Newt Gingrich’s Democratic challenger in 1988 and 1990, lawyer David Worley, assembled a massive opposition research file on the Georgia Republican. A decade later, he donated the file to Georgia State University. A BuzzFeed researcher spent 23 hours with the 10 boxes of files of newspaper clippings, campaign literature, and more. These are the highlights.
Republican Presidential contenders are fond of accusing President Obama of going around the world and apologizing for America. But in his conciliatory trips around the globe, was he just following the advice Newt Gingrich gave in this January 2008 Foreign Policy article? There, Gingrich advised the future President to go on a global listening tour to “Ankara, Amman, Beijing, and Cairo.”
We’ve turned up these great old Newt Gingrich for Congress pamphlets from 1974 and 1976. “Call Newt at his home 834-2943”
Newt Gingrich’s rise has put his controversial tenure as speaker back in the headlines. Here are three highlights from that past.
Newt Gingrich has been touting service in the House under Ronald Reagan. In 1988, he warned George H. W. Bush not to run as “a continuation of Reaganism.” Update Dan Riehl has the entire clip, which also shows Gingrich praising Reaganism. The extended video puts the entire clip in full context, but this still the most interesting part.
Newt Gingrich, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce panel on the state of the US economy in January 2004, said it was time to have a debate over whether to continue to make illegal immigration illegal.
The Center for Health Transformation released Newt Gingrich’s Freddie Mac contract from 2006 today. The documents show that Freddie Mac paid the Gingrich Group a $25,000 a month retainer.