Newt Gingrich http://nhpr.org en Gingrich: Some 'Brand New Players' Might Emerge At GOP Convention http://nhpr.org/post/gingrich-some-brand-new-players-might-emerge-gop-convention Saying that Mitt Romney may not be able to "grind his way toward the nomination" despite a huge fundraising advantage, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR today that he sees no reason to exit the Republican presidential race and that there's a chance of a new contender emerging at the party's convention in August.<p>"I'm not so sure you wouldn't get a series of brand new players" stepping forward during a brokered convention, he told <em>Morning Edition</em> co-host Steve Inskeep.<p>Or, he said, he might emerge as the convention's choice. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 2702 at http://nhpr.org Gingrich: Some 'Brand New Players' Might Emerge At GOP Convention Energy Fuels Newt Gingrich's Comeback Plan http://nhpr.org/post/energy-fuels-newt-gingrichs-comeback-plan <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOImnCrKPZ8</p> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 21:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 2164 at http://nhpr.org Energy Fuels Newt Gingrich's Comeback Plan Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary http://nhpr.org/post/georgia-his-mind-gingrich-faces-key-primary Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing his most important challenge yet — winning Georgia on Super Tuesday. Georgia is considered Gingrich's home because he represented parts of the state in Congress for 20 years, but he hasn't lived there for more than a decade.<p>Over the weekend, Gingrich held several rallies, including one in Peachtree City, south of Atlanta, where he stressed that this area has long supported him.<p>"It is great to be home," Gingrich told the crowd. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:44:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 2022 at http://nhpr.org Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary Gaming for the Presidency http://nhpr.org/post/gaming-presidency <p>We take a look at the rising influence of gaming culture in politics.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:44:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1504 at http://nhpr.org Gaming for the Presidency South Carolina: Gingrich's Last Stand? http://nhpr.org/post/south-carolina-gingrichs-last-stand <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8lypvEz8Bg</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:54:30 +0000 Tamara Keith 1449 at http://nhpr.org South Carolina: Gingrich's Last Stand? 'Food Stamp President': Race Code, Or Just Politics? http://nhpr.org/post/food-stamp-president-race-code-or-just-politics All of the Republican presidential hopefuls take on President Obama in their stump speeches, attacking his health care plan, his jobs record and more.<p>But the shorthand former House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses, calling the nation's first black president the "food stamp president," is raising questions.<p>It's a theme Gingrich has used since Iowa, and he returned to it during a forum in Charleston, S.C., over the weekend.<p>"Over here you have a policy which, with Reagan and me as speaker, created millions of jobs — it's called paychecks. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 1430 at http://nhpr.org Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-and-gingrich-campaigns-head-south-carolina <p>Neither of them finished in the top three in New Hampshire, but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both say their campaigns will continue.</p><p>The two of them battled for fourth place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.</p><p>Gingrich says he&rsquo;ll campaign tomorrow in South Carolina.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m asking each of you not to slow down, in the next couple of days, make a list of every person you know in South Carolina and every person you know in Florida cause those are the next two great contests.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1351 at http://nhpr.org Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push http://nhpr.org/post/republican-presidential-candidates-make-last-push <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,</p><p>&ldquo;I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,&rdquo;</p><p>became a late-breaking flashpoint. &nbsp;Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney&rsquo;s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, , Amy Quinton, Josh Rogers & Jon Greenberg 1290 at http://nhpr.org Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push Gingrich Takes Aim at Romney and Paul http://nhpr.org/post/gingrich-takes-aim-romney-and-paul <p>Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is drawing sharp distinctions between himself and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the final days of the New Hampshire primary.&nbsp;&nbsp; Gingrich presents himself as a consistent conservative.</p><p>Speaking to reporters in Concord, Newt Gingrich said Mitt Romney&rsquo;s record puts him at odds with the bulk of the Republican party.&nbsp; Gingrich underscored two features of the Massachusetts health insurance plan enacted under Romney.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:13:41 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1227 at http://nhpr.org Gingrich Takes Aim at Romney and Paul To Win Over Iowans, Gingrich Aims At Judges http://nhpr.org/post/win-over-iowans-gingrich-aims-judges In the final leg of the campaign in Iowa, the Republican presidential candidates are talking about judges. No one has made them a bigger issue than Newt Gingrich.<p>Overhauling the judiciary has become one of his key proposals on the stump.<p>Conservatives have used "activist judges" as a battle cry for many election cycles now. But in Iowa, the issue has special resonance since the judiciary became a potent political issue two years ago.<p>In 2009, the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. And conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats decided the people responsible needed to go. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:38:45 +0000 Ari Shapiro 1013 at http://nhpr.org Politifact NH Checks up on Newt http://nhpr.org/post/politifact-nh-checks-newt <p>NHPR's Jon Greenberg finds out if what Newt recently said about community banks is true..or...not so much.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:30:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 548 at http://nhpr.org Politifact NH Checks up on Newt Gingrich Gets Going http://nhpr.org/post/gingrich-gets-going <p>Former House speaker Newt Gingrich&rsquo;s surge to the top tier of the GOP presidential field has been sudden. Its also come without the benefit of a traditional campaign structure in early voting states. NHPR&rsquo;s Josh Rogers reports.</p><p>&nbsp;Newt Gingrich predicted victory when he opened his state campaign headquarters in Manchester last week. But Gingrich also told supporters winning wouldn&rsquo;t be easy.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 22:05:17 +0000 Josh Rogers 482 at http://nhpr.org Gingrich Gets Going Gingrich Files For Primary http://nhpr.org/post/gingrich-files-primary <div class="transcript"><p>Former House Speaker joins race and signs pledge to cut taxes, spending and the size of government. NHPR&#39;s Josh Rogers reports.</p></div><p>Republican Newt Gingrich has added his name to the list of NH primary The former house speaker described vying for the presidency here as an awesome experience.</p><p>&quot;From my perspective this is a place that is one of the great centers of American self-government. People have been made and broken in this state and it&rsquo;s the center of real conversation.&quot;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:51:44 +0000 Josh Rogers 122 at http://nhpr.org Gingrich Files For Primary