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Newt Gingrich on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Opposing contraception isn't extreme; legal infanticide is. (Feb 2012)
  • Don't discard excess embryos from in vitro fertilization. (Jan 2012)
  • Embryonic stem-cell research desensitizes us to kill babies. (Jan 2012)
  • Stop forcing pro-choice morality on religious organizations. (Jun 2011)
  • Immediately cease public funding for abortion providers. (Jun 2011)
  • Impeach judges who don’t abide by Constitution as written. (Oct 2005)
  • Most Americans are pro-choice and anti-abortion. (Jun 1995)
  • $500 tax credit for adoption. (Dec 1994)
  • Supports the Pro-life Presidential Leadership Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Newt Gingrich on Budget & Economy
Click here for 27 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s. (Jan 2012)
  • We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s. (Jan 2012)
  • Ron Paul's economic stances compared to Gingrich's. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't bail out Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae; break them up. (Dec 2011)
  • Dodd-Frank kills small business & small banks. (Nov 2011)
  • Only leadership can balance the budget. (Sep 2011)
  • Modernizing government would save $500B per year in waste. (Sep 2011)
  • No sequel to failed stimulus & job-killing policies. (Sep 2011)
  • The Fed's secrecy & power are antithetical to a free society. (Sep 2011)
  • Put people back to work to raise revenues without taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • The Super-committee is as dumb an idea as I've ever heard. (Aug 2011)
  • It's a scandal that the Federal Reserve is secret. (Aug 2011)
  • Federal government pays at least $150B a year to crooks. (Jul 2011)
  • Putting people in houses they can't afford invites disaster. (May 2010)
  • Microlending efficiently gets money to local entrepreneurs. (May 2010)
  • Insure banks rather than pass out checks. (Apr 2010)
  • 1995-97: Pushed for (and got) capital gains tax cut. (Apr 2010)
  • Bailout combines bad policy with worst of Detroit's decay. (Jul 2009)
  • 1995 budget: cut taxes, regulations, & spending. (Aug 2008)
  • 1995: Eliminate the annual federal deficit in 7 years. (Nov 2005)
  • Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969. (Jun 2004)
  • Balancing budget is morally AND financially right. (Jul 1996)
  • Focus on customers; use employee knowledge. (Jul 1995)
  • Achieve balanced budget by 2002. (Jan 1995)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Civil Rights
Click here for 22 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Loyalty test for everyone, not just for Muslims. (Aug 2011)
  • I helped author DOMA; if it fails, amend Constitution. (Jun 2011)
  • Army & Marines wanted Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell. (Jun 2011)
  • Stop forcing same-sex marriage on religious organizations. (Jun 2011)
  • Helped oust Iowa justices who approved same-sex marriage. (May 2011)
  • Repeal hate speech legislation including campus speech codes. (May 2010)
  • ACLU lawsuits designed to drain resources of Boy Scouts. (Feb 2008)
  • Five justices banned school prayer against American majority. (Dec 2006)
  • Foreign opinion has no relevance to US same-sex marriage. (Oct 2005)
  • Foreign opinion irrelevant to US affirmative action policy. (Oct 2005)
  • Discontinue affirmative action programs. (Nov 1998)
  • ACLU has become eccentric and destructive. (Jul 1998)
  • NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds. (Jul 1998)
  • Shocked by legal segregation in 1960s Georgia. (Jul 1996)
  • Individual rights trump group rights. (Jul 1996)
  • 1968: Led college protest over suppressing racy newspaper. (Jun 1995)
  • America is multi-ethnic but not multi-cultural. (Jun 1995)
  • Affirmative action OK individually, but not by group. (Jun 1995)
  • Half-sister, a lesbian lobbyist: "Newt promotes tolerance". (Jun 1995)
  • GOP can no longer be the party of the country club. (Jan 1995)
  • Affirmative opportunity instead of affirmative action. (Jan 1995)
  • Equality of opportunity, not equality of result. (Jan 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Corporations
Click here for 8 full quotes on Corporations OR other political leaders on Corporations.
  • Mitt Romney's economic stances compared to Newt's. (Feb 2012)
  • Businesses focus on customers; apply Lean Six Sigma to gov't. (Nov 2011)
  • Chrysler bankruptcy bailout was politically rigged. (May 2010)
  • Big business uses government to protect itself from rivals. (May 2010)
  • Cut corporate taxes to 12.5%. (May 2010)
  • 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act drives IPOs out of the US. (Dec 2007)
  • Learn from multinationals about global competitiveness. (Jul 1996)
  • Bureaucracy & litigation are enemies of entrepreneurship. (Jun 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Crime
Click here for 12 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • On Ferguson: stop when a policeman tells you to stop. (Jan 2015)
  • Supports Prison Fellowship InnerChange Freedom Initiative. (Dec 2007)
  • 3-strike laws are constitutional; enforce courts compliance. (Oct 2005)
  • Criminal wealth corrupts police and politicians. (Oct 2005)
  • Prisoners should work and study; not have gyms. (Jul 1996)
  • Convert decommissioned military bases into prisons. (Jun 1995)
  • Lock up violent criminals until they're too old for violence. (Jan 1995)
  • No more endless appeals; make death penalty credible. (Dec 1994)
  • Fewer appeals; more prisons; victim restitution. (Dec 1994)
  • Limit habeus corpus appeals; too many frivolous petitions. (Dec 1994)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Drugs
Click here for 11 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Marijuana legalization would tear America apart. (Apr 2011)
  • International drug traders use network for terrorist traffic. (Nov 2006)
  • Narcotics trafficking funds terrorism and corruption. (Oct 2005)
  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Nov 1998)
  • Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand. (Jul 1998)
  • No sympathy for addicts; no legalization. (Jul 1996)
  • Admitted to smoking marijuana, coming of age in 1960s. (Jun 1995)
  • Permissive attitudes lead to considering legalizing drugs. (Jan 1995)
  • I used marijuana at a party once; it had no effect. (Jan 1995)
  • Mandatory minimum for drug & gun crimes. (Dec 1994)
  • Replace drug courts with Block Grants. (Dec 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Education
Click here for 36 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.

