Gingrich: GOP Could Win 60; Dems: We'll Hold House
Hoyer acknowledges seats will be lost, but not the majority
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2010 10:53 AM CDT
House Republican leader John Boehner speaks at the American Legion convention Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in Milwaukee.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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(Newser) – The future of the House of Representatives was again the focus of the Sunday talk shows today, with Newt Gingrich predicting that the GOP could beat his '94 uprising, which claimed 54 seats from Democrats. “The high is probably around 60,” he told Fox News Sunday. “I think Boehner is the speaker, and Pelosi has to decide whether to stay." She's not going anywhere, countered Steny Hoyer: While acknowledging his party would lose some seats, he told CNN, "We're going to hold the House." Elsewhere on the dial, as per Politico:

  • The AP reports that would-be speaker John Boehner, who got a little testy with Bob Schieffer's questioning of his smoking, said he would vote to extend middle-class tax cuts, even if it didn't include those for the top 2%.
  • Attaboy, says Gingrich: “I think that the Republicans would be very wise to say we’ll pass any tax cuts that the president will sign."
  • Janet Napolitano, meanwhile, told CNN that while security gains have been made since 9/11, the United States is “never going to be totally immune from threats.”