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  Official: Gingrich won't run in 2008 - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gingrich also is a senior fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
Gingrich has a daily radio broadcast on more than 400 stations, and he writes a free online newsletter with 200,000 subscribers that is distributed by the conservative news magazine Human Events.
Gingrich, 64, tried to rehabilitate his image this year by admitting publicly to his extramarital affair during the Clinton impeachment scandal.
www.usatoday.com /news/politics/election2008/2007-09-29-gingrich-run_N.htm?csp=34   (608 words)

  Newt Gingrich - dKosopedia
Newt's half-sister Candace is a lesbian activist and performed a same-sex marriage ceremony in a 1996 episode of hit NBC sitcom Friends.
Gingrich, critic of the president's infidelity and preacher of family values, was also carrying on an affair with a much younger congressional employee who reported to him.
Gingrich served his first wife (Jackie Battley, his high school math teacher) with divorce papers while she was in the hospital with cancer, and split with his second wife (Marianne Ginther) over the phone on Mother's Day, soon after learning that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/Newt_Gingrich   (442 words)

  Newt Gingrich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gingrich's leadership in Congress was marked by contentious opposition to the policies of the Clinton Administration and Gingrich presided over the House during the impeachment of President Clinton.
Gingrich inflicted a severe blow to his public image by suggesting that the Republican hard-line stance over the budget was in part due to his feeling "snubbed" by the President the day before, after being forced to leave Air Force One via the back door during his return from Yitzhak Rabin's funeral in Israel.
Gingrich was lampooned in the media as a petulant figure with an inflated self-image, and editorial cartoons depicted him as having thrown a temper tantrum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newt_Gingrich   (3689 words)

 Gingrich Says No to White House Bid - washingtonpost.com
Gingrich said the last-minute change of heart, which came as aides readied the newtnow.org website and prepared to file campaign papers, was the result of legal advice that running for president would require stepping down as chairman of his non-profit organization, American Solutions.
Gingrich has spent the better part of a year teasing the press and his supporters with the idea that he might run for president.
Gingrich has been a fiery figure since he burst onto the national stage in 1994 with the "Contract with America," a list of 10 pledges that helped Republicans seize control of the House and launched Gingrich into the speaker's office.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/29/AR2007092900907.html   (794 words)

 Gingrich: Do as I Say, Not as I Do -- Aug. 17, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The news that Newt Gingrich is headed for his second messy divorce, allegedly involving a longtime affair with a House of Representatives employee, has been largely ignored by news media that have not always been as sensitive to the privacy needs of major politicians.
Marianne Gingrich told the Washington Post that she was informed of the affair and the request for a divorce last May in a telephone call from Newt to her mother's home, where she was visiting.
Marianne Gingrich told the Post she was "totally shocked" by the news, and her attorneys last week obtained court permission to interview Gingrich and Callista Bisek, a scheduler and assistant hearing clerk for the House Agriculture Committee since early 1995.
www.robertscheer.com /1_natcolumn/99_columns/081799.htm   (629 words)

 Newt Gingrich - SourceWatch
Newton Leroy Gingrich (born June 17, 1943) is a neoconservative politician who is best known as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
As a co-author of the notorious Contract With America (1994), Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's success in the 1994 Congressional elections, and was subsequently elected Speaker.
Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is using any platform available to him to convince the public that the U.S. is engaged in World War III.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Newt_Gingrich   (780 words)

 Gingrich calls Iraq war a 'failure' - The Boston Globe
Gingrich, who has been laying the groundwork for a presidential run, said the Bush administration needs to plan a "third stage" in Iraq, following the military takeover stage and the recent democracy-building stage.
Gingrich, who served on a key Pentagon board that advised Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in the runup to the Iraq war, was eager to distance himself from the Bush administration's handling of the war.
Speaking at various campaign-style events, Gingrich reiterated his belief that the Republican Party's loss of Congress earlier this month was attributable to a failure to follow conservative principles, particularly concerning spending.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/11/29/gingrich_calls_iraq_war_a_failure   (564 words)

