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    April 8, 2014

    Michele Bachmann is on the New Yorker's cover [IMAGE]

    President Obama has had fun at Michele Bachmann's expense in the past. On the cover of this week's New Yorker, illustrator Barry Blitt depicts Barack doing it once again.The occasion this time is the announcement that 7.1 million people signed up for Obamacare before the end of March, a number surpa ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The baddest bully in Washington

    How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America

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    October 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus plays a twerking Michele Bachmann on SNL

    Be forewarned that you won't be able to unsee Miley Cyrus with a Michele Bachmann wig on. After spending the past few days annoying Sinead O'Connor, pop's young woman of the moment took to Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and one of her skits was lampooning the U.S. government shutdown.While G ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Don Shelby concludes Congress is a dysfunctional mess and he wants no part of it

    Don Shelby versus Erik Paulsen in the 3rd Congressional District would've been a lot of fun. But Shelby has decided that the benefit of holding a seat in a partisan-gridlocked Congress isn't worth the price.THE BACKSTORY: Shelby: "I would be a terrible congressman"Yesterday, Shelby informed the Dem ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Michele Bachmann is Obama's biggest backer when it comes to NSA spying on Americans

    Michele Bachmann has made a cottage industry out of taking shots at President Obama, but the lame-duck congresswoman has emerged as one of the House's most outspoken supporters of the Obama administration's controversial NSA surveillance policies.SEE ALSO: Barack Obama zings Michele Bachmann during ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Ousting Michele Bachmann from Intelligence wasn't a no-brainer for Boehner

    As we told you last month, during the run up to committee appointments for the new Congress, a petition was circulating to oust Rep. Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee. SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia lawThe petition ended up ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Petition to oust Michele Bachmann from Intelligence is a no brainer

    People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, is circulating a petition asking John Boehner to remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee.The petition targets Bachmann's bizarre obsession with Sharia law and other Islamophobic tomfoolery, though really there's any number ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal "more opaque"

    A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque." "I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Fellow Republicans: An Emergency Plan to Stop Our Asses From Getting Kicked

    To: Lovers of America From: The Republican National Committee RE: Emergency platform changes Dear Patriots: It seems that 47 percent was somewhat larger than we anticipated in last week's election. Henceforth, we urge all Republicans to adopt these immediate policy changes.

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    November 5, 2012

    Bachmann doesn't back down from Muslim Brotherhood "deep penetration" accusation [VIDEO]

    In July, Michele Bachmann took heavy criticism for demanding that feds investigate the Muslin Brotherhood's alleged "deep penetration" into the U.S. Government. She provided little evidence other than to assert that the family of Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff for Secretary of State Hillary Cl ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    Banks caught swindling red-handed

    Country club Sopranos get kid-glove treatment for high crimes

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    September 5, 2012

    Michele Bachmann's favorite porn movies that she doesn't want you to know about (NSFW)

    See also: -- Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography"  -- GOP platform's new anti-porn stance mirrors Bachmann's pledge It's not exactly a secret that our beloved villain member of the House of Representatives Michele Bachmann hates porn. But after years of heari ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    For-profit colleges swindle students

    Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price

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    December 8, 2011

    Take Back the Capitol protests end today

    Take Back the Capitol wound down today​A week of action in Washington wound down today as the 99% made another push for legislation benefiting unemployed people. Earlier this week, protesters occupied several congressional offices, including Michele Bachmann's, and shut down K Street. The gro ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Al Franken: "Unwillingness to compromise" might kill Obama's jobs bill

    Al Franken says Obama's jobs plan can't survive political wrangling.​Al Franken watched the debate to raise the debt ceiling drag on -- and on, and on -- over party politics. Franken doesn't want to see the same thing happen with Barack Obama's new jobs plan, but he fears it might anyway.America's ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Michele Bachmann rebuts Obama's jobs plan with her non-plan

    Michele Bachmann's got a plan, she just won't tell us what it is.​Barack Obama gave a speech before a joint session of Congress last night, introducing a wide-ranging second stimulus package to jolt the American economy back to life.Michele Bachmann says it wasn't even a plan, and said there are ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    John Boehner's Wayzata golf outing protested [PICTURES]

