“Newt Gingrich Spent $1 Million on Jewellery to ‘Buy Off’ his…Wife”


New book claims Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich ‘bought off’ his wife with jewellery worth $1million to stay in the race.

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 4:39 PM on 12th November 2011

Newt Gingrich spent $1 million on jewellery to ‘buy off’ his reluctant wife and stop her objecting to his running for president, a new book claims.

The e-book on the 2012 election says the Republican candidate took his wife Callista on an ill-timed luxury cruise to Greece and showered her with gifts from Tiffany’s in efforts to get her onside.

The claims come after revelations in May that Gingrich’s once owed the Tiffany’s jewellery store as much as $500,000.

Newt Gringrich Was Fined $300,000 as Punishment


House Approves Reprimand, $300,000 Fine for Gingrich

By John E. Yang
The Washington Post
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The House on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing.

The ethics case and its resolution leaves Gingrich with little leeway for future personal controversies, House Republicans said. Exactly one month ago, Gingrich admitted that he had brought discredit to the House and broken its rules by failing to ensure that financing for two projects would not violate federal tax law and by giving the House ethics committee false information.

“Newt has done some things that have embarrassed House Republicans and embarrassed the House,” said Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.). “If (the voters) see more of that, they will question our judgment.” MORE…

NEWT GINGRICH: Three Marriages! 4


The Marriages of Newt Gingrich

Married to Jackie Battley, Marianne Ginther, Callista Bisek

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Currently married to Callista Bisek, Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill. Here is information about Newt Gingrich’s three marriage relationships.

Newt Gingrich Marriage Timeline

1962: Newt married Jackie Battley on June 19, 1962.
1963: Newt’s daughter Kathy was born.
1966: Newt’s daughter Jackie Sue was born.
1980: Newt met Marianne Ginther in January 1980.
1980: Jackie and Newt separated in April 1980.
1981: Jackie Battley and Newt Gingrich’s divorce was finalized in February 1981.
1981: Six months later Newt married Marianne Ginther on August 8, 1981.
1987: Marianne and Newt separated in June 1987.
1993: Newt and Callista Bisek began their affair in November 1993.
1993: Marianne and Newt reconciled in late 1993/early 1994.
1999: Newt and Marianne separated in May 1999 and filed for divorce in July.
1999: Marianne and Newt reached a settlement in their divorce case.
2000: Marianne and Newt’s divorce was finalized in April 2000.
2000: Callista Bisek and Newt announced their engagement.
2000: Newt married Callista Bisek on August 18, 2000.

Maggie Haberman: “Newt Gingrich addressed his multiple nuptials and admitted affairs more head-on than he has to date, telling the Christian Broadcast Network that he sought God‘s ‘forgiveness’ for the things he did wrong and that he now has a ‘great’ marriage.”
Source: Maggie Haberman. “Newt Gingrich: ‘I was doing things that were wrong.'” Politico.com. 3/08/2011.

Newt when asked how he could be unfaithful and give a speech on family values: “It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
Source: John H. Richardson. “Newt Gingrich: The Indispensable Republican.” Esquire.com. 8/10/2010.

AP: “In 1994, Gingrich responded to reports he’d had extramarital affairs while running a family-values campaign in 1978 by saying, “In the 1970s, things happened.”
Source: AP. “Wife’s lawyer to question woman in Gingrich divorce case.” Marysville Journal-Tribune. Marysville, Ohio. 8/13/1999. pg. 2.

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GOP UNLOCKS THE NORQUIST TAX PLEDGE!


EUREKA! Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) unlocks the lifetime pledge to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes while in Congress (or the Presidency). Sen. Toomey picks the lock with simplicity and genius!  I hope that well-meaning Republicans who signed that un-American document will adopt Sen. Toomey’s solution which loosens the chains that bind them and sets them free! THE SUPER COMMITTEE MUST SEIZE UPON THIS REVELATION AND INCORPORATE IT IN THEIR PLANS!

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TAKE MONEY OUT OF POLITICS!


Last month, news reports were full of headlines like Bank of America backs down after consumer backlash and Victory for customers as big banks back down from debit card fees.

Public pressure works. It forced the big banks to abandon their plans to charge unnecessary fees to consumers. And it can work to help get big money out of our elections.

