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  • Bachmann: ‘We Saw Border Processing, Not Border Security’

    07/30/2014 11:40:43 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Penny Starr
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), recently returned from a trip to the Southwest border, says no one is being turned away: “We saw border processing, not border security,” Bachmann said in a news release describing her trip to Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo. “While the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency performs admirably on a daily basis, their purpose has become people processing -- not stopping foreign nationals from unauthorized entry into the U.S. “Currently, not one person who attempts to come into the country is stopped; instead, they are taken to a processing center before a decision is made if they...
  • Michelle Bachmann Battles Wasserman Schultz Over Benghazi: ‘Democrats Have Tried To Sabotage

    05/11/2014 4:11:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/11/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    Minnesota Republican congresswoman Michelle Bachmann sparred with Florida Democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the new congressional committee to investigate Benghazi — with Wasserman Schultz claiming Republicans are “clearly doing this to drive their turnout” and Bachmann accusing Democrats of trying “to sabotage this process.” The two congresswomen appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Obama administration’s response to the September 2012 Benghazi attacks. Wasserman Schultz was entirely certain that there’s nothing left to investigate. “Republicans are clearly doing this to drive their turnout –” “Candy, that is not true...
  • The Triumph of Nice (Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government)

    05/01/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 1, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    In the summer of 2012, Michele Bachmann and four other House members sent a letter to the Inspector-Generals of key government agencies asking them to open an investigation into possible Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government.The letter to the Department of State specifically raised concerns over Huma Abedin, then-Deputy Chief of Staff and top personal aide to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The letter stated that Abedin “has three family members—her late father, her mother, and her brother—connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations,” and noted that the Department of State had “taken actions recently that have...
  • WATCH: Rep. Michele Bachmann Explains Opposition to National Women’s History Museum (VIDEO)

    05/07/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Heritage Action ^ | May 7 2014 | Katherine Rosario
    ep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)87% was on the House floor Wednesday where she clearly and compellingly explained why she is concerned about the potential creation of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall in D.C. Bachmann said no one in the House disputes the idea that celebrating women is admirable, but expressed what she thought would become the true function of the museum: I rise today in opposition to this bill because I believe ultimately this museum that will be built on the National Mall, on federal land, will enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life...
  • Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann to Speak at Manhigut Yehudit Dinner

    04/24/2014 7:28:17 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 1 replies
    Manhigut Yehudit ^ | 4/24/'14 | Unattributed
    Israeli Deputy Knesset Speaker, MK Moshe Feiglin and Manhigut Yehudit – the Jewish Leadership Movement – are proud to announce that United States Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will be joining us as we celebrate our 11th Annual Dinner and the modern State of Israel’s 66th birthday in New York on May 5th. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, known for her steadfast support of Israel, is one of the two featured speakers. She ran for President of the United States in 2012 and may run again in 2016. Congresswoman Bachmann is known for her strong support of Israel – she recently...
  • Rep. Bachmann: Gay Activists Are The Real Bullies

    03/11/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/11/14 | WCCO Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent decision to veto a measure that some say would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. “The thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is that the gay communities have so bullied the American people and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, and so they think that they get to dictate the agenda everywhere,” Bachmann said. “Well not with the Constitution you don’t.”
  • Bachmann Says US Jews are Selling Out Israel

    03/05/2014 11:37:04 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 66 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/14 | Gil Ronen
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann Bachmann has accused American Jews of having “sold out Israel” by voting for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. “The Jewish community gave him their votes, their support, their financial support,” Bachmann told Tony Perkins on the Family Research Center's radio channel, “and as recently as last week, 48 Jewish donors who are big contributors to the president wrote a letter...to the Democrat [sic] senators in the U.S. Senate to tell them to not advance sanctions against Iran.”
  • Bachmann: If Immigrants Were Conservative, Obama Wouldn’t Want to Give Them ‘Amnesty’

    02/08/2014 10:27:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 7th, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    During a radio interview this week with Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) shared her views on the immigration reform debate, revealing what she believes to be the real reason President Barack Obama and other Democrats are pushing for a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who currently live in the United States. Bachmann began by saying she thinks it would be a “terrible idea” to move forward with any immigration plan this year in Congress. “Let’s face it, if these were conservative Republicans coming here illegally,” she said, “the last thing Obama would do...
  • Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence (Obamacare SNAFU)

