Response Speech

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) shares a laugh with colleagues after Rep. John Boehner was elected the new Speaker of the House January 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.