Newt Gingrich

Michele Bachmann to Follow in Gingrich's Footsteps

Elliot Jager, Newsmax

Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Minn. Repub. who embodied the tea party's Capitol Hill presence, is leaving DC after 8 years. She wants to follow in the footsteps of former speaker Newt Gingrich who carved out a post-congressional life that includes think-tank work, writing and speaking.

Newt Is Right On GOP's 2016 Nom Problem

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

“There’s a wing of the GOP which would like life to be dominated by the rich. They'd like to take all of the things that make politics exciting and responding to the popular will and they'd like to hide from it. If you can’t nominate somebody who can win debates and come out stronger, they wouldn’t have a chance to beat Hillary.”

Viguerie: Cruz Can Save the Day

Cruz has the respect, the admiration, and the trust of conservatives. His leadership is needed to nationalize the election on the themes of national security, border security and standing against the culture of lies, lawlessness and corruption with which Obama has infected our government. Only nationalizing the election will lead the GOP to victory in the midterm elections. SIGN OUR PETITION urging Cruz to lead Republicans to victory in the midterm elections.

An Opening for Bipartisanship on Prison Reform

Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan, Wall Street Journal

Most federal inmates are not violent offenders, and prison costs are projected to reach $6.9 billion in fiscal 2014.

For House Majority Whip We Back Stutzman Over Scalise and Roskam

The contest for House Majority Whip is not between Reps Steve Scalise, Peter Roskam and some hypothetical perfect conservative. It is between Scalise, Roskam and the only candidate in the race with a record of standing for conservative principles when the chips are down – Marlin Stutzman.

Republican Leaders Are Boneless Wonders

In the House GOP leadership reorganization that will occur in the wake of Eric Cantor’s defeat conservatives don’t have to gain all the leadership positions to advance our agenda. What we need is at least one leader who will wake-up every morning thinking, “What are the four, five, six things I can do today to put the Democrats out of business?”

Highlights of My Speech to the New York Meeting

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

There have been four great Republican electoral triumphs in the past half century; Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, the Contract with America in 1994, and the Tea Party revolution in 2010 and as I explain in my new book TAKEOVER there’s a theme common to all of them.

Reagan Won By Violating His Own 11th Commandment

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

In my new book TAKEOVER I knock down the myth of Ronald Reagan's so-called 11th Commandment and show how Reagan took all the discontents within the Republican Party to build a new majority coalition and defeat the “dime store Democrat” leadership of the Republican establishment.

Conservatives To Rally For First Principles

How can we get America back on a course that adheres to the bedrock principles that have made our country a beacon of freedom for the world? Citizens United's David Bossie has a solution.

Obama Giving Up America’s Digital Sovereignty

If Republicans and free speech advocates allow the Obama plan to end the U.S. government relationship with ICANN to go forward it will remove American constitutional protections from what is arguably the last free place on Earth.

Gingrich: Kerry Should Resign Over Global Warming Remarks

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to call for Sect. of State John Kerry to resign for calling global warming the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

Gingrich: Reagan Committed to Ending Apartheid

Lisa Barron, Newmax

Reagan vetoed a bill passing S. African sanctions, only to have Congress override the veto. But Gingrich said, "Reagan's critics are wrong to say his opposition to economic sanctions made him pro-apartheid. He disagreed with our group of activist Repubs. in Congress over tactics, not over the aim of ending the institution.

Gingrich: GOP, Press Failed on OCare

Lucy McCalmont, Politico

Newt Gingrich says he’s “appalled” at how Republicans handled the opposition prior to the implementation of Obamacare, and suggests it is time for a GOP “breakout” plan for future elections.

Conservative Case for Civilian Review

Kim Hendrickson, The American (AEI Blog)

Promoting civilian review of police departments is in keeping with conservative values. Supporters, including CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie, Ralph Reed, Edwin Meese, and Newt Gingrich, urge a cost benefit analysis of crime and punishment programs and a more carefully defined view of criminal behavior.

Last Shutdown Quite Different

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

The last shutdown was a leadership decision. This one's the starkest example of how little sway leadership has. It shows how a committed caucus within the Repub. Conference is redefining how DC operates.

Newt Gingrich for VA Senate?

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

VA Dem Sen. Mark Warner is up for re-election next year, and the Draft Newt PAC wants Gingrich, who they believe is the most credible challenger, to take him on. Too bad Newt just joined Crossfire.

We Must Defeat the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

One America's strategic policy goals since 911 has been (or should have been) to create a counterweight to radical Islam by selling Western ideas of personal liberty and democracy in the Muslim world. By rejecting a radical Islamic government headed by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Egyptian people took a real step toward embracing Western concepts of freedom. That's a significant victory that Obama, McCain and Graham must not be allowed to throw away.

America Should Stay Out of Egyptian Bloodbath

As Senator Rand Paul noted in an op-ed for CNN, by “constantly intervening in these troubled parts of the world is that there are often no clear good guys or bad guys. Today's ally can quickly become tomorrow's enemy." McCain, Graham and Obama should keep America out of Egypt and let Egyptians decide where their future lies.

Shirley, Gingrich: Stick By Principles

Craig Shirley and Newt Gingrich, CNN

As R's wrestle with how to compare the value of fights based on principle vs. fights based on clever calculation, there may be some lessons from the darkest periods of GOP history.

McCain and Graham Give Big Hug to the Jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood

As Newt Gingrich said, “The level of self-deception necessary to misunderstand the Muslim Brotherhood verges on a psychosis.” McCain and Graham are doing neither America nor Egypt a favor by giving a big group hug to the Muslim Brotherhood.