Politics

Halftime in America

Halftime in America

Clint Eastwood popped up in a Super Bowl ad at halftime Sunday night — not dispatching bad guys as Dirty Harry or snuffing outlaws in a spaghetti western. Nope, Clint was shilling for Chrysler Corp., talking about jobs, manufacturing and quality — traits some say are lost in this nation. But the ad also spotlighted […]

Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy

Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republican bomb thrower who turned dissension into public policy, now says he is “sick and tired” of candidates who deploy divisive tactics. Now Gingrich says he is the candidate to “unite America.” Say what? “I want to be a President for all Americans,” Gingrich said Wednesday. This […]

What now for Republicans?

What now for Republicans?

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s thumping of pre-determined frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s GOP primary Saturday has party leaders expressing concerns in conference calls and huddling to figure out how to salvage what has become a disaster in the party’s efforts to find a credible candidate to challenge President Barack Obama. With […]

Romney’s rapid fall from the top

Romney’s rapid fall from the top

At the beginning of the week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had two primary wins and appeared headed for an easy victory in conservative South Carolina. By week’s end, he was down to just one primary win and heads for Florida 1 and 2. What happened? On one hand, Newt Gingrich happened.  The bombastic former […]

Ex-wife: Gingrich wanted an ‘open marriage’

Ex-wife: Gingrich wanted an ‘open marriage’

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, surging once again on the eve of the South Carolina primary, found his freewheeling personal life under scrutiny Thursday with explosive allegations from a former wife that he wanted an “open marriage” so he could sleep with other women. When John King, moderator of Thursday night’s CNN debate, […]

Perry drops out; Endorses Gingrich

Perry drops out; Endorses Gingrich

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, his campaign floundering and out of money, dropped his Presidential bid Thursday and endorsed serial adulterer Newt Gingrich as his choice for the GOP nomination. “Newt’s not perfect but who among us is,” Perry said in a press conference. The announcement came hours before the second and last GOP debate in […]