[UPDATE] 6-12-11 8:30 PM--
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Newt Gingrich is trying to reboot his
troubled presidential bid.
The former House speaker is giving a foreign policy address
Sunday night in Los Angeles in which he charges the Obama
administration with placing "political correctness above common
sense" when it comes to global affairs.
The speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition is Gingrich's
first since his campaign was rocked by the departure Thursday of 16
top strategists and advisers.
According to remarks provided to The Associated Press before the
speech, Gingrich favors moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to
Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
He makes a fleeting reference to the campaign upheaval and says
he'll carry his message of renewal all around the country "no
matter what it takes."
Atlanta, GA (AP) - Republican Newt Gingrich has formally jumped into
the race for president.
In a post on Twitter Wednesday, the former House speaker says,
"Today I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United
In a YouTube video, Gingrich assures viewers, "There's a much
better American future ahead."
Gingrich has been publicly flirting with the race for months. He
said Monday he would seek the Republican nomination, telling fans
to tune into Fox News on Wednesday night as he talked about his
The 67-year-old joins a Republican field still taking shape.
Gingrich spearheaded the GOP takeover of the House in 1994, the
first time Republicans controlled the chamber in four decades. He
stepped down in 1999 after four tumultuous years at the helm.
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