Newt Gingrich Out at Fox Thanks to VP Speculation
Meanwhile, here's who Hillary is vetting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 12, 2016 3:54 PM CDT
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, right, share the stage during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016,...   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Fox News says it is suspending its contributor agreement with Newt Gingrich "due to the intense media speculation" about him as a potential vice presidential candidate of Republican Donald Trump. Jay Wallace, executive vice president of news at Fox, said Tuesday the network thought it was best to stop Gingrich as a contributor to avoid any conflicts of interest, the AP reports. The former House speaker joined the network in 1999, and his role was suspended in 2011 when he ran for president in 2012. He returned to Fox in 2015.

Meanwhile, in potential VP news on the other side of the political aisle, sources tell the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Politico Hillary Clinton's campaign is vetting retired four-star Navy Admiral James G. Stavridis as a possible running mate. Stavridis, currently the dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, spent four years as NATO's supreme allied commander overseeing operations in the Middle East and elsewhere.