Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann was only joking around when she said the recent earthquake and hurricane were a message from God to scare Congress into action, her spokeswoman said. The backtracking Republican had her mouthpiece explain her humor to the Talking Points Memo website on Monday after the St. Petersburg Times reported her comments at a weekend campaign rally […]

Michele Bachmann was only joking around when she said the recent earthquake and hurricane were a message from God to scare Congress into action, her spokeswoman said. The backtracking Republican had her mouthpiece explain her humor to the Talking Points Memo website on Monday after the St. Petersburg Times reported her comments at a weekend campaign rally […]

While a lot of the focus after Thursday’s Republican debate was on Newt Gingrich snapping at Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace for asking “gotcha” and “Mickey Mouse” questions, what I found the most offensive one of the night was Byron York questioning Rep. Michelle Bachmann with regards to submission. As someone who didn’t find the […]

In all of my years covering politics on the local, state and national level, many stories have earned the “Are you serious?” look. The newest one? The so-called sexist cover of Newsweek depicting Rep. Michele Bachmann. Conservatives have been up in arms, slamming the “liberal” Tina Brown and Newsweek for choosing a photo that supposedly […]

A new article in the American Prospect details how presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s views on slavery may be worse than we ever thought. A month ago, Bachmann got herself in hot water when it was discovered that she signed a pledge created by a Iowa social conservative group that stated “black child born into slavery […]

When Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) went off on an emailed tirade against DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) after she criticized his stance on Medicare, many news agencies focused on the fact that he called her “vile, despicable and cowardly.” There was a lacking focus on another epithet, however. West took his tirade a […]

Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus have unrelentingly expressed their strong opposition to same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle as a whole. Now it seems the mudslinging is being reciprocated, as rumors of Marcus’ sexuality is steadily making its way to the forefront. Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld lampooned Bachmann’s effeminate manner and “center-square gay” […]

Roland Martin and David Frum join Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to discuss Republican presidential candidates signing the controversial marriage pledge.

While GOP polls show conservative sweetheart Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn) as a forerunner in the premature Republican presidential race, recent negative press could suggest a looming political debacle. This week is most certainly Media V. Bachmann, as two controversial stories have placed the Minneapolis representative in not-s0-comfortable footing, despite topping Republican favorite Mitt Romney in […]

While Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum received media backlash for signing an Iowa pledge that made suggestive comments about slavery, news agencies broadly linked the pledge to a conservative group, The Family Leader. The pledge enjoined GOP presidential candidates to denounce gay marriage, and included a line that read, “Slavery had a disastrous impact on […]

Two of the top Republican presidential contenders have backtracked from signing a pledge against gay marriage that also suggested Black families were stronger under slavery. First Leader, an Iowa Christian conservative group, released a pledge called “The Marriage Vow” which equates homosexuality with polygamy and adultery, and calls for the banning of all porn. The […]

She may seem like another right wing lunatic, but several right wing lunatics have proved very dangerous. While her antics and gaffes may be amusing, the fact that thousands of people believe and follow her is not. That said, here are the top 10 Reasons To Be Afraid Of Michele Bachmann. 10. She is a […]