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Talking Points: What’s Next For Michele Bachmann?

This weekend Republicans in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District nominated Tom Emmer to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who is retiring.


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Minnesotans Mourn Mandela’s Death

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum says the world “has lost an icon for justice and a true freedom fighter” with the death of Nelson Mandela. McCollum issued a statement Thursday on the death of Mandela. South Africa’s first black president died at age 95.


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Reality Check: Michele Bachmann’s Obamacare Ad

Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.


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Dems, GOP Clash At US Senate Gun Control Hearing

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave a brief, but emotional, testimony before a Senate panel looking into gun violence Wednesday.


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Talking Points: Ellison Says Allegations Are ‘Ridiculous’

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to not respond to critics who are upset with her comments linking government officials, including fellow Minnesota Congressman Keith Elison to Muslim extremists.


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Rep. Bachmann Makes ‘Tar Baby’ Comment About Obama

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in hot water after she made a racially tinged comment in a conversation about President Barack Obama.


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Bachmann ‘Not Ready’ To Endorse Candidate

One of the The biggest local political stories this week is the announcement by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District.


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Bachmann Not Worried By 4th Place Iowa Poll Finish

Michele Bachmann says she’s not worried that a new Iowa poll puts her fourth among GOP presidential candidates.


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Bachmann Attends Church, Campaigns In Florida

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is attending church and then visiting with GOP activists as she wraps up a three-day campaign swing through Florida.


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Bachmann Asked Whether Wives Should Be Submissive

The Bible tells wives to be submissive to their husbands. If she were president, would that apply to Michele Bachmann?


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Bachmann: I’m A ‘Real Person,’ Not A Politician

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she’s not a politician but a real person.


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MN Congresswoman Receives Vulgar Fax

Congresswoman Betty McCollum received a threatening fax after proposing to cut advertising between the military and NASCAR.


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Bachmann: ‘Obama Care’ Is ‘Crown Jewel Of Socialism’

Some of the nation’s top conservatives are in Washington right now, and many of them are eying the White House in 2012.


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Bachmann Speech Raises Her Conservative Profile

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann took another leap in her remarkable climb to national attention and tea party prominence with her freelance response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.


Reality Check: Bachmann On Medicaid, Health Care Law

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s claims about Minnesota need a check-up when it comes to Medicaid and the new health care law.