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Gingrich, anti-poverty warrior
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'Tis the season, it appears, for Newt Gingrich to show his dual political personalities: naughty and nice. We can hear both Nice Newt and Naughty Newt in the Republican presidential candidate's headline-making suggestion to fight poverty: Put poor children to work replacing union janitors in schools. Speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School in late November, he attacked child labor laws as "truly stupid" and blamed income inequality on policies that protect unions and bureaucracies, "crippling" children in the poorest neighborhoods by putting them in failing schools.