January 4, 2012 Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
January 4, 2012 Michele Bachmann's hopes had been pinned on doing well in the Hawkeye State, where last summer she briefly soared in state polls and, in mid-August, won the Iowa Republican Party's presidential straw poll in Ames.
January 2, 2012 She's a "consistent, conservative fighter," the ad proclaims. Since winning the Iowa straw poll last August, her poll numbers in the state have fallen into single digits.
December 28, 2011 It's increasingly clear who among the six GOP candidates competing in Iowa will likely leave without a coveted win, place or show "ticket" out on Jan. 3. NPR traveled to Indianola, Iowa, to check out events for two once high-flying candidates: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
December 15, 2011 She has led a highly visible life speaking out for tax reform and the sanctity of the family and campaigning against "Obamacare" and same-sex marriage. But there may still be a few things you don't know.
November 25, 2011 After a meteoric rise, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is now polling in the single digits. But she's still plowing ahead with her campaign, and this week she came out with a memoir. The Minnesota congresswoman talks with co-host Steve Inskeep about Core of Conviction and aiming to win the nomination.
October 28, 2011 The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
October 28, 2011 Michele Bachmann has championed the Tea Party, but now one group is telling her to drop her presidential bid.
October 24, 2011 When Rep. Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire presidential campaign staff quit en masse Friday, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that they were abandoning her just like so many Republican voters.Wrong, at least, her former staffers are publicly saying. It wasn't that they were dissatisfied with the candidate but her national staff.
October 21, 2011 Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed. She also worked for the IRS office in St. Paul, Minn., for more than four years as a prosecutor. "The first rule of war," she says, "is know your enemy."
October 21, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann's paid New Hampshire staff quit Tuesday, according to a report by James Pindell, political director at WMUR-TV.
September 22, 2011 A bioethicist says Rep. Michele Bachmann was not able to meet his challenge and produce evidence linking the HPV vaccine with mental retardation.
September 18, 2011 From a back-of-the-pack start, the Tea Party favorite won an upset victory in the Iowa straw poll but lost ground when Texas Gov. Rick Perry got in the race. A feisty debate put her back on an upswing, but how long she can keep that momentum remains to be seen.
September 13, 2011 Romney, the former GOP presidential frontrunner, is getting huge help from Bachmann. She can continue to diminish Perry in the eyes of the most energetic voters in the Republican Party so long as her money holds out, keeping her in the race.