Newt Gingrich

  • May 11, 2011  

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich launched his official bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination Wednesday. Can he re-introduce himself to the electorate? Jim Lehrer discuss the news with NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2008  

    After Sen. Barack Obama won handily in North Carolina’s primary and rival Sen. Hillary Clinton scored a narrow victory in Indiana, many pundits called for Clinton to exit the race and bring the Democratic battle to a close. Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the state of the race and the rest of the week’s news. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2007  

    The showdown between Congress and President Bush over the State Children’s Health Insurance Program intensified, while a handful of Republican presidential hopefuls talked about minority issues during a debate on Thursday. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s news. Continue reading

  • September 9, 1998  

    Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends his case against President Clinton to the House of Representatives. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1997  

    Over the past eight months, House Speaker Newt Gingrich has weathered an ethics investigation and rebellious young Republicans. Now 40 pounds trimmer and newly-barbered, “The New Newt” has reemerged for a two week cross-country tour. Continue reading

  • November 20, 1996  

    As Newt Gingrich enters his second term as Speaker of the House, he tells Jim Lehrer that while the 104th Congress was about a revolution, he thinks that the 105th will be about implementation. He also discusses his unpopularity, the President’s rightward turn and the death of his stepfather earlier in the day. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1996  

    Welfare reform is considered a major issue with the voters. The Senate joined the House in passing historic legislation to end the federal guarantee to welfare and return most assistance programs to the states. A panel debate on how the President should respond to this move by Congress, follows a backgrounder by Kwame Holman. Continue reading

  • November 14, 1995  

    Jim Lehrer interviews Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, on the shutdown of the Federal Government. Continue reading

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