 Washington Speakers Bureau: Newt Gingrich
Gingrich asks the tough questions, drilling down to get a firm understanding of where your organization or industry is and where you want it to be, while exploring today’s issues and opportunities.
Speaker Gingrich draws from his extensive political and academic background to discuss the current political climate in Washington and an up-to-the-minute look at the issues and events that are in the news.
Gingrich shares the six standards that he feels politicians must meet in order to effect real change, and he addresses the specific policy issues and national trends relevant to your audience's interests.
www.washingtonspeakers.com /speakers/speaker.cfm?SpeakerID=2566   (996 words)

 frontline: the long march of newt gingrich: the inner quest of newt gingrich
Newt Gingrich is the sonic boom of a presidential election season --a loud noise generated by a media meteor moving at supersonic speed.
Newt Gingrich is his own creation, and I was fascinated by how this extraordinary person developed.
Big Newt, having been abandoned by his real father, Robert Kerstetter, was taken in by Newton and Hattie Belle McPherson and raised in a household where his real mother, Louise Kepner, was passed off as his sister.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/newt/vanityfair1.html   (1525 words)

 Newt in Flames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Newt Gingrich's party finally recognized that the man was a living embodiment of the Peter Principle, promoted far beyond his level of competence.
Gingrich, in his arrogant comment of 1996, was right on only one out of four counts: he was Speaker.
Newt never had one; he was exclusively reactive and impulsive, and you never knew what he really stood for from one day to the next.
www.spectacle.org /1298/newt.html   (553 words)

 Newt Gingrich Page
Gingrich's combination of sleaze politics and sanctimony elevated him to a position where he was third man in line for the American Presidency, but the 1998 midterm elections alerted Newt that he would not be a candidate for higher office in 2000.
Newt's father, a Navy man, left soon after Gingrich was born and allowed him to be adopted by a stepfather in exchange for not having to pay child support.
Gingrich railed incessantly against government handouts; yet he represented a county that was the third-largest recipient of federal funds of any suburb in the nationĀ­57% over the national average.
www.tylwythteg.com /enemies/newt.html   (1787 words)

 The Seattle Times: Postman on Politics
Gingrich said he is "very worried" about Republicans facing fall elections and says the party must have the "nerve" to nationalize the elections and make the 2006 campaigns about a liberal Democratic agenda rather than about President Bush's record.
Gingrich said in the coming days he plans to speak out publicly, and to the administration, about the need to recognize that America is in World War III.
Gingrich is here for fund raisers for Congressman Dave Reichert, 2nd District GOP challenger Doug Roulstone, and the state party.
blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com /davidpostman/archives/2006/07/gingrich_says_its_world_war_iii.html   (1133 words)

 Salon Newsreal | Newt's glass house
Gingrich refused to comment on Manning's charges, though he has admitted sexual indiscretions during his first marriage -- hey, it was the '70s, man! But Newt's oral sex denial proved embarrassing at a time when he was the secular leader of the "family values" crowd, appearing frequently at Christian Coalition gatherings.
Once, Newt and Jackie were so worked up, they got their car caught in a tank trap on the military base and had to call his best friend to rescue them before a daylight exposé, according to the friend's widow, Linda Tilton.
Jackie Gingrich raised the daughters, worked to put Newt through graduate school and was a loyal political wife during his two unsuccessful campaigns for Congress in 1974 and 1976.
www.salon.com /news/1998/08/28news.html   (1433 words)

 Gingrich rules out run for president - CNN.com
Gingrich told supporters in Marietta, Georgia, on Thursday that if they pledged at least $30 million to his campaign over a three-week period starting Monday, he would compete for the Republican nomination.
Gingrich, 64, has hinted for months that he would join the GOP presidential race if he determined no other candidate appeared able to take on the Democrats in 2008.
Gingrich, first elected to Congress in 1978, became the first Republican speaker of the House since 1954 when he led his party to victory in the 1994 congressional elections.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cnn/2007/POLITICS/09/29/gingrich/index.html   (398 words)

 Possible Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich - The Dark Side
Newt pressed his first wife to sign divorce papers while she was still in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery.
Newt in his poltical career was the king of using tax-payer subsidized donations for his personal and political purposes.
Gingrich's spokesman said that since her job did not involve working with the US government, there was no conflict of interest.
www.realchange.org /gingrich.htm   (2338 words)

