Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum, hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, on Dec. 7, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Forum, hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition, on Dec. 7, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)