In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Gingrich: Get Rid of the White House Briefing

There’s plenty of showboating going on. Always was a certain amount, but now more than ever. Still, some serious questions are asked, and it’s a good thing for Americans to see the White House being questioned. It’s just that the silliness gets most of the play after each briefing. Not sure what I think at this point, honestly. If the briefings were done off-camera, there

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Trump “Surprised” at Gingrich Criticism

Well, looks like Newt is off the VP list. Donald Trump Monday morning said Newt Gingrich was “inappropriate” in his criticism of him for referring to the judge in the Trump University case as “Mexican.” “I saw Newt and I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate, what he said,” Trump said. “All I want to say is find out why am I

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Stop Them Before They Impeach! Send Five Dollars Today.

As you may be aware, the White House has been talking up the possibility that President Obama is going to be impeached – IMPEACHED, I TELL YA – by Republicans. Well, Democratic fundraisers, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, have been talking it up too and raising tons of cash on the possibility. Nothing like a little fear and loathing to get the money

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Republicans No Better Than Obama on Trayvon

With President Obama leading the way, Republican presidential candidates fell into line last week in prejudging the case of Trayvon Martin, offering up sympathy for Trayvon that suggested they do not believe his killer acted in legitimate self defense as claimed. Evincing either a spineless willingness to blow with the prevailing wind or a lack of presidential-caliber prudence, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich

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Carney Reels in “Lying” Reference to Gingrich

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today acknowledged that he went too far Monday when he said anybody who suggests a strategy exists to reduce gas prices to $2.50 a gallon was “lying.” Carney was clearly referring to Newt Gingrich, who has been repeating up and down the campaign trail that he can reduce gas prices to just that level. Carney’s breach of political etiquette occurred

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WHD Exclusive: Romney Was Conservative in the Womb

Mitt Romney gave a major address at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last week at which he described himself as having “lived conservatism,” saying that his philosophy had originated from “my family, from my faith and from my life’s work.” But an investigation by White House Dossier, based on extensive interviews – along with phone tapping, break-ins, and other illegal methods – has

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Biden Plays the Race Card

Vice President Biden tried his hand at racial politics Monday, indirectly – but unmistakably – suggesting that use of the term “Food Stamp President” to describe Obama indicates Republicans are racist. Biden, who spoke in Tallahassee, was referring to a term used routinely by Newt Gingrich, but he associated other Republicans presidential contenders with the remark. From the pool report: “For the first time, the

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Newt Gingrich Takes it to the Establishment

I want to let you all know about a piece I did that is running today in Politico, “Newt Gingrich vs. The Republican Establishment.” The article analyzes some of the reasons the base has been supportive of Gingrich and is willing to ignore his departures from conservatism and his occasional nutty proposals. Here’s a sample to give you an idea: The grass-roots conservatives, tea partiers,

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Rick Perry to Drop Out. Good Riddance.

He’ll announce his decision at 11 am, according to reports. He’s going to endorse Newt. It’s only one person he’ll be endorsing, so he shouldn’t have trouble remembering. What a disaster he was. Forget the forgetfulness and the lousy debate performances. Attacking Romney for “vulture capitalism.” What a disgrace. Maybe this lifelong politician should go and try doing a little capitalism himself. Of course he’ll

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Video: Gingrich Cries in Iowa Talking About his Mother

Newt Gingrich today teared up talking about his mother during an appearance in Des Moines. Have a look-see: Gosh, that interviewer sure did smell some blood in the water and grab for as much flesh as he could, didn’t he? A lot of guile beneath that comfy sweater and all the apologies. I mean really, “What would you tell her today?” He was just lying

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Report: Cain to Endorse Gingrich

The Atlanta TV station that broke the story about Herman Cain’s alleged 13-year affair with Ginger White is now reporting that Cain will endorse Newt Gingrich. From the report: Sources tell FOX 5 News that Herman Cain plans to endorse fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich on Monday. They say details of a formal announcement are still being worked out. A spokesperson with the Gingrich campaign said

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How Gingrich Played the Influence Game

A good piece in the New York Times today showcasing the subtle way in which Gingrich made himself rich playing the influence game on behalf of clients while steering clear of the technical definition of a lobbyist. He was not registered as a lobbyist, but he did things lobbyists do. That is, he connected his high-paying clients to people in power and helped persuade government

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