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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.
10 hrs ago | TV Newser
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:24 pm
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