Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to make clear within two weeks whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. If so, he will be one of the first to make it official. (Associated Press)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to make clear within two weeks whether he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. If so, he will be one of the first to make it official. (Associated Press)