Newt Gingrich: Capitol Crimes and Misdemeanors (Google eBook)

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John Wilson, 1996 - Political Science - 246 pages
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Criticizes the Speaker of the House for influence peddling, and argues against the changes he is trying to make in the areas of consumer rights and civil liberties
  

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Contents

The Hypocrite of the House
19
Newt Inc The Gingrich Empire
33
Politics for Profit The GOPAC Files
47
The Authoritarian Speaker The Corruption of Congress
65
Manipulating the Media
77
The Contract with America
87
The Contract with America and the Attack on Democracy
89
Let Them Eat Orphanages The War on Welfare
105
Praying for Power The Deal with the Christian Coalition
155
Lunching on Block Grants The Destruction of Public Education
159
Dying for Tax Cuts Gingrichs Dangerous Health Policy
167
DeFunding the Left Gingrichs Attack on Culture
175
Congressional Gay Bashing Homophobia in the House
181
The Pseudo Intellectual
185
Newt in Space Americas Most Vacuous Intellectual
187
Dont Know Much About History The World According to Newt
201

Dirty Politics Gingrichs Betrayal of Environmentalism
119
Senseless Legal Reform Defending Corporate Criminals
133
Criminals in Politics The NRAs Crime Bill
139
Welfare for Bombmakers Gingrichs MilitaryIndustrial Complex
147
Fine Print The Hidden Contract With the Far Right
153
Taking Back Democracy
209
Endnotes
218
INDEX
236
About the Author
248
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Page 8 - ... the executive, legislative, or judicial branch shall solicit or accept anything of value from a person — (1) seeking official action from, doing business with, or (in the case of executive branch officers and employees) conducting activities regulated by the individual's employing entity; or (2) whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the individual's official duties.
Page 21 - It is the lowest thing that I have ever seen in my thirty-two years in Congress.
Page 39 - expenditure" includes— (i) any purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value, made by any person for the purpose of influencing any election for Federal office; and (ii) a written contract, promise, or agreement to make an expenditure.
Page 12 - No civilization can survive with 12-year-olds having babies, with 15-year-olds killing each other, with 17-year-olds dying of AIDS, with 18-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read.

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About the author (1996)

John Wilson is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in TX.

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