Newton Leroy Gingrich is an American politician and historian who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. A member of the Republican Party, he was the U. S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district serving north Atlanta and nearby areas from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the presidential nomination of his party. A professor of history and geography at the University of West Georgia in the 1970s, Gingrich won election to the U. S. House of Representatives in November 1978, the first Republican in the history of Georgia's 6th congressional district to do so, he served as House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995. A co-author and architect of the "Contract with America", Gingrich was a major leader in the Republican victory in the 1994 congressional election. In 1995, Time named him "Man of the Year" for "his role in ending the four-decades-long Democratic majority in the House"; as House Speaker, Gingrich oversaw passage by the House of welfare reform and a capital gains tax cut in 1997.
Gingrich played a key role in several government shutdowns, impeached President Clinton on a party-line vote in the House. The poor showing by Republicans in the 1998 Congressional elections, a reprimand from the House for Gingrich's ethics violation, pressure from Republican colleagues, revelations of an extramarital affair with a congressional employee 23 years his junior resulted in Gingrich's resignation from the speakership on November 6, 1998, he resigned altogether from the House on January 3, 1999. Political scientists have credited Gingrich with playing a key role in undermining political decorum in the United States, hastening political polarization and partisanship. Since leaving the House, Gingrich has remained active in public policy debates and worked as a political consultant, he founded and chaired several policy think tanks, including American Solutions for Winning the Future and the Center for Health Transformation. He ran for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential election, but endorsed front runner Mitt Romney, who won the nomination.
Gingrich was born as Newton Leroy McPherson at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1943. His mother, Kathleen "Kit", father, Newton Searles McPherson, married in September 1942, when she was 16 and McPherson was 19; the marriage fell apart within days. He is of Irish descent. In 1946, his mother married Robert Gingrich. Robert Gingrich was a career Army officer who served tours in Vietnam. In 1956, the family moved to Europe living for a period in Orléans and Stuttgart, Germany. Gingrich has three younger half-sisters and Susan Gingrich, Roberta Brown. Gingrich was raised on military bases where his father was stationed; the family's religion was Lutheran. He has a half-sister and half-brother, Randy McPherson, from his father's side. In 1960 during his junior year in high school, the family moved to Georgia at Fort Benning. In 1961, Gingrich graduated from Baker High School in Georgia, he had been interested in politics since his teen years. While living with his family in Orléans, France, he visited the site of the Battle of Verdun and learned about the sacrifices made there and the importance of political leadership.
Gingrich received a B. A. degree in history from Emory University in Atlanta in 1965. He went on to graduate study at Tulane University, earning an M. A. and a Ph. D. in European history. He spent six months in Brussels in 1969–70 working on his dissertation, Belgian Education Policy in the Congo 1945–1960. Gingrich received deferments from the military during the years of the Vietnam War for being a student and a father. In 1985, he stated, "Given everything I believe in, a large part of me thinks I should have gone over."In 1970, Gingrich joined the history department at West Georgia College as an assistant professor. In 1974, he moved to the geography department and was instrumental in establishing an interdisciplinary environmental studies program, which put him on the university's tenure track, he left the college in 1978. Gingrich was the southern regional director for Nelson Rockefeller in the 1968 Republican primaries. In 1974, Gingrich made his first bid for political office as the Republican candidate in Georgia's 6th congressional district, which stretched from the southern Atlanta suburbs to the Alabama state line.
He lost to 20-year incumbent Democrat Jack Flynt by 2,770 votes. Gingrich ran up huge margins in the suburban areas of the district, but was unable to overcome Flynt's lead in the more urban areas. Gingrich's relative success surprised political analysts. Flynt had never faced a serious challenger, he did well against Flynt although 1974 was a disastrous year for Republican candidates nationally due to fallout from the Watergate scandal of the Nixon administration. Gingrich sought a rematch against Flynt in 1976. While the Republicans did better in the 1976 House elections than in 1974 nationally, the Democratic candidate in the 1976 presidential election was former Governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter. Carter won more than two-thirds of the vote in his native Georgia. Gingrich lost his race by 5,100 votes; as Gingrich primed for another run in the 1978 elections, Flynt decided to retire. Gingrich defeated Democratic State Senator Virginia Shapard by 7,500 votes. Gingrich was re-elected five times from this district.
He faced a close general election race once — in the House elections of 1990 — when he won by 978 votes in a primary race against Republican Her
Discos Intolerancia is an independent record label based in Mexico City, Mexico. Established in 1996, was founded by Mexican rock and jazz musicians aiming to have an alternative label to mainstream circuit. Discos Intolerancia was established in 1996 by Gerardo Gerry Rosado, Mexican musician and producer of Consumatum est, a famous rock band in 90s, he had as motivation the recording and distribution of artists of different genres related to rock and improvisation and expressions around these genres, which have no place in large companies. The first major release of the label was Merlina from La Gusana Ciega; the first artist to been certified Gold in Mexico for Intolerancia was Carla Morrison's first album Déjenme llorar. From 2006 Intolerancia make an alliance to expand the reach of their catalogue in Latin America. In addition to the recording and publishing of albums, Discos Intolerancia performs activities in support of the musicians it represents, such as participating in music festivals as SXSW, Rock al Parque, And Vive Latino.
In this latter the label curates an artistic program at Carpa Intolerante stage. Anthropologist Néstor García Canclini called the label a trendsetter in Mexico, the specialized press has referred Intolerancia as "a reference in the musical avant-garde scene". Alex Otaola Alonso Arreola Carla Morrison Dapuntobeat Descartes a Kant Fratta Guillotina Kill Aniston Juan Cirerol Juan Pablo Villa Los Dorados Los Ezquisitos Max Capote Motor Paté de fuá San Pascualito Rey Salón Victoria Santa Sabina Sonex Telefunka Troker
"Selling the Drama" is the first single from Live's 1994 album, Throwing Copper. It reached number one on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, becoming their first of three singles to reach the top of this chart; the song reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 49 in Australia, number 41 in Canada and number 30 in the United Kingdom. It achieved its highest peak in the Netherlands, peaking at number 15 on both the Dutch Top 40 and Single Top 100 charts. Live's performance of "Selling the Drama" at Woodstock'94 was their featured song on the Woodstock'94 double album; the video is set in a wooded area and filmed in both black & white and color, showing the band playing the song and lead singer Ed Kowalczyk tearing pages out of a book. The video is notable for one of the last appearances of Kowalczyk's long hair, which he shaved off around the time that "I Alone" was released as a single. All songs written by Live: US cassette "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "Lightning Crashes" - 5:25Australian CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "The Dam at Otter Creek" - 4:40 "Shit Towne" - 3:48UK CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:27 "Selling the Drama" - 3:40 "White, Discussion" - 4:39UK CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "I Alone" - 4:23 "Operation Spirit" - 4:53UK CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "The Dam at Otter Creek" - 5:35 "Selling the Drama" - 3:35UK cassette "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "Selling the Drama" - 3:40 "White, Discussion" - 4:40UK cassette "Selling the Drama" - 3:25 "The Dam at Otter Creek" - 3:35European CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:26 "The Dam at Otter Creek" - 5:35 "Selling the Drama" - 3:35French CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:27 "Selling the Drama" - 3:38German CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:27 "Selling the Drama" - 3:40 "White, Discussion" - 4:40German CD "Selling the Drama" - 3:27 "Selling the Drama" - 3:38 Official website "Selling The Drama" music video via YouTube