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Callista Gingrich Confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

The Senate voted 70-23 in favor

(Newser) - The GOP-led Senate has confirmed Callista Gingrich's nomination to be US ambassador to the Vatican. Senators voted overwhelmingly, 70-23, to approve her for the post. President Donald Trump had announced in May that he would nominate her, AP reports. More »

Trump: Suggesting I Had Comey Tapes 'Wasn't Stupid'

Says Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'

(Newser) - Allies of President Trump have been demanding Robert Mueller recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, reports Politico . And while Trump himself wouldn't go that far in an interview with Fox & Friends that... More »

Trump Lawyer: 'There Is No Investigation, Period'

Says president's tweet was responding to report of investigation

(Newser) - Tweets that President Trump is under investigation have been greatly exaggerated, the president's own lawyer says. "Let me be clear here," Jay Sekulow tells NBC's Meet the Press. "The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction." He went on to... More »

Newt: Media Missed Trump's 'Titanic' Foreign Policy Shift

Former speaker says Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia was unlike any before it

(Newser) - The media must have been otherwise occupied when President Trump gave a "historic speech" in Saudi Arabia this week, because they missed what Newt Gingrich writes in the Washington Post was the "real drama of the moment: a titanic shift in US foreign policy occurring right before their... More »

If Trump Has His Way, Gingriches Will Move to Vatican

He plans to nominate Callista for Vatican ambassador: reports

(Newser) - President Trump has settled on Callista Gingrich as the US ambassador to the Vatican, CNN reported first Sunday night, saying the choice has been made but the process has been hung up by the Office of Government Ethics, which needs to give its approval. The network reports a formal nomination... More »

Gingrich Would Like to See Madonna Arrested

Dismisses singer's attempt to clarify remark about 'blowing up White House'

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich blasted Madonna on Monday, declaring she "ought to be arrested" for saying on Saturday she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House." In an appearance on Fox & Friends , Gingrich, an adviser to Donald Trump, likened Madonna’s remarks at the... More »

Trump Fires Back at Obama With 2 Words

'No way'

(Newser) - President Obama believes he could've won the 2016 election if he'd been able to run on "the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism." Donald Trump's reaction: "NO WAY!" In a tweet... More »

Gingrich Thinks Trump Made One Post-Election Mistake

Voter fraud tweet was a misstep, he says

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich has long been an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter, but he admits that Trump has made one big mistake since winning the election: questioning the legitimacy of the election with a tweet claiming that millions voted illegally . "The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without... More »

Trump's Son Among Potential Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump Jr. for Interior secretary?

(Newser) - Hours after Donald Trump was named president-elect , talk has turned to what could potentially be "one of the more eclectic and controversial presidential cabinets in modern history," per Politico . Given that Trump is a businessman rather than a seasoned politician, it's perhaps no surprise that his camp... More »

Newt Gingrich Blows Up at Megyn Kelly

'You are fascinated with sex'

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly tried to ask Newt Gingrich about the Donald Trump groping allegations Tuesday night—but she didn't get further than the words "If Trump is a sexual predator ..." before Gingrich blew up. "He's not a sexual predator!" Gingrich told the Fox host, per... More »

Mike Pence: 'Trump Gets It'

He accepts 'awesome privilege' of being running mate

(Newser) - Introduced by Paul Ryan as a "man of solid character," Mike Pence accepted the "awesome privilege" of being the vice presidential nominee in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the RNC Wednesday night. Pence, who described himself as "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in... More »

Gingrich Finds Silver Lining for Trump in Cruz Speech

Former speaker turns rival's words into an endorsement

(Newser) - After Ted Cruz's boo-inducing non-endorsement of Donald Trump —one in which he told people to "vote your conscience"—Newt Gingrich took the stage and put a more positive spin on Cruz's words for Trump supporters. "I think you misunderstood one paragraph" in Cruz's... More »

Gingrich Calls for Testing, Expulsion of US Muslims

He wants them to be checked for 'belief in Sharia'

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich managed to out-Trump Donald Trump in the wake of Thursday night's horrific attack in Nice , calling for nothing less than the ideological testing of all Muslims in the US and the expulsion of those who don't pass muster. "Let me be as blunt and direct... More »

Trump: I'll Announce VP Pick on Friday

He says he's narrowed it down to 2, 3, or 4

(Newser) - After days of mounting suspense, the finale of Donald Trump's VP search will take place Friday morning. Trump tweeted Wednesday night that he will make the announcement in Manhattan at 11am. His tweet followed what CNN calls "frenzied, last-minute try-outs" in person and over the phone from the... More »

Newt Gingrich Out at Fox Thanks to VP Speculation

Meanwhile, here's who Hillary is vetting

(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... More »

Trump Uses Disney's Frozen in Defense of Star Tweet

He also addressed his Saddam Hussein comments

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't completely ignore Hillary Clinton's email issues during a rally in Cincinnati on Wednesday, but he definitely didn't ignore topics like Saddam Hussein, the Star of David, and news networks he dislikes. Trump slammed the likes of CNN and NBC for reporting that he had... More »

Sources Name Those Atop Trump's List of Potential VPs

Gingrich, Christie reportedly being vetted by the lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin

(Newser) - With rumors that Donald Trump could announce his running mate as early as next week, five anonymous sources "with knowledge of the process" tell the Washington Post that Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie are the leading contenders. They've reportedly been asked to answer more than 100 questions and... More »

Gingrich: Trump's Judge Remarks 'Inexcusable'

He says Trump has made one of his 'worst mistakes'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's claim that a US-born judge is a Mexican with a conflict of interest is "inexcusable" and "one of the worst mistakes Trump has made," according to Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally so staunch he has been talked about as a VP pick. "That... More »

Gingrich for Trump's VP?

He's open to it, and on lots of short lists

(Newser) - With Donald Trump adding the title of "presumptive nominee" to his resume, the chatter about a potential running mate is increasing. Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and even MSNBC's Joe Scarborough are among the names popping up, but one in particular seems to be on most short lists: Newt... More »

Adviser: Obama 'Madder Than Hell' Over VA Scandal

Denis McDonough says he's got the scars to prove it

(Newser) - White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough today summarized the commander-in-chief's feelings on the VA scandal pretty pointedly: "The president is madder than hell, and I’ve got the scars to prove it, given the briefings I’ve given the president. Nobody is more outraged about this problem,... More »

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