Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Newt Gingrich 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 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 June 28, 2015 in comments on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Amazon has removed "an educational game about Gettysburg." 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 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 February 27, 2012 in in a campaign appearance in Nashville.: Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx." 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 January 10, 2012 in a video campaign ad: Says Mitt Romney "put Planned Parenthood on a state medical board but failed to put a pro-life group on the same board." Newt Gingrich stated on January 16, 2012 in a Republican presidential debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.: "More people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history." Newt Gingrich stated on December 15, 2011 in a debate in Iowa: "I never lobbied under any circumstance" for Freddie Mac. Newt Gingrich stated on November 5, 2011 in the Texas Patriots PAC debate in The Woodlands, Texas: Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform. Newt Gingrich stated on November 22, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Washington, D.C.: In Chile "they have 72 percent of the GDP in savings." Newt Gingrich stated on November 9, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Michigan: "By 2014, there will be one administrator for every teacher on college campuses in the United States." Newt Gingrich stated on November 9, 2011 in a written opening statement for a debate: Under President Barack Obama, "more Americans are in poverty ... than at any time since the Census Bureau began keeping records on it over 50 years ago." Newt Gingrich stated on May 15, 2011 in in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "A large number of the uninsured earn $75,000 or more a year." Newt Gingrich stated on June 13, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate: If today's economy was rebounding at the rate of the "Reagan recovery," it would have created the equivalent of 25 million new jobs and raised federal revenue by $800 billion a year. Newt Gingrich stated on May 15, 2011 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": President Barack Obama deserves to be called "the most successful food stamp president in American history" because "47 million Americans are on food stamps." Newt Gingrich stated on February 13, 2011 in an interview on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour": The Obama administration "actually cut out the democracy in Egypt funds inside the State Department."