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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:32 AM
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Gingrich and U.S. Jewish mogul Adelson forge firm alliance
Newt Gingrich is surging to the head of the Republican field. He doesnt boast a large number of Jewish supporters, but has some big names in his corner.

In the battle for the Republican pro-Israel vote, Newt Gingrich lacks Mitt Romneys broad base of prominent Jewish donors. But he has something potentially more powerful: the support of one of Benjamin Netanyahus most significant American backers, and a relationship with the Israeli prime minister himself that stretches back decades.

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, one of the wealthiest men in the world and a major donor to Jewish and conservative causes, is widely known as a Netanyahu stalwart. Less well known are his equally close ties to Gingrich, to whom he has been a major giver in recent years.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-elections-2012/gingrich...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:34 AM
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1. Newt Gingrich: U.S. should consider clemency for Jonathan Pollard
Leading Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses Jonathan Pollard in an Interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Wednesday. Gingrich says he is leaning towards clemency in the case of Jonathan Pollard, but hasnt all the information needed to make up his mind.

There are secrecy things involved here that I frankly don't - and I want to have access to as a candidate, and I don't think it's necessarily appropriate to have access to it, he said. But I am very cautious about what position I would take on that.

I am prepared to say my bias is towards clemency, and I would like to review it. He's been in a very long time. But we are pretty tough about people spying on the United States.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-elections-2012/newt-gin...
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:31 PM
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2. Newty runs a study first, lol. He may be able to receive clemency..raise
more dough in the mean time, the study will take time and all that..as in, if I get the nomination. Until then, give me your money Pollard fans and hedge your bets on me.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:28 AM
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5. Newt is just a big Pander Bear.
He would screw a camel on camera on 42nd street in Manhattan, if he thought that would bring him more attention, power, and money.
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Dick Dastardly Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:58 AM
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7. Back in the early 90s when Newt was in congress I had a Gingrich bumper sticker to show my support.
My friend had tons printed up and we sold them at Grateful Dead shows for $1 each. Our "Newter Gingrich" bumber stickers instantly went like hotcakes on a cold winter day and we kept selling out as it seems many others wanted to show their support too.


Anyway, Pollard needs to stay in prison.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:56 PM
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3. Just how broad is Romney's Jewish base?
we're told that at least 3/4's of Jews vote Democrat, is that changing?
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:02 PM
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4. Considering Newt's views on child labor perhaps Adelson
is hoping to get a deal for cheap labor in his casino's or something
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:28 AM
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6. Newt and Sheldon understand each other perfectly, I would think. nt
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