    02/04/2014 2:58:13 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-4-2014 | Bill Gertz
    February 4, 2014 Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence Bachmann seeks answers from president, HHS on Obamacare security flaws Bill Gertz A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday she is investigating whether an intelligence report warning about risks to Americans who posted data on the Obamacare website was suppressed for political reasons.Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) said she plans to write to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging them to immediately shut down the Healthcare.gov website over concerns that the system is vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of...
  • Ted Cruz to join Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann at New Orleans Republican Leadership Conference

    02/04/2014 7:31:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | February 04, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Lauren McGaughy
    New Orleans will once again draw the who's who among GOP policymakers, pundits and politicians this year, when it plays host to the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, or RLC. While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the playbill Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning, attendees can also expect to see a slew of other conservative leaders including Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and maybe even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was not yet a confirmed attendee, as per the RLC's speakers list. But another Pelican State Republican, recent GOP-convert and candidate for lieutenant governor state Sen....
  • Bachmann says House preparing to sue Obama for overreach: ‘He’s not a king’

    01/29/2014 5:19:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/14 | Alex Pappas
    WASHINGTON — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says House conservatives are preparing to sue President Barack Obama for executive overreach in response to his threats of unilateral action on a host of issues. “He’s the president of the United States — he’s not a king,” the Republican lawmaker told reporters after Obama’s State of the Union address. “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.” Bachmann said an effort is underway in Congress to take back their “authority under the Constitution as the House of Representatives.” She said the...
  • Bachmann: Obama's Legacy Is 'Establishment Of Lawlessness In United States'

    01/23/2014 6:46:09 PM PST · by Manic_Episode · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Michelle Bachmann
    Because he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now unilaterally adjusts the Obamacare law as it unfolds, President Barack Obama is sending a signal to liberal federal judges to mirror him and, as a result, the president's long-term legacy will be "the establishment of lawlessness in the United States," said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann also compared Obama's actions to those of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi -- "whatever he said was law."
  • Bachmann: Obama’s Legacy Is ‘Establishment of Lawlessness in the United States’

    01/21/2014 1:28:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 21, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) – Because he did not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and now unilaterally adjusts the Obamacare law as it unfolds, President Barack Obama is sending a signal to liberal federal judges to mirror him and, as a result, the president’s long-term legacy will be “the establishment of lawlessness in the United States,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Bachmann also compared Obama’s actions to those of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi – “whatever he said was law.” The congresswoman made her remarks during a Jan. 15 “Conversations with Conservatives” meeting at the Heritage Foundation in...
  • Michele Bachmann as William F. Buckley’s spawn: How right-wing media spiraled out of control

    12/22/2013 3:41:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | December 22, 2013 | Professor jeffrey M. Berry and Professor Sarah Sobieraj
    [BIG SNIP].............. In spite of the high level of trust in broadcast news, or perhaps because of it, the 1960s were also the early days of conservative antagonism toward the networks and, more broadly, toward the “eastern establishment” press. The Nixon administration seethed at CBS, the Times, and the Post (even before Watergate). In the words of Theodore H. White, “the hostility of the Liberal Press obsessed Nixon.” Nixon transformed his resentment of an elite that he believed used every opportunity to undo his career into an institutionalized response. His White House created an office led by firebrand Pat Buchanan...
  • Michele Bachmann: Minnesota Democrats need to keep their Obamacare promises

    12/04/2013 5:18:11 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/3/13 | Michele Bachmann
    It has now been two months since the Obamacare rollout began, and what do Minnesotans have to show for it? And more importantly, what are Sen. Franken, Sen. Klobuchar and Gov. Dayton doing to fix these cascading problems? Already more than 5 million Americans are losing their existing health care plans, including low-income college students; 140,000 of the 5 million people nationwide receiving cancellation letters are from right here in Minnesota. So far, we have only heard about the millions of individual policies that have been canceled, but it is estimated that somewhere between 50 million to 100 million people...
  • Bachmann: Iran Nuclear Facilities 'Must Be Bombed', Geneva Deal to Prevent Israel Self-Defense

    11/29/2013 7:11:39 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 28, 2013 2:43 pm
    House Intelligence Committee member Michelle Bachmann said that Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed.” In a speech at a Zionist Organization of America gala on Sunday night, Bachmann said that the Geneva deal reached between Iran and world powers at the weekend will severely limit Israel’s ability to operate freely in the interests of its self defense. Bachmann said, “It may be incumbent upon the Prime Minister to make a decision he has no desire to make, and that would be to bomb facilities, that must be bombed, in Iran.” The former presidential candidate framed the deal as a deliberate...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann: Civil disobedience possible against Obama 'thuggery'