    Charters and Vouchers

  • Dramatically shrink the federal Department of Education. (Sep 2011)
  • I liked charter school programs in Obama's Race to the Top. (Sep 2011)
  • Let parents choose public, private, parochial, or homeschool. (Jun 2011)
  • More learning options: community college-run charter schools. (Dec 2007)
  • Offer coupons to send kids to schools that work best. (Dec 2007)
  • America’s high schools are obsolete. (Sep 2007)
  • Pay kids as incentive to learn math and science. (Sep 2007)
  • Replace multiculturalism with patriotic education. (Dec 2006)
  • Reference to God in Pledge of Allegiance is not ceremonial. (Dec 2006)
  • Earning by Learning: pay students $2 per summer book. (Oct 2005)
  • Support charters; insist on change for failing schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools. (Jul 1998)
  • Adopt vouchers to break unionized monopoly of inner city. (Jul 1996)
  • Voucherize inner-city programs from schools to groceries. (Jun 1995)


  • Gingrich's education stances compared to Ron Paul's. (Jan 2012)
  • College students should work and graduate with no debt. (Nov 2011)
  • Waive interest on student loans for math & science grads. (Sep 2003)
  • End college tenure; focus on students over teachers. (Jul 1996)
  • Make universities about Western values, not quaint artifacts. (Jan 1995)

    Grade School

  • Introduce competition among schools and teachers. (Dec 2006)
  • Encourage private sector in math and science education. (Dec 2006)

    School Prayer

  • School prayer ban shows secular socialists oppose God. (May 2010)
  • Since 1963 school prayer ban, teen pregnancy & drugs are up. (May 2010)
  • Don't ban Bibles from public schools. (May 2010)
  • Removing God from Pledge of Allegiance assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Removing “God” from Pledge assaults our identity. (Dec 2006)
  • Teach evolution as science; intelligent design as philosophy. (Oct 2006)
  • Re-center America on the Creator. (Oct 2005)
  • Constitutional amendment to protect right to school prayer. (Apr 1996)
  • Voluntary school prayer creates bond between you and Creator. (Jun 1995)
  • 1963 Supreme Court school prayer ban was just wrong. (Jun 1995)
  • Voluntary school prayer really does matter. (Jan 1995)

