Latest Fact-checks on Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich stated on July 23, 2017 in an interview on Fox News: In economic growth, "Obama's best year was slower than Bill Clinton's worst year." Newt Gingrich stated on June 27, 2017 in an appearance on 'Fox & Friends': Under the House health care bill, Medicaid spending "actually goes up 20 percent over the next 10 years." Newt Gingrich stated on May 21, 2017 in an episode of "Fox and Friends": Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich "apparently was assassinated at 4 in the morning, having given WikiLeaks something like 53,000 emails and 17,000 attachments. ... It turns out, it wasn’t the Russians." Newt Gingrich stated on December 2, 2016 in a radio interview.: "We adopted the modern Social Security system at a time when the average person died before they were old enough to get Social Security." Newt Gingrich stated on November 6, 2016 in comments on "Meet the Press": "There’s a section in the Constitution called the Emoluments Clause that says no one, nor their spouses, can take money from foreigners. (Hillary Clinton) has to be guilty of 70 or 100 counts just on that one charge." Newt Gingrich stated on October 25, 2016 in an interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly: In the Paula Jones case, Bill Clinton paid an "$850,000 penalty." Newt Gingrich stated on September 19, 2016 in in a Facebook post and video: Hillary Clinton said, "with a straight face, that the terrorist attacks this weekend were caused by Donald J. Trump" Newt Gingrich stated on July 20, 2016 in a speech at the Republican convention: Says "Hillary (Clinton) wants to increase the number (of Syrian refugees) by 500 percent." Newt Gingrich stated on July 20, 2016 in a speech at the Republican National Convention: "Just 9 percent of Muslims in Pakistan view ISIS favorably. Unfortunately, that 9 percent is 16 million people. And that’s just one country." Newt Gingrich stated on May 27, 2016 in a post on Twitter: "No one in American history has moved from a June 16 announcement to a May 26 winning of a majority. Trump's achievement is remarkable." Newt Gingrich stated on May 15, 2016 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": "The Chinese last year probably stole $360 billion in intellectual property from the United States." Newt Gingrich stated on June 28, 2015 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Amazon has removed "an educational game about Gettysburg." Newt Gingrich stated on April 26, 2015 in comments on ABC's "This Week": The money the Clinton Foundation took from from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state "is clearly illegal. … The Constitution says you can’t take this stuff." Newt Gingrich stated on January 4, 2015 in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation": Says President Barack Obama got "a pass" over controversal remarks by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, while a 12-year-old speech by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has blown up into a national story. Newt Gingrich stated on July 6, 2014 in interview on ABC's "This Week": 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. Newt Gingrich stated on December 15, 2013 in comments on ABC's "This Week": "Every major city which has a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city." Newt Gingrich stated on September 30, 2013 in a comment on CNN's "Crossfire": 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. Newt Gingrich stated on September 24, 2013 in on CNN's "Crossfire": "(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it." Newt Gingrich stated on September 18, 2013 in a discussion on CNN's "Crossfire": Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000." Newt Gingrich stated on July 21, 2013 in a roundtable discussion on CNN's "State of the Union": "Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected." Newt Gingrich stated on May 5, 2013 in a discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press": 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." Newt Gingrich stated on March 11, 2012 in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday": 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." Newt Gingrich stated on February 29, 2012 in a speech: Sixteen million jobs were created under Ronald Reagan's presidency. Newt Gingrich stated on February 27, 2012 in in a campaign appearance in Nashville.: Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx." Newt Gingrich stated on February 10, 2012 in a radio interview: "The biggest contribution" behind a decrease in U.S. unemployment "was 1.2 million people leaving the workforce" Newt Gingrich stated on February 22, 2012 in a televised address: One estimate says there may be "three times as much oil in the United States as there is in Saudi Arabia." Newt Gingrich stated on February 18, 2012 in a campaign speech in Cobb County: "You can’t put a gun rack in a [Chevrolet] Volt." Newt Gingrich stated on February 10, 2012 in a radio interview: Says he was "exonerated in every single case" in 1990s ethics violations charges. Newt Gingrich stated on January 21, 2012 in remarks after winning the South Carolina Republican presidential primary: 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." Newt Gingrich stated on February 5, 2012 in an interview on "Meet the Press": Says President Barack Obama "has an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would raise the price of gasoline by 25 cents a gallon."