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Conservatives roll out 'bold solution' to circumvent Boehner

Conservatives roll out 'bold solution' to circumvent Boehner

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- A group of House Conservatives ready to push past what they see as ineffective leadership from Speaker John Boehner by introducing their own jobs package.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2014.
By United Press International
More of Bill Clinton's presidential records released

More of Bill Clinton's presidential records released

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 14 (UPI) -- Documents released Friday by the National Archives on President Bill Clinton's administration range from the U.S. response to terrorism to proposed jokes.
CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 8 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took aim Saturday at Hillary Clinton on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

Republicans hope to tie 'doc fix' to Obamacare mandate delay

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans plan to tie a 10-year delay in Obamacare's individual mandate to the annual ritual of overriding a cut in Medicare rates, aides say.
McCain slams Kerry on climate change remarks

McCain slams Kerry on climate change remarks

PHOENIX, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Secretary of State John Kerry, who called climate change one of the world's top problems, shouldn't "talk about" the issue.
Palin gets right-wing birthday greetings on YouTube as she turns 50

Palin gets right-wing birthday greetings on YouTube as she turns 50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who celebrated her 50th birthday Tuesday, got greetings via YouTube from Sen. John McCain and other Republicans.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International
Newt Gingrich fires back at Mandela backlash

Newt Gingrich fires back at Mandela backlash

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich faced a firestorm of outraged comments on his Facebook page after posted a message remembering former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama omits God reference in Gettysburg Address reading

Obama omits God reference in Gettysburg Address reading

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama earned conservative ire for a reading of the Gettysburg Address during which he omitted Lincoln's impromptu addition of "under God."
A broke and broken U.S. government

A broke and broken U.S. government

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- American must demand the U.S. government does its job or face a very dark future.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

The Issue: The budget battle -- to fund or not to fund Obamacare

Let's see if we've got this straight: The U.S. government runs out of money in little more than a week and will breach the debt ceiling within a few weeks, Congress is nowhere near approving a fiscal 2014 budget and defunding/repealing healthcare reform remains House Republicans' top priority.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Newt Gingrich's first wife, Jackie Gingrich, dies

ATLANTA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Jackie Battley Gingrich, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's math teacher and first wife, has died, her daughter, Jacqueline Gingrich Cushman, said.

Rand Paul: Old guard in GOP losing national elections

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Republican "old guard" has been losing national elections for the party, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Friday.
Rick Perry won't seek fourth term as Texas governor

Rick Perry won't seek fourth term as Texas governor

SAN ANTONIO, July 8 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, announced Monday he won't seek re-election to a fourth term in 2014.
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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich ( /ˈnuːt ˈɡɪŋɡrɪtʃ/; born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican member from 1979 to 1999.

Gingrich was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but raised in Hummelstown, a small nearby borough. A college professor, historian, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected ten times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989.

As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America, Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that year's Congressional elections and subsequently was elected Speaker of the House. In 1995, Time magazine named him "Man of the Year" for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to President Bill Clinton. Under his Speakership, Congress passed and Clinton signed the 1996 reform of welfare, a capital gains tax cut and the first balanced budget since 1969.

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