    Voting Record

  • 1984: All-night Congressional vigil on school prayer vote. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Newt Gingrich on Energy & Oil
Click here for 17 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • 2008: Our country must take action to address climate change. (Feb 2012)
  • Obama favors far-left interests at expense of energy jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • 1989: prevent global warming; 2012: unclear if warming real. (Dec 2011)
  • Put nuclear waste in deep storage for 10,000 years. (Oct 2011)
  • Every green tax credit is a tax loophole. (Sep 2011)
  • FactCheck: US has 110-year supply of gas, not 1,100 years. (Feb 2011)
  • 2008 petition drive: Drill here, Drill now, Pay less. (Feb 2011)
  • New nuclear plants would reduce 2 billion tons of CO2 a year. (Feb 2011)
  • Doomsday climate theory pushes massive wealth transfer. (May 2010)
  • 2008 book: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. (Dec 2007)
  • Billion-dollar prize for first mass-produced hydrogen car. (Dec 2007)
  • Kyoto treaty is bad for the environment and bad for America. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on incentives for conservation & renewable resources. (Dec 2006)
  • Stop scare tactics about drilling in Alaska. (Dec 2006)
  • Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway. (Jul 1998)
  • Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)
  • Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)
Newt Gingrich on Environment
Click here for 16 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa. (Jan 2012)
  • Critical Katrina recovery by energetic church volunteers. (Jun 2011)
  • Replace EPA with new Environmental Solutions Agency. (Feb 2011)
  • Correct use of DDT doesn't harm humans nor environment. (May 2010)
  • Tragic Kelo case confiscated private property. (May 2010)
  • Green conservatism: market-oriented, incentive-led. (May 2010)
  • Katrina's collapse of New Orleans was avoidable. (Dec 2007)
  • Boston's Big Dig was a classic pork barrel project. (Dec 2007)
  • Reject apocalyptic warnings; they only lead to higher taxes. (Dec 2007)
  • Greatest enviro dangers are poverty & command bureaucracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Combine healthy environment and a healthy economy. (Dec 2006)
  • Encourage public-private partnerships like Land Trusts. (Oct 2005)
  • Minimize human impact; establish more parks. (Jul 1996)
  • 1995: Entrepreneurial scientific approach to environment. (Apr 1996)
  • Early 1980s: co-sponsored Endangered Species Act. (Jun 1995)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Newt Gingrich on Families & Children
Click here for 18 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • Let poor kids work so they learn like middle class. (Dec 2011)
  • Reward high-school girls who graduate as virgins. (Nov 2011)
  • Responsibility for child's education resides with parents. (Jun 2011)
  • Stop funding China's mandatory one-child policy. (May 2010)
  • Aging baby boomers need more independent & assisted living. (Sep 2007)
  • OpEd: refused to pay child support, but supports DOMA. (Jun 1997)
  • Re-establish shame to enforce family values and behavior. (Jul 1996)
  • Child tax credit favors family budget over federal budget. (Jul 1996)
  • No society can survive with 12-year-olds having babies. (Apr 1996)
  • Marriage penalty costs low-income couples $4,600 per year. (Jun 1995)
  • 1979: his marriage collapsed because "all humans sin". (Jun 1995)
  • Co-established bipartisan task force on the family. (Jan 1995)
  • It's conceivable I was insensitive during my divorce. (Jan 1995)
  • Welfare system destroys the family; replace welfare state. (Jan 1995)
  • Families are not anything other than heterosexual couples. (Jan 1995)
  • Welfare incentives encourage teen pregnancy. (Dec 1994)
  • Enforce child support. (Dec 1994)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Foreign Policy
Click here for 13 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • I supported Helms-Burton to isolate the Castro regime. (Jan 2012)
  • Tell the truth: Palestinians are an "invented people". (Dec 2011)
  • Corruption from our bureaucrats giving bureaucrats money. (Sep 2011)
  • We have failed for a decade to deal with North Korea & Iran. (Sep 2011)
  • UN is corrupt bureaucracy that protects dictators. (May 2010)
  • We need a dramatically expanded use of statecraft. (May 2007)
  • America is Continent of Hope, with special responsibility. (Oct 2005)
  • Finance world biodiversity hot spots via foreign aid. (Oct 2005)
  • 1994 peso collapse was first crisis of 21st century. (Jun 2004)
  • 1993: $1.6B Russia aid package was "great defining moment". (Jun 2004)
  • Lead the world into Third Wave Information Age. (Jul 1995)
  • American Exceptionalism: uniquely far-reaching individualism. (Jun 1995)
  • Threats to civilization are real, & fight needs leadership. (Jan 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Free Trade
Click here for 7 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • Mitt Romney's trade & immigration stances compared to Newt's. (Feb 2012)
  • Supported NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and MFN. (May 2011)
  • Protectionism helps China & India challenge US supremacy. (Dec 2006)
  • Ask major exporters what they need to compete globally. (Jul 1996)
  • Mutual trade: neither free trade nor protectionism. (Jun 1995)
  • Compete in world market because we can't retreat from it. (Jan 1995)
  • Supported NAFTA & GATT in common with Clinton administration. (Jan 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Government Reform
Click here for 44 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • 1990s: Fund federal projects in vulnerable GOP districts. (Apr 2012)
  • Historically ignorant leaders make suicidally stupid policy. (Oct 2011)
  • Press corps focuses on campaign minutia & not basic ideas. (Aug 2011)
  • Passing massive debt to next generation is immoral. (May 2010)
  • Press plays “gotcha”; limit press briefings. (Jul 1998)
  • 1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton. (Jul 1998)
  • 1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship. (Jul 1998)
  • Government should take management lesson from private sector. (Jul 1998)
  • Class mobility is key part of America’s genius. (Jul 1995)
  • Wrote "Contract with America" as conservative platform. (Jun 1995)

