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Distinguished World Leader, Powerful Visionary & Political Vanguard; 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate; Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1999)

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Intellectually fearless and a perennial visionary, perhaps the foremost economic, social, environmental and political thinker in America today. Author of 14 best-selling books and an audience favorite for his illuminating and inspirational ideas.

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Intellectually fearless and a perennial visionary and historian, Newt Gingrich is the foremost economic, social, environmental and political thinker in America today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, passed the first balanced budget in a generation, and passed the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen our defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.

But there is a lot more to Newt Gingrich than these remarkable achievements. As an author, Speaker Gingrich has published twenty-three books including 13 fiction and non-fiction New York Times best-sellers. Newt has also become one of the most highly sought-after public speakers, accepting invitations to speak before many of the most prestigious organizations in the world. Because of his own unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Speaker Gingrich is able to share unique and unparalleled insights on a wide range of topics. His audiences find him to be not only an educational but also an inspirational speaker.

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    The Divine Right Of Bureaucrats

    (The Washington Times) - This 800-year heritage is a reminder of just how radical the administrative state we have today is — regulatory bureaucracies so powerful, so unchecked, and so unaccountable that they often behave as though they govern by divine right.

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    Americans Need More Candidates, Not Fewer

    By Newt Gingrich

    Lots of candidates is a way of telling the elites and news media that competition is good and the establishment choice doesn't always have to win.

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    Losing The War With Iran

    By Newt Gingrich

    (The Washington Times) - A nuclear deal will be the regime’s greatest victory over America.

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    Newt Gingrich Joins The Washington Times As Columnist

    (The Washington Times) - Former House  Speaker Newt Gingrich is joining The Washington Times to write an online column focused on crafting conservative policy solutions for America.
     

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    Five Myths About The Founding Fathers

    (The Washington Post) - From Athens and Rome to the present day, all great societies have founding myths — stories they tell themselves about who they are and where they came from. Perhaps because the United States is younger than most nations (239 years old on Saturday), our founding is among the best-documented. We’re fortunate to have thousands of pages of letters, speeches and other writings from our founders, recording their thoughts and debates as they played out. It’s a sign of how politically powerful and historically important the American founding was — and still is — that deeply rooted myths persist today. As we celebrate Independence Day, here are a few of the biggest myths about the Founding Fathers.

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    How To Fix The Federal Prison System

    (Washington Times) - Of all the hot-button issues that divided conservatives and liberals over the past generation, few sparked more heated debate than crime and punishment.

    In the past decade, however, that has changed. In a remarkable political turnaround, criminal justice reform has emerged as a rare area of bipartisan agreement in an otherwise sharply divided Congress. We are delighted that both parties are working together to find solutions to the crisis in our justice system. And we are particularly proud that conservatives have taken a leadership role in the effort.

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    Newt Gingrich Latest Gig: Reviewing Apple Watch For Mashable

    (NBC New York) Newt Gingrich's long resume just got longer. The former presidential candidate, House speaker and political consultant is now also a tech reviewer for Mashable.

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    Newt Gingrich’s First Piece As A Tech Blogger For Mashable Was A Review Of The Apple Watch

    By: Jason Hahn, Digital Trends

    (Business Insider) It’s one thing when a 72-year-old man reviews the latest in wearable technology. It’s another thing altogether when that man is former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich reviewing the Apple Watch.

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    Newt Gingrich Reviews The Apple Watch, Feeds His Tamagotchi

    (Vanity Fair) - Former house speaker and current tech nerd Newt Gingrich has a deep, professed love of Apple products—he once declared that he discarded his computer in favor of the iPad—so it’s not unusual for him to partner with Mashable and review the new Apple Watch. 

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    The Most Open Presidential Race In Republican History

    By Newt Gingrich

    (Gingrich Productions) - The 2016 Republican presidential nomination is the most open contest in the history of the Republican Party.

    There are more candidates with serious potential than in any race in 160 years.

    There is no clear front runner. This week’s leader with 11 percent in one national poll is Dr. Ben Carson. Ahead of Dr. Carson, however, was “undecided” with 20 percent.

