Election 2012

9:24am

Wed May 18, 2011
The Two-Way

'Nice To Live In A Free Country,' Gingrich Says After Getting 'Glittered'

Saying that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich needs to "feel the rainbow ... stop the hate, stop anti-gay politics!" a protester showered the former House speaker and his wife with glitter Tuesday at a book-signing in Minneapolis.

Gingrich took it in stride, saying "it's nice to live in a free country" as he swept away some of the glitter.

The protester was quickly removed from the room.

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12:28pm

Wed March 9, 2011
It's All Politics

Newt Gingrich Seems To Blame Past Personal Lapses On Patriotism

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich can't avoid the reality that his personal past is a problem in Republican primaries and caucuses where social conservative activists, including born-again Christians, will play a large role in choosing who eventually becomes the Republican nominee.

So his challenge is to arrive at a formulation that explains some of that controversial behavior, including the extramarital affair that led to his third and current marriage.

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3:20pm

Mon February 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Jeb Bush For President In 2012?

One element of Gen. George Washington's personal life that made him an appealing choice for first president to many early Americans was his lack of biological children.

That diminished fears of a new inherited monarchy being established in the newly independent U.S., according to Washington biographer Ron Chernow.

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