NEWT INC.

A GINGRICH-FRIENDLY FOUNDATION COMES UNDER ETHICAL SCRUTINY

In imparting his vision of America, Newt Gingrich has a way of dropping names. Say, Hewlett-Packard and Health South Inc. during his series of videotaped college lectures; Johnson & Johnson and other pharmaceutical giants in letters to the White House and the Food and Drug Administration. By coincidence or design, many of the name-dropped have deposited timely contributions to organizations linked to Gingrich. Disclosures about the favors and donations provoked growing scrutiny last week of the Progress and Freedom Foundation, a Gingrich think tank that seems to churn as much cash as ideas. Declared Ellen Miller, executive director of the Center...

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