Inside Washington Dec. 11, 2011

This week on Indie Washington: Newt Gingrich’s rocket ride in the polls. Why are some mainline Republicans so hostile to him?

President Obama’s Osaawatomie, Kansas economic speech channels Teddy Roosevelt and previews his 2012 campaign.

The Secretary of HHS overrules the head of the FDA on distribution of the Plan-B after sex pill.

The Senate blocks the President’s plan to continue payroll tax cuts.

Europe struggles to come to grips with its economic crisis.

Does President Obama’s re-election hinge on Europe getting its house in order?

Why do Republican presidential hopefuls find it necessary to pay homage to Donald Trump?