A look back at Newt Gingrich in his own words from the campaign trail.
For months now, his name has gone hand-in-hand with that of Newt Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination next week, his spokesman said Wednesday, and will back Mitt Romney in his bid to defeat President Barack Obama in November.
Newt Gingrich tells North Carolina supporters he is not backing out but is rethinking how his campaign can remain helpful.
If I had my way, Newt Gingrich would run in every presidential primary there ever was. This year, his ego made him shine in a Republican field populated by nonpersonalities. He's certainly a lot more fun than the presumptive nominee. Having Mitt Romney at your cocktail party is the social equivalent of two people not turning up.
Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he'll do everything he can to support Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's presidential nominee when that time comes. But that time hasn't come yet.
Newt Gingrich is determined to stay in the race for the Republican nomination, his communications director said Wednesday, even though he's laid off one-third of his staff and faces increasing calls to cede the contest to front-runner Mitt Romney.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he is "staying in the race." CNN's Piers Morgan has more.
After Romney's win in Illinois, a political panel weighs in on whether they think Newt Gingrich will leave the race.
If Newt Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, where can he win? The former House speaker fell short in the heart of Dixie on Tuesday, and it's not clear where he goes from here.
Newt Gingrich congratulated Rick Santorum on winning the Alabama and Mississippi primaries.
Aside from winning his home state of Georgia and the bordering state of South Carolina, Newt Gingrich has had a lackluster performance in the Republican race. It is about time for Gingrich to step out of the race and endorse Rick Santorum.
Newt Gingrich compares his "grit" experience to Mitt Romney's while speaking to Southerners at an event in Alabama.
Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time.
Newt Gingrich told his supporters he is "the tortoise that takes it one step at a time"
Despite a delegate math challenge ahead, Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the GOP presidential race after he won Georgia's Super Tuesday primary.
Newt Gingrich says in order for the GOP nomination to go to a true conservative he has to beat Romney in South Carolina.
American voters this presidential election year are still stuck with an archaic electoral process that artificially restricts our ballot choices.
What does it say when a politician is willing to get up early to do four of the five national Sunday talk shows?
Since 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat his main Democratic rivals in a slew of March primary states, "Super Tuesday" has usually played a pivotal role in determining presidential nominees in both parties.
Gas prices are on the rise, and so like clockwork, politicians are now selling the promise of lower prices at the pump.
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich says he would support Israel if it decided to strike against Iran's nuclear capabilities.
Newt Gingrich criticized the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for characterizing Iran as a "rational actor" in international affairs and defending the possibility of preventing an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites, during Wednesday night's Republican candidates debate hosted by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona.
Finality can be a driving force in critical decision making, and it goes without saying that tonight's presidential debate is weighing heavily on the minds of the four Republican presidential candidates.
Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich ratcheted up their attacks against President Barack Obama on Monday as they competed for conservative votes ahead of primaries and caucuses in the Republican presidential race.
In no particular order, here are four things you should watch in this week's desert debate: Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich.
Patricia Murphy says a strong showing in GA is key to Newt Gingrich staying in the GOP presidential race.
Newt Gingrich conceded Sunday that losing his home state of Georgia in the Super Tuesday primaries in March would "badly" weaken his candidacy.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got a good laugh from his audience of conservatives Friday when he ribbed the U.S. government for not using mail services, such as FedEx, to track down the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the nation.
On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we took a look at the Republican candidates' standing in the social-media world -- comparing everything from Facebook "likes" to Twitter followers to YouTube channel views.
Newt Gingrich believes the U.S. should work more aggressively to remove Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria.
Coming off a drubbing by conservative rival Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich plans to head to his home turf as part of his strategy to revitalize his struggling presidential campaign with a strong showing in next month's Super Tuesday primaries.
Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Ron Paul challenge Newt Gingrich's spending projects.
Lost in the laughter over the past two weeks has been GOP presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's core point about America's future in space. We shouldn't just explore space, we should develop and even settle it, using the same enterprise-friendly approaches that helped open the West and the skies.
Newt Gingrich compares the 19 Americans held in Egypt to the Iranian hostage crisis of the late 1970s.
Tom Lucero, Colorado campaign chair for Gingrich, weighs in on the GOP hopeful's campaign strategy going forward.