    All photos courtesy of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.Demonstrators blame John Boehner and Michele Bachmann for joblessness in Minnesota.​U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner took a trip to Minnesota's suburbs yesterday to play golf and rub elbows with some of our state's mega-rich donors. On ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    John Boehner's ritzy Minnesota golf fundraiser: Is it even happening? [UPDATE]

    U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner will have lunch with you for $1,000. Maybe.​Will John Boehner be hitting the fairway with mega-rich donors in Wayzata today? Maybe. Minnesota Public Radio obtained a copy of an invite last week to a Boehner fundraiser scheduled for today at Spring Hill Gol ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Michele Bachmann cancels Iowa events to vote against debt ceiling plan

    Bachmann's vote is the only thing standing between the U.S. and sanity.​Don't fear, America, Michele Bachmann is racing back to Washington to bravely vote against the debt ceiling plan that would save America's credit rating and stock markets worldwide. America's gain is Iowa's loss: Bachmann anno ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Cards on the table: Four songs for the bipartisan debt showdown

    ​So this is kind of a weird time to be alive, when the President and the Republican Congressional leaders and the Democratic Congressional leaders are doing these press-conference showdowns where each faction is offer gentile smack-talk about the other factions, apparently en route to achieving a ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Bachmann pleads for cash to fight right wing media conspiracy

    Now the left and the right are conspiring against Bachmann.​Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. Right wing news site The Daily Caller did a hit job earlier this week on Michele Bachmann, calling her out for hypocrisy over her family farm subsidies and the earmarks she's won for her distr ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty second in Arizona tea party poll

    Matt VisionquestTim Pawlenty, tea party hero​All his threats about pushing gays back into the closet, shutting down the federal government, busting unions, and insulting the president seem to finally be paying off for Tim Pawlenty. He keynoted a steeped-in-tea confab over the weekend in Arizona c ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty also-rans in Gallup poll

    Running for president? Whatever.​Tim Pawlenty has been on the road and in front of TV cameras incessantly to promote his book and his White House ambitions. Michele Bachmann happily feeds rumors that she wants to be president, too; she practically has an endowed chair at Fox News; and her attacks ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Pawlenty chides Obama for not denouncing Libya violence that Obama already denounced

    Obama denounced Muammar al-Gaddafi last week.​Tim Pawlenty issued a scornful statement today condemning President Barack Obama for not denouncing the recent violent clampdown on anti-government protesters in Libya. Maybe T-Paw wasn't paying attention, running from one tea party to another, bu ... More >>

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    February 19, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is National Review's cover boy

    Former Governor Hockey Puck?​National Review, the gold standard of conservative opinion magazines, features Tim Pawlenty on its March 7 cover -- in skates and a green T-Paw jersey. "Pawlenty's Shot: The former Minnesota governor is a strong contender" the 2012 Republican presidential nominati ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Michele Bachmann doubles down with birthers on GMA

    ​Michele Bachmann can't bring herself to state a very simple fact: Barack Obama is an American citizen. "That isn't for me to state. That's for the president to state," she said today on "Good Morning America." That's pretty loud dog whistle from the queen of the tea party.

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    February 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann shellacked in CPAC poll

    Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.​Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty at CPAC: Twitter highlights

    Tim Pawlenty can tweet and talk at the same time, right?​The joke about the late President Gerald Ford was that he couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.The joke on Tim Pawlenty coming out of this year's CPAC conference is that he has somehow managed to tweet and talk at the same time.Epic m ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty CPAC debt ceiling talk at odds with John Boehner

    ​Tim Pawlenty at CPAC today doubled down with the Michele Bachmann wing of the Republican party by insisting that, "We should not -- we should not -- raise the debt ceiling." Like Bachmann, he wants to hang the nation's deficit around Barack Obama's neck. And the line got a round of applause ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann's debt limit dream is a nightmare, Boehner says

    Another Bachmann confrontation with House leaders.​Queen of the tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann, with an assist from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is ramping up her battle urging Congress to block an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Forget it, says House Speaker John Boehner. That's a recipe ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    CNN justifies airing Bachmann's SOTU speech [UPDATE]

    Michele Bachmann: Equal time?​The tempest in a tea pot is now the perfect storm. Michele Bachmann's little State of the Union speech scheduled for an online-only audience tonight is now being put on a par with Barack Obama's address to Congress, and the official Republican response from Rep. Pau ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Bachmann's health care repeal effort could add $230B to the deficit [UPDATE]

