Sept. 27, 1994: Then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich and other Republicans unveil their "Contract with America" at a Capitol Hill rally. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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Mehlman, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in August 2006, makes a point to host David Gregory. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Europe hide caption

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