After a bad defeat in the Nevada caucuses, the options dwindle for former Speaker Newt Gingrich.
On his heels after two straight primary defeats to rival Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insists he is in the Republican presidential race until the August nominating convention.
Newt Gingrich said Sunday he is plotting a Southern revival, while Rick Santorum and Ron Paul seek stronger showings in upcoming caucuses to slow front-runner Mitt Romney's momentum after his second straight victory in the Republican presidential race.
After a bruising 10 days in Florida, Newt Gingrich wasn't conceding anything to Mitt Romney following his devastating, momentum-shifting loss in the state's primary.
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich used their speeches after Tuesday's Florida primary to go after President Obama.
The only thing that will keep Newt Gingrich running past Florida is ego.
Newt Gingrich lays out a series of bashes against Obama including one on his singing and his use of a teleprompter.
Newt Gingrich tells supporters the GOP race is now down to two candidates and that he will run in every remaining state.
CNN's John King discusses the details of who voted in the Florida primary.
Romney and Gingrich make a push before the primary in Florida. CNN's Peter Hamby reports.
As the Republican presidential campaign heads toward a critical showdown in the Florida primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have rebounded from his second-place finish in South Carolina and is poised to score a victory over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to a CNN survey of Sunshine State GOP political insiders.
Front-runners Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich traded accusations of dishonesty Sunday as the increasingly vitriolic Republican presidential campaign headed for its biggest primary to date.
Matt Towery and Lee May discuss Newt Gingrich's missteps and the damage negative ads are causing within the GOP.
Newt Gingrich wants to build a permanent colony on the moon and, if his dream is fully realized, the price tag could be huge.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Herman Cain about why he is endorsing Newt Gingrich as the GOP candidate for president.
Newt Gingrich likes to fancy himself a counterestablishment rebel. He has attempted to tap into the anger of tea party Republicans by reminding voters about his glory days as a maverick conservative in the House of Representatives, which culminated in the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994.
Newt Gingrich has absorbed a fair degree of ridicule for his campaign proposal to build an American colony on the moon. Before focusing the laughter solely on Gingrich, however, let's recall that it is the declared policy of the U.S. government to return a human being to the moon by 2020, in preparation for sending a human astronaut to Mars. If Gingrich is wrong (and he is), he's not wrong alone.
The first competitive debating technique I teach is AARP. No, I don't tell my teams to debate like older people. Argue. Attack. Respond. Presence.
Newt Gingrich explains what he meant when he referred to the Palestinians as an "invented people."
CNN's Jim Acosta speaks with Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond after the Florida debate.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of taking out of context comments he made about bilingual education. The speaker's comments are referenced in a Spanish-language political ad. During Thursday night's CNN Republican candidates debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Romney about it, "You've had an ad running saying that Speaker Gingrich called Spanish -- quote -- 'The language of the ghetto.' What do you mean by that?"
While media outlets and Beltway pundits might use state polls to gauge the race in Florida between GOP presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, Ron Crum uses poles.
The 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited contributions by corporations and unions has already affected the 2012 presidential campaign. But it could play a larger part in the balance of power in Congress this fall.
In the first of this two-part edition of Explain it to me, Tom Foreman explains how presidential hopefuls raise money.
Newt Gingrich is a political opportunist. His job is to pack as much powerfully charged meaning into every sentence as he can, which makes him a working poet. So he knows full well that calling someone a "food stamp president" brings up the working person's fear, looming reality, and in some cases the actual experience, of unemployment -- while making a shout-out to racism and affixing a stigma to poverty. All the while hiding behind the symbol of a flag.
Perhaps you remember the Oscar-nominated movie "12 Angry Men." It's the story of an all-male, all-white jury meeting for a slam-dunk guilty-of-murder-one verdict against a Spanish teenager. Except for one lone juror, known only as No. 8. He quietly, persistently presents his arguments, asks questions and refuses to be diverted by emotional outbursts or personal attacks until he persuades the other jurors to examine the case logically and objectively.
At a forum this week focused on recruiting more black Republicans, the message was clear: "We have a sales and marketing problem."
Our esteemed CNN colleague Ari Fleischer says we don't understand Republicans.
The Gingrich Group released one year of its contract with Freddie Mac. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.
