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  • Miriam Adelson gives $5 million to Gingrich Super PAC

    January 24, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Miriam Adelson, the wife of casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson, has donated $5 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

    The donation matches one given earlier this month by her husband to Winning Our Future, an independent...

  • Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida’s Jews

    January 24, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Barack Obama won’t show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida’s Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president’s supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State.

    Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any of the GOP candidates, with a...

  • What Can the Adelsons Buy Next ? (Newt?)

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 23, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    The New York Times is reporting tonight that Dr. Miriam Adelson, wife of Sheldon Adelson, has donated $5 million to the Super Pac supporting Newt Gingrich’s Florida primary campaign; this is on top of the $5 million that Sheldon Adelson gave to Gingrich to support the same Super PAC...

  • SC exit polls show Gingrich won evangelical votes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 22, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Still wondering about evangelicals in the South Carolina primary? The New York Times has the exit poll stats and shows the breakdown of how Newt Gingrich closed a massive gap. Evangelicals played a big role.

    Nearly two-thirds of the voters described themselves as evangelical or...

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  • Gingrich blows open GOP race with S.C. romp

    January 22, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina by a wide margin, throwing open the race for the party’s presidential candidacy.

    Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, defeated Mitt Romney, long believed to be the front-runner, 40.4 percent to 27.9...

  • Why Gingrich’s views on federal judiciary are so terrifying

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 19, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    With Rick Perry dropping out and endorsing Newt Gingrich, now is probably a good time to discuss why Newt terrifies me.

    All other political issues aside, Gingrich’s understanding of the judiciary’s role in the U.S. democracy is appalling. You don’t need to take Professor Varat’s...

  • Jewish Republicans watch nervously as favorites savage one another

    January 10, 2012 | 3:38 pm

    As the Republican primary fight moves from New Hampshire to South Carolina, Newt Gingrich is stepping up his attacks on Mitt Romney and some prominent Jewish Republicans—who have a rich, mutually admiring history with both men—are wondering what happens next.

    Gingrich and a...

  • Adelson gives $5 million to Super PAC supporting Gingrich

    January 9, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson donated $5 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

    The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Adelson gave the money on Jan. 6 to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or Super...

  • What Gingrich told the Des Moines Jewish community?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 2, 2012 | 8:21 am

    I saw Speaker Newt Gingrich six or seven weeks ago in New Hampshire, and I saw him again Sunday morning, January 1st in Des Moines. Back then, he looked fresh and combative, this Sunday he looked tired, almost exhausted. Maybe it is the roller coaster that took him up to be a top...

  • Gingrich questions Ron Paul about racist newsletters

    December 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday urged rival Ron Paul to explain his links to newsletters two decades ago that carried the Texas congressman’s name and contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

    “I think that Congressman Paul has to explain his...

  • One invented nation or two

    December 23, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    It is hard to believe that anyone who defends Israel’s legitimacy as a state would buy into former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s argument that Palestine is an “invented nation.”

    The singular triumph of the Zionist movement is that it invented a state and a people — Israel and the...

  • The Israel Factor Project: Romney vs. Gingrich vs. Obama

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 22, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    What do nine Israeli scholars and ex-officials know about American politics? Why should we even consider their opinions worthy of attention? These questions are asked whenever a new survey from The Israel Factor project is released — and we’ve been doing these surveys since 2006,...

  • Clinton says Gingrich remarks on ‘invented people’ not helpful

    December 15, 2011 | 1:09 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Newt Gingrich’s remarks about the Palestinians being an “invented” nation were not helpful.

    Clinton was asked at a forum Wednesday on trade innovation whether she thought Gingrich’s comments, made last week during a Republican...

  • Opinion: Anchor babies away?

    December 14, 2011 | 11:47 am

    President Barack Obama’s administration said in July that it would give immigration officials more leeway to choose not to deport people who came here illegally but who have lived in the United States for most of their lives, committed no other crime, or have family here...

  • Unfaithful husbands can still be faithful leaders

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 13, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Can a man who cheats on his wife be trusted with public business?

