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Guest Op-Ed: Newt is Back
WASHINGTON, April 22 -- The following is a commentary by Ray Smock, the first historian for the U.S. House of Representatives. This op-ed is available to Targeted News Service recipients.

By Ray Smock

Newt Gingrich, the faded House Speaker who peaked in 1995 before sliding back into oblivion a few years later, is back in the news at the invitation of Would-be-Speaker-in-Waiting, Kevin McCarthy. It seems the Republican Party takes seriously the question posed by President Biden who wondered what the Republicans stand for these days.

What is the GOP platform? What are their policy goals? What ... Show Full Article