Please stand with Common Cause and thousands of your fellow activists in calling on corporations to stick to business and refrain from spending profits on politics. 

Act Now!

Campaign spending in 2012 could top $6 billion, thanks to the Citizens United decision which says that corporations and special interests can spend unlimited amounts to elect or defeat candidates.

But just because they can, doesn’t mean they should.

If you believe that corporations should stick to business and allow voters to do their job of selecting elected leaders, then please join our campaign. Help us deliver the strongest possible message to the top 500 corporations that elections belong to “we, the people.”

Sign our petition today urging corporations to refrain from political spending in 2012.

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After you sign, please ask three friends to do the same. The more voices we have, the more effective we will be.

Thanks for all you do,

Bob Edgar
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

P.S. We, particularly our staff in New York, are watching closely after police evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park early today. The protestors will be reportedly be allowed to return to the park, but without tents. Common Cause supports their right to protest and deliver a message to corporations responsible for the economic collapse that we will no longer allow our country to be bought and sold. You can help send that same message by adding your name to the list of thousands of Americans who want corporations to pledge to refrain from political spending in next year’s election.

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CNN/ORC Poll: Cain’s Position Is Falling


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This Constitutional Amendment Will Save America


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Now more than ever, the American people are showing just how fed up they are with the explosion of big corporate influence over our politics.

And now more than ever, the Supreme Court is ignoring its own precedents to unleash a torrent of corporate and special interest money in our elections.

We must put the American people back in charge of our democracy. If the Supreme Court refuses to allow Congress and individual states to regulate the role of money in our elections, we must amend the Constitution to change that — and together, we are beginning the amendment process this month.

Passing a constitutional amendment is no easy feat — we’ve only passed 27 in our entire history, and powerful corporate interests are lining up against us as we speak — but we can do this by hitting the ground running with a 21st century campaign to restore our democracy. And it all starts with you.

Sign our petition at ReverseCitizensUnited.com to amend the Constitution so Congress and the states can enact common-sense campaign finance reforms.

Historically, Congress and state legislatures have established contribution limits, disclosure requirements, and other rules to limit the influence of special interests in elections and ensure that government works for the American people, not powerful corporations.

Then, in last year’s controversial Citizens United vs. FEC decision, Republican appointees on the Supreme Court overturned prior precedent and struck down Congress’ sensible regulations on corporate spending in political campaigns.

A key solution to address the root cause of this problem is to amend the Constitution to make it absolutely clear to the Supreme Court and the special interests that Congress and state governments have the power to limit the flow of corporate money into campaigns.

Sign our petition now — and then forward this email to your friends! Our constitutional amendment will stop the growing corrosive influence of big business on our elections and on our government, but it won’t pass unless citizens like you demand it.

These historic times call for extraordinary measures to ensure our government remains of the people, by the people, and for the people — not just powerful interests with the deepest pockets.

But we know these big corporate interests aren’t going to give up without a fight, so we need you — and tens of thousands of other Americans — to join us.

Thank you for standing with us to return our elections to the hands of everyday citizens, rather than the special interests.

Sincerely,

Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator
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U.S. Senator
Chuck Schumer
U.S. Senator
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U.S. Senator
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U.S. Senator

PCC: EMERGENCY IN NEW YORK!


Occupy Wall Street is being raided by NYC police, and the 99% movement is asking for everyone’s help. From Occupy Wall Street on Twitter:

1:10am: Raid happening NOW at #libertysq MOBILIZE!

1:43am: Call #nypd at: 646-610-5000 and respectfully demand 1st amendment rights!!

1:47am: The whole world is watching! Watch here: livestream.com/occupynyc

I just called the number above, and it’s pretty busy. Good! it’s really important that people keep calling. Here are some other numbers.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 212-639-9675
NY Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390
NYPD 1st Precinct: 212-334-0611
NYPD 5th Precinct: 212-334-0711
NYPD 6th Precinct: 212-741-4811
NYPD 7th Precinct: 212-477-7311
NYPD 9th Precinct: 212-477-7811

You can also sign our petition to Mayor Bloomberg here — and tell your friends.

If you personally know any New York political leaders, please call them and ask them to take a stand against this outrage.

The people united will never be defeated.

In solidarity,

— Adam Green & the PCCC team


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