    In the recent Iowa Republican debate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas attacked Newt Gingrich’s admitted infidelities. “If you will cheat on your wife, if you will cheat on your spouse, then why wouldn’t you cheat on your...

  • David Suissa: Newt's bombshell

    By David Suissa

    December 12, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    “The Palestinian people does not exist,” exclaimed the politician. The audacity of the statement shocked me, because it came from the mouth of Zahir Muhsein, a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee, in a 1977 interview with a Dutch newspaper.

    ...
  • Marty Kaplan: Newt winked at me

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 12, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Did you see how Newt Gingrich kept winking during the Dec. 10 Republican debate? I’ll bet you $10,000 I’m the one he was winking at.

    Maybe you thought it was just a “there he goes again” wink to his Iowa audience, like the Reagan twinkle that made Jimmy Carter seem like a...

  • Gingrich sticks by Palestinian comment, draws rebukes from GOP candidates

    December 11, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich stood by his assertion that the Palestinians are an “invented people,” drawing criticism from other GOP candidates.

    “Is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes,” Gingrich said during a GOP debate Saturday...

  • Jon Stewart: The Matzorian Candidate [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 9, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    At the Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Jews commemorate the miracle of incredibly religious Christian presidential candidates fighting over who loves Jews more.

  • Gingrich to RJC: U.S. needs ‘dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East’

    December 8, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Appearing with five fellow candidates at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Newt Gingrich called for “a dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East.”

    The GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage separately Wednesday, and each spoke for approximately half an hour at the...

  • Remarks on Israel by three U.S. officials spark furor

    December 7, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The Obama administration is reaping a whirlwind of criticism in the wake of pointed remarks about Israel by several U.S. officials over three days.

    The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, caused an uproar when he suggested on Dec. 1 that hostility among European Arabs and...

  • ‘Clarity’ or inconsistency? Conservatives debate surging Gingrich

    December 5, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    On the campaign trail, Newt Gingrich has given his fellow Republican presidential candidates a wide berth, often going out of his way to praise them. Instead of attacking his rivals, Gingrich has focused his fire on President Obama.

    The strategy appears to be paying off.

    The former...

  • Opinion: The case for Newt (and against Herman)

    November 11, 2011 | 4:10 pm

    By now it is abundantly clear that Newt Gingrich is the best debater among the Republican Presidential Candidates. Some of Newt’s critics will grudgingly acquiesce to this fact, but still brush the legitimacy of the Gingrich candidacy aside, noting that he is an unserious candidate....

  • Obama’s morally confused Mideast policies endanger Israel

    June 21, 2011 | 12:16 pm

    Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads in which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance.

    Year after year, the forces of terrorism become stronger, and the claims of terrorists become more acceptable to our European allies and...

  • Who wants to be President?

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    June 13, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    Newt Gingrich last week became the first candidate ever fired by his staff, as one wag noted, and if that proves a lethal blow to a doomed presidential campaign no one will be more disappointed than his old friend and collaborator Benjamin Netanyahu.  The two worked closely in the...

  • Andrew Breitbart, the unabashedly “biased journalist”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The TV cameras at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s ballroom on the evening of June 12 were there to cover a foreign policy speech by Newt Gingrich, but during the cocktail hour, all eyes at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) Summer Bash were on Andrew Breitbart.

    While Gingrich...

  • Gingrich would move embassy on first day

    June 13, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Newt Gingrich said he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem on his first day in office.

    “Israel has every right as a sovereign, free nation to choose its own capital and we should respect that choice,” the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives said Sunday in an...

  • Gingrich: U.S. run by “anti-Jewish” elite

    March 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    The United States under President Obama is “dominated by a secular, anti-Christian and anti-Jewish elite,” Newt Gingrich said.

    Gingrich, the onetime speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a likely presidential candidate for 2012, spoke on March 25 at a meeting in Iowa of...

  • Gingrich calls for U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

    March 9, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Newt Gingrich, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, called on the next U.S. leader to move the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

    Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives and congressman from Georgia, proposed a series of Executive Orders...

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