    Bureaucracy Reform

  • The era of big government is over, and I mean it. (Jul 2011)
  • Abolish all White House Czars. (Jul 2011)
  • Constitution begins "we the people" not "we the government". (Nov 2010)
  • Replace Washington controls with American ideals. (May 2010)
  • Democrats say they oppose earmarks, but proposed 8,000. (Feb 2009)
  • GOP wins election and then loses the government. (Feb 2008)
  • Replace bureaucratic mindset with Entrepreneurial Management. (Sep 2007)
  • Supreme Court has become permanent Constitutional Convention. (Dec 2006)
  • Election process has become incumbency protection racket. (Oct 2005)
  • Real change needed for lobbying reform, not just piecemeal. (Oct 2005)
  • Contract With America: deep cuts in Medicare/Medicaid/taxes. (Nov 2003)
  • Established systems are inherently hostile to change. (Jul 1998)
  • Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978. (Jul 1998)
  • Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy. (Jul 1998)
  • Big Government is a 20th century idea; let it die. (Jul 1996)
  • Devolve power first to states, then to cities & families. (Jul 1996)
  • Monthly "Corrections Day" to remove destructive rules. (Jul 1996)
  • 12-year term limits ok; 6-year limits empower bureaucrats. (Jul 1996)
  • I believe in lean bureaucracy, not in no bureaucracy. (Jan 1995)

    Campaign Finance Reform

  • Allow unlimited campaign contributions to anybody. (Apr 2014)
  • Supported Citizens United; opposed McCain Feingold. (May 2011)
  • CFR protects incumbents by limiting free speech. (Oct 2005)
  • Increase federal limits on individual campaign contributions. (Nov 1998)

    God and Government

  • End judicial supremacy; preserve our Godly heritage. (Dec 2007)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Insist on judges who understand our rights come from God. (Dec 2006)
  • Our rights come from God, not from government. (Dec 2006)
  • Americans want public officials to live a Christian life. (Jan 1995)

    Voting Record

  • First 100 days: votes on 10 items of Contract with America. (Nov 2005)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Don’t redefine Constitution with no individual right to arms. (Oct 2005)
  • Gun rights to opposing oppression; not for hunting. (Jul 1996)
  • Federal enforcement options for state gun crimes. (Dec 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Health Care
Click here for 37 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • Double funding for NIH research. (Apr 2017)
  • Government healthcare looks into abyss & moves to tyranny. (Feb 2012)
  • 1993: I am for an individual health insurance requirement. (Dec 2011)
  • HillaryCare mandate ok; ObamaCare mandate unconstitutional. (Dec 2011)
  • No mandatory premium support model; give people choices. (Nov 2011)
  • If you mandate healthcare, you mandate everything in life. (Jun 2011)
  • Tort Reform: Impose "loser pays" rules; cap punitive damages. (May 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare; sign tort reform instead. (Feb 2011)
  • $151B wasted annually to avoid malpractice lawsuits. (May 2010)
  • Focus on Availability, Affordability, and Appropriateness. (May 2010)
  • $600B to $850B in healthcare waste every year. (May 2010)
  • 21st-century personalized intelligent health system. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on health as a moral issue. (Dec 2007)
  • Market competition yields more health choice at lower prices. (Dec 2006)
  • Health Savings Accounts: tax-free savings until used. (Oct 2005)
  • 1994: Declined gov't insurance but gov't paid 75% anyway. (Nov 2003)
  • Save dollars and save lives--so transform urgently. (Sep 2003)
  • System broken due to “perfect storm” of converging problems. (Sep 2003)
  • Tax credits for developing technology for disabilities. (Sep 2003)
  • Market dynamics can save healthcare, not government control. (Sep 2003)
  • Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes. (Jul 1998)
  • Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare. (Jul 1998)
  • Decentralizing power will reduce health costs. (Jul 1996)
  • Too much reform puts 1/7 of US economy at risk. (Jun 1995)
  • Replace expensive, red-tape-ridden, litigious system. (Jan 1995)
  • $500 tax credit for family eldercare. (Dec 1994)