    10/09/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-9-2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Michele Bachmann believes that President Obama has committed impeachable offenses and that the nation could be on the cusp of the kind of civil disobedience that led to the public uprising in Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood. Speaking with conservative talk-show host Rusty Humphries in a tea party town hall teleconference, Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican and head of the House Tea Party Caucus, said that it could be hard to impeach the president because Democrats control the Senate and the tea partyers should stand strong against the Obama administration in the budget stalemate that led to the government shutdown....
  • Exclusive--Rep. Bachman (R-MN): GOP Not Caving, 'This Is A Lot Bigger Than Obamacare'

    10/04/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-4-2013 | Brietbart
    On Friday, House Republicans held a meeting to discuss their strategy on the government shutdown. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) reported exclusively to Breitbart News, “This was one of the best conferences we’ve had.” She said that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was quite resolute with regard to the shutdown: “I felt like I was looking at this guy from back in 1994. He had very good resolve.”
  • McCaskill Objects to Other Congressmen Showing Up at WWII Memorial

    10/02/2013 1:54:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | October 02, 2013 | Sterling Beard
    Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said this morning that legislators present at the World War II memorial who didn’t have veterans from their states present were merely playing politics. “There’s people here who have nothing to do,” McCaskill said this morning at the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. ”They’re just trying to score a political point.” When asked by CNS News if they were attempting to grandstand, McCaskill answered that “it appears that they are,” but did not single out any legislators by name. Earlier this morning, World War II veterans entered the memorial for the second time...
  • Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and the dangers of foggy 9/11 memories [Read with Barf Bag]

    09/14/2013 10:16:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/11/13 | Tod Robberson
    ...Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota joined fellow tea partying Reps. Louie Gohmert, sadly of Texas, and Steve King of Iowa on a trip to Egypt, where they praised the restoration of military dictatorship and the overthrow of a democratically elected government... Bachmann didn’t just stop with that misportrayal of American values. She somehow managed to confuse Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood with the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks (Afghanistan-based al-Qaeda for those who don’t remember), and congratulated Egypt’s military leader for holding them at bay. “We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against...
  • The Huma Unmentionables

    07/27/2013 7:03:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Charlotte’s revulsion over Huma Abedin’s calculated “stand by your man” routine is surely right. Still, it is amazing, as we speculate about Ms. Abedin’s political future, that the elephant in the room goes unnoticed, or at least studiously unmentioned. Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of...
  • House Ethics Committee Investigating Rep. Michele Bachmann

    07/26/2013 9:33:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/26/13
    The House Ethics Committee is launching a full-tilt investigation of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. The committee announced on Friday it had received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body, and said in a brief statement that it would formally investigate the one-time Republican presidential candidate. A lawyer for Bachmann had previously acknowledged the investigation by the OCE and said that Bachmann was cooperating. That probe is focused in part on her short-lived presidential bid.
  • Are you 'cooking the books'? (Bachmann grills Bernanke over 'extraordinary' accounting measure)

    07/17/2013 6:26:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2013 | Garth Kant
    Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to know: How in the world has the federal government not reported any increase in the national debt in 56 days? As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday, Bachmann asked how there could be no increase reported in the total debt when the government is racking up about $4 billion a day in new debt. “After nearly 10 years as the head of the Federal Reserve, Chairman Bernanke could not answer my question today in Financial Services Committee,” Bachmann told WND. She wondered if there’s a political motive involved....
  • Bachmann: Boehner will use ‘loophole’ to pass immigration in the House

    06/18/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    EXCERPT “I don’t think we have a definitive on that yet,” Bachmann said. “I think there’s still a loophole that the speaker might allow himself — that he won’t hold himself to the Hastert rule. In the shorthand, this is what I think is going to happen — the very bad bill is going to be in the Senate. We’re going to have a Trojan Horse bill that will look very good. It will look like border security in the House. Conservatives will vote for it in the House. Both bills will go to conference committee. The guts will get...
  • Bachmann: Immigration Bill Would Cost $6 Trillion, Harm Hispanics, Blacks

