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Newt’s still got it, but the Tea Party is so 2010new

Just before Tea Party heartthrob Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced that he would be leaving the U.S. Senate in January to head up the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, a new poll released Wednesday showed support was weak for the Tea Party in the outgoing senator’s home state.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  12-07-2012  |  Politics

Today’s GOP is off the deep endnew

The question used to be, "What's the matter with Kansas?" The question now is, "What's the matter with the GOP?" The two questions are related, of course...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  03-07-2012  |  Commentary

G.O.P. Smackdown: The Stakes Are High in Michigan Slugfestnew

Michigan's Feb. 28 primary could prove a critical juncture in the blood sport leading to the GOP convention. Should Romney lose here and limp away wounded, it could lead to the first brokered convention in more than a half century.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  02-23-2012  |  Elections

A Newt Dawnnew

A small print shop takes it in the Fannie (Mae) after the Gingrich campaign blows out of town with unpaid bills in its wake.
Folio Weekly  |  Susan Cooper Eastman  |  02-21-2012  |  Politics

Newt and Santorum in the Pulpitnew

During a recent Sunday-morning appearance at a North Charleston church, Newt Gingrich went nearly 40 minutes without addressing what is arguably his biggest liability with evangelical voters: his multiple, well-publicized affairs and divorces. Finally, as he wrapped up a talk on the place of Christianity in early American history, he made a passing reference to the topic that was surely on many people's minds.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  01-26-2012  |  Elections

And Newt Gingrich is about to make his last exitnew

In South Carolina, we live for this quadrennial moment in time, the Republican presidential primary. Not since April 12, 1861, have so many eyes been on our little state. And this political event evokes many of the same passions as did the firing on Fort Sumter a century and a half ago.
Charleston City Paper  |  Will Moredock  |  01-18-2012  |  Commentary

Newt Hampshirenew

Going undercover in Gingrich's GOP primary operation.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan McCarthy  |  01-13-2012  |  Elections

Predictions and Apocalyptic Visions for 2012new

Republicans filibuster outgoing President Obama's congratulatory phone call, and more fearless predictions for 2012.
Artvoice  |  Artvoice Staff & Readers  |  12-23-2011  |  Commentary

Newt Gingrich's Rope-a-Dope Strategynew

Gingrich's plan -- wait until other GOPers punched themselves out -- worked beautifully. Now ...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Scott Henry  |  12-12-2011  |  Elections

Newt Gingrich as Political Chameleonnew

To get elected, Newt is transforming into his new BFF, Bill Clinton. And that's OK.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  John F. Sugg  |  12-12-2011  |  Elections

Airing Dirty Laundrynew

When is it our business? How do you tell the difference between truly evil behavior or someone just acting like a cad?
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Amanda Marcotte  |  12-12-2011  |  Commentary

Newt Bashes NLRB, Praises S.C. Immigration Lawnew

At the downtown Sottile Theater Monday night, Newt Gingrich called for private-sector-style management of government agencies, the defunding of the National Labor Relations Board, and a Lincoln-Douglas debate against President Obama. And he said Tim Scott could be his running mate.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  11-29-2011  |  Elections

Obama can be beaten, but the GOP doesn't have anyone who can do itnew

I'll be the first liberal to admit that I've been extremely displeased with President Barack Obama and his bumbling, stumbling reign over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  10-17-2011  |  Elections

Newt: Drill for Gas Off S.C. Coastnew

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich says companies ought to be allowed to drill for natural gas off the South Carolina coast. He also wants a zero-percent capital gains tax, a 12.5-percent corporate tax, and no new taxes in 2013.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-14-2011  |  Politics

Nikki Haley Looks Like a "No" on Newt Endorsementnew

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been excitedly interviewing prospective presidential candidates as she looks for the suitor best-positioned to receive her prized endorsement. She even took a call from Trump.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  05-17-2011  |  Elections

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