A Reserved Tom Emmer Ends 1st Congressional YearWhen Tom Emmer burst — vociferously — onto Minnesota's political scene a decade ago, the Republican's style rocketed him through the state Legislature and brought him within a whisker of the governor's office. He retreated following that 2010 loss to conservative talk radio, but has been back at it as a congressman for the state's 6th District for a year.
Ron Paul To Testify At Iowa Trial Of 2012 Campaign AidesThree top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.
Bachmann Tweet Links Deadly S.C. Floods To U.S. Relationship With IsraelFormer Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared a theory on Twitter for why historic and deadly rains have flooded South Carolina. Over the weekend, the former Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate posted, saying: "US turns its back on Israel, disasters following."
Michele Bachmann's 'Sharknado' Reviews Are InThe deliberately campy "Sharknado 3" debuted on the SyFy channel Wednesday evening, and there was a cameo by a very familiar Minnesotan. In the movie, "The Today Show" tosses to a live interview with former Rep. Michele Bachmann to talk about the evacuation of the eastern seaboard as the Sharknado storms swirl about.
Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To Germanwings Pilot On FacebookMichele Bachmann did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but she is still offering her thoughts on the political scene via her verified Facebook account. One of her most recent posts compared the performance of President Barack Obama to that of the pilot who authorities believe deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week.
Talking Points: Tom Emmer Defying ExpectationsWhen Tom Emmer ran for governor in 2010, conservative icon Newt Gingrich campaigned for him. When he announced his bid for Congress, former vice presidential candidate Sara Palin endorsed him.
4 Things To Know: Ferguson Shootings, Bachmann's 'Sharknado 3' Cameo & MoreThese are the four stories you need to be aware of for Thursday, March 12.
Michele Bachmann Appears In Latest 'Sharknado!' MovieMichele Bachmann is finding new work in our nation's capital. She's no longer a political member of Congress, but she plays one in the latest version of "Sharknado!" A picture of former Minnesota congresswoman Bachmann shows her filming outside the White House on Wednesday.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker First To Open Iowa OfficeWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step. Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker's tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.
Bachmann Clears Up Presidential Debt After Leaving CongressDebt that lingered from Republican Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign is now resolved. A recently filed federal campaign report shows that the former Minnesota congresswoman paid off remaining bills from that unsuccessful White House bid.
Talking Points: Bachmann Leaving Congress, Not PoliticsAfter 8 years in Congress, one of Minnesota’s best known political figures is leaving office. But Rep. Michele Bachmann isn't leaving quietly.