NEWT GINGRICH: I AM NOT IN A TEACHING JOB

Placing his simple breakfast (a banana and an unbuttered bagel) on an end table in his Capitol Hill office, Newt Gingrich sat down with half a dozen TIME editors and correspondents early last Wednesday morning. During the ensuing 90 minutes, Gingrich reviewed his accomplishments and setbacks during his first year as Speaker and outlined where he hoped to take his revolution in 1996. Excerpts:

TIME: How do you think you fared this year?

Gingrich: First of all, we kept our word, and I think that changes the underlying dynamic of politics in terms of promises made, promises kept in the Contract...

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