This Week in Politics

Newt Gingrich under scrutiny as Herman Cain stumbles on Libya.
3:52 | 11/20/11

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The former speaker finds himself confronting ghost of his -- these days as his campaign skyrocket. Saddam and Jon Karl tells us in on Sunday feature. -- was all anyone could talk about this week in politics. -- this week's new front -- Good debater and man of ideas and -- Newt Gingrich is riding high in the polls. Which means now the spotlight turns to all his baggage -- today the nearly two million dollars he got from Freddie Mac. Government backed mortgage company that made so many bad loans -- helped bring the economy down new -- recent debate he was paid as an historian. Sounds like a lot more than spinning the story I was speaker -- -- and strategic advisor. I was glad to -- strategic advice add to offer strategic advice. It was just last month -- Gingrich said Democrats should be tossed in jail for their ties to Freddie Mac you ought to start when Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. -- Frank's case go back and look at the lobbyist who's close to that Freddie Mac. But Gingrich was taking in 30000 dollars a month from Freddie Mac. Wait until September 2008. That's the very month they started receiving a 54 billion dollar taxpayer bail out. On bail out even bigger than any of the banks and worse than Freddie Mac. Look -- Gingrich was seen with back in 2008 -- we don't always CI I. Doing you know but we do agree our country must take action to address climate change agree with Nancy Pelosi on climate change. Back -- -- play without Iowa Republicans. Republican voters have been trying to find a candidate they can score big. Promptly keeps popping off along with a different face every couple -- -- -- -- -- But he also faced a problem more damaging than those harassment allegations it came in the form of a simple question. If you agree with the president's actions in Libya. -- -- -- -- awkward silence went on and Aung. I do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons. No that's that's -- -- war. The -- looked for a room he would it was only Kane's latest stumble on foreign policy. McCain mocked those who question his expertise. Who knows every detail of every country of every situation on the planet nobody we need a leader not a -- leader not a reader. Now we heard that before. I was elected to lead not to read -- yeah the Simpsons. Rick Perry tried to get back in the game promising to cut Congress's salary in half and challenging Nancy Pelosi to a debate. Close he gleefully said she had three things she had to do first. Monday am going to be important in the morning in California and the afternoon next to -- can't remember what the third thickness of the -- It's finally trending this week Romney. I don't know. -- -- Worse than the Libya -- he cancels an editorial meeting with the Manchester union leader. Not the way to win friends and New Hampshire up the debt sixteen trillion dollars and counting. Down way down the super committee still no deal in sight. Will they really blow it. Up pizza congress declares -- a vegetable for school launches. This week in politics on -- car.

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