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5 Things You May Not Know About Gingrich

Newt Gingrich has been in the public eye for decades. Now that he is a potential presidential nominee, we wonder: Is there anything new to know about Newt? Maybe.
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In Budget Crisis, Some Easy Targets For Defense Cuts

The Pentagon and its growing budget is on the supercommittee's radar as it looks to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion. At half the federal government's budget, it's not hard to see why, so which cuts might bleed the least?
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Are Candidates Selling Their Ideas Or Their Books?

If a candidate has written a book — like Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann — the campaign trail presents many opportunities to promote it. These candidate books are a time-honored tradition: The all-time sales champ is Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope.
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Where's Mitt Romney? 'Running Out The Clock'

As his opponents seem to stumble day after day, the former Massachusetts governor avoids mishap in part by doing just a few public events a week. Behind the scenes, he's wooing endorsements and raising a good bit of cash.
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Gingrich's History On Health Care Gets An Exam

Some of the positions Gingrich took while at the helm of a health care think tank are getting another look. Ideas such as an insurance mandate and incentives to spur the use of computerized medical records are planks of the Democrats' health overhaul law.
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Week In Politics: Gingrich, Debt Panel

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
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Panetta On Other End Of Budget Cuts As Role Changes

The defense secretary, who warned Congress earlier this month of the dangers of budget cuts in his agency, once had to help implement cuts as director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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