Newt Gingrich

Bill, Baby, Bill: Gas and Oil Production Nears All-Time High, but Gas Prices Do Too

Bill, Baby, Bill: Gas and Oil Production Nears All-Time High, but Gas Prices Do Too
Back in the summer of 2008, incurable Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pushed the slogan "drill here, drill now, pay less," claiming that making the U.S. more oil-independent would be a solution to high gas prices. Democrats, worried voters would reject the reality there's nothing we can do to lower market-set gas prices and absolutely terrified of saying no to Big Oil, embraced the slogan. Later, President Barack Obama implemented it as our national policy. Six years later, how's drill-baby-drill working out for you?
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Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots

Kiss and Yell: Right Wing Whines About NFL Draft Pick's Embrace and Their Right To Be Bigots
Michael Sam has become the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL. Sam Seder takes a look at Newt Gingrich whining that we aren't tolerant of the intolerant and Derek Ward's homophobia after ESPN showed Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend.
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Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform

Newt Gingrich's Twisted Idea of Election Reform
Newt Gingrich is coming out now and saying big donors like Sheldon Adelson, who donated millions to his 2012 presidential campaign, have too much power. And his idea of election reform is ludicrous.
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Like a Sick Clock Without Health Insurance, Newt’s Right Again

Like a Sick Clock Without Health Insurance, Newt’s Right Again
Once again, Newt Gingrich is telling hard truth and offering good advice to Republicans. There is almost no chance the GOP will listen, even as he has something interesting to say about the GOP, health care reform and obstructionism.
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Terrance Heath
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Gingrich and Harry Reid Spar on Twitter

Gingrich and Harry Reid Spar on Twitter
As another fight looms on the horizon about the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got caught in a mini-Twitter war with former House Speaker and government shutdown advocate Newt Gingrich.
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Gingrich: Separation of Church and State Makes Sense for Marriage

After a week's worth of horrible news, idiotic responses to the horrible news, news about horrible behavior, and etc. and etc., finally I can report something good - Newt Gingrich has issued his support for the freedom to marry.
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Examining White Privilege and Mental Health in Middle Class Suburbia

As the unraced universal subject, white people are simply unaccustomed to being explicitly identified as white. For many, the tired colorblind party line of white privilege means that just talking about race is racist. Universal means normal, and even the most heinous white criminals (Gacy, Bundy, Dahmer, and the list goes on) are humanized by a back story of psychoanalysis, cable TV biopics, books, and pop culture reportage.
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Don't Leave Immigration Debate to Beltway Reporters and Politicians

If you know nothing about immigration, then, yes, you might think the House bill, called the "STEM Jobs Act," is serious. It would grant more visas for foreign students and help green-card-holding immigrants bring their family members here. That's it.
Immigration reform, if it is serious, needs to deal with the estimated 12 million undocumented people currently in the U.S. The House bill affects not a one of them.
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GOP Slouching Back Towards Todd Akin

So what is new in Todd Akin's campaign for the Missouri Senate? Lots of sheepish Republican movers and shakers, that's what. An enthusiastic Newt Gingrich led the way, Jim DeMint followed, flourishing a check-book, and now Roy Blunt, rather obviously holding his nose, is back on board with Brother Todd:
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