    06/14/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2013 - 1:13 PM | Fred Lucas
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) delivered her case Friday against the comprehensive immigration reform proposal, saying it would cost $6 trillion and particularly harm blacks and Hispanics. “What I’m asking all of us to consider are the profound implications of what this will mean, because amnesty will cost a fortune,” Bachmann said at the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Faith & Freedom Coalition. “We’re looking at a $6 trillion cost for amnesty. Just the retirement benefits alone for illegal aliens—which must be born by the American people—is something like $2.7 trillion.” The Congressional Budget Office has...
  • COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill

    06/14/2013 2:16:28 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 105 replies
    www.GlennBeck.com ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    COURAGE: 70 House Republicans to push back against immigration bill Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 First, go and watch 14 minutes and 55 seconds of Glenn Becks video on this subject. This morning, TheBlaze exclusively reported that 70 House Republicans are planning for a showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) over the immigration bill congressional leadership is trying to push through by July 4. According to TheBlaze: Seventy House Republicans are planning a politically risky showdown with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to try to force additional debate on an immigration bill they say will mean amnesty for illegal immigrants and have...
  • CONGRESSMEN Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To ... Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...'

    06/14/2013 12:44:08 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 47 replies
    MichaelSavage4Prez ^ | Jun 13, 2013 | Congressmen Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King
    Bachmann, Gohmert, & Steve King Appeal Directly To Glenn Beck And Audience: 'We're Losing Badly...' Jun 13, 2013 Click on it to watch the 3 minute 40 second video. 6/13/13 - With immigration reform still going through Congress, a number of conservative Republicans are not happy with how their party has jumped on the bandwagon to fight for a bill that concedes the argument to the Democrats. Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, and Steve King made a joint appearance Thursday on Glenn Beck's show to lobby him and his audience directly to stand up against a bill that they say is...
  • GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

    06/06/2013 4:21:53 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/5/13 | WCCO/AP
    The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.” Emmer is an attorney, former state representative and talk radio host. On Wednesday morning, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey told WCCO Radio that while he was not quite ready...
  • As two prominent GOP women fade, a question of how to woo female voters (Guess who they mean?)

    06/03/2013 4:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NBC News Politics ^ | June 3, 2013 | Kasie Hunt, Political Reporter
    Michele Bachmann's taking a bow. Sarah Palin's star has faded. With the brassy, blow-dried bombasts of the GOP moving to the sidelines, there's no elected heir apparent to inherit the mantle and carry the conservative crusade forward on the national stage. What does that mean for a Republican Party struggling to woo the women voters it needs to win national elections? It may be for the best, say some of the GOP operatives who have been pushing the party to rebrand itself after its 2012 losses. "They and their style gives short shrift to other women in the GOP," said...
  • Emmer likely to run for Bachmann's seat; a state senator rules herself out

    06/03/2013 8:20:28 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/3/13 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann's congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann's surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors in the right-leaning 6th Congressional District. But on Monday, state Sen. Michelle Benson of Ham Lake said she wouldn't run.
  • Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    06/02/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT · by bronxville · 109 replies
    The Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | Jan 3, 2013 | John Rossomando
    An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy. The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers. The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland...
  • With Bachmann not running, Jim Graves pulls out of 6th District race

    05/31/2013 8:32:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    MINNPOST.com ^ | 5/31/13 | Eric Black
    As of today, Jim Graves is going to indefinitely suspend his campaign for Congress from the 6th District. Translation: He is not running. He is dropping out of politics to concentrate on his family and his business. ~SNIP~ “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished.’ She wasn’t representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won’t be representing them. There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we...
  • The quitters: The Bachmann and Palin pathology

    05/30/2013 7:30:16 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/2013 | Peter Fenn
    It is one thing to raise millions from grassroots activists or appear on record numbers of TV talk shows or give rhetorically charged speeches before adoring crowds – it is quite another to do the hard work of governing. Both Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin were political lightweights who were full of sound and fury and accomplished very little. Both quit their posts like spoiled children, after meteoric rises that had precious little to do with actually getting anything done. Both were bad examples of what public service should be all about and both exhibited a certain pathology steeped more...
  • MICHELE BACHMANN LEAVING CONGRESS

    05/29/2013 7:09:01 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 88 replies
    One of the tea party’s strongest supporters is not coming back to Congress. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., announced she will not seek reelection next year. She made the announcement in a video posted on her website. Bachmann isn’t ruling out a run for another office. “Looking forward, after the completion of my term, my future is full, it is limitless, and my passions for America will remain,” she said in the video.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014

