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Newt Gingrich makes presidential run official
Newt Gingrich makes presidential run official

Now, it's official. Newt Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman who became the first Republican speaker of the House in decades in 1995, announced Wednesday afternoon his candidacy for president in 2012. "I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity," he says in a YouTube video, in which he refers to both his work with President Reagan and later as speaker, when the federal budget was balanced. "There's a much better American future ahead." The announcement, teased by aides on Monday, came on Twitter with a link to his official website, which was at times inaccessible because of demand. Curiously, that website features the slogan, "Winning the...

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