Gingrich Campaign Death of the Day

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Gingrich Campaign Death of the Day
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Newt Gingrich's financially unstable bid for the presidency will finally have its long awaited death on Tuesday, according to several reports. Gingrich's campaign has had its fair share of financial trouble. Gingrich came into a particularly ugly (re: sad) final attempt to stomp for delegates during the Delaware primary last week. It's unsure whether Gingrich can afford a trumpet player to play "Taps" in honor of his dead attempt to be president.

[ajc]

GOP Presidential Candidate Drops-Out-Maybe Quote of the Day

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GOP Presidential Candidate Drops-Out-Maybe Quote of the Day
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Newt (really?) Gingrich said of opponent Mitt Romney today on Fox, "[F]ar and away the most likely" Republican nominee, yet he hasn't announced conceding. Oh well, at least he still has that cushy Speaker of the House job, oh wait...

[gawker]

Irresponsible Response of the Day

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Irresponsible Response of the Day
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Asked at a press conference today in Louisiana about the persistent belief among many Americans that President Obama is a Muslim, Newt Gingrich said he personally takes the commander-in-chief "at his word" concerning his Christianity, but understands why some do not.

"Why does the president behave the way that people would think that [he’s Muslim]?" Gingrich told reporters. "You have to ask, why would they believe that? It's not cause they're stupid. It's because they watch the kind of things I just described to you."

According to Politico, those "things" included the president's "excessive sensitivity" toward non-Judeo-Christian faiths. Gingrich has also accused the Obama administration of "anti-religious bigotry" and slammed the president for "apologizing" to Muslims.

"The fact is I take him at his word," Gingrich is quoted as saying, "but I think it is very bizarre that he is desperately concerned to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics while they are killing young Americans while at the same time going to war against the Catholic Church and against every right to live Protestant organization in the country. I just think it's a very strange value system."

Maggie Haberman notes that, in a radio interview yesterday, Gingrich admonished the media for "going easy on coverage of Obama's 'Muslim friends'."

[politico / photo: tpm.]

Breaking News of the Day

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Breaking News of the Day
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Breaking News of the Day: No surprises in the Sunshine State: Mitt Romney picked up Florida's 50 delegates with ease, handily defeating rival Newt Gingrich who never really stood a chance.

Despite campaigning in the state throughout the day, Gingrich had all but conc

Eye Of Newt of the Day

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Eye Of Newt of the Day
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Eye Of Newt of the Day: Rude Music Inc, a company owned by founding Survivor member Frank M. Sullivan III, has filed a lawsuit against Newt Gingrich, seeking to bar the presidential candidate from using the band's biggest hit, "Eye of the Tiger," at campaign rallies, as well as damages for past instances in which he used the iconic Rocky III theme song

Promising The Moon of the Day

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Promising The Moon of the Day
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Promising The Moon of the Day: On Florida's Space Coast today, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made perhaps the most grandiose promise of any candidate since JFK: A permanent American moon base by the end of his second term.

"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American," Gingrich told

Ooooof of the Day

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Ooooof of the Day
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Ooooof of the Day: Screengrab of a still from Mitt Romney's latest web ab, "Restoring America's Greatness," released online yesterday.

[context@thinkprogress.]