    05/29/2013 1:25:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/13
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014, ending her tenure as the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district after four terms. In a video released on her website early Wednesday , Bachmann says that, in her opinion, if presidents can only serve eight years that length of time is sufficient for her to serve in Congress.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014

    05/29/2013 5:38:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 5/29/13 | Brett Bauer
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014, ending her tenure as the representative from Minnesota's sixth congressional district after four terms.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Says God Will Repeal Obamacare (Audio) ((Barf Alert))

    05/21/2013 12:33:19 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 31 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 05/21/2013 | By Michael Allen
    During an appearance on Dr. James Dobson's 'Family Talk' radio show today, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that "God is going to answer our prayers and we'll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare" (audio below), reports RightWingWatch.org. Rep. Bachmann could not prove that God opposes Obamacare, which will help provide health insurance to millions of Americans, will no longer allow health insurance companies to discriminate against pre-existing conditions, will allow children to stay on their parents' health insurance until they are 26 and provides preventive health care with no co-pay. Dr. Dobson parroted a false right wing claim that...
  • New York Times: Huma Abedin 'quietly' stepped down as Hillary's Deputy in "June" of 2012

    05/18/2013 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 32 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/17/13 | Shoebat
    The title of a New York Times article by Raymond Hernandez reads, “Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.”. However, the headline for another story pops up in the eighth paragraph when a potentially very interesting claim is made. Take note of when Abedin allegedly stepped down as Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary. Via NYT: "Ms. Abedin reached her new working arrangement in June 2012, when she returned from maternity leave, quietly leaving her position as deputy chief of staff and becoming a special government employee, which is essentially a consultant. A State...
  • Rand Paul, Bachmann: IRS could play politics with Obamacare oversight

    05/16/2013 6:42:09 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/16/13 | Alexis Levinson
    On Thursday morning, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann questioned whether Internal Revenue Service could be trusted to oversee implementation of the health care law, suggesting it could inappropriately use records to deny people health care. Paul and Bachmann made the comments at a press conference with several members of Congress and members of tea party groups from across the country, “With the implementation of Obamacare at hand, and knowing that it is the IRS … that will be the enforcing mechanism for this new entitlement program of Obamacare, it’s very important to ask, and now it...
  • Does the Tea Party understand the Constitution? (Classic pretzel logic from the Left)

    05/11/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | May 11, 2013 | John D'Amico
    The Right constantly claims devotion to our founding documents. The problem: Its policies completely violate them. Last month, 20 House Republicans, along with staffers from nearly 40 congressional offices attended the first meeting of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus. The three premises behind the Caucus, according to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who emceed the event, are “we’re taxed enough, we spend less than we take in, and we follow the Constitution.” This purported devotion to the founding documents echoes the themes reverberated at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in March, where Sarah Palin and former Rick Santorum declared that...
  • Michele Bachmann: 9/11 And Benghazi Were God's Judgment

    05/10/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10, 2013 | Uploaded by WeAreTheSavageNation
    Speaking at a prayer event inside the US Capitol, Rep. Michele Bachmann said that this nation has experienced God's judgment twice on September 11.
  • Michelle Bachmann "Next week we will introduce a bill to repeal Obamacare"

    05/08/2013 7:52:07 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 43 replies
    Maryland Right to Life's Third Annual Banquet ^ | 5/8/2013 | My Own Eyes and Ears
    Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann spoke tonight at Maryland Right to Life's Third Annual Banquet just outside Baltimore and announced that a bill to repeal Obamacare will be introduced next week. Bachmann stated that every Republican in the House is expected to support the bill. She started off her remarks by complimenting Baltimore on being the home of crab cakes, the Super Bowl champions (which drew cheers) and Nancy Pelosi (which drew jeers). She told the crowd "2 out of 3 isn't bad". Her remarks mentioned the horrors revealed by the Gosnell trial and how the media wanted to pretend it was...
  • Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Makes Birther Joke

    04/28/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/2013 | Breitbart News
    Speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, President Barack Obama made a birther joke. Obama was talking about how his recent appearance at the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library inspired him to start his own legacy. He then made a quip about the potential location of his library. "Some have suggested we put it in my birthplace, but I'd rather keep it in the United States," Obama joked.
  • No One's Paying Attention to Michele Bachmann on Immigration This Time

