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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: Romney kept kosher food from Holocaust survivors

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has taken his campaign to a new low in his desperation to win the Florida primary. In an automated “robocall” to Florida voters, the Gingrich campaign claimed that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney prevented Jewish Holocaust survivors from eating kosher food. The call was first…

Romney surges to double-digit lead in Florida

Mitt Romney stormed Monday towards a likely victory in Floridathat would all but lock up the Republican presidential nomination, but rival Newt Gingrich promised a bitter fight all the way to the August convention. Polls Sunday showed Romney pulling clear in the Sunshine State after his campaign team went on the offensive, unleashing blistering…

Romney forgets attack ad that he approved

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he doesn’t coordinate with the super PACs that support him, but apparently he doesn’t coordinate with himself either. During the CNN-hosted debate in Florida on Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor couldn’t remember an ad attacking Newt Gingrich, even though he approved it and his…

Romney: Gingrich an ‘influence peddler,’ unfit for the White House

Mitt Romney painted rival Newt Gingrich as a Washington “influence peddler” and unfit for the White House, as falling poll numbers forced him onto the offensive in a fierce Republican debate. Romney began the maiden Florida primary debate late Monday swinging hard at Gingrich, as he scrambled to get his…

Romney trying hard to lower expectations in South Carolina

GILBERT, South Carolina (Reuters) – With the crucial Republican presidential primary in South Carolina just hours away, front-runner Mitt Romney on Friday lowered expectations for how well he will do and acknowledged he is in a neck-and-neck race with Newt Gingrich. “Speaker Gingrich is from a neighboring state, well-known, popular…

Gingrich complains gays rights questions are ‘anti-Christian bigotry’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted moderators at a debate in New Hampshire Saturday for “anti-Christian bigotry” after they asked several of the GOP hopefuls about gay rights. “I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” the former House Speaker complained to ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “You…

Gingrich blasts Romney on abortion, taxing the blind

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich assailed rival Mitt Romney on Friday, accusing him of paying for abortions with tax dollars and raising taxes on blind people. In a conference call with South Carolina supporters, Gingrich said Romney is a “Massachusetts moderate in the same…

Gingrich on the defensive over work for Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich, the latest Republican to enjoy a turn atop US presidential polls, earned a reported $1.6 million as a consultant to Freddie Mac, the government-owned lender and despised target of conservative critics. Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, has downplayed his ties to Freddie,…

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