 Newt's New Con
Gingrich, after all, was the architect of the so-called K Street Project, which is at the center of the current corruption scandals.
Gingrich is now puffing out his chest and telling everyone what a bad guy he supposedly thinks Jack Abramoff is--but he is noticeably silent when it comes to how he was Abramoff's prime sponsor, the one who helped the GOP lobbyist ascend to power in the first place.
The truth is, Gingrich's posturing as an anticorruption "reformer" is as credible as Senator John McCain's calling himself a campaign finance reformer right after being implicated in the Keating Five scandal, and right before using corporate jets to fly all over the country for his presidential campaign.
www.thenation.com /doc/20060130/sirota   (535 words)

 Elections - Road to 2008 - AOL News- Newt Says Private Lives Are Off-Limits - AOL News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gingrich said whoever the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees are, he hoped they would discuss issues in a bipartisan manner and at length - not just in short soundbites in the media.
Gingrich said he would consider running for president this fall and that he had no idea who the nominees from each party would be.
Gingrich is credited with being the mastermind behind the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994, resulting in the first GOP House majority nearly four decades.
news.aol.com /elections/president/story/_a/newt-says-private-lives-are-off-limits/20070321125109990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001   (767 words)

 CNN.com - Mark Shields: Why Newt Gingrich isn't missed - Nov. 4, 2002
Here is what Newt Gingrich had to say: "Walter Mondale chaired a commission that was for the privatization of Social Security worldwide." Added Gingrich, "He chaired a commission that was for raising the retirement age dramatically.
This is the same Gingrich who days before the 1994 election chose to exploit the horror of Susan Smith, the South Carolina woman who had drowned her two toddlers in the backseat of her car.
Four years later, Speaker Gingrich led a "family values" House Republican lynch mob bent on stringing up and impeaching the faithless and lying husband who was the president of the United States and a Democrat.
archives.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/11/02/column.shields.opinion.gingrich   (731 words)

 WorldNetDaily: President Gingrich?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gingrich, the Republican revolutionary who designed the GOP's "Contract with America" in the 1990s, is spending tomorrow and Tuesday in New Hampshire, before heading next month to Iowa, two states at the vanguard of presidential campaigning with their early primaries.
In New Hampshire, Gingrich is the keynote speaker a GOP state party fund-raiser near Manchester.
Gingrich is looking to expand the Contract with America by stopping the slide toward secularism by the courts and government schools, and put the Creator back as the source of all liberties.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43843   (605 words)

 CNN.com - Gingrich blasts 'diplomatic failure' at State Department - Apr. 22, 2003
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the State Department Tuesday for a series of what he described as diplomatic failures leading up to the war with Iraq, and warned that the pattern is poised to repeat itself.
Specifically, Gingrich cited as failures the United States' inability to persuade Turkey to allow U.S. troops on its soil before the war and the failed attempt to win a second U.N. resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq.
Gingrich's comments were first reported in The Washington Post, which featured a front-page story Tuesday examining what it described as rivalries and tensions between the State and Defense departments.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/04/22/gingrich.powell/index.html   (827 words)

 The Contenders: Newt Gingrich | Slog | The Stranger's Blog | The Stranger | Seattle's Only Newspaper
Newt Gingrich was born Newton McPherson in 1943, in Pennsylvania.
Gingrich has been married 3 times and has two daughters with his first wife, whom he divorced as she was recovering from cancer.
Newt Gingrich has as much chance of being elected President as King George does of being elected for a third term.
www.thestranger.com /blog/2007/01/the_contenders_newt_gingrich   (763 words)

 Crooks and Liars » Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich's admission to James Dobson of an extramarital affair yesterday signals to many that he may be trying to come clean with the religious right before mounting a Presidential run in 2008.
If Newt Gingrich is planning on running for President in 2008 — which appears likely — it seems odd that he would give a speech at a dinner honoring free speech saying a "different set of rules" may be needed when it comes to the first amendment and effectively fighting the threat of terrorism.
Newt was for the original Rumsfeld plan which was to put about 40,000 troops on the ground and install Ahmad Chalabi as the puppet president of Iraq.
www.crooksandliars.com /category/republican-party/newt-gingrich   (2646 words)

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