The Long March of Newt Gingrich

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December 22, 2011, 6:44 am
Live Chat 12 p.m. ET: Newt’s March to the White House?

Read a transcript of our live chat on “The Long March of Newt Gingrich” with correspondent Peter Boyer and producer Stephen Talbot.

December 21, 2011, 2:00 pm
The Long March of Newt Gingrich: Part Six

In a remarkable political moment during the 1994 midterm elections, scores of Republican candidates bound themselves to Newt and his ideas, signing a Contract With America that promised congressional reform, welfare reform and a balanced budget.

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In this investigative biography of the outspoken and controversial Speaker, correspondent Peter J. Boyer takes an inside look at how Gingrich led the GOP to become the majority party and examines the childhood, people and events that shaped Gingrich's personality and political career

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