  • Medicare pays crooks; contract it out to private companies. (Nov 2011)
  • Block grant Medicaid; create individual incentives & bonuses. (Nov 2011)
  • Rampant Medicaid/Medicare fraud: stop paying the crooks. (Jul 2011)
  • House GOP Medicare plan was right-wing social engineering. (Jun 2011)
  • Medicare opt-in to private health savings accounts. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus 21st Century Intelligent Health System on individuals. (Dec 2006)
  • Re-focus Medicare on preventive health instead of sickness. (Sep 2003)
  • 1995: Let Medicare wither on the vine. (Jan 1997)
  • Socialized medicine designed to seize control of system. (Jan 1995)

    Voting Record

  • Rick Santorum's healthcare stances compared to Newt's. (Jan 2012)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
Newt Gingrich on Homeland Security
Click here for 27 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Threat of militant Islam is comparable to pre-WWII Nazis. (Jan 2015)
  • Snowden should be tried as a felon for releasing secrets. (Jan 2014)
  • Train women for combat, even if not formally in combat. (Jan 2013)
  • All of us will be in danger for the rest of our lives. (Nov 2011)
  • Every tool possible against terrorists, incluing PATRIOT Act. (Nov 2011)
  • It's nonsense to disarm America to balance the budget. (Oct 2011)
  • Real danger of Iran getting nukes from Pakistan. (Sep 2011)
  • We have enemies that want disasters on an enormous scale. (Sep 2011)
  • Defense as percentage of GDP is lowest since WWII. (Jul 2011)
  • Gitmo lawyers threaten to identify our CIA officers. (May 2010)
  • Enemy combatants not entitled to Miranda rights. (May 2010)
  • Post-9/11, it's terrorism vs. civilization. (Sep 2009)
  • Be prepared in a very militant and aggressive way. (Feb 2009)
  • Gingrich-plus-up: $1B increase in 1990s Pentagon funding. (Dec 2007)
  • Contain nuclear threats:China, Russia, Pakistan, North Korea. (Sep 2007)
  • 1980s: Supported squadron of 132 B-2 stealth bombers. (May 2007)
  • Military tribunals to lock people up the way Lincoln did. (May 2007)
  • Defend America & allies with information policies. (Dec 2006)
  • Defeat al Qaeda; contain N.Korea, Russia, China, & Pakistan. (Oct 2005)
  • System that can smuggle slaves can also smuggle terrorists. (Oct 2005)
  • Biological threat bigger than nuclear threat. (Sep 2003)
  • Downsize the Pentagon to a triangle; decentralize decisions. (Jul 1996)
  • Peace through strength, to lead the world. (Jul 1996)
  • Wishes he volunteered for Vietnam; exempt due to young kids. (Jun 1995)
  • Women not suitable for combat due to infections. (Jun 1995)
  • Co-founded Military Reform Caucus as "cheap hawk solution". (Jun 1995)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Immigration
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  • Newt side-by-side against Romney, Paul & Santorum. (Mar 2012)
  • By 2014, finish job of constructing a double border fence. (Feb 2012)
  • Use American Express & Visa to verify immigration laws. (Jan 2012)
  • Romney's "self-deportation" is an Obama-level fantasy. (Jan 2012)
  • Not speaking English traps people into not getting jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Santorum's immigration stances compared to Newt's. (Jan 2012)
  • Review all illegal aliens & if you have no ties, go home. (Nov 2011)
  • Illegal aliens born in the US should not be deported. (Nov 2011)
  • Sue the federal government for every cent spent on illegals. (Nov 2011)
  • Employers should use e-verify for all hires. (Sep 2011)
  • Require official English plus American history. (Sep 2011)
  • I voted for Reagan's legal guest worker program. (Sep 2011)
  • Citizen Boards to decide which immigrants stay and go. (Aug 2011)
  • Use National Guard on US-Mexican border. (Jun 2011)
  • Deport 55,000 illegal aliens with multiple arrest records. (Dec 2007)
  • Elite immigration solution incompatible with American values. (Dec 2007)
  • Lax border security lets in terrorists. (Dec 2007)
  • Immigrants must learn key values of American history. (Dec 2006)
  • Make it harder to sneak in, but easier for guest workers. (Dec 2006)
  • 1989: Let Tiananmen students overstay visas. (Jun 1995)
  • Irish and Chinese immigrants overcame bigotry; so can blacks. (Jun 1995)
