December 22, 2011 While he's considered an intelligent and inspirational speaker, the GOP presidential candidate also can come across as arrogant or acerbic. But in recent days on the campaign trail, he seems to be making an effort to be positive and more patient.
December 22, 2011 Like many adult converts, Gingrich was drawn by the philosophical richness of the Roman Catholic Church. In 2010, Newt and Callista Gingrich produced a documentary about Pope John Paul II's historic trip to Poland. But for Gingrich, the turning point was Pope Benedict XVI's "joyful and radiating presence" on a visit to the US in 2008.
December 21, 2011 Newt Gingrich campaigned across Iowa this week to mostly big crowds. And he is planning a 44-stop bus tour that begins after Christmas and leads into the Jan. 3 caucuses.
December 21, 2011 Trying to recast himself as a sunny optimist, just like his hero Ronald Reagan (and to leave behind his reputation as a master of political hardball) the former speaker has vowed to run a positive campaign, eschewing negative campaign ads against his GOP rivals for their party's presidential nomination. But his rivals are going negative against him and Romney is suggesting Gingrich is a wimp.
December 21, 2011 When he launched his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich said he planned to run it differently than such efforts in the past since he would rely on the Internet to get his message out and engage voters.But the Internet can be a double-edged sword, especially if your campaign doesn't own all the obvious URL's one might associate with your candidacy. Take www.NewtGingrich.com, for instance.
December 20, 2011 To combat attacks against him, Gingrich plans to hold daily teleconferences. He's also planning a 44-stop bus tour though Iowa after Christmas. And he says he won't launch any attack ads of his own.
December 19, 2011 Polls show that Newt Gingrich's once-sizable lead in Iowa has collapsed over the past couple of weeks. During that time, rivals have been hitting the former House speaker hard with negative ads, but Gingrich say's he'll stick with his pledge to remain positive.
December 19, 2011 GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich has made overhauling the judiciary one of his key proposals on the stump. It's an issue that has special resonance in Iowa, where the judiciary became a potent political issue after the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
December 19, 2011 Forget the Newt Gingrich surge in Iowa. That's yesterday's news. We really should be focusing on Rep. Ron Paul having the Big Mo as in momentum, at least according a new Iowa poll and a national poll.
December 14, 2011 We do know that it's a lot easier to tell a pollster you're for somebody than it is to vote for that somebody. The former is theory, the latter is fact. People know when they are going to vote and they get ready. No one knows when or even whether they're going to be polled.
December 14, 2011 Newt Gingrich has spent decades weaving relationships in and around government — starting with his successful campaign to win the House majority back in the early 1990s. Some of his most ardent supporters now worked with him back then — but some of his angriest opponents did, too.
December 13, 2011 Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has been less of an overt issue so far in the 2012 presidential race than it was in 2008 but it's still lurking there. That was demonstrated Tuesday when Newt Gingrich's Iowa political director stepped down after he made a comment during a focus group about the antipathy some evangelical Christians have for Mormons.
December 13, 2011 Newt Gingrich's plan to rewrite the nation's tax policy hasn't gotten as much attention as some of his other proposals, but according to a new analysis it would require sweeping changes to the government. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that 70 percent of Americans would see their taxes go down.
December 13, 2011 As the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich's proposals for the economy are drawing much more of the scrutiny you'd expect. And the emerging consensus is that Gingrich is trying to grab the pole position against his GOP rivals with plans for bigger tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and reductions to businesses than they're his competitors are generally proposing.