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Toxic Gingrich Raked In Millions In Oil Money After Flip-Flopping On Cap And Trade

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2012 GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich executed a high-profile flip-flop on cap and trade, saying in 2007 that "mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system" were something he "would strongly support," before disavowing that position this year. "I never favored cap and trade," he claimed during a Fox News interview earlier this month.
It turns out that this move was more than politically convenient for Gingrich. As the Washington Post noted today, Gingrich's climate flip-flop was also quite lucrative, with millions of oil dollars pouring into his now defunct energy non-profit after he announced it:

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