Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in April 2012. Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch /MCT /Landov hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Newt Gingrich on the risk of Republican 'overreach'

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a one-time history professor, educates delegates gathering in Tampa, Fla., on how to get the party message out. The event was billed as "Newt U." Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who wants to the the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during a campaign event in Camp Hill, Pa., on Saturday (March 24, 2012). Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images hide caption

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