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Bachmann: My ‘flat tax’ would have ‘not one but several rates’

Another day, another peculiar statement from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). When asked by ABC’s This Week host Christiane Amanpour about what her tax plan would be, the congresswoman said that she would implement a flat tax. But while discussing her plan, Bachmann seemed to not understand what exactly a “flat…

Bachmann: Solve teen bullying by ending Dept. of Education

At a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa Friday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann used a question about teen bullying as an opportunity to call to abolish the Department of Education. “I think that is an issue that needs to be handled at the local level,” the Minnesota congresswoman explained. “I…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak at education forum

Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich were scheduled to speak at an education forum in New York Thursday. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Oct. 27, 2011.…

Former Bachmann staffers: Campaign team ‘dishonest’ and ‘cruel’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s former New Hampshire campaign staff revealed Sunday why they had resigned en masse several days earlier. “This decision comes after much soul searching by each individual and after countless hours of discussion as a team,” the former staffers said in a press advisory (PDF). “Although…

Bachmann calls on hospitals to give away free health care

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) added to her list of unorthodox statements Saturday evening by telling an Iowa woman that she could rely on charities to provide health care for her son. The fading presidential candidate felt that this is the direction the country has to go in protecting the uninsured…

GOP candidates make reducing power of federal courts a campaign issue

Even though the U.S. federal court are hardly hotbeds of liberal sentiment by most standards, their willingness to uphold freedom of speech, the separation of church and state, and equal protection for gay and lesbian citizens has frequently irked conservatives. Now a majority of would-be Republican presidential candidates appear to…

Ron Paul wins Ohio GOP straw poll by huge margin

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won a landslide victory in the Ohio Republican straw poll conducted on Saturday. Of the 428 Republicans who voted in the straw poll, nearly 54 percent cast their ballot for Paul. He was followed by businessman Herman Cain, who received about 26…

Bachmann: Gaddafi ‘may be’ still in power if I were president

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann admitted Sunday that Libya may still be under the rule of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi if she had been president instead of Barack Obama. In May, the candidate called the U.S. military action in Libya “a disaster in the making.” “If President Bachmann had been…

Bachmann’s New Hampshire manager, staff leave campaign

After back and forth reports, it seems Michele Bachmann’s New Hampshire staff is leaving her fading campaign. According to The New York Times, Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign manager Jeff Chidester confirmed that he was leaving the campaign on Friday evening. Frustration with the nation campaign and not Bachmann herself has…

Trump plays birther card at Bachmann campaign event

Business mogul Donald Trump used the opportunity of speaking at Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s “tele-townhall” event Monday to say “someone should analyze” President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. During an answer to a question about China, Trump noted that he had been at the top of the polls when he…

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