staff by a third – but vowed he intends to remain…

Gingrich charging supporters $50 per photo

Newt Gingrich’s cash-starved campaign has begun charging supporters $50 to have a photograph taken with the Republican presidential candidate. “Some campaigns make you travel all the way to Wall Street to pay $2,500 for a photo with a candidate,” a Gingrich spokesperson told National Journal on Monday. “We are trying…

Newt Gingrich calls Obama comment on Trayvon Martin ‘disgraceful’

Most observers took President Obama’s comment that the killing of Trayvon Martin hit him particularly hard because “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” as a very normal human reaction. However, at least one person — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich — found it “disgraceful” and “appalling” that…

Gingrich claims ‘elite media’ helping Obama hide his ‘Muslim friends’

In a radio interview on Thursday, Newt Gingrich returned to one of his favorite recent themes, what he calls the “elite media” and their conspiracy to aid and abet the Obama administration. In an article at Huffington Post, the former Speaker of the House is quoted as saying to Sandy…

Gingrich demands Obama apologize for De Niro’s joke

Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should apologize for a joke made by actor Robert De Niro. “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?” De Niro said at an Obama fundraiser in New York City…

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