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Bachmann: Tea party ‘has been only a force for good’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Sunday defended the tea party movement, saying that it had “been only a force for good.” “The [Republican] Party has changed so much for the better,” Bachmann told CBS host Bob Schieffer. “The tea party has infused the energy and excitement. And really,…

The 5 most bizarre GOP 2012 campaign song choices (so far)

From the apocryphal story of the time Ronald Reagan supposedly used “Born in the USA” at a campaign stop to the time John McCain attempted to use ABBA’s “Take A Chance On Me” to entice disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters, stories about candidates who choose songs based on their titles or…

WATCH LIVE: Bachmann announces campaign plans, may drop out

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will speak about the future of her campaign after a poor finish in the Iowa caucuses. The event was scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Jan 4, 2012.  …

Bachmann quits GOP presidential race

Update: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced on Wednesday morning that she would suspend her presidential campaign. More soon… Following her poor finish in the Iowa caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday canceled a campaign event in South Carolina and scheduled a press conference instead. Campaign manager Keith Nahigian refused…

Bachmann claims she is not a politician

Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed she was not a politician Tuesday night after the Iowa caucuses. “I am a very real person, I am not a politician,” she said during a speech to her supporters. “Nor do I ever hope or aspire to be a politician.”…

Bachmann tells CNN’s O’Brien her ‘gotcha questions are bizarre’

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien probably won’t go down as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) favorite interviewer anytime soon. The fading GOP presidential candidate was not impressed by O’Brien wanting to discuss her positions on social issues Tuesday morning, labeling them “gotcha questions.” “You said, at the Educators Conference in 2004, ‘Gays live…

Bachmann urges missile alert, blockade against Iran

Republican White House hopeful Michele Bachmann said Monday that if elected she would erect a blockade against Tehran and put US missiles on alert “to let Iran know that we mean business” over its nuclear program. One day before Republican voters in the midwestern state of Iowa officially make their…

Best (Worst?) Sex Lies of 2011

Well, my plans to blog some of the best of 2011 totally fell apart, and for that I apologize. I thought I would make it up to you by compiling a list of some of my favorite (or most disturbing) moments in sexual misinformation. These are some of the strangest,…

Satire: Ron Paul vows ‘free bananas’ in 2012

In another episode of “Bad Lip Reading,” a series of satirical videos that re-dubs audio tracks of politicians and celebrities in a manner that seems to fit what they are saying, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is spared not an ounce of ribbing as he’s portrayed rattling off nonsensical phrases like…

Bachmann, Santorum have no delegates on Tennessee primary ballot

The Knoxville News reported on Friday that four out of the nine Republican presidential candidates have no committed delegates on the March 6 primary ballot. The four are Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson, and Buddy Roemer, while Jon Huntsman has only three potential delegates pledged to him. Under Tennessee’s…

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