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December 14, 1994 | BY DAN HAWKINS Daily News wire services contributed to this report
COUNTDOWN TO TAKEOVER 21 days THE SPEAKER HAS SPOKEN "I think of myself as the player-coach. " - INCOMING HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH, R-Ga., who intends to call the legislative shots, lead the political offense and work defense, too. DANGER ZONE. The new House sergeant-at-arms is on the lookout for angry Congress fans, saying Gingrich's outspoken ways may call for additional security. "I see today Mr. Gingrich is very visible and he is very controversial," Wilson Livingood said Monday after being named to the post.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
The Good Ship Gingrich, launched 10 days ago in South Carolina but scuttled Tuesday night in Florida, faces some rough sailing ahead if history is a guide. A peek at the upcoming GOP calendar suggests a near future not good for Newt. Not that he's having a terrific present. Mitt Romney's double-digit win in the first large, diverse state of the primary season blew Newt out of the water. In a victory speech, Mitt ignored Newt and went straight for President Obama: "My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
THE START of last night's Republican debate seemed to promise a whack-a-mole evening for the GOP's latest front-runner, Newt "Not-a-lobbyist" Gingrich. Two of his opponents for the party nomination introduced themselves by saying how long they've been married: Rick Perry, 29 years of "wedded bliss" to his Anita; Jon Huntsman, 28 years just last week to his Mary Kaye. Newt's a three-time groom; nice of Perry and Huntsman to remind the party's Christian conservative base. But that was about the only slap at Gingrich.
NEWS
January 3, 1996 | By Rachel Simon
It was a remarkable case history. The focus of endless conferences and learned papers. Like the famous patients Anna O. and Sybil, this tale fascinated the public for years. Billy and Newt. Or, as they are known in the annals of the American Medical Association: the Brothers Who Would Ruin Everything. Two fatherless adolescents out to annihilate each other, not caring one whit if they brought the whole house down with them. Both boys suffered from hero complexes, though each handled his a different way. Newt, the fatter and more ornery one, was a classic example of oppositional defiant disorder.
NEWS
February 20, 1996 | by Cynthia Burton, Daily News Staff Writer
Hundreds of protesters chanted "No More Newt!" while other demonstrators answered with an obscene phrase about what could be done to Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. A sweet grandmother from Oak Lane called him a "leprechaun gone wrong. " A disabled woman said he broke his personal promise to her to support laws to help disabled people live on their own. The convergence of anti-Gingrich protesters, representing senior citizens, environmentalists, AIDS activists, campaign-finance reformers and organized labor occurred outside the Mellon Bank building, at 18th and Market streets.
NEWS
February 27, 2007 | By Dick Polman
From time to time, we will run excerpts from columnist Dick Polman's blog, "Dick Polman's American Debate. " Watch this page for Polman high points - and check out the blog. A couple of Sundays ago, I surfed over to Fox News and there he was again - the biggest flirt in the Republican party. And Newt Gingrich said this about himself: "People may decide that, in fact, they want to take a second look. . . . Nothing in America is irreparable. This is a country where second, third, and fourth chances seem a permanent part of our culture.
SPORTS
July 13, 1997 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's an unwritten rule: If you want to be a soccer player in Philadelphia, you have to play at Newt's in Fishtown, maybe the last cinder field in the city. First, though, you have to find it. Legend has it that a car carrying soccer players from Bucks County pulled up several years ago and parked on the cinder. The driver called out, looking for Newt's. 'You're on it!" he was told. And then, "Get off it!" Newt's offers one of the outstanding home-field advantages in local sports to the Fishtown AC. Whenever the Frankford El rumbles into the Berks Street station over one wall, opposing players invariably are distracted.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
THE GOOD Ship Gingrich, launched 10 days ago in South Carolina but scuttled last night in Florida, faces some rough sailing ahead if history is a guide. A peek at the GOP calendar suggests a near future not good for Newt. Not that he's having a terrific present. Mitt Romney's double-digit win in the first large, diverse state of the primary season blew Newt out of the water. In a victory speech, Mitt ignored Newt and went straight for President Obama: "My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.
NEWS
March 16, 1995 | BY LINDA WRIGHT MORRE
In the take-no- prisoners attack on poor folks now under way in Washington, the bull's-eye is unwed mothers - specifically teen-agers. The Newt Gingrich cure for teen pregnancy can be summed up in a word: starvation. Unwed girls would be ineligible for welfare under his Personal Responsibility Act. Newt also believes in the power of "shame. " Harking back to Victorian England, the House speaker asserts that "they reduced the number of children born out wedlock almost by 50 percent.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
I'm a nefarious newsguy with a briefcase stuffed with cash in one hand, a gun in the other. And I'm ready to shoot the lovely young heroine (Kristy Richman). Curses! Riding to her rescue on his mighty bike is the Paperboy (Newt Wallen). Wallen is also the real-life impresario behind the direct-to-YouTube video in which I'm making my first - and quite possibly last - acting appearance. "How did you find me?" I bellow toward the cameras, with what I hope is sufficient malevolence, if not melodrama.
