Marianne Gingrich

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Gingrich Admits Debate Answer Was Wrong

He didn't actually offer ABC any witnesses to refute ex-wife

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's campaign today admitted that it hadn't actually offered ABC any character witnesses to refute allegations made by his second wife , as the speaker had angrily insisted it had. "The story was false. Every personal friend I have who knew us in that period says the... More »

Why Newt's Marriages Are Fair Game

To reject questions about them as 'trash' is hypocritical: Ariel Levy

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich may have been "frankly astounded" at John King's "trash" question last night about his ex-wife—but that's "pretty rich" coming from him, notes Ariel Levy in the New Yorker . Indeed, "I am frankly astounded that Gingrich hasn’t been asked more about... More »

Marianne Gingrich: Newt Wanted Open Marriage

Ex-wife spills the dirt in ABC interview

(Newser) - The first clip in Marianne Gingrich's "explosive" interview is out, and with ex-husband Newt surging two days before South Carolina's primary , she's hitting hard at his moral compass. She describes the moment he confessed his six-year affair with current wife Callista: "I said to him,... More »

Gingrich: What My Ex-Wife Told ABC Is Old News

Says he's not worried what Marianne Gingrich will say

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich isn't worried about the allegedly devastating interview given by his ex-wife that ABC is set to air tonight—or at least, that's what he told Today this morning, dismissing the "16- and 20-year-old stories" she might tell. "I’m not going to say anything... More »

Gingrich's Ex-Wife Gives 'Explosive' Interview

Ahead of primary, Marianne Gingrich gives reminder of Newt's romantic past

(Newser) - Two days before South Carolina heads to the primary polls, ABC News will air a piece of Newt's past—an interview with his second wife, Marianne. The interview could remind the state's many religious conservatives of Gingrich's rocky romantic history, the AP notes. Gingrich, Marianne has said,... More »

FBI Considered Sting Against ... Newt?

Washington Post story is a 'hit job,' writes conservative blogger

(Newser) - Most unusual political story of the day: The Washington Post , following up on a story at the DC Bureau blog , reports that the FBI considered a sting operation against Newt Gingrich while he was House speaker but ultimately decided against it because the evidence was too flimsy. It's a... More »

Newt Gingrich's Ex-Wife Finally Speaks

Marianne Gingrich on the proposal, the divorce

(Newser) - With a 2012 bid looking more than likely, John Richardson asks himself, "just who is Newton Leroy Gingrich, really?" The answer, as written for Esquire , is a story both "epic and bizarre"—and gossipy. Though Richardson interviewed Gingrich for the profile, some of the biggest revelations come... More »

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