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This week on After Words, an exclusive interview with Newt Gingrich on his new book, "Winning the Future: A Twenty-First Contract with America." The interview was conducted by Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. The former Speaker of the House discussed a number of issues from the book including: the war on terrorism, reforming Social Security, and reducing the cost of health care.
Newt Gingrich was elected to Congress in 1978 as a Republican representing Georgia's Sixth District. He served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995-1999. He is the author of several books including, "Contract with America, " "To Renew America," and "Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War."
Newt Gingrich is CEO of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and a news and political analyst for the Fox News Channel.
The interview was conducted by Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He joined AEI in 1975 and became a full time scholar in 1984. Norman Ornstein's other positions include: director of the Transition to Governing Project, founder of the Campaign Finance Reform Working Group, columnist for Roll Call, and election analyst for CBS News. His books include: "Lessons and Legacies: Farewell Addresses from the Senate," and "After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College."
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