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July 12, 2016 | By John Baer
I'M THINKING Donald Trump ought to tap one Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich as his running mate. You think it's a bad idea, huh? You think pompous Newt's too much like The Donald. Or has hair too much like The Donald's? Or makes The Donald (by contrast) sound like a know-nothing? You think such a ticket's too tabloid: "Double-Barrel Bombast," "I'm with Stupid," "Hair today, gone tomorrow?" Or, for family-values folks, "Six Wives Great Adventure. " Well, you probably also thought it was a bad idea for Trump to glide down that escalator and glibly kick off his campaign by calling immigrant Mexicans "rapists.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
I'm a nefarious newsguy with a briefcase stuffed with cash in one hand, a gun in the other. And I'm ready to shoot the lovely young heroine (Kristy Richman). Curses! Riding to her rescue on his mighty bike is the Paperboy (Newt Wallen). Wallen is also the real-life impresario behind the direct-to-YouTube video in which I'm making my first - and quite possibly last - acting appearance. "How did you find me?" I bellow toward the cameras, with what I hope is sufficient malevolence, if not melodrama.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
THE GOOD Ship Gingrich, launched 10 days ago in South Carolina but scuttled last night in Florida, faces some rough sailing ahead if history is a guide. A peek at the GOP calendar suggests a near future not good for Newt. Not that he's having a terrific present. Mitt Romney's double-digit win in the first large, diverse state of the primary season blew Newt out of the water. In a victory speech, Mitt ignored Newt and went straight for President Obama: "My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.
NEWS
February 1, 2012 | BY DANIEL A. CIRUCCI
IS NEWT GINGRICH the wave of the future or just the flavor of the month? I'm not quite sure. But I do know this: Sometimes when I listen to Gingrich I have to scratch my head and wonder: "What the heck is he thinking? Does this guy's ego know no bounds whatsoever?" This man has compared himself to Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Clay, Charles De Gaulle, William Wallace, Pericles, the Duke of Wellington, the Vikings, Thomas Edison, Vince Lombardi, the Wright brothers and Moses.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
The Good Ship Gingrich, launched 10 days ago in South Carolina but scuttled Tuesday night in Florida, faces some rough sailing ahead if history is a guide. A peek at the upcoming GOP calendar suggests a near future not good for Newt. Not that he's having a terrific present. Mitt Romney's double-digit win in the first large, diverse state of the primary season blew Newt out of the water. In a victory speech, Mitt ignored Newt and went straight for President Obama: "My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.
NEWS
January 30, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI - Newt Gingrich slammed GOP rival Mitt Romney yesterday for the steady stream of attacks he likened to "carpet-bombing," trying to cut into the resurgent front-runner's lead in Florida in the dwindling hours before tomorrow's pivotal presidential primary. Surging in polls, Romney kept the pressure on Gingrich, casting him at an appearance in South Florida as an influence peddler and continuing his heavy advertising blitz that questions the former House speaker's ethics. In what has become a wildly unpredictable race, the momentum has swung back to Romney, staggered last weekend by Gingrich's victory in South Carolina.
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Mitt Romney blasted as "repulsive" Newt Gingrich's criticism of his views on immigration, as the two Republican presidential candidates engaged in a fierce war of words last night in the final debate before Florida's presidential primary on Tuesday. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, had labeled Romney the most anti-immigrant candidate. "That's simply inexcusable. That's inexcusable," a clearly angry Romney protested. He cited a Gingrich ad, pulled Wednesday, that charged Romney with holding anti-immigrant views.
NEWS
January 27, 2012 | By Larry Van Meter
Newt Gingrich has spent the past 17 years in a box. It's an aquarium, actually, and a modest one. It measures about 500 cubic inches, which makes it a pretty small place to spend 17 years. Newt Gingrich is a fire belly newt. In 1994, shortly after we moved from Bucks County to rural upstate New York, our boys, then 8 and 10, urged us to buy "him" (though Newt may actually be a "her"). They wanted a pet, and we weren't ready for the Labrador retriever that eventually became a big part of our lives.
NEWS
January 24, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TAMPA, Fla. - A newly aggressive Mitt Romney charged in campaign debate last night that Newt Gingrich "resigned in disgrace" from Congress after four years as speaker and then spent the next 15 years "working as an influence peddler" in Washington. Gingrich shot back that Romney's attacks were riddled with falsehoods, and he referred to statements by two men who ran against Romney in 2008 in contending that the former Massachusetts governor "can't tell the truth. " The clash occurred in the opening moments of the first of this week's two debates before the Jan. 31 Florida primary.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
AS THE GOP primary shifts to a Mitt/Newt Deep South skirmish in Florida, two questions arise: Can Mitt change? Can Newt maintain? Can Newt, who for so long was all too human, maintain his "New Newt" stance? Can Mitt, the Richie Rich of politics, morph into a more human persona? For example, a Romney recovery could start with announcing during tonight's Tampa debate that he'll release tax returns for the last dozen years. What's the harm? What's there? Are there tons of money to the Mormon Church and concerns over how that plays in the South?
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