August 29, 2011 As it turns out, Rep. Michele Bachmann was joking Sunday, according to an aide, when she said that God was sending a message to Washington through Hurricane Irene and last week's East Coast earthquake.
August 26, 2011 How strong is Texas Gov. Rick Perry's attraction to supporters of the Tea Party? Here's one impressive measure. Perry has support from a higher percentage of Tea Party backers than Rep. Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney combined, according to a Gallup poll.
August 24, 2011 Mitt Romney signaled Wednesday that he doesn't see South Carolina as key to the presidential nomination. His campaign said he won't attend Sen. Jim DeMint's South Carolina Labor Day forum for presidential candidates. A Romney spokesman cited scheduling conflicts. By not attending the South Carolina event, Romney fuels speculation his strategy is to win without the Palmetto State.
August 19, 2011 Mitt Romney appears to have a real primary fight ahead. Long suspected as being a Republican in Name Only by many of his party's hard-core conservatives, he's faced with two rivals — Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry — with strong appeal to that key segment of the party. But Romney has some advantages. His main rivals appear poised to split voters. And they have been gaffe prone.
August 15, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry were both in Waterloo, IA, Sunday night at the Black Hawk County Republican dinner and it sounds like they both left some Iowans impressed, others not quite.It sounds like Bachmann may have even hurt herself with some Iowans by sweeping into the room as though she were already president, according to a report in Politico.com.
August 13, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll, but the presumptive frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination and winner of the poll in 2007, Mitt Romney, didn't even compete. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who also didn't compete in the poll, entered the race Saturday with polling numbers near Romney's before he even announced.
August 13, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann topped all the Republican presidential candidates in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa with 4,823 votes. The results are a victory for the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party and make former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's way forward uncertain.
August 13, 2011 Michele Bachmann, in contrast to Pawlenty's low-key delivery, took the stage, microphone in hand, stressed her Iowa roots, and pronounced the state the "pace car" of the 2012 election. For Tim Pawlenty, the speech was about who could win in 2012. For Bachmann, it was about what judges she'd appoint when she's in the White House.
August 13, 2011 These sunny August days in Iowa prove to be Michele Bachmann's best as a GOP presidential candidate. On the eve of the state's Republican straw poll in Ames, where she is expected to either win or place, the Minnesota congresswoman hop-scotched central Iowa.
August 11, 2011 In the Iowa debate, Mitt Romney, the frontrunner, will likely stick tightly on his message,which is that President Obama has failed to lead, and his approach, which is to play it safe. It's a traditional frontrunner's strategy against an incumbent president of the opposite party.
August 8, 2011 The photo, with Michele Bachmann's eyes riveted on the camera, is meant to be arresting. Those are the kind of pictures photographer Chris Buck takes. Considering some of his photos of political personalities, this is likely one of Buck's more straight-ahead portraits.
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.