After Saturday's South Carolina primary shook up the Republican presidential race, the four major candidates matched up on Monday in the first of two debates in Florida, which votes next on January 31. Here are five things we learned:
The four remaining Republican candidates share their thoughts on Iran during a GOP debate in Florida.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of having lobbied in favor of Medicare Part D, the federal program that provides drugs for senior citizens, during Monday night's Republican debate in Tampa, Florida. Romney said other congressmen said they were lobbied by Gingrich at the time.
During Thursday's Republican debate, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney spent time recounting the ethics investigation into former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
The prospect of Newt Gingrich becoming the GOP nominee is making a few top Republicans nervous, as Dana Bash reports.
Newt Gingrich might have led Republicans to their first House majority in 40 years in the 1990s, but the prospect of the former House Speaker becoming their presidential nominee is producing significant GOP angst.
Mitt Romney ramped up his criticism of Newt Gingrich on Monday, prompting the former House speaker to respond that his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination was getting desperate.
CNN's John King and Erin Burnett look at GOP candidate television ad spending in South Carolina and Florida.
"Why liberals oppose a strong American presence in space."
Rick Santorum speaks to supporters after his third place finish in the South Carolina primary.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum finished third in the first Southern state primary, a disappointing showing for the candidate who just days ago was declared the winner of the first 2012 GOP presidential contest in Iowa.
It was the perfect storm. Newt Gingrich seized on one of the wildest weeks ever in primary politics to win Saturday's South Carolina Republican presidential primary, taking 40% of the vote in a contest that showed Republicans are energized and focused on beating President Obama.
Newt Gingrich's stunningly strong win in the South Carolina primary capped an incredible week in the Republican presidential nominating cycle., but what did we learn from it?
How did Newt Gingrich do in his South Carolina victory speech? CNN analysts debate its significance.
Newt Gingrich has pulled a Double Lazarus, coming back from the dead twice in this campaign to win decisively in South Carolina.
All four candidates in the South Carolina primary are looking onward while touting their success in South Carolina.
Newt Gingrich told supporters chanting, "USA, USA," at his South Carolina primary victory party on Saturday night that they had captured the heart of his campaign.
Jackie Gingrich Cushman says her father is the leader America needs right now.
Newt Gingrich won Saturday's South Carolina GOP presidential primary, marking a stunning turnaround for a candidate who finished fourth in Iowa and New Hampshire and whose campaign had been left for dead -- again -- by observers just weeks ago.
Newt Gingrich blasts CNN's John King for asking him about comments his ex-wife made about their marriage.
When someone asks when the Republican Party abandoned its longstanding position as the party of family values, we will all be able to say it was shortly after 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 19, 2012, in Charleston, South Carolina.
After two strong debate performances, momentum appeared to shift in Newt Gingrich's favor Friday as a key adviser predicted an almost-certain victory in Saturday's South Carolina primary and longtime front-runner Mitt Romney went on the defensive.
Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul argues against what he calls an "entitlement system."
The South Carolina Republican presidential primary is often a free-for-all, but this year's contest probably sets a new standard for volatility. Not surprisingly, Palmetto State GOP insiders see a close finish in the primary Saturday between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to a CNN survey.
John King says that it was his decision to ask Gingrich about his ex-wife's allegation; David Gergen weighs in on the issue
The four remaining GOP candidates played to their individual strengths on Thursday and tried to leave a lasting impression in a final, boisterous debate two days before South Carolina's pivotal primary.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was the first over the line in the Great Tax Return Race of 2012.
Newt Gingrich said the country's distrust of Washington and fear of centralized medicine would create pressure to repeal the health care act during Thursday's Republican presidential debate in South Carolina.
CNN's Tom Foreman looks into Newt Gingrich's claim that people are frightened of centralized medicine.
On TV, you watch the body language of candidates and wait for the zingers that could tilt your vote a certain way. Or you can just get lost in the pomp of a hall bedazzled by star-spangled ribbons.
Newt Gingrich offered his second wife a choice of an open marriage or a divorce when he revealed to her he was having an affair with the woman he later made his third wife, Marianne Gingrich said in interviews with ABC News and The Washington Post.
Newt Gingrich's ex-wife, Marianne, tells ABC that he wanted to have an open marriage and she refused.
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