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Bachmann 2012

Hints Emerge On Bachmann's Plans For 2012

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to participate in a presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, a move that further signals ...

Michele Bachmann Says She Feels 'Calling' To Run For President

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann made it clear Friday that she was leaning toward a presidential run, saying on an Iowa public a...

Michele Bachmann Plans Presidential Announcement In Iowa

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Michele Bachmann is making plans for a presidential campaign announcement next month in Waterloo, Iowa, the city w...

Michele Bachmann Presidential Announcement Expected Next Month

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) signaled on Thursday night that she can be expected to make a presidential announcement next month in the key early pr...

Michele Bachmann 'Prayerfully Considering' Entering 2012 Race

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

(AP) DES MOINES, Iowa - If there's any state where Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann could stir the Republican race for president, it's Iowa. She was...

Michele Bachmann Brain Trust Looks To 2012

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann could enter the presidential race with considerable buzz, but it's unclear whether the Minnesota Republican can assemble a stabl...

Tea Party Favorite Always Rising, Never Compromising

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Michele Bachmann was a self-styled "education researcher" making a run for a Minnesota school board seat in 1999 when the ques...

Bachmann Rocks 'Ruling Class' With Amens From Tea Party Backers

Bloomberg News | Lisa Lerer & John McCormick | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

Long before she entered national politics, Michele Bachmann knew how to steal the show....

Bachmann Cites 'Obama's Teleprompter' When Asked About Revolutionary War Gaffe

Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) addressed a gaffe that landed her in the headlines several months ago during an appearance on this weekend's edition o...

Michele Bachmann Invokes Holocaust In Railing Against Taxes

Posted 07.01.2011 | Politics

(AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday described the loss of "economic liberty" that young Americans face today as a "fl...

Pawlenty Faces Stiff Competition From Bachmann For Tea Party Support

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Tim Pawlenty, "T-Paw" to his supporters, has increasingly tied himself to the new crop of grass-roots activists in...

Likely GOP Presidential Contenders Plot Tea Party Strategies

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — It's a tricky time of courtship. As the tea party turns 2, the still-gelling field of Republican presidential contenders is the first ...

Bachmann Faces Backlash After Calling Planned Parenthood 'LensCrafters Of Big Abortion'

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) derided Planned Parenthood as "the LensCrafters of big abortion" earlier this week during a stop in Iowa, and it seems...

Bachmann Carving Tea Party Role With Dynamic, Take-No-Prisoners Style

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - In a slow-starting 2012 Republican presidential field that lacks star power, Michele Bachmann is carving out a role as the polarizing Te...

Michele Bachmann Heckled In Iowa

Politico | Kasie Hunt | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann said again Monday that the American intervention in Libya was a mistake -- but this time she had to talk over a heckler who shouted v...

Michele Bachmann: Planned Parenthood The 'LensCrafters Of Big Abortion'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

PELLA, Iowa -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday that she supports the ideas behind a GOP budget plan to slash $5.8 trillion in spending over the...

Republican Lawmakers Concerned About Lackluster Quality Of GOP Presidential Pool

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

A presidential primary favorite is emerging among the ranks of congressional Republicans: none of the above....

Bachmann Talks 2012: 'I Don't Believe This Is A Rash Decision'

The New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

On a break between meeting voters and conducting radio and television interviews -- a staple of nearly every day -- Ms. Bachmann took a seat in the ba...

Bachmann's Ambitions Could Lead To 'Rocky Crusade' In 2012

TIME | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

Bachmann may also have trouble building a complex campaign operation. She has burned through four chiefs of staff in five years, often preferring her ...

Michele Bachmann Discusses 2012 Decision-Making Process

TIME | Katy Steinmetz | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

I caught up with Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on the Hill this morning, and we chatted about her potential presidential bid as she power-walked -- ...

Michele Bachmann Takes Issue With 'Obama Doctrine'

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A tea party-backed conservative congresswoman says President Barack Obama has failed to demonstrate a vital U.S. national security ...

Potential Presidential Hopefuls Hammer Health Care In Iowa

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — A handful of high-profile Republicans who may be eyeing the White House told hundreds of conservative activists Saturday that...

WATCH: O'Reilly Addresses Bachmann's Revolutionary War Gaffe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During Thursday night's edition of "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News host Bill O'Reilly suggested a recent gaffe made by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)...

Michele Bachmann Presidential Campaign Likely To Launch, Adviser Says

AP | BRIAN BAKST and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tea party favorite and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is feeling pressure from the political calendar to rush a decision on ...

Michele Bachmann For President? Adviser Says Tea Party Favorite Likely To Enter 2012 Race

AP | BRIAN BAKST and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tea party favorite and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is feeling pressure from the political calendar to rush a decision on ...