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Scott Brown pivots, claims he’s against plan to kill Medicare

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has performed a complete 180 within the past two weeks, pivoting from praising the Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) plan to phase out Medicare to penning a Politico op-ed voicing his disapproval for the plan, according to Talking Points Memo. Brown, who is up for re-election in…

The new breed of direct con job Republicans

You'd think, since Newt Gingrich loves bling so much he's half a million in debt to Tiffany's, he'd be ecstatic at the chance to be coated in free glitter. *rimshot* So, Donald Trump is out.  Mike Huckabee is out.  Gingrich is basically out, not that he was ever really in. …

After panning ‘radical’ GOP Medicare plan, Gingrich says he’d vote for it

WASHINGTON – In the span of three days, he went from lambasting the GOP Medicare privatization plan as too radical to endorsing it and declaring his full support. “I would have voted for the budget,” former Republican House speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Media Matters in a video…

Gingrich attacks Obama on energy policies

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, mulling a run for the White House, on Wednesday derided President Barack Obama over energy policy and high gasoline prices. <br/> Rising gas prices threaten to derail the fragile U.S. economic recovery and are becoming a potent…

Tea party invites GOP 2012 hopefuls to summit, but not Bachmann

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a tea party-affiliated group funded by the Koch brothers, will hold a summit in New Hampshire next month. Among attendees will be some familiar names with buzz about trying for the Republican nomination for the 2012 nomination. Tim Pawlenty will be in attendance, as will…

Republicans like Wisconsin governor more than GOP presidential hopefuls

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is more popular among Republicans than the top GOP presidential aspirants, according to a poll released on Thursday. The Republican governor unleashed a wave of protests in Wisconsin after pushing to curb state workers’ union rights. On March 11, Walker signed a bill that was rammed…

Newt Gingrich gave $350,000 to oust Iowa justices that legalized same sex marriage

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich last year donated at least $350,000 to a social conservative campaign that successfully ousted three Iowa Supreme Court Justices who ruled in favor of same sex marriage in the state. After the Iowa high court unanimously voted in April 2009 to legalize same-sex marriage in…

New Rumsfeld documents highlight Gingrich’s involvement with Iraq War

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) might have been persona non grata in certain Republican circles early in the aughts after he resigned the Speakership, divorced his wife and married a much-younger aide, but he was more than welcome in the Pentagon under then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Documents released…

Whoops: Gingrich praises NAFTA for shipping out American jobs

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich found himself in a bit of a log-jam with his inner-conservative Monday night. Appearing on a conservative talk radio program, Gingrich praised the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), taking the decidedly internationalist view that it was positive because it created jobs in Mexico.…

Newt’s Flag: Always At Full Mast

Ladies and gentlemen, Newt Gingrich: “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate.” True story: one time, I was working on the Fourth of…

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