Newt Gingrich's file:
Gingrich

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

Says Hillary Clinton's health care plan from the 1990s "had a broader provision in favor of corporate right to back out" of providing contraceptive coverage than the one created by the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.

"Every major city which has a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city."

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.

"(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it."

Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."

Recent stories featuring Newt Gingrich

Fact-checking the Sunday Dec. 15 news shows:

Newt Gingrich tried to tie Democrats to the problem of poverty in the United States on ABC's "This Week."

PolitiFact's oddest fact-checks of 2012:

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.

Bidding farewell to Newt: our five favorite fact-checks:

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.

Whither Ron Paul? Check his report card:

A national newspaper asked the other day: "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Well, he still has a PolitiFact report card.

Supreme Court debate: Switching sides on the individual mandate:

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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