Republican from Georgia
A former Georgia congressman, Gingrich served as speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich sought the GOP nomination for president in 2012 and now serves as a host on CNN's Crossfire.
Recent statements involving Newt Gingrich
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."
Recent stories featuring Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich tried to tie Democrats to the problem of poverty in the United States on ABC's "This Week."
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.
Few candidates provided more colorful claims to check than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who's finally leaving the Republican primary contest. Here are our favorite Newt-centric fact-checks.
A national newspaper asked the other day: "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Well, he still has a PolitiFact report card.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the health care law, we recall the flip-flops behind the debate. Some Republicans used to love it; Barack Obama was against it.
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