Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich Looks to Private Enterprise to Rejuvenate the Space Program

By on 12.10.13 | 11:07AM

America no longer has a manned space program. Just a few decades after landing men on the moon, the U.S. has put itself in a position where it must now purchase seats on Russian spacecraft. This is a sad reality that can be reversed if private enterprise can be enticed to step in. That's what former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says in his new book Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Fate.

During his presidential campaign, Gingrich called for establishing a manned base on the moon. Although he was criticized in the media for floating a seemingly impractical proposal, returning to the moon has been official government policy for some time. The Russians, Chinese, and other international competitors are all pressing ahead with ambitious plans that could leave the U.S. behind. Gingrich places the blame squarely on NASA.

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Rick Perry Declares ‘Strategic Retreat,’ Endorses ‘Visionary’ Gingrich

By on 1.19.12 | 10:26AM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- "As a Texan, I've never shied away from a fight," Rick Perry said in explaining his decision to drop out of the 2012 campaign as a "strategic retreat."

"This campaign has never been about the candidate," said the Texas governor, who soared to the top of the polls after announcing his Republican presidential candidacy in August, but saw his support evaporate after a series of disastrous debate performances in September. "I've always believed the mission is greater than the man."

Perry endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whom he called a "visionary" and referred to as "a conservative leader who will bring about real change." Perhaps mindful of the latest news about Gingrich -- his ex-wife's decision to give a tell-all interview to ABC News -- Perry said, "Newt is not perfect, but who among us is?"

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Gingrich Calls Obama ‘Bully,’ Says House GOP Should ‘Stop Talking’ to President

By on 7.15.11 | 2:43PM

President Obama is a "bully" who is "clearly failing" on economic policy, according to Newt Gingrich, and House Republicans should stop negotiating with the White House and move forward with passing their own solutions to the debt-ceiling and budget deficit.

"Obama has put the ‘bully' back in the bully pulpit," Gingrich told reporters Friday afternoon. The former Speaker of the House and current GOP presidential hopeful accused Obama of "intellectual dishonesty," and said congressional Republicans should "take Social Security off the table" in the current debate over the federal debt ceiling.

John Boehner and House Republicans should "quit talking to Obama and start passing legislation," Gingrich said in a conference call with a number of writers for conservative publications and blogs. Gingrich urged Republicans to be confident that the American people share their opinion of the administration's economic failures.

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Gingrich: ‘Strategic Blunder’ for Palin to Mock Obama as ‘Community Organizer’

By on 6.23.11 | 12:36PM

Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani, made a "strategic blunder" by making a joke of Barack Obama's work as a community organizer, Newt Gingrich says in a new book about the radical ACORN group.

It was "not helpful" for Palin and Giuliani to mock community organizing in their speeches at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Gingrich tells investigative reporter Matthew Vadum in his new book, Subversion Inc. The GOP's mockery "trivialized Obama and Obama is not a trivial person," Gingrich said in an exclusive interview with Vadum featured in the book:

In [Gingrich's] opinion it was a strategic blunder for Palin and Giuliani . . . [Gingrich said:] "Obama is the most serious radical threat to traditional America ever to occupy the White House." It would have been better if Republican leaders "had gotten up and said, here is what [Obama] was teaching, and they had taken the audience through the five principles of [radical organizer Saul] Alinsky." Such a discussion "would have sobered the country. It wasn't a funny thing. It was a profound insight into how radical Obama is."

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The Congressional Spectator

Open for Business

By 4.11.11

But avoiding a government shutdown is only one step toward outdoing Newt Gingrich.
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Blankley Schools MSNBC Host

By on 8.10.10 | 4:27PM

As I've written before, I try to avoid blogging about MSNBC stuff because the viewership size doesn't justify the effort, but sometimes it's worth it to cite examples of how off-the-wall the Left can be -- not that we need many reminders.
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Political Hay

Contract Renewal

By 2.17.10

From the matchless Newt Gingrich, a Contract With America for 2010.
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Gingrich: Endorsing Scozzafava ‘A Mistake’

By on 1.30.10 | 2:03PM

In an interview today with New Hampshire Watchdog reporter Grant Bosse and WNTK in Manchester, Newt Gingrich said that he regrets his endorsement of Dede Scozzafava in the special election for New York District 23 in November.
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