  • No welfare for non-citizens. (Dec 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Jobs
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  • Auto bailout was unprecedented capitulation to unions. (Feb 2012)
  • Bigger government lead to more food stamps, not more jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Create transitional program for returning vets, like in WWII. (Jan 2012)
  • Go to college instead of 99 weeks of unemployment. (Nov 2011)
  • Fundamentally wrong to give unemployment pay for 99 weeks. (Sep 2011)
  • The American people create jobs; not government. (Sep 2011)
  • Jobs & Prosperity Plan: cut business taxes & regulations. (Jul 2011)
  • Defund National Labor Relations Board; favor right-to-work. (Jun 2011)
  • Number one job today is to create jobs. (Feb 2011)
  • Jobs plan: lower taxes; lower spending; domestic energy. (May 2010)
  • Card Check strips workers of right to secret ballot. (May 2010)
  • Union power games the system to minimize work. (May 2010)
  • Unions want to take away right to secret-ballot elections. (Dec 2007)
  • Union leaders prefer protection over competition. (Sep 2007)
  • Unions good early on, but now they block competition. (Oct 2005)
  • Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business. (Jul 1998)
  • Welfare attacks work & encourages getting out of work. (Jan 1995)
  • Lower lifetime earning level if you go to Job Corps. (Jan 1995)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Principles & Values
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  • Mueller was a figurehead for anti-Trump prosecutors. (Jul 2019)
  • Is Obama a socialist? "Sure, of course he is". (Sep 2011)
  • Tea Party prevents mistake of electing conservative Dems. (Jul 2011)
  • If you're not loyal to U.S., you can't serve in my Cabinet. (Jun 2011)
  • Start speaking out in favor of American Exceptionalism. (Jun 2011)
  • American Exceptionalism is central to our nation's survival. (Jun 2011)
  • Five habits of liberty sustain American Exceptionalism. (Jun 2011)
  • OpEd: Great revolutionary but less adept at governing. (Sep 2010)
  • America is now facing a mortal threat. (May 2010)
  • Saul Alinsky is clear: Left needs to be dishonest. (May 2010)
  • GOP regained majority after Watergate; and we'll do it again. (Jan 2010)
  • Creator as source of liberty is literally written in stone. (Dec 2006)
  • Media-academic-legal elite imposes radical secularist vision. (Dec 2006)
  • Reform traditional instruments of gov’t for 21st century. (Dec 2006)
  • Focus on 5 major challenges for the 21st century. (Dec 2006)
  • Forced change from minority mentality to majority mentality. (Sep 2006)
  • Winning the future requires a movement for real change. (Oct 2005)
  • Politics is war without blood. (Feb 2003)
  • GOP represents people, but Dems communicate better. (Jul 1998)
  • Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated. (Jul 1998)
  • Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength. (Jul 1998)
  • We must choose between a future of freedom or decline. (Jul 1996)
  • Culture of irresponsibility began in 1965. (Jul 1995)
  • Our civilization is a shared opportunity to pursue happiness. (Jul 1995)
  • Search for progress in successful lessons of the past. (Jun 1995)
  • Many newspaper editorial boards contain socialists. (Jun 1995)
  • If you're afraid or broke or uneducated, you're not free. (Jan 1995)

    Past Elections

  • 1998: Resigned after election loss of House seats. (Nov 2010)
  • 1994 goal of durable conservative majority lasted until 2008. (Aug 2009)
  • After 2000, Republicans failed to govern successfully. (Dec 2007)
  • 1979: wrote Art of Transformation; 1990s: implemented it. (Dec 2007)
  • 21st century Contract With America: grassroots movement. (Oct 2005)
  • 1998: Proceeded with unpopular impeachment "because we can". (Jun 2004)
  • 1972: State chair for CREEP, committee to re-elect Nixon. (Jun 1995)
  • 1960: first political activism: student volunteer for Nixon. (Jun 1995)
  • Cooperate on Contract, but no compromise. (Jun 1995)
  • Four House Ethics complaints against "Newt Inc." GOPAC. (Jun 1995)
  • Authored Conservative Opportunity Society manifesto. (Jun 1995)
  • Great Republican tradition of progressivism from 1856-1912. (Jan 1995)

