GOP ponders options for scandal strategies

Republicans say they've been dealt a winning hand by the trifecta of scandals now besetting the Obama administration -- but GOP leaders say the party must be careful not to overreach. A measured response and careful investigation will go down better with voters than hasty talk of White House involvement, says Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker whose popularity fell after the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton. “If we had been calmer and more focused, we would have done better and had a better argument for the American people,” he said.

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