Exclusive: The 30 Most Interesting Documents From The Newt Archives
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.
No Apologies? Gingrich Wanted Global Listening Tour
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."
Newt In 1988: Bush Won't Win If He Runs To Continue Reaganism
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.