    ​A Congressional Budget Office analysis says the health care reform repeal backed by Minnesota Reps. Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Chip Cravaack would boost the federal deficit by $230 billion over the next 10 years and leave 32 million more Americans uninsured. Wait. Didn't they all just win ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wants to be president [UPDATES]

    What could possibly go wrong?​Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president. ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run. Not that she or her staff ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

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    December 20, 2010

    Michele Bachmann will guard our intelligence

    Michele Bachmann is named to the House Intelligence Committee.​She missed out on a House leadership post. She got frozen out of a slot on the Ways and Means Committee. She even lost "Lie of the Year." What's left for Michele Bachmann? Intelligence.

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    December 17, 2010

    Michele Bachmann loses "Lie of the Year" again

    ​After getting trounced last year by Sarah Palin, we really thought she had a shot this time around. But once again, Michele Bachmann has been been stiff-armed by the readers of PolitiFact's annual "Lie of the Year" competition. Her whopper:

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    December 10, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: "Porking has gotten way out of control"

    Like her Muslim friends, Bachmann has no pork on her fork.​Michele Bachmann has a message for America this afternoon: "Recently, porking has gotten way out of control."It's a provocative statement, and one that certainly lends itself to interpretation. But based on context, our best guess is t ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann nominated again for "Lie of the Year"

    Pants on fire.​The post-election season is shaping up well for freshly re-elected Rep. Michele Bachmann. She's already been named a "Most Embarrassing" member of Congress. Now she's been nominated -- again -- in the "Lie of the Year People's Choice Awards" by PolitiFact. There were plenty o ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    The Chicken Wang: America's newest dance thing

    ​Miami: home of...a lot of club nights, um...Dexter, high-quality cocaine (I'm guessing?), several iterations of the MTV Beach House, the presidency of George W. Bush (that's a stretch), and now the Chicken Wang. It's a dance, and it's fucking awesome.

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    November 12, 2010

    Michele Bachmann had the worst week in Washington

    Cooper vs. Bachmann: It didn't help.​It didn't help Michele Bachmann's recent power play for a leadership position among Republicans that she chose the very same moment to once more climb aboard the crazy train. By Wednesday, she figured out she was better suited to softball sessions with Se ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Michele Bachmann quits fight for No. 4 GOP spot

    Michele Bachmann got waived, just like Randy Moss.​The tea has definitely been put on ice. Michele Bachmann has conceded the race for Chairman of the Republican Conference by backing Rep. Jeb Hensarling for the No. 4 GOP position.

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    November 9, 2010

    Bachmann "put that gavel in John Boehner's hands" [UPDATES]

    Bachmann bumps into Boehner.​Forget that, as the libertarian magazine Reason recently put it, Michele Bachmann is a bit of loon. She's also facing an uphill battle for a House leadership position because she wears a skirt. Maybe this is what Republicans mean when they talk about traditional ... More >>

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    November 6, 2010

    Michele Bachmann's leadership drive sabotaged by Republicans [UPDATES]

    It's a conspiracy alright. But a Republican conspiracy.​Michele Bachmann wants two things now: To be taken seriously, and to win the No. 4 position in the House leadership ranks. The problem is, she keeps on spouting batshit craziness. It's hard to win the hearts and minds of folks like soon- ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Palin trounces Pawlenty as GOP standard bearer in new poll

    The governor has been racking up a lot of frequent flyer miles lately, but not a lot of love.

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    April 8, 2009

    Bachmann to get constituents 'armed and dangerous' Thursday

    Rep. Bachmann is holding two public forums tomorrow to talk about cancer and President Obama's cap and trade proposal. Time to go get armed and dangerous with Bachmann.

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    December 26, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    Bachmann: Republicans stopped sucking their thumbs long ago

    bachman.jpg Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann snapped back at Republican leadership Monday after the financial rescue bill failed.

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    September 2, 2008
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    April 5, 2006

    4/5: Morning Communique

    The largest consumer of ecstacy in the world, SoDak's lone abortion doctor, order from disorder, Clerks 2 trailer, the top 87 bad predictions about the future, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...