Newt Flip-Flopped on Romneycare

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a Republican presidential debate in Washington. Gingrich is facing his first debate as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, Dec. 10, 2011. Standing next to him will be Romney, whose campaign has launched an all-out offensive against Gingrich's record and leadership style.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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    Well, this is awkward. A 2006 memo has surfaced in which Newt Gingrich praises Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health-care initiative—but Gingrich's team later claimed the candidate did not write the memo, which was titled "Newt Note." Gingrich has repeatedly denounced Romney's universal health-care initiative on the campaign trail. In 2006 Gingrich wrote: “We agree entirely with Governor Romney and Massachusetts legislators that our goal should be 100 percent insurance coverage for all Americans.” The former speaker also made a case for the so-called individual mandate—one of the key parts of President Obama’s health-care plan that conservatives have taken issue with. Gingrich spokesman R. C. Hammond said the "Newt Notes" essay wasn't penned by Gingrich himself but didn't identify the author of the memo.

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