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1 hr ago | Switched

Newt Gingrich Is Why America Can't Have Nice Things

To most Americans, Gingrich is a charming curiosity: His latest stint with public relevancy was a quixotic 2012 presidential bid in which he visited many of the nation's finest zoos and advocated the establishment of lunar colonies .* But on another level, Gingrich's Tuesday speech on housing before the Bipartisan Policy Center epitomizes the soft corruption of Washington elites at their worst. As Speaker of the House in 1995, Gingrich opted to shut down the federal government rather than cut a budget deal with President Bill Clinton.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Financial Services, Fannie Mae, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures

8 hrs ago | TV Newser

NBC News Announces DC Producer Moves

Kristen Donnelly has been promoted to the NBC News' White House team, moving over from her role as senior producer on MSNBC's 11amET hour. Frank Thorp V will take over as Senate producer.


Related Topix: Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, Tim Russert, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, 2008 Presidential Election

16 hrs ago | News Journal

Gov. John Kasich: 'Have you seen the polls?'

Gov. John Kasich downplayed the importance of right to work, hinted at putting a fracking tax on the ballot and even joked about his lead in the polls during an interview Monday with the Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board. Gov. John Kasich: 'Have you seen the polls?' Gov. John Kasich downplayed the importance of right to work, hinted at putting a fracking tax on the ballot and even joked about his lead in the polls during an interview Monday with the Cincinnati Enquirer editorial board.


Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Ohio, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

News Max

Christie, Walker Reject Food Aid Giving $54 for Each $1 State Pays

Three states are ending a program that qualified residents for extra food paid for by the federal government - including two, New Jersey and Wisconsin, led by potential Republican presidential candidates. Congress in February passed a law to raise the costs of so- called heat-and-eat programs.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Chris Christie, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Food, Nutrition

Roll Call

Gingrich, DeLay and Republicans of '94 to Reunite on Capitol Hill

Gingrich is part of a Wednesday panel looking back on 1994's "Contract With America." Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay had a rocky relationship when they served together in House GOP leadership nearly two decades ago.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, Zach Wamp, US House of Representatives, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, US Senate, Dave Weldon

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

The Beverly Russell Party

As the 2014 midterm elections approaches, it's important to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Republican Revolution by reminding ourselves how Newt Gingrich successfully exploited the Susan Smith hoax that conveniently surfaced a few days before election day to stoke up racial resentment and anger towards the Democratic Party and helped the GOP win majorities in both the House and the Senate for the first time since 1950. The GOP would go on to enjoy a Congressional majority dynasty that the Democratic Party once had and would no longer enjoy.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, George Bush

American Reporter

On Native GroundTHE Gop Still Hates Women

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 Updated 7:30pm ET -- The stage is set tonight in Mesa, Ariz., for mistakes that make political history. Will the candidates come through? The 20th GOP presidential debate kicks off at 8pm Eastern, 8pm Central time, on CNN, and all four candidates - who have canceled out of two other debates and have just one more to go, on March 19 - are salivating at the chance one or more of their rivals will say or do something that dramatically shifts the outcome of the race for the Republican nomination in August.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, 2012 Presidential Election, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Kos

GA-Sen/Gov: AJC Poll Gives Perdue (R) A Small Lead Over Nunn (D), Carter (D) & Deal (R) Tied

Georgia's race for governor is in a dead heat, while Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue holds a small lead, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, garners 43 percent of likely voters, while Democrat Jason Carter holds 42 percent and Libertarian Andrew Hunt brings in 7 percent, including voters who were leaning toward one candidate.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, US Governors, African-American

The Hill

Carville, Gingrich join housing summit

WE HEAR: An eclectic group of political players - including James Carville, former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Mary Matalin, Rep. Maxine Waters , and Housing Secretary Julian Castro, among others - is poised to come together to talk housing. The Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a summit on housing called "Housing America's Future: New Directions for National Policy" on Monday and Tuesday in downtown Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Maxine Waters, US Senate, Mel Martinez, Republican

Thu Sep 11, 2014

US News & World Report

The Obama Doctrine Explained

Last night, President Obama did what he does best: He gave a speech, perhaps the best he has given as president. There were some quibbles, of course.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, World News, Ukraine, Opinion

Editor & Publisher

Killing of Journalists Buoys Support for U.S. Strikes

Outrage at the beheading of two American journalists buttressed public support for the kind of U.S. action against terrorism outlined Wednesday night by President Obama, according to commentators analyzing the president's speech.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Daily Kos

Sen. Pat Roberts of Virginia on his re-election campaign: 'We're getting ready for the general'

Virginia resident Pat Roberts says he's preparing himself to run for re-election as to the U.S. Senate from Kansas: There's nothing intrinsically remarkable about those words, but what is remarkable is that he's delivering them just this week, more than a month after his narrow primary victory and in the wake of a series of stumbles that have left him trailing his independent opponent, Kansas businessman Greg Orman. It's not like Roberts-who cites a timeshare in a La-Z-Boy store as his Kansas address, whose former campaign manager described his home as being in Virginia, and who lists a Virginia address for his campaign reimbursement checks-hasn't had enough time to prepare for this.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, 2012 Presidential Election


Gingrich - and Reality - Also Humiliated Carney on CNN Wed. Night

As the midnight oil-burning Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted last night , John McCain ripped into Jay Carney's attempts to rewrite history Wednesday evening on CNN. Among other things, he reminded the former White House Press Secretary that "We had it won, thanks to the surge."


Related Topix: US Politics, John McCain, US News, Barack Obama, George Bush

Daily Kos

Waiting on Louis Farrakhan

I have been fighting off getting full blown sick. Today my body claimed as a day of rest.


Related Topix: African-American, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

10 Takeaways From Obama's Speech

President Barack Obama spoke for less than 15 minutes Wednesday night . And it took him a while to work up the serious cadence requisite for a historic speech.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Iraq, World News, Middle East

The Washington Monthly

Presidential Speech Reaction

Well, figure I might as well learn the worst by sticking with CNN and hearing David Gergen, Newt Gingrich and Jake Tapper, along with Donna Brazile and Anderson Cooper. Everybody's saying it was a good speech.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


Gingrich Praises Obama's 'Very Strong' Address: 'Most Pro-American Speech' of Presidency

CNN contributor Newt Gingrich said Wednesday night that President Barack Obama' s White House address outlining a four-point strategy to confront ISIS was strong, and above all pro-American, speech. Perhaps the former House Speaker felt Obama took notes from his imagined pseudo-Reagan draft from last week.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Television


Exclusive: Interview with congressional candidate Dennis Lambert

The next in this series is a phone interview with congressional candidate Dennis Lambert , the Green Party nominee for Ohio's Sixth District. Lambert joined the Army after graduation from Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, Kentucky.


Related Topix: Ohio University, US News, US Politics


Ohio 2016: It's Going Down, I'm Yelling Timber

Here's an acid test for any true Ohio political junkie: When was the last time a Republican U.S. Presidential candidate won without taking our Great River state? None since Abe Lincoln himself, in 1860. That's o'er a hunder'd and fi'ty years.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich

Tue Sep 09, 2014

National Review Online

Interview: A Million Steps with Marines

His sixth and latest book about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is One Million Steps: a Marine Platoon at War . Amazon has selected it as a "Pick of the Month" for "writing of the highest order," and Newt Gingrich described it as "stunning, sobering .


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Life, Veteran Affairs, Iraq, Middle East, US News, US Politics