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Gingrich's Run Destroyed 'Newt Inc'

His companies are either defunct or in debt

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's presidential run may have been good for his ego, but it was bad for business—or rather, for the cadre of businesses often referred to as "Newt Inc." Before running, Gingrich presided over a small kingdom of connected for-profit businesses and non-profit consultancies, which over... More »

New Romney Spokesman Tweaking Left and Right

Left calls Richard Grenell sexist, right annoyed that he's gay

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's newly appointed foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell has only been on the job a couple of days, but already he's drawing plenty of heat from both sides of the aisle. The left is upset with Grenell's tendency to make sexist attacks on women, particularly on... More »

Broke Gingrich Renting Out Donor List

Campaign is $4.5M in debt

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich has reached new levels of desperation: To raise cash, he's started renting out his campaign's donor list for up to $26,000. Gingrich's campaign is $4.5 million in debt, and apparently those $50-a-pop pictures with Newt weren't helping to close the gap. Insiders... More »

De Niro: First Lady Joke Wasn't Meant to Offend

He responds to Newt Gingrich attack

(Newser) - Robert De Niro has responded to a raging Newt and anybody else offended by his quip that America may not be "ready for a white first lady," made while he introduced Michelle Obama at a fundraiser on Monday. "My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not... More »

Gingrich Lambastes De Niro for 'White First Lady' Joke

Comment at Obama fundraiser 'inexcusable,' says candidate

(Newser) - Watch out, Robert De Niro, you're on Newt Gingrich's bad side: Gingrich slammed the actor today after De Niro made a joke about first ladies last night at an Obama fundraiser. De Niro, speaking before Michelle Obama at the New York event, wondered, "Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum.... More »

Newt and Callista: A 'Narcissistic Blastoff'

But Callista's surrogate ambition a double-edged sword: Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Blame Newt Gingrich's third wife Callista for his relentless, Quixotic quest for the presidency, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . Where other politicians' spouses often appear beside them, looking on dutifully and quietly, Callista's "frozen attentiveness" is something entirely new, perfectly reinforcing her husband's... 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 »

Headline Found on Newt's Site: 'A Tale of 3 Wives'

Christian news article's title looks, erm, odd on Gingrich site

(Newser) - It's safe to say that the phrase "three wives" is one of the last things Newt Gingrich wants passing through voters' minds. So the AP was fairly surprised when it found an article on his official campaign website entitled, "A Tale of Three Wives: Life on the... More »

Gingrich Closed Tiffany Account

Sorry, Callista

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's much-derided interest-free credit line at Tiffany & Co is no more, reports the Washington Post, citing personal finance records that were released today. In May, financial disclosure forms for his wife, Callista, indicated the family had a credit line between $250,000 and $500,000 with the... More »

Newt Rips Media, 'Backstabbing' Ex-Staffers

They just didn't understand a relationship like the Reagans, he says

(Newser) - To say that Newt Gingrich is not happy may be a bit of an understatement. In an interview with Greta van Susteren last night on Fox News, Gingrich ripped his “backstabbing” ex-staff members for criticizing his wife , calling it “despicable” and claiming that they just didn’t like... More »

Newt's Devotion to Callista Sunk Campaign

Gingrich paid steeper price for fidelity than he ever did for cheating

(Newser) - At a moment when Anthony Weiner's career is imploding because he's a dog, Newt Gingrich's presidential aspirations are dissipating "because he loved not wisely, but too well," opines Maureen Dowd in the New York Times. Indulging Callista Gingrich's desire for a two-week Greek vacation... More »

Gingrich's Wife Drove Off Staff

And his Mediterranean cruise was the last straw

(Newser) - What drove the entire Gingrich 2012 senior staff to simultaneously resign in protest? Two words, says Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard : Callista Gingrich. Barnes doesn’t cite any sources—not even anonymous ones—but he says the aides were fed up with the amount of control Gingrich gave his... More »

Newt's Account Is Paid Off: Tiffany

But there are still lots of unanswered questions, writes Glenn Kessler

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's "Tiffany Time Account" has a zero balance, and all his payments to the jeweler “were made in a timely manner,” a rep tells the Washington Post . In his Fact Checker column, Glenn Kessler digs into exactly what that means (with apologies for "dealing... More »

2012 Not Looking Good for Women

Candidates 'provocative but unelectable': Dee Dee Myers

(Newser) - The 2008 election brought us the first victory by a woman in a presidential primary, not to mention the first female GOP candidate for national office. But 2012 isn’t shaping up so nicely for women: Those making headlines are either “provocative but unelectable” or “provocative but who... More »

Callista Gingrich: Newt's Downfall, or Secret Weapon?

Once part of his controversial past, now witness to his rehabbed reputation

(Newser) - More than a decade ago, Callista Bisek's six-year affair with the married Newt Gingrich played a big part in his political downfall. Now, married for 11 years and with Newt out of office since 1999, 45-year-old Callista Gingrich could play a large role in his presidential campaign. The New ... More »

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