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Newt Gingrich: Elena Kagan ‘Should Be Disqualified From the Very Beginning.’

Newt Gingrich instantly became one of the most prominent opponents to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice when he tweeted, “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman’ new racism is no better than old racism.”

Tonight at the NRA convention, he offered a similarly bold and uncompromising criticism of Elena Kagan:  “For a potential Supreme Court nominee to attempt to bar military recruiters from campus during a time of war, she should be disqualified from the very beginning . . . Mr. President, you’re entitled to nominate a liberal. But can’t you nominate a liberal who respects and works for our military, not someone who has contempt for them and opposes them?”

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Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

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Culture

Washington in the Flesh, Almost

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