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Bachmann changes mind on cuts to veterans’ benefits

Tea party icon Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) backed off her controversial plan to cut federal spending for veterans’ benefits. Her $4.5 billion proposed cut to the Veterans’ Administration “received a lot of attention and I have decided that it should be removed from consideration,” Bachmann said in an advisory Friday.…

PolitiFact: Bachmann’s claims ‘false’ more often than any other politician

Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t letting her lack of credibility get in the way of her presidential ambitions. Only a day before the congresswoman’s Friday visit to Iowa, the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact noted that she had made false statements more often than any public official. “We have checked her…

Tea party unpopularity at an all-time high: poll

Two months after they voted in droves to topple Democrats from the House and expand Republican voices in the Senate, the tea party movement’s disapproval ratings have reached a new high, according to a new ABC/Washington Post poll. Fifty-two percent of the US public had an unfavorable view of “the…

Supreme Court Justice Alito: My fundraising for conservative causes is ‘not important’

Statement and fundraising appear to conflict with Code of Conduct for United States Judges Supreme Court Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. said his involvement with a conservative fundraiser was “not important” after being confronted by a Think Progress blogger Tuesday night. At a fundraising event for the right-wing magazine American…

Ex-Newsweek editor: Is right-wing living in ‘a mental institution?’

Correction: Fahreed Zakaria recently left Newsweek and is now with Time. A rumor that a trip by President Barack Obama to India would cost as much per day as US war in Afghanistan recently exploded across the blogosphere, catching the attention of the liberal host of HBO’s “Real Time with…

Report: Michele Bachmann to run for GOP leadership position

The tea party made historic gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections and if one Minnesota Republican has her way, the movement may be in line for a high ranking leadership position. A report at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment website indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will enter the race for Republican Conference…

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asks Michele Bachmann if she’s been ‘hypnotized’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews became so frustrated by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) repeating talking points during their Tuesday interview that he asked her if she had been “hypnotized.” Matthews began the interview where he left off two years ago when she told him that she wanted members of Congress investigated for…

At least 78 GOP candidates would force women to bear rapists’ babies

A partial list of Republican candidates running for US Congress in this year’s mid-term elections shows that at least 78 of them have professed to oppose abortion in all cases, including where rape or incest are involved. The Republican National Coalition For Life, a political action committee formed by anti-feminist…

Scared?

Via Digby, I see Michael Tomasky has a theory as to why the Democrats let the Republicans set the media agenda, lie like motherfuckers, and basically act like they do without Democrats fighting back sufficiently. But the bottom line is this: the Democrats are afraid of the Republicans. They –…

Michele Bachmann: Something Something Fucking Crazy

Our Lady Of The Politbama has again said something fucking crazy: [T]he bill orders that these clinics protect patient privacy and student records. What does that mean? It means that parents will never know what kind of counsel and treatment that their children are receiving. And as a matter of…

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