Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. The gloves are off! (link)

Newt Gingrich is soaring in the polls and the gloves are coming off. How long Newt's stay on top will last is anybody's guess, but for now he is number one and now directly taking on Mitt Romney. Conservatives have been looking for an alternative to Romney for a while and for now... as of November they might have their man.

“We think there has to be a solid conservative alternative to Mitt Romney,” Mr. Gingrich told WSC Radio in Charleston, S.C. “I’m the one candidate who can bring together national security conservatives, and economic conservatives, and social conservatives in order to make sure we have a conservative nominee.”

He added, “I wouldn’t lie to the American people. I wouldn’t switch my positions for political reasons. It’s perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts change. If you see new things you didn’t see – everybody’s done that, Ronald Reagan did that. It’s wrong to go around to adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election, then people will have to ask themselves, ‘What will you tell me next time?’”

What do you think about Newt Gingrich? Do you like what you hear so far?

2. LEGAL immigrants fight the DREAM Act (link)

It might be one of the largest untold views. Many legal immigrants aren't fans of illegal immigration, amnesty, or the DREAM Act.

The Dream Act, which was passed by both houses of the Maryland legislature in April, was about to become law when an advocacy group called Help Save Maryland, working with Republican lawmakers, launched an online campaign to try to prevent it from being enacted. The drive garnered more than 100,000 electronic signatures, resulting in the suspension of the law until a statewide public referendum can be held next year.

One Marylander who clicked on the petition was Shakil Hamid, 44, an accountant in Gaithersburg who emigrated legally from Bangladesh in 1977. He is an enthusiastic member of Help Save Maryland, which opposes allowing illegal immigrants to work, drive or receive a variety of public benefits.

“These people are taking seats in college away from our kids,” Hamid said. “Why should we reward their dishonest behavior?”

This shouldn't surprise people. If I had come to this country the legal way, worked my butt off to learn the language and get where I am, I'd be pretty ticked off if people who did it the wrong way got discounts.

3. Not again! (link)

Just when you thought this Herman Cain/other women story was over, here comes another allegation.

An Atlanta businesswoman accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted 13 years, an Atlanta television station reported Monday.

"I was aware that he was married, and I was also aware that I was involved in a very inappropriate situation relationship," the woman -- identified by the station as Ginger White -- told WAGA.

The candidate upstaged his accuser's announcement, telling CNN a few minutes beforehand that her assertion was coming and was false. "This individual is going to accuse me of an affair for an extended period of time," Cain said on CNN's "Situation Room."

"It is someone that I know who is an acquaintance that I thought was a friend."

Cain said he learned about the accusation after his lawyer talked to a reporter about it.

Cain said his wife's immediate reaction upon hearing of the accusation was, "Here we go again."

Meanwhile, Cain keeps slipping in the polls.

These and many more topics coming up on Tuesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.