Senate Confirms Woman With No Diplomatic Experience To Be Ambassador To Vatican

The Senate has confirmed Callista Gingrich to be Ambassador to the Vatican: Callista Gingrich will be the next US ambassador to the Vatican. In a 70-23 vote, the US Senate confirmed her nomination Monday night. The move had been widely expected since President Donald Trump announced her nomination in May. The Vatican declined to comment Tuesday. […]

What’s Taking So Long For Trump To Name U.S. Ambassadors?

Donald Trump has been President for nearly four months, but has yet to name Ambassadorial picks for many slots including several important posts.

Evaluating Donald Trump’s Short List For Running Mates

The Trump campaign is out with its own ‘short list’ of potential running mates.

No, Newt Gingrich Isn’t Going To Drop Out

It looks like we’ll have Newt Gingrich to kick around for awhile.

In North Carolina At Least, Newt Is Helping Romney

The North Carolina Primary isn’t until May 8th, but at the moment it is providing a fairly stark example of what the impact of Newt Gingrich staying in the race actually is: North Carolina provides a great example of the spoiler role Newt Gingrich is now playing in the Republican Presidential race. With Gingrich in […]

Alabama, Mississippi Too Close To Call

Public Policy Polling took surveys in both of Tuesday’s big primary, and found the race as tight as a drum in both: Tuesday looks like it’s going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt […]

Pundits Making The GOP Race Seem Closer Than It Is

If you listen to the punditocracy, you’d think that there’s actually a doubt as to who the GOP nominee will be.

Gingrich Now Saying Alabama, Mississippi Are Not “Must Win”

Once again, Newt Gingrich appears to be saying he’ll stay in the race for the GOP nomination all the way to the convention: ELLISVILLE, Miss. — Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he’ll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses two Southern primaries […]

Mitt Romney Competitive In Alabama?

After Tuesday’s results from Georgia, Oklahoma, and Georgia one of the recurring themes among pundits has centered on Mitt Romney’s apparent inability to win over voters in the GOP’s geographic stronghold. For that reason, many people (including yours truly) are assuming that next week’s races in Alabama and Mississippi will be bad for the former […]

Gingrich Out Within A Week?

Newt Gingrich’s campaign manager has drawn a rather emphatic line in the sand: On Tuesday night, Newt Gingrich promised to continue his campaign to in Alabama, Mississippi and Kansas. By Wednesday morning, his struggling operation decided to shoot for two-out-of-three. In the latest sign the former House speaker’s White House bid is on the ropes, […]

Romney Wins Massachusetts, Virginia, And Vermont, Newt Takes Georgia

The early calls on Super Tuesday are about what you’d expect: NBC News projected Mitt Romney as the winner in Virginia, Vermont and Massachusetts, the state where he served as governor. Newt Gingrich was projected the winner in Georgia, the state where he had served as a representative in Congress. But the crown jewel of […]

Mitt Romney Not Crazy Enough For The Base?

Mitt Romney’s Presidential rhetoric probably won’t appeal to the GOP base.

Newt Caught Napping

Apparently, the pressures of the campaign trail are getting to the former Speaker. Just before he was going to speak by video to the AIPAC conference Newt Gingrich nodded off. Here’s the video: video platform video management video solutions video player

Santorum And Gingrich Cannot Win The Nomination

Josh Putnam does some delegate math and argues that it’s impossible for either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich to get the majority of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President: The bottom line here is that Romney has enough of a delegate advantage right now and especially coming out of today’s contests that […]

Republicans Clash In Mostly Lackluster Debate

Last night’s debate may have been the last one. It was also the least informative.

Gas Prices About To Become An Election Issue

Prices are rising at the pump, and the candidates for President are starting to notice.

Obama Behind Every Republican Except Gingrich In Iowa

Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 by more than 146,000 votes, the largest margin of victory for any Presidential candidate there since Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996,  but if a new poll in the Des Moines Register is any indication, he’s going to have a tougher time in the Hawkeye State this time around: President […]

The GOP’s Increasingly Weird Delegate Math

It’s looking increasingly unlikely that anyone will have the race for the nomination wrapped up any time soon.

Gingrich Rejects Calls For Him To Drop Out

Yesterday afternoon, Newt Gingrich dismissed the suggestion made in a National Review editorial that he drop out of the race: SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) – Republican Newt Gingrich on Monday dismissed calls to drop out of the presidential contest in order to set up a direct contest between rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. […]

National Review To Newt: Drop Out And Endorse Santorum

It’s the beginning of the end for Newt Gingrich, but it’s unlikely he’ll recognize that fact.

A Path To A Brokered Convention?

One analyst sees a way that the current GOP race could indeed lead to a brokered convention.

The Inevitable Newt Gingrich Meltdown Begins

Last night, we saw the beginning of the end of the Newt Gingrich campaign whether he realizes it or not.

Is Santorum About To Eclipse Gingrich (Again)?

