Gingrich hosting 'Newt University' at GOP convention

Former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday unveiled the schedule for the policy seminars he plans to host at the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla.

Gingrich told CNN's "Starting Point" on Monday that he expects "a lot of delegates and activists ... people interested in ideas and policy" will come to the seminars, which will be held two hours a day during the convention. Despite the cancellation of most Monday events due to Tropical Storm Isaac, Gingrich still has a seminar focused on "jobs, growth and protecting Medicare" scheduled for Monday morning, with several speakers, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

The topics of Gingrich's other seminars correspond with the daily themes at the convention. Tuesday's will focus on small businesses, Wednesday's on energy and Thursday's on healthcare, with Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) and Rep. Tom Price (Ga.) also speaking.

Gingrich, along with his wife, Callista, will deliver a speech to the wider convention on Thursday. He told CNN they will talk about former President Ronald Reagan, show a "short, very powerful documentary" and discuss "applying lessons" from Reagan's presidency to 2012.


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