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    Newt Gingrich’s Apple Watch Review Is Smart And Insightful – Here’s Why That Shouldn’t Surprise You

    By Brad Reed

    (Yahoo! News) - In case you haven’t seen it, Mashable has published a review of the Apple Watch written by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Many people who thought that this would just be a cheap clickbait gimmick have come away surprised at how smart and insightful Gingrich’s review is about the device. But as a political junkie who has been following Newt’s career ever since he first rose to power when I was a teenager, I’m not surprised by this at all. In fact, gadget reviews are right in his wheelhouse.

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    Ahead Of McKenna Merger, Dentons Draws Newt Gingrich

    (Wall Street Journal) - Newt Gingrich is heading to the law firm world.

    The former Speaker of the House, author, and one-time Republican Presidential hopeful plans to join Dentons as a senior adviser June 1, he said Tuesday.

    Mr. Gingrich said he began talking to the firm a few months ago and that Dentons’ global scale provided “an absolutely fascinating opportunity to try to bring the rule of law across the planet.” After a merger earlier this year with Chinese law firm Dacheng and another in the works with U.S. firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Dentons is now the largest law firm in the world.

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    Will The Strange Bedfellow Team Of Van Jones And Newt Gingrich Push Congress To Reverse Decades Of Criminal Justice And Prison Policy?

    (Alternet) - Washington’s newest unlikely power couple is the head-turning combination of Newt Gingrich, the white-haired former House Speaker and elbows-out Republican, and Van Jones, the African-American racial and environmental justice reformer who became a CNN commentator after a stint as Obama’s green jobs coordinator. They have joined forces as the newest high-profile faces calling for criminal justice reforms, from less harsh sentences for non-violent crimes to cutting the prison population in half.

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    Gingrich: Obama Learning He Can't Hide Behind Harry Reid

    (Newsmax) - Now that Republicans control the Senate, President Barack Obama is figuring out he has to work with the GOP and can't hide behind now-Minority Leader Harry Reid, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.

    "I think he’s learning," Gingrich said in an interview aired Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York. 

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    Dentons Appoints Former US Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich As An Adviser

    (The Lawyer) - Dentons has appointed former US presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as an adviser to the firm‘s public policy and regulation practice.

    Gingrich, who was previously speaker of the House of Representatives between 1995 and 1999, ran as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 election.

    Though the politician has no legal training it is understood he will work with the firm to advise clients on navigating the political landscape. He will take up the role on 1 June.

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    Gingrich Says De Blasio Social Contract Doomed Without Specifics

    (Bloomberg) - New York’s mayor intends to release a “progressive agenda” in Washington, a Democratic rendition of the “contract” Gingrich offered as speaker in 1994.

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    Gingrich Brings Tough Talk To 'Conversation' With Bill Kristol

    (Newsmax) - In a gripping and revealing 90-minute candid conversation, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discusses his political career, crucial lessons from the Republican revolution of 1994 and where he believes America is headed today.

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    Bill De Blasio Says His Group To Present ‘Progressive Agenda’ May 12

    (Bloomberg Politics) - He says he borrowed the idea from someone he seldom agrees with, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

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    Newt Gingrich Will Deliver Sebelius Lecture In April

    (KSN) - The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University’s most notable alumni will feature an appearance in April by Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican candidate for president.

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    Gingrich: 'Rule Of Law' Is Key To Ensuring America's Future

    (The Observer)Former Speaker Newt Gingrich opened his talk last week Wednesday with an extended dissertation on early American politics, admitting it may have been “a bit more academic” than most expected.

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    Op-ed Contributor: Double The N.I.H. Budget

    Amid the policy fights that followed the Republican victories of 1994, President Clinton and the new majorities reached one particularly good deal: doubling the budget for the NIH.

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    Just How Big Will The 2016 Field Get?

    By Steve Benen 

    (MSNBC)ABC’s George Stephanopoulos yesterday asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday about his party’s 2016 presidential field and just how big it might get. The Georgia Republican threw out a pretty big number.

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    College Republicans Host Newt Gingrich

    (The Observer) - Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke at the Notre Dame College Republicans’ annual Lincoln Day speech Wednesday evening, focusing on the 2016 election and the future of American government as a whole.

    “I’m going to talk some about where [American government is] and what we’re doing,” Gingrich said. “And I do so with particular focus on the younger audience here, because I think that this generation has the potential for being the most creative generation since the founding fathers. The reason this is happening is because the world is changing so dramatically, and the U.S. needs to profoundly rethink what our policies are, what our institutions are, and how we work.”

