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Politics: Gingrich and Palin / A Discussion #993926

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The political double talk from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich about what he said that infuriated the Republican Party with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin getting in on the act reviewed; details given of the reaction from conservatives. [Sunday, on "Meet the Press," GINGRICH - criticizes right-wing social engineering.] [On Tuesday, on Fox, GINGRICH - tries to clarify what he said and what Representative Paul Ryan did.] [On Wednesday, PALIN - criticizes the lamestream media for gotcha questions.] [Host David GREGORY - gives the question about Medicare, private insurance and Paul Ryan.] [Today, with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, GINGRICH - re-clarifies what he said about Ryan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative strategist Rich Galen and Democratic strategist Paul Begala about Gingrich. [GALEN - says they did not realize how dangerous this was and this has been a tough week for Newt; explains the issue of whether Gingrich can hold himself in check.] [BEGALA - suggests the explanations are implausible and embarrassing; explains what Newt was saying about Medicare.]

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