1. DISASTER

    Gingrich Aides Resign En Masse

    Cheryl Senter / AP

    Senior aides to Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich have resigned en masse—including spokesman Rick Tyler and campaign manager Rob Johnson, as well as other top aides in early primary states according to Associated Press sources. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, officially declared his candidacy in May, but his campaign has been troubled by a series of missteps and gaffes. Adding to the awkwardness of the surprise news, Gingrich is currently on a two-week Mediterranean cruise.

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