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Gingrich: Opponents ‘can’t comprehend’ my big ideas

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says his ideas are so big that the news media can’t cover them and his opponents can’t comprehend them.

Speaking at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, the former House Speaker explained that he was staying in the race because “democracy is simply a shadow event floating on top of the power of the interest groups.”

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“The level of effort it would take to change the system is beyond the imagination of most elected officials and beyond the imagination of most candidates,” Gingrich remarked. “The thing I find most disheartening about this campaign is the difficulty of talking about positive ideas on a large scale. Because the news media can’t cover it and, candidly, my opponents can’t comprehend it.”

The candidate went on to lament that his party refused to see the “extraordinary opportunities” that his presidency would provide.

“We could provide for the American people such a dramatically better future that it’s almost unimaginable,” he said. “Our political system is so methodically and deliberately stupid.”

“The wilful avoidance of knowledge, it’s astonishing. One of the reasons I ran for president, I spent years trying to convince the Bush administration that if they acquired modern technology with the health system then they would save lives and save billions of dollars.”

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President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, which Gingrich has vowed to repeal, would also force states to make sweeping changes to technology infrastructure, like upgrading Medicare eligibility systems, building health care exchange networks and adopting electronic health records.

Watch this video from CStevenTucker, uploaded to YouTube on March 14, 2012.

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(H/T: MSNBC)


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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate

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Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.

The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.

In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.

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Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6

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President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.

Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.

Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.

— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019

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