(CNN) - Just over a year after Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney battled in the first primaries for the GOP presidential nomination, the former House speaker on Wednesday blasted his ex-political foe for advocating an immigration policy of “self-deportation” during the campaign.
“I said we're not going to deport grandmothers who've been here for 25 years. Romney came and said, ‘Well they'll self-deport,’” Gingrich said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
“That is the most anti-human phrase you can imagine,” said the Georgian.
(CNN) - When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich walked up to a table in St. Elmo's Steak House in Indianapolis, he was truly stepping into a television shoot for NBC's "Parks and Recreation."
His early December appearance in the restaurant for a meal coincidentally came as the sitcom was filming an episode, according to The Indianapolis Star. The show's writers turned it into a cameo on the show which aired Thursday.
(CNN) - His 2012 presidential bid ended in defeat during the primaries, but that may not have been the last of candidate Newt Gingrich.
Asked Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" if he would run for the White House again, the former House speaker put on an enormous Cheshire cat grin and said: "I doubt that, but one never knows."
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, a former Republican House speaker who knows something of negotiating with a Democratic president over budget issues, laid out his "fiscal cliff" advice to Republicans Tuesday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight:” if necessary, go over the cliff without a deal.
"I am frankly not at all encouraged by what I see and a little bit worried by it," he said, assessing the negotiations - apparently now in impasse - in Washington to avert the tax increases and spending cuts which lay ahead in the new year.
(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who gave Mitt Romney some trouble in the Republican presidential primaries, said the GOP would have to make big changes before he'd consider another White House run.
"I have no idea at this stage," Gingrich, 69, said Sunday about the possibility of a future campaign while taking part in a book-signing tour in Florida, according to the Naples Daily News.
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich had harsh words Sunday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s suggestion that he lost the election because President Barack Obama offered “gifts” to African-Americans, Hispanics, and young voters.
“I just think it’s nuts,” Gingrich said on ABC. “I mean, first of all, it's insulting.”
(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who predicted Mitt Romney would win the presidential election in a clear victory, conceded Wednesday morning that his expectations were off.
"I was wrong," Gingrich said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Washington (CNN) – Mega Republican donor Sheldon Adelson will attend Mitt Romney's election night event in Boston Tuesday evening, CNN has learned.
This caps a year in which Adelson and his tens of millions of dollars of political contributions have been front and center, drawing notoriety and controversy along the way.
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(CNN) – Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both said Sunday that Libya is a strong point of contention on foreign policy - the subject of Monday night's presidential debate - but argued over which candidate has more leverage on the topic.
Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Gingrich said the Obama administration's handling of last month's attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, will be a tough record to defend.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's former rival Newt Gingrich issued a harsh assessment of the GOP nominee's campaign strategy Wednesday, saying Romney's presidential bid was struggling in key battlegrounds against President Barack Obama because of a messaging failure.
"The Romney campaign has yet to find a thematic way of explaining itself and laying out in a clear, crisp way the difference between Romney and Obama. And I think that frankly is a problem," Gingrich said on CNN's "The Situation Room."