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Upon hearing the news that Sarah Palin will not seek the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann tweeted last night on her official campaign account:
“Gov. Palin is a friend & I think the world of her.
The latest Quinnipiac University national poll on the Republican presidential race has Mitt Romney atop the leader board and Michele Bachmann seventh, with 3 percent.
The poll of Republicans and those leaning Republican, was finished on Monday nigh
At a coffee shop in Iowa Tuesday, Michele Bachmann seemed to agree with a man who said President Obama should be impeached.
The parody website Bad Lip Reading has added a Michele Bachmann spoof.
It’s oddly funny.
They’ve done President Obama, Rick Perry and assorted entertainers, too.
Someone’s got too much time on their hands.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is — still — not running for president.
“Now is not my time,” Christie said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Falling poll numbers, departing staffers and a crucial fund-raising report coming Friday may all spell trouble for Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign, but she’s soldiering onward and has scheduled a New Hampshire tour for next we
Michele Bachmann’s campaign pollster, Ed Goeas, and senior adviser, Andy Parrish, have left the Minnesota congresswoman’s struggling presidential campaign, the Associated Press reported Monday.
Parrish and two other aides, a deputy spokesman and a
On a conservative radio show Friday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann lashed out at China, calling it “a bad actor,” and listing some of the perceived transgressions.
She pointed out that she serves on the House Intelligence Committee, a report in Po
While Michele Bachmann maintains that her road to the presidency goes through Iowa, and that the road appears driveable, the Los Angeles Times reports that roadblocks are appearing:
After she formally announced her candidacy at her birthplace of
Michele Bachmann released another web video Monday, titled, “I Won’t Settle.” It repeats her campaign mantra of not settling for choosing a moderate candidate to oppose Barack Obama in 2012.
The new video was filmed at Liberty University, where Ba
While many have thought that the recent movements in Arab countries to throw off longtime dictators are a good thing, maybe even a step towards democracy in those lands, Michele Bachmann disagrees.
She told an audience in North Carolina Thursday th
Continuing her push in Iowa, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is citing her “rising poll numbers” in an email to supporters asking for more campaign contributions.
But, the Des Moines Register notes, her poll numbers in Iowa are actually down.
Michele Bachmann has released a second web video targeted at Rick Perry, this time on immigration.
In the video, Bachmann said conservatives shouldn’t settle for a president who supported moderate illegal immigration policies like those Perry has p
After a swing through North Carolina this week, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hits the campaign trail again in Iowa, where she has to do well in the caucuses to stay alive in the Republican presidential race.
On Monday, she’s in Sioux City and Cou
Not much for Michele Bachmann to cheer about in a new Fox News poll that came out Wednesday night, which shows Mitt Romney at the top, with Rick Perry falling to second and Herman Cain jumping into third.
Bachmann gets 3 percent support in the poll
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who needs a strong showing in Iowa to keep her presidential campaign rolling, is in second there, according to the latest poll from the American Research Group.
The poll, out today, has Bachmann with 15 percent suppo
Karl Bremer, a long-standing critic of Michele Bachmann, notes in his “Ripple in Stillwater” blog that the congresswoman’s presidential campaign has cut into her work in Washington on behalf of the 6th District.
He says she’s missed 58 percent of
A new YouTube video outlines Michele Bachmann’s proposed path to victory, but you don’t hear the congresswoman’s voice in it.
It’s more like a lecture, really, by her campaign manager, Keith Nahigian.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann may be planting her presidential hopes deep in the Iowa soil, but she’s getting around the rest of the country a bit, too.
On Thursday, she’s scheduled to attend events in North Carolina, says the Charlotte Observer.
In a story about Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman, and how he seems to be pulling the network back, a bit, on its conservative rhetoric as a way to attract a more moderate audience, there’s a tidbit about former Gov.