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Newt Gingrich

Born: June 17, 1943 (age 71) in Harrisburg

Newt Gingrich

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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant.

He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S.

House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.

Gingrich was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

In the 1970s, Gingrich taught history and geography at the University of West Georgia.

During this period he ran twice for the United States House of Representatives before winning in November 1978.

He served as House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995.

A co-author and architect of the "Contract with America", Gingrich was a major leader in the Republican victory in the 1994 congressional election.

In 1995, Time named him "Man of the Year" for "his role in ending the four-decades-long Democratic majority in the House".

While he was House speaker, the House enacted welfare reform, passed a capital gains tax cut in 1997, and in 1998 passed the first balanced budget since 1969.

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Newt Gingrich: Sony Hack Is America's First Cyberwar Defeat

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of the movie "The Interview" in the wake of hackers' threats represents nothing less than America's first defeat in..
Newsmax 11 hours ago

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Newt Gingrich & Rob Lowe blast Sony on Twitter

Newt Gingrich & Rob Lowe sounded off Wednesday on Sony's move to pull "The Interview" from theaters.
CBS News 11 hours ago

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Newt Gingrich wants President Obama to treat the Sony hackers just like Osama Bin Laden -- by tracking them down and making them pay for what he calls America's first defeat in a cyber war.
Source: TMZ - 13 hours ago

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Nearly everyone in Hollywood is outraged by Sony and the movie theater chain's 'act of cowardice' in canceling 'The Interview'

Following news that all the major U.S. movie theater chains would not be showing 'The Interview,' Sony Pictures announced it was canceling the release of the film, which was slated to open on Christmas..
AfterDawn.com 12 hours ago

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GINGRICH: 'America Has Lost Its First Cyberwar'

gingrich: 'america has lost its first cyberwar'Former Republican Speaker Of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the canceled release of the movie "The Interview" represents America's first defeat in a cyberwar. Gingrich..
Business Insider 14 hours agoAlso reported by •Mediaite
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Hollywood Is Outraged That Sony Pulled 'The Interview'

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Business Insider 14 hours ago

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The US election countdown begins with Jeb Bush leading the way

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New Statesman 22 hours ago

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Dr. Ben Carson to Address South Carolina Tea Party Convention

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Breitbart 4 days ago

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Full Episode: This Week 12/14: The Release of the CIA Torture Report

Guests: Michael Hayden, David Koch, Newt Gingrich, Laura Ingraham, Keith Ellison, Michael Smerconish
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Newt Gingrich: Ban campaign finance laws so Koch brothers can ‘offset’ power of Barbara Walters

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday asserted that individuals should be able to donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates because billionaires Charles and David Koch..
Raw Story 4 days ago

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Fund Obama's Executive Amnesty? Senate Has a Chance to Stop It

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Breitbart 6 days ago

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My Brief Encounter with Hillary-Basher and Scandal-Monger Edward Klein

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Huffington Post 1 week ago
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The Tortured Logic of Bush and Cheney

After much anticipation, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a long-awaited report on the CIA's torture program following the terrorist attacks of September 11. Now we know unambiguously that by..
Huffington Post 1 week ago


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