Newt Gingrich's file


Republican from Georgia

Newt Gingrich is a political adviser and author. 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.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True7 (%)(7)
  • Mostly True11 (%)(11)
  • Half True21 (%)(21)
  • Mostly False16 (%)(16)
  • False15 (%)(15)
  • Pants on Fire12 (%)(12)

Recent stories featuring Newt Gingrich

Right to work: How past claims have fared on the Truth-O-Meter

Right to work has suddenly been thrust back into the news in Wisconsin. Here's a look at past factchecks on key issues in the debate.

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.