March 9th, 2013
03:48 PM ET
1 year ago

White House tours stop running, families disappointed

Washington (CNN) - Elouise Wafer's kids thought they had arranged the perfect gift for their mother's 70th birthday.

A former history teacher, Wafer had always wanted to stroll through the White House, a building she had taught about in school for decades.
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Filed under: Newt Gingrich • President Obama • White House
March 9th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
1 year ago

After GOP criticism of golf costs, Obama opts for basketball

(CNN) – Saturday morning dawned sunny in Washington, with clear skies and temperatures in the mid-40s – in other words, perfect golf weather.

But President Barack Obama didn’t hit the links, a favorite hobby of his that came under criticism from Republicans in recent days.
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March 8th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich brushes off Ailes

(CNN) – Despite being labeled "a sore loser" and "a prick" by Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, Newt Gingrich says things are just fine between him and the man who used to cut his paycheck.

"I talked to him a couple weeks ago. We're fine. We don't have a personality fight," Gingrich said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Fox News • Newt Gingrich • TV-The Situation Room
Gingrich 'disappointed' in McCain
March 8th, 2013
04:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich 'disappointed' in McCain

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's unhappy with Sen. John McCain for taking aim at Sen. Rand Paul, a fellow Republican, over the Kentucky senator's nearly-13 hour filibuster this week.

"I'm really disappointed in John McCain, and I'm very saddened by it," Gingrich said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room." "McCain in his younger years was a great maverick. He took on his party all the time."
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Gingrich on 'The Apprentice'?
March 7th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich on 'The Apprentice'?

(CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's open to the idea of appearing on NBC's "The Apprentice," adding it would be good for Republicans to engage in "shows like that."

"Oh sure," he said, when asked about the idea. "Why not?"
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Filed under: Donald Trump • Newt Gingrich
March 6th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Fox News chief's choice words for Obama, Biden and Gingrich

(CNN) – Roger Ailes has never been known to keep his opinions to himself.

So perhaps it's no surprise the powerful boss of Fox News Channel revealed candid opinions of top political figures – including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich – during conversations and meetings that were recorded by his biographer Zev Chafets.
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Critics to Obama: Give up golf, not W.H. tours
March 5th, 2013
07:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Critics to Obama: Give up golf, not W.H. tours

(CNN) – After the White House announced it would stop giving tours due to the forced spending cuts, some Republicans gave an alternative proposal: Cancel the golf trips, instead.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is trying to make it illegal for President Barack Obama to use tax dollars for commuting to golf trips. On Tuesday, he submitted an amendment to the continuing resolution that would prohibit the president from using federal funds to travel to or from a golf course until the White House resumes public tours.
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Filed under: Louie Gohmert • Newt Gingrich • President Obama • White House
Gingrich on ‘self-deportation’: It’s ‘the most anti-human phrase’
January 30th, 2013
08:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich on ‘self-deportation’: It’s ‘the most anti-human phrase’

(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.
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Gingrich walked into restaurant, landed TV role
January 18th, 2013
12:25 AM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich walked into restaurant, landed TV role

(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.

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Filed under: Newt Gingrich
Gingrich on 2016 run: 'One never knows'
December 9th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Gingrich on 2016 run: 'One never knows'

(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."
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Filed under: 2016 • Newt Gingrich
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