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Newt Gingrich


Photo: Not without a fight

After disappointing results in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries this week, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich vowed that his campaign would continue.


  Portraits of hunger: Stories of Americans on food stamps

Food stamps have become a political issue in the campaign, and Need to Know examines why a record number of Americans need help buying food every month.


  Presidentiality: Are colleges encouraging atheism?

Are colleges anti-religion? Our “Presidentiality” series examines a claim by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum that higher education breeds secularism.


Another big problem with Newt Gingrich’s ‘food stamp’ claim

Newt Gingrich has come under fire for calling President Obama ‘the food stamp president.’ As it turns out, food stamps are one of the most effective ways to stimulate the economy during a recession.


The presidential debates are broken. Help us fix them.

Inane questions. Strict time limits. Realty TV fanfare. The presidential debates are broken. Help us fix them. We’re crowd-sourcing your best ideas for how to make the debates better.


Voters don’t trust Gingrich on the economy, but he’s still beating Romney. Why?

Gingrich is surging — again — in the GOP race, even though voters trust Romney more on the economy. Why? It might have something to do with his anger.


Does it matter that Mitt Romney fired people? Buyout past becomes focus of campaign

Newt Gingrich has released a blistering 28-minute ad focusing on Mitt Romney’s career as a buyout specialist, making it the central focus of the campaign.


Newt Gingrich, the anti-capitalist

Newt Gingrich has criticized Mitt Romney for his time at the buyout firm Bain Capital. But he may have a hard time casting himself as an advocate of economic justice.


  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

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