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July 28, 2013 | By Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Allegations surrounding Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her brief presidential campaign are getting further examination from the House ethics committee. The panel said in a brief statement Friday it is extending until at least September a review of Bachmann's case, which was referred to it by the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body. The panel said it would announce any further action by Sept. 11. The committee announced similar extensions of OCE investigations for three other members of Congress: Reps.
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May 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has endorsed one-time Republican rival Mitt Romney for president. Bachmann says electing Romney will be the country's last chance to keep from "going forward" over a cliff. The reference is to Democratic President Barack Obama's use of the word "forward" as a campaign slogan. In a statement announcing her decision, Bachmann says Americans can vote for Obama - and for more joblessness, higher energy prices, more government controls and failed economic policies.
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August 13, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
AMES, Iowa - At Rep. Michele Bachmann's encampment Saturday, people lined up for corn dogs, Frisbee-sized cinnamon rolls, and a chance to slip into an air-conditioned circus tent to listen to country music star Randy Travis play for an hour. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum drew them in with homemade peach preserves; Buddy Holly's old band, the Crickets; and bagpipers who played stirring airs right out of Braveheart . Texas Rep. Ron Paul had a massive tent city right next to the bus parking lot, and served barbecue in a battalion-sized mess hall.
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June 28, 2011 | By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers
WATERLOO, Iowa - The U.S. House of Representatives is a notoriously poor launching pad for presidential ambitions, but Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), who formally kicked off her campaign Monday in this town where she was born, enters the contest for the 2012 GOP nomination with several strengths. They include deep family roots here in the first state to vote next winter; a strong conservative record that appeals to tea-party activists hungry for a champion against both major parties in Washington, and a rousing speaking style that rallies the faithful and helps her stand out in the pack.
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June 27, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann, a self-portrayed fiscal conservative who is to formally announce her quest for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, sought to refute a news report Sunday that she and her family benefited from federal and state government assistance programs. She said hundreds of thousands of dollars received by her family farm and by a counseling clinic actually went to her employees or her in-laws. "My husband and I did not get the money," she said on television shows Sunday.
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August 11, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
AMES, Iowa - Eight Republican presidential contenders trained most of their rhetorical fire on President Obama and his inability to fix the nation's banged-up economy during a live televised debate Thursday ahead of a straw poll that promised to shape the fluid campaign to oppose him. It didn't take long, however, for two Minnesota rivals with a lot at stake in Saturday's straw poll - former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann - to...
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January 25, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sen. Arlen Specter called Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) yesterday to apologize for his comments during a radio interview last week, the senator's office said, and she called back and "accepted the apology. " Specter's office gave no further details, saying the conversation between the two had been private. On a Philadelphia talk show Wednesday, Specter admonished Bachmann to "act like a lady" during an exchange over the health-care overhaul legislation, a remark that Republicans, Specter's Democratic primary opponent, and some pundits deemed patronizing at best and demeaning to women at worst.
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August 12, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICAL WRITER
AMES, Iowa - Eight Republican presidential contenders trained most of their rhetorical fire on President Obama and his inability to fix the nation's banged-up economy Thursday during a live televised debate ahead of a straw poll that promised to shape the fluid campaign to oppose him. It didn't take long, however, for two Minnesota rivals with a lot at stake in Saturday's straw poll - former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michele Bachmann - to...
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January 24, 2010 | By Jennifer Lin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Criticized for scolding Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) on a Philadelphia talk show to "act like a lady," Sen. Arlen Specter had little to say yesterday about the incident, commenting only that he looked forward to "more frank, but less testy," discussions on issues. In a statement to The Inquirer, Specter did not directly address the exchange Wednesday on Dom Giordano's show on WPHT-AM (1210). "While Rep. Bachmann and national Republican leaders talk about what they're against, I am focusing on creating jobs, reducing the deficit, and moving our country out of this deep recession," Specter said.
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July 20, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) has provided more evidence that the Republican Party dodged a bullet when she dropped out of the picture as a leading contender to become the GOP presidential nominee.   Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress have all but accused Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's top aide, of being in league with the Muslim Brotherhood. They have asked the State Department's inspector general to investigate their suspicions.
