All statements involving Newt Gingrich
"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."
"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."
The labor market is weak because if you count the unemployed, underemployed, and those who’ve stopped looking for work, the unemployment rate "actually went up last month to 13.5 percent."
Obama's secretary of energy, Dr. Steven Chu, "has said publicly he wants us to pay European levels (for gasoline), and that would be $9 or $10 a gallon."
"Gingrich supported individual health insurance mandates."
Sixteen million jobs were created under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."
"The biggest contribution" behind a decrease in U.S. unemployment "was 1.2 million people leaving the workforce"
One estimate says there may be "three times as much oil in the United States as there is in Saudi Arabia."
"You can’t put a gun rack in a [Chevrolet] Volt."
Says he was "exonerated in every single case" in 1990s ethics violations charges.
Newt Gingrich "co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy."
Says a federal judge in San Antonio "issued a ruling that … not only could the students not pray at their graduation, if they used the word ‘benediction,’ the word ‘invocation,’ the word ‘God,’ asked the audience to stand or asked for a moment of silence, he would put the superintendent in jail."
Says President Barack Obama "has an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would raise the price of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon."
Newt Gingrich "was fined $300,000 for ethics violations."
"Gov. Romney cut off kosher meals for Jewish senior citizens who were on Medicaid to save $5 a day."
In 1992, Mitt Romney "gave money to Democrats for Congress."
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