    Personal Life

  • Parents married only a few months; named after stepfather. (Jun 1995)
  • Dated his geometry teacher in high-school; married her later. (Jun 1995)
  • As an army brat, I know how exciting military life can be. (Jan 1995)
  • Grew up on military bases during Vietnam War. (Jan 1995)
  • Mother married to biological father for only 3 days. (Jan 1995)


  • Declaration assumes God created man. (Jun 2011)
  • Constitution says freedom OF religion, not FROM religion. (Dec 2006)
  • Supreme Court hostile to religion, but building based on it. (Dec 2006)
  • Freedom OF religion; not freedom FROM religion. (Oct 2005)
  • Leaders of the American Revolution were committed to God. (Apr 1996)
  • Judeo-Christian traditions and rules work. (Jan 1995)

    Voting Record

  • Reach out to blacks & Latinos in "blue" areas. (Jan 2010)
  • Red-blue split in America is 85% Americans and 15% fringe. (Dec 2007)
  • Red-vs.-Blue fails: propose Red-White-and-Blue solutions. (Dec 2007)
  • Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues. (Jul 1998)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Social Security
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  • Establish Social Security savings accounts, like Chile. (Jan 2012)
  • Take Social Security off federal budget; give young a choice. (Nov 2011)
  • Get social security out of budget; make personal accounts. (Nov 2011)
  • Take away politicians' power & control over our retirement. (Sep 2011)
  • Capital markets return more that Social Security promises. (May 2010)
  • 50% offset on the FICA tax, to stimulate economy. (Feb 2009)
  • Invest 50% of payroll taxes in personal accounts. (Dec 2007)
  • Move retirement plans to personal savings plans. (Dec 2007)
  • Modernize via personal social security savings accounts. (Dec 2006)
  • Transform Social Security into personal savings accounts. (Oct 2005)
  • Retirement policies & tax policies ARE health policies. (Sep 2003)
  • Show true cost of FICA--double what is shown on paychecks. (Jul 1998)
  • Convert to IRA-based system. (Jul 1998)
  • Change how we pay for retirement but don't abolish system. (Jan 1995)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Tax Reform
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  • Flat tax at 15%; reduce government to make that work. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama divides us by going after people who make over $250K. (Oct 2011)
  • Obama's "balanced approach" is code for raise taxes. (Jul 2011)
  • Death tax is a direct assault on civil society. (Jun 2011)
  • Energy taxes are taxes on people earning under $250K. (Feb 2009)
  • Match the Chinese and have zero capital gains tax. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted against Reagan tax increases & Bush tax increases. (Feb 2008)
  • Flat tax proposal criticized for losing popular tax breaks. (Dec 2007)
  • Tax hikes retard growth and depress revenues. (Dec 2007)
  • Change tax policies to make US companies competitive abroad. (Sep 2007)
  • Create tax incentives that encourage R&D. (Sep 2007)
  • Eliminate the capital gains tax to encourage investing. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposing taxes is a key conservative value. (Jul 1998)
  • Input of public judgement for any major tax reform. (Jul 1998)
  • EITC is an invitation to fraud. (Jul 1998)
  • Taxes are too complicated and IRS is too intimidating. (Jul 1996)
  • Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death tax. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Newt Gingrich on Technology
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  • Get an American on the moon before the Chinese get there. (Jan 2012)
  • 6 or 7 private launches every day; permanent moon base. (Jan 2012)
  • I favor Internet freedom; SOPA favors Hollywood. (Jan 2012)
  • We can't compete with China with an inferior infrastructure. (Jan 2012)
  • America should be in space, aggressively & entrepreneurially. (Dec 2011)
  • Prepare more for electromagnetic pulse attack. (Nov 2011)
  • FactCheck: 1.3 million Twitter followers is exaggerated. (Jul 2011)
  • Replace NASA with incentives to private sector. (Jun 2011)
  • Treat WikiLeaks as enemy combatants engaged in terrorism. (Dec 2010)
  • NASA bureaucrats hijacked the great space adventure. (Dec 2007)
  • Establish three high-speed rail corridors; NY-MA; FL; & CA. (Dec 2007)
  • Invest in scientific revolutions: energy, space, environment. (Sep 2007)
