Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC), on February 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. The CPAC annual gathering is a project of the American Conservative Union.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Reality Check: Rep. Bachmann’s Speech At CPAC

Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, in a rousing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, accused President Obama of “ushering in socialism,” a rhetorical flourish that’s politically questionable.


Erik Paulsen

Paulsen Snags Spot On Influential House Committee

Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota has snared a seat on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.


Tom Hackbarth

Armed MN Lawmaker Detained Near Planned Parenthood

A Minnesota lawmaker is trying to explain why he showed up at a Planned Parenthood with a loaded gun. He says he just happened to pick that parking lot.




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