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30-Nov-2011, 12:49 PM #1051
Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas
By MIKE McINTIRE and JIM RUTENBERG
Published: November 29, 2011

Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials.

In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation.

When the center sponsored a “health transformation summit” at the Florida State Capitol in March 2006, lawmakers who attended Mr. Gingrich’s keynote speech inside the House chamber received a booklet promoting not just ideas but also the specific services of two dozen of his clients. Executives from some of those companies sat on panels for discussions that lawmakers were encouraged to attend after Mr. Gingrich’s address.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/us...s.html?_r=3&hp
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30-Nov-2011, 12:51 PM #1052
But Newt's offices are at K street
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30-Nov-2011, 12:57 PM #1053
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But Newt's offices are at K street
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30-Nov-2011, 01:13 PM #1055
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In both cases, the Gingrich campaign has insisted that the candidate has never been a “lobbyist.”

But this is a technicality, and a common stretch of the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act. Gingrich -- and the Obama campaign -- use the term "lobbyist" to mean "registered lobbyist." But that's not how the act defines the term. Indeed, it's legally perfectly possible to engage in lobbying without being required to register as a lobbyist.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmi...t.html?showall

Reminds me of someone who once said "I did not have sex with that woman."
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30-Nov-2011, 01:25 PM #1056
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Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire
By Rosalind S. Helderman



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...g.html?hpid=z4
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We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad, Barack Obama.





Damn that is incredible

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/wash...idge-ohio.html



Also, Obama just said that the Iranians invaded the English embassy. England ain't got an embassy. It is the British embassy which included Scotland and Wales.
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30-Nov-2011, 02:22 PM #1057
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While defending himself, Perry steps in it again
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"Look I'm a human being … I'm going to make some mistakes from time to time in my remarks," Perry said on Fox News.
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But in the same interview, in which Perry appeared from New Hampshire, the Texas governor incorrectly identified the state's early voting contest as "caucuses" instead of a "primary."
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...s-in-it-again/
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30-Nov-2011, 05:57 PM #1058
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Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire
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Damn that is incredible

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/wash...idge-ohio.html



Also, Obama just said that the Iranians invaded the English embassy. England ain't got an embassy. It is the British embassy which included Scotland and Wales.
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While defending himself, Perry steps in it again
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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...s-in-it-again/
If these sort or things qualify as political news (onor off the wall), it's no darn wonder the country is going off the rails.
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30-Nov-2011, 06:16 PM #1059
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911 not 999 Cain will be gone soon
You keep saying that, but old Herman the Pizza Man is still hanging around and professing his innocence. You've got to admit, he's the best of the bunch running for the republican ticket - he flip flops the least and sharp as a tack.
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30-Nov-2011, 06:36 PM #1060
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You keep saying that, but old Herman the Pizza Man is still hanging around and professing his innocence. You've got to admit, he's the best of the bunch running for the republican ticket - he flip flops the least and sharp as a tack.
Ah, a true believer
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30-Nov-2011, 06:42 PM #1061
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You keep saying that, but old Herman the Pizza Man is still hanging around and professing his innocence. You've got to admit, he's the best of the bunch running for the republican ticket - he flip flops the least and sharp as a tack.
I give him about a week
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30-Nov-2011, 07:04 PM #1062
if bachman and perry took an iq test which one would come in forth
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30-Nov-2011, 07:07 PM #1063
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Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas
By MIKE McINTIRE and JIM RUTENBERG
Published: November 29, 2011

Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials.

In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation.

When the center sponsored a “health transformation summit” at the Florida State Capitol in March 2006, lawmakers who attended Mr. Gingrich’s keynote speech inside the House chamber received a booklet promoting not just ideas but also the specific services of two dozen of his clients. Executives from some of those companies sat on panels for discussions that lawmakers were encouraged to attend after Mr. Gingrich’s address.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/us...s.html?_r=3&hp
anywhere newt goes he needs a dance pole, a table or a garter
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30-Nov-2011, 09:18 PM #1064
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if bachman and perry took an iq test which one would come in forth
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30-Nov-2011, 11:27 PM #1065
Column: After debt deal failure, let's try term limits

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Cal Thomas is a conservative columnist. Bob Beckel is a liberal Democratic strategist. But as longtime friends, they can often find common ground on issues that lawmakers in Washington cannot.
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