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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gingrich Vote Delayed

WASHINGTON -- Under fire from Democrats, the Republicans said late Thursday that a final report on U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethical troubles will be released before a vote is taken on his punishment.

Democrats earlier assailed what they called a Republican move to hold a vote on punishing Gingrich before the release of a final report.

On Tuesday Gingrich won re-election as House speaker, the most powerful legislative post in the United States. His re-election came despite admitting that he provided the ethics panel with misleading information about the use of charitable funds for political activities.