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May 19, 2011 6:15 pm ET filed under Video

Media Matters' Eric Boehlert Discusses Newt Gingrich On MSNBC

On May 19, 2011, Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert discussed Newt Gingrich's rocky start to his run for the GOP presidential nomination on MSNBC's Hardball.

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May 19, 2011 5:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Newt Gingrich Wants You To Know He Is A Very Important Person

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May 19, 2011 9:19 am ET filed under Fact Check

No, Health Care Waivers Aren't Proof Of Pelosi's "Crony Politics"

About 20 percent of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Affordable Care Act waivers granted in the month of April went to businesses in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) congressional district. Thanks to a freakout in the right-wing blogosphere and the willful negligence of a number of prominent Republicans, that fact has been blown severely out of proportion, resulting in people like Tim Pawlenty, disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin leveling wild accusations of "crony politics." But according to everyone who actually knows anything about the issue — including both the applicants for and grantors of the waivers — Pelosi had nothing whatsoever to do with the waivers in her district. Instead, they were granted in compliance with HHS standards, and were necessitated by a local law that means some California businesses need a little extra time before coming into compliance with the health care reform law.

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May 18, 2011 5:36 pm ET filed under Blog

Newt Gingrich Blames The Media...Again

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May 18, 2011 8:24 am ET filed under Blog

EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich Says He Would Vote For GOP Medicare Scheme Today

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May 17, 2011 5:06 pm ET filed under Blog

The Right Reaffirms Its Hostility To Medicare

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May 17, 2011 3:48 pm ET filed under Blog

In November, Gingrich Said "Desperation" Had Made Obama "Wild And Erratic"

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May 17, 2011 11:18 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Before Denouncing Rep. Ryan's "Social Engineering," Gingrich Wanted To End Class Warfare "By Creating One Class"

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May 16, 2011 10:54 am ET filed under Blog

Could Newt Gingrich Pass Newt Gingrich's Poll Tests?

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May 16, 2011 10:49 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - May 15, 2011

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May 12, 2011 3:18 pm ET filed under Blog

Idea Man: A Look Back At Newt Gingrich's To Renew America

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May 11, 2011 4:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Newt Gingrich: A History Of Hypocrisy

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May 11, 2011 12:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Newt Gingrich: A History Of Hypocrisy

As disgraced former Speaker Newt Gingrich tweets his way into the GOP presidential race for 2012, we are reminded of his outstanding record of political and moral malfeasance in his decades-long effort to promote himself. From his personal and professional ethical transgressions to his crusade against the working class, Gingrich continues to thrive in the shadows of fiscal corruption and the spotlight of right-wing hyperbole. Despite his rocky marital past and remarkably hypocritical and extremist rhetoric, Gingrich unabashedly vaunts himself as the country's moral compass without a hint of irony, consistently waging an ideological war in an effort to maintain his own relevance.

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May 10, 2011 12:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Newt Gingrich, The Perfect Republican

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April 13, 2011 1:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor Invokes 9/11 To Avoid Explaining Terrible Economic Growth After Bush Tax Cuts

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April 04, 2011 12:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Credits December Tax Cuts For 13 Months Of Job Growth

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March 29, 2011 2:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Potential GOP Candidates Cozy Up To Unapologetic Bigot Bryan Fischer

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March 29, 2011 10:26 am ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Warns Of "Atheist" America "Dominated By Radical Islamists"

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March 28, 2011 3:20 pm ET filed under Video

Gingrich Talks Family Values, Says People "Have To Look At The Totality" Of His Life

At the Conservative Principles PAC Conference in Des Moines, former Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke with Political Correction about attacks on his marital history:

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March 28, 2011 10:19 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - March 27, 2011

The situation in Libya dominated Sunday's political talk shows in advance of President Obama's address to the nation this evening. However, while the usual posturing on domestic issues fell by the wayside, the serious nature of the conflict did not prevent conservatives from misinforming viewers about foreign policy. On Fox News Sunday, presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich brazenly denied that he reversed his stance on U.S. intervention in Libya, despite indisputable evidence that he has shifted positions and contradicted himself on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promoted his new book on ABC's This Week, where he distorted the legacy of the Bush administration's engagement in the Middle East.  

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March 23, 2011 12:54 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Shamelessly Flip-Flops On Libya Intervention To Attack President Obama

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March 18, 2011 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog

What Gingrich Would Have Done In Libya: "I Would Have Studied Eisenhower And Reagan"

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March 18, 2011 1:59 pm ET filed under Blog

Rick Santorum: Obama Going To "Reno" To Gamble On NCAA Tournament

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February 03, 2011 2:38 pm ET filed under Video

Gingrich Reveals His Hypocrisy On Marriage Equality

During a debate hosted by George Washington University on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich suggested this his personal beliefs should dictate the law, saying that while everyone has the right to their own beliefs about marriage, he's "prepared to defend" his point of view.

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January 11, 2011 10:49 am ET filed under Video

FLASHBACK: Gingrich Has Blamed Gun Violence On Liberals For Over A Decade

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January 11, 2011 10:36 am ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Blamed Liberals For Past Tragedies: "Vote Republican"

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December 06, 2010 9:46 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 5, 2010

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December 06, 2010 9:43 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 5, 2010

The lame duck session may be young, but lame Republican arguments on Sunday morning talk shows are a tradition in this town. This week, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) deceived Fox News viewers about the Affordable Care Act's impact on the cost of health care; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich labeled Democrats' tax proposal "class warfare," when the data show tax breaks for the wealthy are bad for the economy (and worse for the debt); and Gingrich suggested that business owners aren't hiring because of tax uncertainty, but that doesn't explain the decade of economic stagnation that followed the "certainty" of the Bush tax cuts. Meanwhile, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) claimed Democrats are "just spending, spending, spending and taxing, taxing, taxing," despite the fact that Democrats passed 25 separate tax relief measures in 2009 alone. Hatch and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) each claimed that "700,000 small businesses" will be affected by higher tax rates on the wealthy, a number that counts athletes, authors, and Wall Street giants as "small." Finally, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) flagrantly misrepresented a recent Gallup poll showing Americans want Bush's tax giveaways to the rich to end.

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November 22, 2010 4:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Gingrich Lies About Torture In Call For Holder's Resignation

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November 15, 2010 10:05 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - November 14, 2010

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