  • NASA focuses too much on safety and elite standards. (Oct 2005)
  • 21st century reform: Being online better than being in line. (Oct 2005)
  • Focus on investing in science and discovery. (Sep 2003)
  • Nanotechnology combined with biotech will transform society. (Sep 2003)
  • Supports federal investment in space for science & discovery. (Sep 2003)
  • Statistical adjustment of census begets political adjustment. (Jul 1998)
  • Develop US lead in all information-age industries. (Jul 1996)
  • Television is the wasteland of cynicism. (Jun 1995)
  • Televise Congress: "C-Span is more real than being there". (Jun 1995)
  • Tax credit for inner-city computers: "Let them eat laptops". (Jun 1995)
  • Co-founded Congressional Space Caucus. (Jun 1995)
  • Abolish tax deferral for media sales to minorities. (Jun 1995)
  • Space exploration solves the world's most pressing problems. (Jan 1995)
  • Space mirrors could uncover criminals lurking in darkness. (Jan 1995)
Newt Gingrich on War & Peace
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  • Obama "screams loudly & carries no stick," in Russia & Syria. (Mar 2014)
  • We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East. (Jan 2012)
  • Sabotage Iran's oil refinery. (Nov 2011)
  • Covert operations & military, if needed, to stop Iran nukes. (Nov 2011)
  • Wrong to intervene in Libya; covert action more effective. (Aug 2011)
  • No US conventional forces in Libya. (Jul 2011)
  • Get out of Arab region rapidly; make new strategy. (Jun 2011)
  • Supported Clinton's 1998 attack on Osama bin Laden. (Nov 2009)
  • Goal was to liberate Iraq from Saddam, not to occupy. (Dec 2007)
  • The "Irreconcilable Wing of Islam" threatens our way of life. (Dec 2007)
  • Deadline for Iraqi withdrawal is legislating defeat. (May 2007)
  • Even if Iraq IS a civil war, people have won civil wars. (May 2007)
  • Pressure Iran to cut off Iraq, including blockading Iran. (May 2007)
  • Iraq & Syria are enemies--ok to talk if we understand that. (May 2007)
  • French didn’t abandon colonies in 1776; even when losing. (May 2007)
  • Iraqi Army risk their lives & take more casualties than US. (May 2007)
  • Date for withdrawal means terrorists exalt & follow us home. (May 2007)
  • War on terror is transformational, and will take many years. (Dec 2006)
  • Defend America & allies from those who would destroy us. (Dec 2006)
  • Critical of how Iraq war has been fought. (Nov 2006)
  • 2003: Post-Iraq policy errors pushing US "off a cliff". (Oct 2006)
  • US in Long War with irreconcilable wing of Islam. (Oct 2005)
  • Iraq policy is a mess. (Dec 2003)
  • LBJ misled the American people about war in Asia. (Jan 1995)
  • Use air power against every position everywhere. (Jan 1995)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Newt Gingrich on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Obama is the Food Stamp President; teach poor to get jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Fight crisis of secularism with church-based charity. (Dec 2011)
  • FactCheck: Poverty rate has fallen under War on Poverty. (Jul 2011)
  • When free welfare is provided, people choose not to work. (Jun 2011)
  • 1996: One out of 184 programs block-granted back to states. (Jun 2011)
  • $1,000 tax credit for low-income first-time homebuyers. (May 2011)
  • Ten Lessons from Successfully Transforming Welfare. (Dec 2007)
  • Echoed Bush's "Thousand Points of Light". (Apr 2004)
  • Boys Town-style orphanages better than kids on welfare. (Nov 2003)
  • Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies. (Jul 1998)
  • Replace "welfare state" with "opportunity society". (Jul 1996)
  • Enterprise zones let poor create their own jobs. (Jul 1996)
  • Eight steps to improve opportunity for poor. (Jul 1995)
  • Welfare state has distorted beyond its original intent. (Jun 1995)
  • Error at core of welfare state is its dehumanization. (Jun 1995)
  • Welfare vouchers allow choice & reduce bureaucracy. (Jun 1995)
  • Food stamps crowd out space shuttles. (Jun 1995)
  • Replace welfare state with opportunity society. (Jan 1995)
  • Tell the poor the truth: to be middle class is to work hard. (Jan 1995)
  • Change America one church & one organization at a time. (Jan 1995)
  • End entitlements; require work. (Dec 1994)
  • Build opportunity society to oppose the welfare state. (Sep 1984)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)
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