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Michelle Bachmann

Bachmann Is Not a Poor Man's Palin

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Both Palin and Bachmann have been hinting at a presidential run. One may be slightly smoother than the other, but in terms of viability there is no poor man version in sight.

My Rebuttal to the Rebuttal to the Rebuttal to the State of the Union

Andy Stokan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Stokan

I watched the State of the Union and yet I was not given a televised rebuttal to it in which I could share my talking points. I mean thoughts. And I'm outraged about it.

Fact and Fiction in the "State of the Union" Debate

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

In the wake of the State of the Union, are we now poised to reduce the federal deficit in ways that protect the engine of growth without adding further to the load of our most vulnerable citizens?

A Dispassionate Look at American Exceptionalism (Uh-Oh)

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

The US is as great as its people are smart and its leaders good. ...

Cluelessness Trifecta as Tea Party Flubs Response to Obama State of the Union

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The Tea Party claims to believe in returning to the Founders' vision of America. Well, here's something they should consider: the founders were explicitly against free trade.

Bachmann Tea Party

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The Daily Szep -- Michelle Bachmann

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep


WATCH: Lizz Winstead's Rebuttal To Bachmann, Ryan & Obama

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

You'd think between their two rebuttals to President Obama's State Of The Union speech, that either Michele Bachmann or Paul Ryan would have come up w...

A Conversation Between James Madison and Thomas Jefferson

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

The present Congress, the 112th since we first met in Philadelphia 223 years ago, has had the temerity to read, and perhaps even revise, the sacred words by which we govern ourselves.

Palin Defiantly Feeds the Beast

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Palin could've used the Tucson tragedy as a mechanism to chart a new, more effective course for herself. Instead, her message to America is: 'My toxic rhetoric is here to stay. Deal with it.'

Scarborough Criticizes Right-Wingers Over Toxic Rhetoric

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Kudos to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough. On Tuesday's "Morning Joe" broadcast, the co-host pulled no punches in pointing a finger at conservatives in both...

Let the 2012 Presidential Race Begin!

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Our country has the intellectual power to lead. Substantive intellectual, thoughtful, conversational dialogues surrounding issues would be a good way to start. Start the engines.

Michele Bachmann: We Need To 'Repeal President Obama In 2012' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) added some fuel to rumors that she might be mulling a run for president in 2012 this week, saying that she planned to ...

A House Derided

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Republicans have officially gained majority in the House. And if you think the House of Representatives was bad this past four years, wait until you see what's coming.

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

Mandate Schmandate: The GOP is Drinking Their Own Kool Aid

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Kool Aid is the official beverage of the GOP. They've been drinking too much of it if they think that taking the House of Representatives is a mandate...

Chaplin's time traveler and the Tea Party

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been meaning to write about the supposed phenomenon of the woman with the cell phone in the extras for the DVD of the Charlie Chaplin film The Ci...

Michele Bachmann Presses Hard For Republican Leadership Post

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) continued to aggressively make her case for a GOP Conference Chair leadership position on Monday, kicking off the week...

Michele Bachmann's Rival Gets New Job

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is seeking a key House position -- GOP Conference Chair. Her main rival for the spot is Texas Republican Jeb Hensarlin...

Mr. Boehner, People in Burning Houses Shouldn't Brandish TNT

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

To date, the orange-faced, red-nosed Mr. Boehner has been more of a pie-throwing clown than the ringmaster of a well-oiled Republican circus.

The Voters Have Spoken...or Have They?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans and Tea Party braggarts are beaming that voters have spoken. But have they? The truth is, I don't think they've said much of anything. Rather, what they did Tuesday instead was grunt and groan.

Closing Argument (I): Republicans Say "Yes" to Offshoring American Jobs

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Michelle Bachmann rose to national attention with her call for the news media to conduct an investigation of Congress for un-American policies. She n...

The Midterms: It's the Stupidity, Stupid

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What we're witnessing today is a monumental dumbing down of GOP politics. The lowering of the standards and qualifications bar so low that only candidates appealing to the lowest common denominators stand a chance.

Tea Baggers Pour Money Into O'Palin's Campaign. Time for Democrats to Do the Same for Coons

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I don't expect to die anytime soon, yet I still have life insurance. So think of supporting the campaign of Coons as life insurance. We don't think we'll need it, but our loved ones be happy that we had it.

Shouldn't being a 'Values Voter' involve having decent values?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

This weekend, various religious right groups and conservatives are holding which is yet another one of those dreary "God hath designated us to save...