    04/27/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 37 replies
    ATlantic Wire ^ | April 15, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went on seven Sunday talk shows to pitch a bipartisan immigration reform deal, while a handful of Republican lawmakers famous for their wacky cable news interviews can’t get any attention. An anti-immigration “gang of six” in the House is trying to stop the pro-immigration “gang of eight” in the Senate, The National Review’s Robert Costa reports, but hardly anyone’s listening. The six are cable TV favorites: Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, Iowa’s Steve King, Texas’ Louie Gohmert, Alabama’s Mo Brooks, Pennsylvania’s Lou Barletta, and California’s Dana Rohrabacher. There were zero “anti-amnesty” Sunday show guests the week before Rubio’s...
  • Rubio condemns Bachmann

    04/27/2013 10:15:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 138 replies
    Salon ^ | July 19, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Scott Brown joined John McCain in denouncing the congresswoman's Muslim witch hunt Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising star in the party and a potential vice-presidential pick for Mitt Romney, said this morning that he disagreed with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s baseless call to investigate Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the U.S. government. Appearing on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Rubio was asked by a caller if he would join Republican Sen. John McCain’s strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim witch hunt on the Senate floor yesterday. While Rubio said he doesn’t personally know Huma Abedin, a...
  • Palin/Bachman 2016. Unbeatable ticket?

    03/26/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 152 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/26/13 | Mr.K
    Before Newt Gingrich and the GOP try to peddle this insanely ridiculous "Reince Revolution" baloney (seriously- with a straight face he said that????) I would like to get out front with what I think would be an UN-BEATABLE ticket in 2016 Palin/Bachman They would get ALL the GOP vote and at least half the Women's vote from Democrats. Plus they would SPEAK THE TRUTH instead of GOP-approved pablum, and -like when Ronald Reagan spoke the truth- the PEOPLE WOULD LOVE IT
  • Bachmann Campaign Facing Congressional Ethics Probe

    03/25/2013 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Evann Gastaldo
    Michele Bachmann's downward spiral continues. The latest: Her presidential campaign is being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Daily Beast reports in a piece comparing Bachmann to the Hindenburg and the Titanic. Federal investigators are looking into alleged campaign finance improprieties, and several former campaign staffers acknowledge they've been interviewed. The allegations of improper funds transfers and payments specifically relate to Guy Short, the campaign's national political director, and Kent Sorenson, the Iowa campaign chairman who jumped ship and joined up with Ron Paul. Bachmann's campaign counsel notes, "There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any...
  • Mark Levin Goes Off On Bill O’Reilly For His ‘Hit’ On Michele Bachmann

    03/21/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 48 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday night, conservative radio host Mark Levin attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and the “has-beens” at CNN for their “hit” on Rep. Michele Bachmann after she was caught racing away from a CNN reporter confronting her over factually inaccurate claims about the president’s “lavish” White House living. On Tuesday, CNN reporter Dana Bash attempted to confront Bachmann over her claims that the president has an extraordinarily luxurious lifestyle, but was famously met with deflection and a race away from the camera. On The O’Reilly Factor last night, the eponymous Fox host criticized Bachmann for her “trivial attacks on...
  • RECONSIDERING MICHELE BACHMANN (Most of her policies were right and spot on in hindsight)

    01/21/2013 4:59:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Powerline ^ | 01/21/2013 | John Hinderraker
    The Washington Post reports today that al Qaeda’s successful attack on the Algerian natural gas plant has greatly boosted al Qaeda’s prestige in Africa. Along the way, the Post notes rather casually: The assailants were well-trained and armed with what appear to have been weapons from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s arsenal. The overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi has turned out to be a terrible blunder. It has empowered radical Muslims, led directly to the Benghazi debacle, and scattered Gaddafi’s armory among terrorist elements, including al Qaeda. There has been, of course, no accountability for the Libya decision, either with...
  • Repeal Obamacare bill: Michele Bachmann introduces first bill of 113th Congress

    01/07/2013 10:53:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    UPI ^ | 01/07/2013 | GABRIELLE LEVY
    The Minnesota Representative introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act, the first bill of the 113th Congress--but it stands almost no chance of passing. Second verse, same as the first, apparently.Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling and former presidential candidate introduced the first House bill of the 113th Congress Thursday.Of course, the bill she introduced was to--you guessed it--repeal Obamacare in its entirety. At noon today, I introduced the first bill of the 113th Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) January 3, 2013 Even if Bachmann's bill stood a chance of becoming...