Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Newt Gingrich Re-Elected

November 07, 1996
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

WELL, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REMAINS IN REPUBLICAN HANDS, AS PREDICTED. THERE WAS NO CONTRACT WITH AMERICA SWEEPING THE GOP BACK INTO CONTROL, AND BARELY A MENTION OF THE CONTRACT IN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS. ONE MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO FOUGHT THAT CONTRACT WITH AMERICA EVERY STEP OF THE WAY IS BERNIE SANDERS, INDEPENDENT FROM VERMONT, FOUNDER OF THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS.

HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER NEWT GINGRICH WAS RE-ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS WEEK IN A LANDSLIDE VICTORY AND WILL MOST LIKELY CONTINUE AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WITH A SMALLER MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE.

GINGRICH IS STILL FACING ETHICS CHARGES, BUT WITH THE CONGRESS STILL IN GOP HANDS, ITS UNCLEAR IF THE INVESTIGATION WILL GO ANYWHERE. JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THE REIGN OF NEWT GINGRICH AND THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE:

JOHN K. WILSON, AUTHOR OF NEWT GINGRICH: CAPITOL CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, NEW FROM COMMON COURAGE PRESS AND GARY RUSKIN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.