July 28, 2011 With the debt-ceiling hanging Damoclean over Capitol Hill, politicians may not be speaking to each other very much, but they are using the latest technogadgetry to talk with – or, at least, to --their constituents.
July 28, 2011 Mitt Romney continues to keep a relatively low profile in the national debate over the debt-ceiling which has fit his general strategy at this phase of the race of not raising his presidential campaign profile too high.
July 19, 2011 It's unclear that Rep. Michele Bachmann expected that her apparently chronic problem with migraine headaches and the medication she takes for them would become an issue in her presidential campaign. But now it has after Jonathan Strong of the Daily Caller broke the story Tuesday.
July 19, 2011 David Brooks has a New York Times column Tuesday that, like an earlier column, is getting attention as almost an open letter to establishment Republicans to take back their party from the Tea Party wing.
July 7, 2011 "I know we can't keep spending money that we don't have," the Minnesota Republican says. "That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout ... against the stimulus." And, she says, "I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling."
June 29, 2011 The good news for Michele Bachmann is that the Suffolk University poll indicates she jumped eight points since May to 11 percent. But Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and the former governor of New Hampshire's next door neighbor Massachusetts, still is the preferred candidate of a commanding 36 percent of the Granite State Republicans surveyed.
June 27, 2011 Michele Bachmann's official announcement Monday of her bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination ended with the 1970s song "American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.That musical choice by her campaign is worth noting, if for no other reason, because of what happened during the 2000 presidential race when another Republican presidential candidate used a popular Petty song.
June 22, 2011 Obama may be vulnerable to a Republican, but it is hard to see him as vulnerable to any Republican in particular. The one exception is Romney.
June 20, 2011 For a brief moment during the still-early campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the debate in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney's fellow Republicans clearly decided to go easy on him.But the truce, if you could call it that, now appears over. The kid gloves have come off.
June 15, 2011 Now that she is a brighter rising star in the political firmament after Monday's GOP presidential debate, expect Rep. Michele Bachmann's past to undergo greater scrutiny and become the target of more journalistic profiles, some fairly negative.
Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced 11 minutes into Monday night's Republican debate in Manchester, N.H., that she had formally filed papers to run for president.
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June 14, 2011 ANAYLSIS: Surprising many, Rep. Michele Bachmann inserted herself firmly in the Republican presidential sweepstakes with a polished and confident debate performance largely wrung of the overblown, and frequently false, rhetoric that has made her a cable news favorite.
June 8, 2011 Ed Rollins, the long-time GOP operative who says he will work for Bachmann if she runs for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has stirred things up by making the case that the Minnesota congresswoman is akin to the Adlai Stevenson of the Tea Party movement.
April 5, 2011 As would-be presidential candidates lay the foundations for their 2012 campaigns, one top priority has been stockpiling cash. And every prospect has been busy doing just that.But just try to find any records of who gave that cash.
March 24, 2011 Amid reports that she plans to start a presidential exploratory committee, Rep. Michele Bachmann is keeping us in suspense about a potential White House run. She says she'll have to make a decision by the Aug. 13, 2011 Iowa Straw Poll.
January 26, 2011 Bachmann listed the Tea Party's standard bill of particulars against Obama, then got Iwo Jima wrong. She said the U.S. prevailed against Japan on the island against all odds which is not true.
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