If you can remember back four short weeks ago to just before the Iowa Caucuses, you’ll recall that in late December Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum started coming out of nowhere in Iowa to surpass Newt Gingrich, who had been rising in the polls since early December. Santorum ended up winning the Iowa Caucuses by the […]

Gingrich May Lose His Sugar Daddy

Today’s New York Times is reporting that Sheldon Adelson, who’s given millions of dollars to the pro-Gingrich SuperPAC Winning Our Future, isn’t necessarily wedded to backing the former Speaker forever: LAS VEGAS — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino executive keeping Newt Gingrich’s presidential hopes alive, has relayed assurances to Mitt Romney that he will provide […]

Romney, Gingrich, and Who’s On First

Someone took a clip of a Romney/Gingrich debate exchange, added in a classic comedy routine, and had a little fun:

No Victory Party For Gingrich In Vegas

Newt Gingrich won’t be holding the traditional post-caucus victory party in Nevada tonight, and that has led some to wonder about the state of his campaign: Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future […]

Romney Headed For Blowout In Nevada Caucuses

Thanks in large part to an organization that’s been in existence since the 2008 election, not to mention a significant population of Mormons, Mitt Romney looks to be headed for a huge victory in tomorrow’s Nevada Caucuses. Yesterday, for example, we got a poll from the Las Vegas Review-Journal showing Romney leading Newt Gingrich by […]

Reports: Donald Trump To Endorse Gingrich [Update: Or, Maybe Romney]

The clown show that is the race for the Republican nomination is about to get even more ridiculous: LAS VEGAS — An advisor to Donald Trump says he will make a major announcement in Las Vegas tomorrow. Sources tell the 8 News NOW I-Team Trump will endorse Newt Gingrich. According to Trump advisor Michael Cohen, […]

The Republican Civil War Of 2013-2015?

If Romney loses in November, it could be the start of a bitter fight insider the Republican Party.

Romney Wins Big, Newt Loses Mean, Race Continues (But Not For Long)

Mitt Romney won big last night, Newt Gingrich was Newt Gingrich, and the race is coming to the beginning of the end.

A Final Florida Preview

Voting has started in the biggest primary to date.

Gingrich Sets The Terms Of Debates He’ll Never Participate In

Wrapping up a campaign in Florida that seems likely to end in a big defeat, Newt Gingrich went back to his old habit of attacking the media: With his poll numbers lagging in Florida, Newt Gingrich returned Monday to his tried-and-true offensive against the media, declaring that if he’s the Republican nominee, he will not […]

Signs Of A Big Romney Win In Florida

Mitt Romney seems headed for a big, and important, victory tomorrow in Florida.

Newt Gingrich In 2009: Hey, That Individual Mandate Is A Great Idea!

Newt Gingrich spent much of yesterday making his case against Mitt Romney on the grounds that Romney’s history with the Massachusetts health care reform plan would make it impossible for him to draw real distinctions between himself and President Obama on the issue of health care. As it turns out, though, Romney isn’t the only […]

Sarah Palin: Attacks On Gingrich Are Stalinist And “Alinskyite”

Sarah Palin isn’t running for President, and she hasn’t officially endorsed anyone, but that hasn’t stopped her from putting her thumb on the scale.

Romney Campaign Will Not Withdraw Ad Featuring Brokaw Clip

As James Joyner noted this morning, NBC and Tom Brokaw have both objected to an anti-Gingrich ad put out by the Romney campaign that includes a clip of Tom Brokaw reporting on Newt Gingrich’s ethics issues while speaker. The Romney camp said this morning that they would not be withdrawing the ad: Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt […]

Romney Holds A Strong Lead As Florida Heads To Final Days

Mitt Romney seems poised for victory in Florida.

Brokaw Objects To Romney Anti-Gingrich Ad with Old NBC Footage

Tom Brokaw isn’t happy with Mitt Romney’s latest ad, which use of a 1997 NBC news report on Newt Gingrich’s ethics.

Quote Of The Day: Everybody Hates Newt Edition

This conversation is apocryphal, but if you close your eyes and go back in time in 1995, you can almost believe this conversation took place: Why do people take such an instant dislike to me?” asked a perplexed Gingrich, to whom Dole bluntly explained: “Because it saves them time.” H/T: Andrew Sullivan

Jurassic Newt

If you thought that Newt Gingrich’s idea for a Moon Base that eventually becomes an American state was a bit wacky, back in the 90s the former Speaker was talking about resurrecting the dinosaurs: The former House speaker has long been known for his boyish enthusiasm for subjects like dinosaurs, zoos and outer space. And […]

Romney Fights, Gingrich Falters In Final Florida Debate

It was another big night for Mitt Romney. A night that may just have helped him lock up the Florida Primary.

Heading Into Crucial Debate, Romney Has Florida Momentum

Right now the situation in Florida is Advantage: Romney. But, will it last after tonight’s debate?

Bob Dole Unloads On Newt Gingrich

The Republican old guard is continuing to become more public about their problems with Newt Gingrich, and today the man who led Congress with Gingrich for two years pretty much throws the former Speaker under the bus: I have not been critical of Newt Gingrich but it is now time to take a stand before […]

Drudge Report Becomes Gingrich Report

The entire above-the-fold of Drudge Report is devoted to anti-Gingrich stories, which continue on scrolling.

Moon Base Newt

Wait until you hear about Newt Gingrich’s new out of this world idea.

Romney And Gingrich Neck And Neck In Florida

It’s pretty much a dead heat in Florida between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

What Newt Gingrich Really Thought Of Ronald Reagan

He may be praising Ronald Reagan now, but Newt Gingrich was singing a different tune in the 1980s.

Newt Gingrich Apparently Can’t Debate Without His Cheering Section

Newt Gingrich was wondering where his audience was last night.

Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney Clash In Subdued Tampa Debate

Monday’s debate in Tampa was a far more subdued affair than what we saw last week.

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