Fighting Words

Gingrich to Release Tax Returns

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Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (C) speaks at his party on primary night as his wife Callista Gingrich (R) looks on January 10, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to early results, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished first in the state's primary election. Romney has led a field of six GOP candidates in the polls by double digits going into to the primary, a second important test for presidential hopefuls.

Newt Gingrich announced Sunday that he will release his income tax return this week—and he said that Mitt Romney should do the same. Gingrich suggested that it would be wiser to release the return now, instead of in a campaign against Barack Obama. Gingrich said, “The country deserves accountability and deserves transparency. These are big issues and not issues you can hide from.”