Newt Gingrich: It's Time to Team Up

Cooperation is an opportunity for both Obama and the GOP, says the former House Speaker

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Cooperation is an opportunity for both Obama and the GOP.

President Obama and the Republicans have a chance to put America on a new path with a new tone and a new determination to solve problems. That opportunity will come at the proposed health summit on Feb. 25. Both the President and congressional Republicans should adopt as their attitude for this summit Pope John Paul II's admonition in his initial homily in 1978: "Be not afraid."

Obama should not be afraid to drop the 4,500 pages of Democratic health legislation. He should commit to work in an open, bipartisan manner on new legislation that would earn public support...

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