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    Newt Gingrich Speaks At MC Scholarship Banquet

    By Hannah Richards

    (The Mississippi Collegian) - Condoleezza Rice. Jeb Bush. Carl Rove. Steve Forbes. Ben Carson. In the past eight years, these are just some of the men and women who have graced Mississippi College with their presence at the annual Spring Scholarship Banquet. During this time, Mississippi College has raised over $2.4 million that was funneled directly into scholarships. This year, as an incentive for their donation, attendees of the 2015 banquet were able to hear from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

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    Newt Gingrich Speaks At FHSU

    By Karen La Pierre

    (The Daily News) - Being a longtime politician, Newt Gingrich knews how to get the crowd involved.

    “Fort Hays may be the most understudied educational achievement in America,” Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Thursday evening.

    “I will work pretty hard to make that no longer true,” he said. “Between your online program, the way you’ve kept tuition down, and the way that you reach across the world, I think almost nobody realizes what kind of an impact Fort Hays is making, and the kind of potential growth it has over the next 10 years. This is truly a remarkable institution.”

    Gingrich spoke to a full house and a receptive crowd at the Keith Sebelius Lecture Series at FHSU.

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    Newt Gingrich To Speak At Lincoln Day Dinner

    By: Margaret Hynes

    (The Observer) - Notre Dame College Republicans (NDCR) has invited former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for its annual Lincoln Day Dinner and Speech on April 15.

    “The Lincoln Day Dinner is an annual event that most Republican organizations hold,” NDCR president, senior Mark Gianfalla, said. “For us, we’ve had one as long as I’ve been here. … I think continually for the last 10 years our club has done it.

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    Gingrich: I Don’t Want To Repeal ObamaCare, And Neither Does Congress

    By: Michael Tennant

    (The New American) - Although he’s found that ObamaCare isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich doesn’t think it should be repealed outright — and, he added, neither do congressional Republicans, notwithstanding their rhetoric to the contrary.

    “Even the best estimate for ObamaCare is that at a very high cost it is extending the number of people who are insured by a small number,” Gingrich said during aninterview with USA Today’s Jayne O’Donnell at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., March 25.

    Gingrich is correct. As The New American reported in January, the latest Congressional Budget Office projections have the federal government spending nearly $2 trillion over the next decade to insure fewer than half of uninsured Americans.

  • Newt Gingrich's Assessment Of Netanyahu's Address

    Newt Gingrich offers his assessment of Netanyahu's address, specifically in regards to Iranian nuclear talks. 

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    Newt Gingrich's 2016 Nominee Prediction: A Governor

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells The Hill he believes a governor will end up being the 2016 Republican nominee for the White House.

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    Newt Gingrich To Speak At Ripon College

    Newt Gingrich, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, will speak at Ripon College on Wednesday, March 11. The appearance will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Great Hall and is hosted by the Center for Politics and the People (CPP).

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    Newt Gingrich Will Deliver Sebelius Lecture In April

    The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University’s most notable alumni will feature an appearance in April by Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican candidate for president.

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    Why We're Losing To Radical Islam

    Fourteen years after 9/11, we still lack a strategy. Congress should lead with hearings on the enemy and how to prevail. 

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    Newt Gingrich Speaker At The Annual GOP Reagan Bean Dinner

    The Reagan Bean dinner is  held weeks before the November election in Indiana to rally support and energize voters for GOP candidates and this year they had a special surprise when former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, joined as the guest speaker. 

    With the November 4th elections just a few weeks away, Gingrich is optimistic that the Republican party will pick up seats stating that, "People are so uncomfortable with the economy, with a very confused foreign policy, with the health problems we're seeing with Ebola and the confusion in the Administration there, that I just think it's very difficult for the Democrats to regain their balance between now and Election Day.”

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  • "A profound historian with a definitive focus on the future."

  • "[Mr. Gingrich] was fantastic…[his presentation] was educational, entertaining and timely. "

  • "I cannot begin to describe what an indelible impression [Mr. Gingrich] had on [the] conference attendees…"

  • "[students] are still commenting via email, social media, and in-person on how energized and inspired they are to continue the fight for freedom on their campuses and beyond."