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Shays with Gingrich, Putnam - Aug. 2008

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a news conference with Republican members of the House, including Rep. Adam Putnam and Rep. Christopher Shays on August 6, 2008 in Washington. Gingrich was in Washington to give support to House Republicans who are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconvene the chamber and vote on the American Energy Act, a Republican bill designed to address America's dependence on foreign oil. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES