Newt Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. Today, Newt Gingrich and his wife are documentary filmmakers. He is also a highly sought-after public speaker, Fox News contributor, White House advisor and best-selling author of 34 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His latest novel, Treason, is a thriller of Washington intrigue and international terrorism.