August 27th, 2012
08:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Ron Paul won't embarrass son

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he expects delegate tension between the Ron Paul and Mitt Romney teams to lighten up this week at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, especially considering that Paul's son, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, was asked to speak at the convention.

"I think the Ron Paul people have said openly they are going to be supportive on the floor and do not expect problems," Gingrich said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "Plus, Rand Paul has played a role and does get a speech. It's unlikely that Ron Paul will want to embarrass his son in that kind of a setting."

New details released on Gingrich’s convention role
August 26th, 2012
12:50 PM ET
2 years ago

New details released on Gingrich’s convention role

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee released details Sunday of a series of policy workshops to be hosted by Newt Gingrich at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, this week.

In a statement about the schedule, the RNC said that "Newt U" will consist of workshops for delegates aimed at expanding on the daily themes of the convention.
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Gingrich releases convention delegates
August 21st, 2012
08:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich releases convention delegates

(CNN) – Days before the Republican National Convention kicks off in Tampa next week, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich released his delegates in a symbolic gesture and urged them to vote for Mitt Romney.

"I hereby release all delegates bound or pledged to me under any and all state laws or party rules," Gingrich wrote in a letter to delegates, which was posted on his website Tuesday night. "At the same time, I call upon them and all Americans committed to a safer and more prosperous American future to join Callista and me in strongly supporting the Romney-Ryan ticket."
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Gingrich to host convention seminars, RNC announces
August 18th, 2012
01:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich to host convention seminars, RNC announces

(CNN) - Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will host "a series of public policy workshops for delegates" to this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the RNC said Saturday.

Gingrich previewed the sessions earlier this month on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
August 8th, 2012
07:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: 'No proof today' to back claims in Romney ad

(CNN)-Newt Gingrich again defended the Romney campaign's attacks on President Barack Obama's "gutting" of the nation's welfare system on Wednesday.

Asked by CNN on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," if he believes the ad, released Tuesday claiming a directive issued by Obama would "gut welfare reform," is misleading, the former House speaker declined, further backing-up his former Republican primary opponent.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • The Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
August 8th, 2012
07:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Gingrich defends probe of Clinton aide

(CNN) - Wolf Blitzer questions former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich about the call for a probe of aide Huma Abedin.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich's unconventional role at the Republican convention
August 8th, 2012
06:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich's unconventional role at the Republican convention

Washington (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he won't speak in prime time at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida later this month.

Instead, the former GOP presidential candidate and one-time rival to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he'll hold daily policy workshops for delegates attending the convention.
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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich
Obama camp reveals picks for Romney VP
August 8th, 2012
03:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama camp reveals picks for Romney VP

(CNN) – They're not on most people's short lists, but Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Speaker Newt Gingrich would make excellent choices for Mitt Romney's running mate, a spokeswoman for President Barack Obama joked Wednesday.

"We all think Newt Gingrich or Michele Bachmann would be an excellent choice for Mitt Romney to choose," Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to a campaign stop in Colorado.
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Gingrich: Obama is the 'anti-Clinton'
August 8th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: Obama is the 'anti-Clinton'

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich had some biting words for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, bolstering charges made by Mitt Romney's campaign that the president is dismantling welfare reform.

The former House speaker, who worked with former President Bill Clinton to champion the welfare-to-work law in 1996, charged the Obama administration with using "radical" methods to alter the program as part of a liberal agenda.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Gingrich to assist Romney with welfare charge
August 7th, 2012
09:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich to assist Romney with welfare charge

Elk Grove Village, Illinois (CNN) – They were fierce rivals during the Republican primary campaign, but now Newt Gingrich is preparing to wade into the debate over changes to welfare on behalf of Mitt Romney.

Gingrich – who suggested to senior Romney advisers they take on the welfare issue - has been asked to participate in a conference call on behalf of the Romney campaign, expected to take place Wednesday, according to a Gingrich source. He will also do a number of television interviews and will write an op-ed in a conservative publication to buttress Romney's position.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
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