Newt Gingrich | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich, a Republican, served as House speaker from 1995 to 1999 and ran as a presidential candidate in 2012. He is an adviser to the Center for Union Facts.

Sign Up For Newt's Newsletter

Breaking News Alerts


Latest Videos



Articles by Newt Gingrich

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Sunday night, Dec. 6, 2016.  In a rare Oval Office address, Obama vowed the United States would overcome a terror threat that has entered a "new phase" as he sought to reassure Americans shaken by recent attacks in Paris and California.   (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

Obama's challenge to Congress is wrong

President Obama thought he was being clever in the conclusion of his address to the nation Sunday night, which he delivered just before heading to the Kennedy Center Honors. After 13 minutes spent reiterating the same failed approach, the president called on Congress to pass an authorization to use military force against Islamic State. "For over a year," he said, "I have ordered our military to take thousands of airstrikes against ISIL targets. I think it's time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united, and committed, to this fight." Published December 8, 2015

President Obama speaks during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Obama discussed the COP21 climate change summit. (Associated Press)

The Paris delusion

Weeks after the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more, world leaders have converged on the French capital to discuss what they call the most urgent challenge facing the planet, a crisis that threatens to spread death and destruction across the globe: an increase in global average temperatures of two degrees by the end of the 21st century. Published December 1, 2015

Police officers walk outside the house of the mother of the female suicide bomber Hasna Aitboulahcen, in Aulnay-sous-Bois, near Paris, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Aitboulahcen is believed to have detonated a suicide vest after a brief exchange with police officers. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

President Obama, meet Hasna Aitboulahcen

"Apparently, they're scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion." That was President Obama speaking in the Philippines this week, criticizing Republican presidential candidates for their concerns about the program resettling Syrian refugees in the United States. Published November 24, 2015

The Real War II: Defining success

I argued in my column earlier this week that we are engaged in a real war that will almost certainly be a long war as well. The war is worldwide and its center of gravity is the internet and other forms of communication. "A third world war" is how King Abdullah of Jordan described it. Published November 19, 2015

French President Francois Hollande waits for the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Kerry arrived in Paris to pay tribute to last Friday November 13 attacks in France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The real war

Friday night's attack in Paris was another reminder that we are in a real war. It is vital that we understand what the real war is and who the real enemy is. Published November 17, 2015

"While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight's debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. (Associated Press)

Rethinking general election debates

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus showed real leadership after the CNBC debate last month when he announced the party was putting NBC's future debates under review. Published November 12, 2015

A veteran salutes during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**

No veterans, no freedom

The next time someone asks you why we celebrate Veterans Day, remind them that a nation that does not honor its veterans may not have its freedom for very long. Published November 10, 2015

Then-Kentucky Republican Lt. Gubernatorial candidate Jenean Hampton, left, looks on as her running mate, Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, addresses their supporters from the steps of the Bevin campaign headquarters in Somerset Ky., Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The collapse of the Democratic Party

At least since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Republicans have been hearing that their party is on the verge of extinction. The only thing the media pundits haven't seemed able to agree on is what will be the cause of death. Published November 5, 2015

In this Sept. 2, 2008, photo, former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., gives thumbs up after speaking at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Thompson died, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., after a recurrence of lymphoma, his family said in a statement. He was 73. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

Fred Thompson: classic American, remarkable citizen

Callista and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Sen. Fred Thompson. Our hearts go out to his wife, Jeri, and their family. Fred was much more than a U.S. senator. Published November 4, 2015

Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ted Cruz take the stage during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) ** FILE **

The miraculous Republican debate

Thursday night's presidential debate on CNBC may go down in history as a major turning point in candidate-news media relations. Published October 29, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks with Jake Sullivan, a former staff member for her at the State Department, during a break in testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary Clinton's callous indifference to veterans

Bill Clinton is famous for his power of empathy--his ability to make voters think he can "feel their pain," as he put it when running for president in 1992. Twenty-three years later, Hillary Clinton wants voters to think she feels their pain, too. Published October 27, 2015

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., left, and the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., have a heated discussion on the dais on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, as Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before the committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Hillary's Benghazi hearing and public trust

For people who say there is nothing left for the public to learn about Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails or her actions surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks, Democrats on the House select committee spent an awful lot of time Thursday attacking colleagues who asked reasonable questions. And Mrs. Clinton spent an awful lot of time filibustering to run out the clock. Published October 23, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher/File)

Are more lies the answer for Hillary?

Many observers in the political-news media establishment thought Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a winning performance at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate. Published October 15, 2015

Hillary Testifies about Benghazi Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Duplicity in fact and fiction

Back in June 2013, when Pete Earley, Joe Desantis and I began considering writing a novel about terrorism and a presidential campaign, we could not have imagined how much fact and fiction would blend together. Published October 13, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks in Washington, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  McCarthy announced Monday his candidacy for House Speaker, replacing the outgoing John Boehner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kevin McCarthy for House speaker

If I were in the House of Representatives today, I would support Kevin McCarthy for speaker. My choice would not be a close call. Published October 6, 2015

In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., emerge from a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a stunning move, Boehner informed Republicans that he would step down at the end of October.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

From John Boehner to Kevin McCarthy

Hardline conservative House members finally made life sufficiently unpleasant for Speaker John Boehner that retirement was a practical alternative. Published September 29, 2015