Newt on the News

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It's a big, bloody week in the news, and Newt Gingrich is all about seeing things in big terms - bloody if necessary. Gingrich looks at the Mideast this week and sees the very survival of Israel at stake. He looks more broadly around the planet and says he sees World War III breaking out.

From the Mideast, Iraq, Iran and North Korea abroad to stem cells, culture war and immigration at home, the former Speaker of the House and architect of the 1990s Republican Revolution says the United States is at a crossroads akin to April, 1861 and the start of the Civil War. What's he going to do about it? Well, maybe run for president.

Hear about this week in the news and the world beyond with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.


Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and author of "Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America"

Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on July 21, 2006.


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