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July 28, 2013 | By Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Allegations surrounding Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and her brief presidential campaign are getting further examination from the House ethics committee. The panel said in a brief statement Friday it is extending until at least September a review of Bachmann's case, which was referred to it by the Office of Congressional Ethics, an independent investigative body. The panel said it would announce any further action by Sept. 11. The committee announced similar extensions of OCE investigations for three other members of Congress: Reps.
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June 3, 2013 | By Michael Smerconish
Bob Dole took to Fox News last Sunday to share his views on the state of the Republican Party. Dole said he doubted that Ronald Reagan would be welcome in the current GOP (echoing what Jeb Bush said last year about the Gipper and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush). Dole said the party should hang a "closed for repairs" sign outside its door. "It seems almost unreal that we can't get together on a budget or legislation," he said. When he spoke, a vision of Michele Bachmann popped into my head.
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March 27, 2013 | By Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. A lawyer for the Minnesota Republican said Monday that Bachmann is cooperating with the investigation. The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is an independent investigative body established by the House five years ago to conduct preliminary investigations into allegations of misconduct by House members or their aides.
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July 20, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) has provided more evidence that the Republican Party dodged a bullet when she dropped out of the picture as a leading contender to become the GOP presidential nominee.   Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress have all but accused Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's top aide, of being in league with the Muslim Brotherhood. They have asked the State Department's inspector general to investigate their suspicions.
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May 8, 2012
Republican leaders rallied behind presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney as President Obama officially began his reelection bid. Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who both dropped out of this year's Republican primary contest, said Romney would prove better at creating jobs and reducing the country's debt than Obama. Each had criticized Romney during the primary campaign for failing to be sufficiently conservative. "Compared to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney is a solid conservative," Gingrich, the former House speaker, said on CBS's Face the Nation program.
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May 4, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - At a time when his campaign is working to attract reluctant conservatives, Mitt Romney won the backing Thursday of onetime rival Michele Bachmann, who has vowed to use her connections in evangelical and tea party groups to help unite the party behind him. "This is what victory looks like," Rep. Bachmann of Minnesota declared Thursday in Portsmouth, Va., as she took the stage with the presumptive Republican nominee and Virginia Gov....
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May 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has endorsed one-time Republican rival Mitt Romney for president. Bachmann says electing Romney will be the country's last chance to keep from "going forward" over a cliff. The reference is to Democratic President Barack Obama's use of the word "forward" as a campaign slogan. In a statement announcing her decision, Bachmann says Americans can vote for Obama - and for more joblessness, higher energy prices, more government controls and failed economic policies.
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January 26, 2012
Bachmann plans to seek 4th term MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann swept aside doubts about her political future Wednesday, declaring less than a month after ending her presidential bid that she would seek a fourth term in Congress. Her decision ended speculation that she might be ready to move on from the House, perhaps leveraging her popularity among some conservatives into a career in talk media. "I'm looking forward to coming back and bringing a strong, powerful voice to Washington, D.C.," Bachmann said in an interview.
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January 6, 2012 | By Patrick Condon and Brian Bakst, Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Michele Bachmann's decision to end her presidential campaign leaves the Minnesota Republican with another big one: whether to seek a fourth term in the U.S. House or direct her newfound political celebrity elsewhere. Bachmann would be heavily favored to keep her seat in the Republican-leaning Sixth District unless it's significantly reshaped by redistricting early this year. But after months in the national spotlight of the presidential race, she could determine she would be more influential in a different role.
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December 29, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
URBANDALE, Iowa - Four years ago, evangelical voter Nevi Roe marked her Iowa caucus ballot with no hesitation. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher, was really the only choice, she said. This time, Roe, 80, is conflicted. Several Republican presidential candidates profess her deep Christian faith, but which one of them can win? "The thing that concerns me is we have to have somebody who can get this president out, and I don't know who that is," Roe, of Waukee, said Wednesday.
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