Newt Gingrich

Politician Newt Gingrich is the former Republican congressman from Georgia who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. As a co-author of the Contract With America, a campaign document that outlined the GOP’s plan for governing when elected, he was a central figure and the face of the Republican opposition to Democratic rule in the 1990s. He has authored more than 20 books and is widely recognized for his innovative policy ideas. In May of 2011, he announced his candidacy for Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election, and promoted unity within the GOP ranks during successive debates.

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Commentary: The Racist Rantings of Ted Nugent and Republican Silence

Ted Nugent has hit a new low in repulsive statements, which have been met with little to no criticism from the GOP.

BET Wire: Obama Chooses Diplomatic Solution to Syria Crisis – for Now

President Obama has put Syrian strikes on hold; Newark Mayor Cory Booker has a commanding lead in the New Jersey Senate race; some people are dreaming of a presidential pardon for disgraced former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson – and more.

BET Wire: Obama Vacations as His Critics Work Overtime

President Obama's vacation stirs up critics; Hillary Clinton lays groundwork for 2016; Newt Gingrich warns fellow Republicans relying on being anti-Obama won't lead to success – and more.

Who's Afraid of Black Republicans?

Filmmaker Kevin Williams examines the GOP's relationship with Black voters.

Newt Gingrich Accuses Rep. Bobby Rush of Ignoring Chicago Gang Violence

Rep. Bobby Rush and Newt Gingrich spar over urban violence.

GOP Ponders How to Capitalize on Obama's Woes

Republicans must avoid appearing exploitive when attacking Obama on recent scandals.
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