Picture of the Day: How Newt Gingrich Might Decorate the Oval Office

By Conor Friedersdorf

Hint: It involves a gigantic dinosaur skull

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The caption on this Reuters photo from 1995 sums up the story: "House Speaker Newt Gingrich inspects the Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil, which the Smithsonian Institute lended to him for his office. Gingrich, who had originally come under criticism for accepting the piece, is a noted historian and dinosaur aficionado."

Take that, Winston Churchill bust!

Image credit: Reuters

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