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SUNDAY STUDY GUIDE: Gingrich, O'Malley, roundtable, Shriver, Lewis,

Newt Gingrich

  • Newt Gingrich officially suspended his campaign for president on May 2, 2012, saying: “Suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship. Callista and I are committed to be active citizens. We owe it to America.”
  • Gingrich will participate in a fundraiser on Tuesday with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Donald Trump.
  • Gingrich served as Speaker of the House from 1995-1999.
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP.

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD)

  • Gov. Martin O’Malley recently commented on President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.  O’Malley said, “This is an issue that is moving very quickly in the hearts and minds of people throughout our country, and that is certainly true here in the state of Maryland. … The president’s leadership here will be noticed by a lot of people all around the country. I think it is a very, very courageous, strong and positive step.”
  • O’Malley was elected governor in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He serves as the Chair of the Democratic Governors Association.
  • Watch his last appearance on MTP

Roundtable: Villaraigosa, Fiorina, Dionne, Brooks

  • Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa passed $7.2-billion budget for the Los Angeles area on Monday, voting to cut 400 unfilled city staff positions. Villaraigosa is also the Chair for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Watch his last appearance on MTP.
  • Carly Fiorina served as the Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1995-2005 and is currently the Vice Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Watch her last appearance on MTP.
  • In a column this week, Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne wrote about conservatives and the community. He said, “I have long admired the conservative tradition and for years have written about it with great respect. But the new conservatism, for all its claims of representing the values that inspired our founders, breaks with the country’s deepest traditions. … Conservatism today places individualism on a pedestal, but it originally arose in revolt against that idea.”  Watch his last appearance on MTP.
  • New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote this week about private equity and the presidential election. He said, “Private equity firms are not lovable, but they forced a renaissance that revived American capitalism. The large questions today are: Will the U.S. continue this process of rigorous creative destruction? More immediately, will the nation take the transformation of the private sector and extend it to the public sector?”  Watch his last appearance on MTP

Maria Shriver

  • Maria Shriver is the author of “And One More Thing Before You Go...” and “Just Who Will You Be?”  Shriver is an activist for the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as several other nationally recognized organizations.
  • Shriver delivered this year’s commencement address at the USC Annenberg School for Communication

Michael Lewis

  • Michael Lewis is the author of the best-selling books “The Big Short,” “Boomerang,” “Moneyball,” and “The Blind Side.”  Lewis is also a contributing for Vanity Fair and columnist for Bloomberg View. 
  • Lewis will be this year’s baccalaureate speaker at Princeton University.
  • Watch his interview on PRESS Pass from October 2011.

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