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Newt Gingrich Iowa

An Open Letter To Newt Gingrich

Simon Sheaff | Posted 04.07.2012 | Home
Simon Sheaff

The only thing that confuses me, Mr. Speaker, is where you think your path to victory is. All signs point to a clear-cut Romney nomination. So thanks for making it interesting, but there's not much more for you to do.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the results from Iowa demonstrated that, even in the age of social media-powered protests ("convenience fee" this, Verizon!), unlimited money and going negative still pack a potent political punch. These early contests are supposed to be about small-scale retail politics but, post-Citizens United, Romney didn't win by winning over people in diners, he won with a blizzard of negative ads funded by "outside groups." While outside money killed Newt, all the dollars spent by Romney and his allies weren't enough to buy Mitt the caucus-goers' love, as he scraped by with an eight-vote win and a lower percentage of votes than he attracted in 2008. In the aftermath, Bachmann bailed, Perry said he was heading back to Texas -- then abruptly decided to stay in the race, and Santorum became the latest darling of the Not Mitt crowd. Now the unreal reality show, minus its female lead, rolls into New Hampshire.

A Newt Gingrich Bohemian Rhapsody Parody [VIDEO]

James Kotecki | Posted 03.05.2012 | Comedy
James Kotecki

Newt Gingrich lost big in yesterday's Iowa caucuses. Meanwhile, Queen was, is, and always will be an awesome band.

In Iowa, Only Offensive Choices Available

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

For all the attack ads, on policy there is little substantive difference in the Republican candidates, with the exception of the more-libertarian Ron Paul.

Newt Defends Greek Vacation

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

LE MARS, Iowa — Newt Gingrich has raked in roughly $9 million for the last three months of the year, far more than the former House speaker has ...

Newt Trying To Have It Both Ways

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- So much for staying positive. In just the last 24 hours, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has blasted rival Mitt Rom...

Jon Ward

Iowa Lining Up Nicely For Romney | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As millions of Americans turn their full attention to the Republican presidential primary for the first time, there are two competing choruses with se...

Sam Stein

Ron Paul In 2005: 'I Agree With Newt Gingrich' On The WTO | Sam Stein | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The political world was abuzz Tuesday morning after the Wall Street Journal reported on an April 2006 memo in which an organization run by...

In Search of a Low Maintenance Newt

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

What if members of Congress stayed with their families in a homeless shelter for a week? What if all members of Congress had to pay back all the donations to their campaigns as if they were a college loan?

Callista Gingrich Steps Up

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- When his top aides walked out this spring and left his campaign in tatters, Newt Gingrich considered dropping out. But he says...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Supporter Begs Him To Be 'Humble' | Jon Ward | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A 31-year old Iowan woman on Tuesday approached Newt Gingrich after a campaign event here and pleaded with him not to be "arrog...

Former Bush Official Slams GOP Candidate's 'Totally Irresponsible' Proposal

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa — As he works to rev up his conservative base in Iowa with just two weeks to go until the state's caucuses, Newt Gingrich is lau...

Attacks Against Newt Cause Consequences

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa — More than $1 million in negative advertising – much of it bankrolled by Mitt Romney's allies – has eroded Newt Gin...

Elise Foley

Pro-Romney Ad Attacking Gingrich Sticks In The Minds Of Iowa Voters | Elise Foley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- If Iowa voters are thinking about Newt Gingrich these days, there's a good chance that one word in particular is coming to mind. ...

Newt's Ad Omits Facts

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — TITLE: "We Deserve Solutions." LENGTH: 30 seconds....

GOP Candidate Claims Voters Looking Beyond Checkered History

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich says he's surged ahead of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination because voters are looking beyond his ...

Newt Scrambling In Key Primary State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has little choice but to rely on momentum to carry him to victory in the Iowa...

Gingrich Drowned Out By Protesters

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Protesters drowned out Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a campaign event at the University of Iowa. A h...

Comedy, Tragedy, and the Big "Tell" at the Republican Debate

Ilene Angel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics
Ilene Angel

I'd suggest that in the large scale poker game we all witnessed last night known as the Republican debate, there was a "tell" as blatant as a flashing neon sign.

Newt Changes Course, Hitting Back At GOP Rival

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign hit back at GOP rival Mitt Romney on Friday, saying criticism by the former Massachus...

Jaweed Kaleem

What's Behind Newt's Religious Revival? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

As former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's star continues to rise ahead of GOP Republican primaries, he has had less time for what in recent years...

Iowa Republican Caucuses: The Myth Of Organization

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Many political campaign prognosticators have long pointed out that what is needed in Iowa is organization. Hmmmm. Let's take a look at this and see if it is just one more myth we can blow up.

Newt Bets On Unconventional Strategy

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Back from the political dead, Newt Gingrich has momentum on his side just a month before the first voting in the GOP nomination fi...

Despite Surge, Gingrich Faces Hurdles In Key Early State

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich leads the 2012 pack in buzz but trails his rivals in just about every other c...

'Everybody Will Dig Up Everything They Can Dig Up'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rising in national polls, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich found himself on the defensive Wednesday over huge paymen...