Face in the news: Newt Gingrich

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has appeared on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer numerous times during this campaign season. Topics of conversation have ranged from the U.S. judicial system to foreign policy - but this Sunday's interview was all about Super Tuesday and Mitt Romney, the current Republican frontrunner. (watch the interview above)

During the broadcast, Schieffer aired a 2002 video clip of Mitt Romney, obtained by CBS News, in which Romney boasts about his success acquiring federal funds as head of the Salt Lake City Olympics.

"I'm a believer in getting money where the money is," Romney said in the video. "And the money is Washington."

Romney went on to tell his audience that the best way to build "economic development opportunities" is to "go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington" - comments that appear at stark odds with his current position on earmarking.

Gingrich's response to the video made its way into Monday's papers. "There's a breathtaking scale of dishonesty underlying the Romney Campaign," Gingrich told Schieffer during Sunday's interview. "Eventually all these falsehoods catch up with you. That video is a perfect example, it's really sad." (Read more from The Boston Globe and National Journal)

Also in the headlines: looking ahead to the Super Tuesday contests, Gingrich acknowledged that a win in Georgia, his home state, was absolutely crucial for his campaign.

"I think you lose all credibility when the people who know you best repudiate you," Gingrich told Schieffer, noting that all of the candidates "have to focus in on carrying our home states." (Read more from The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Washington Times)

Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) also appeared on Sunday's broadcast, and made news when he suggested Rush Limbaugh only apologized to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it was "in his best interests." Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified at congressional hearing on contraceptives.

"I don't think he's very apologetic," Paul said Sunday on Face the Nation. "He's doing it because some people were taking their advertisements off the program." (Read more from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Washington Post and The State Column).


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  • Emily Bradley

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