Newt Gingrich

The Rules Don’t Apply To Democrat Bigwigs Like Rep. John Conyers

“Your story won’t do shit to him,” said a former staffer for Democratic Rep. John Conyers. “He’s untouchable.” Based on the Bill Clinton and Al Franken precedents it looks like the former staffer is right – at least if you are a powerful Democrat.

Book Review: Citizen Newt by Craig Shirley

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
One of the great strengths of Citizen Newt is to remind readers that the more things change in Washington, the more they remain the same. Thus, Citizen Newt is full of lessons for today's movement conservatives and conservative - populist supporters of President Trump.

The Recusal Double Standard

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is now packed with Obama and Clinton lawyers. So why is Attorney General Jeff Sessions the only lawyer in the Russia investigation who was advised to recuse himself because of his political affiliations?

Viguerie Receives AAPC Hall of Fame Award

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie last week received the American Association of Political Consultants Lifetime Achievement Award at the Association’s annual Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon. In accepting the award Mr. Viguerie remarked humorously that he has raised millions of dollars campaigning against many of the individuals in the room.

Gingrich mocks Romney for 'sucking up' to Trump

Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico

“You have never, ever in your career seen a serious adult who’s wealthy, independent, has been a presidential nominee, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up,” Gingrich said. “And I am confident that he thinks now that Donald Trump is one of his closest friends, that they have so many things in common, that they’re both such wise, brilliant people.”

Did The Smug Liberals Of The Media Get Our Message?

Many in the liberal intelligentsia penned morose letters to the future about what a Trump victory might mean and a few, such as National Public Radio personality Garrison Keillor, delivered vitriolic attacks on their fellow Americans for electing Trump. However, a few, such as Michael Wolff and Glenn Greenwald, seem to get the meaning of the Trump movement and victory.

Gingrich: GOP bedwetters have 'egg on their face' after debate

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

"Tonight, they have a lot of egg on their face because the guy who showed up tonight is the Republican nominee, he clearly has earned the right to be the Republican nominee," Newt Gingrich said early Monday morning on Fox News shortly after the second presidential debate in St. Louis ended.

Colin Powell Summarizes Hillary Clinton In One Sentence

Everything Hillary Clinton touches she does screw up with hubris, and she has this sense of entitlement because the normal institutions of American politics and government have been so corrupted that they are unwilling to act as a governor on her ambitions.

Gingrich: Trump has 'gotten the messages'

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Sunday said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is turning his campaign around ahead of the general election. Gingrich, who was critical last week of some of Trump's comments, noted recent endorsements of Trump and said the nominee is now taking steps to get his campaign back on message.

Ted Cruz Committed Political Suicide On National TV

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Ted Cruz pleased the 5% of #NeverTrump Republicans and disappointed and angered the vast majority in the conservative movement. In doing so Ted Cruz lost his chance to be the leader of the conservative movement, and effectively handed that mantle over to Mike Pence, in whom conservatives are now likely to invest their time, energy, resources and hopes to advance the conservative agenda.

Mike Pence Just Made Himself De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

How long that leadership lasts, or if it will be contested, remains to be seen, but by joining the Trump ticket, and last night through his remarks to the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence showed he understands the Trump coalition is the future, and he showed real leadership by making himself an essential element of that coalition’s success in the 2016 election; future-focused conservatives now have the leader they’ve been looking for and it's Mike Pence.

To Regain Conservative Trust Mike Pence Must Rediscover The Courage He Once Had

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Donald Trump could do a lot worse than Mike Pence as his running mate. However, if he expects that the selection of Pence will close the deal with conservatives he is sadly mistaken, because Pence has shown that he lacks one of Trump’s most admirable qualities; the willingness to fight for what he believes in.

Hannity on Trump VP: 'I wouldn't be happy with anyone but Newt'

Nick Gass, Politico

For Sean Hannity, the question of who would be best suited to join Donald Trump on the Republican ticket is clear-cut: It's Newt Gingrich. Appearing on Hannity's eponymous Fox News Channel program Monday night, the former speaker of the House heard a cascade of effusive praise and reasoning as to why he would be best positioned to take on the role of Trump's No. 2.

Gingrich: I'm being vetted for Trump's vice president

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted Thursday night that he is being vetted as a possible running mate for GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump and that he expects the announcement next Thursday or Friday.

Gingrich, Christie top Trump’s VP list: report

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the race to become Donald Trump’s running mate, according to a new report. Gov. Chris Christie ranks a close second on the billionaire’s vice presidential shortlist, The Washington Post reported Thursday, corroborating several other reports this week that the New Jersey governor is in the running.

GOP insiders: Trump should pick Newt for vice president

Steven Shepard, Politico

Donald Trump has one month to pick a running mate, and Republican swing-state insiders are deeply divided over who he should choose. Gingrich, who left the House after the 1998 midterm elections and unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination four years ago, emerged as the narrow favorite.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.