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Cain calls CNN's Wolf Blitzer wrong nameupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 14:23:00

A look at some of the most memorable talking points from the GOP candidates at CNN debate.

Bachmann ends GOP presidential bidupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 15:15:00

Michele Bachmann ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, hours after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

Bachmann will 'stand aside'updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 15:15:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann explains why she ran for the presidency and why she's pulling out following Iowa.

Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare onlineupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 21:39:00

In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.

A new political reality with Iowa caucuses updated: Fri Dec 30 2011 05:49:00

From Mitt Romney's apparent growing confidence to Newt Gingrich's fading expectations, to Rick Santorum's coming under increased scrutiny, there's a new political reality in the Hawkeye State with just four days to go until the Iowa caucuses.

At debate, Bachmann does some damageupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 11:07:00

Michele Bachmann understands that to fill her campaign sail (I'm going with a nautical theme today), she must steal that air from the sails of the leading candidates.

NBC apologizes to Bachmann over songupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:24:00

NBC has apologized to Rep. Michele Bachmann after the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" played an inappropriate song during her appearance on the show Monday, CNN confirmed Thursday.

Fallon's band 'disses' Bachmannupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 13:24:00

Jimmy Fallon's band, The Roots, is taking heat for the song they played as Michele Bachmann walked onto the set.

Bachmann: Pakistan 'imperfect partner'updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 12:05:00

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann discusses Pakistan and immigration after Tuesday's CNN debate.

Michele Bachmann fumbles the factsupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 12:05:00

There's an old saying that a lie can go halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on -- and in politics, a steady drumbeat of misinformation and mischaracterization can too often shape the national debate.

Waterboarding isn't torture? Try itupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 09:32:00

Republican presidential candidates Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann said at Saturday's foreign policy debate that they would renew the use of waterboarding, the controversial practice banned by President Barack Obama. "I don't see it as torture. I see it as an enhanced interrogation technique," Cain said. His comments were met with loud cheers of support from the debate audience. Bachmann, meanwhile, called the practice "very effective" and said Obama "is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA." After the debate, Romney aides told CNN that he does not believe waterboarding is torture.

Bachmann challenges administration on deficitupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 02:31:00

In the GOP presidential candidates' debate Saturday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota cited numbers relating to debt and deficit and implied that the Obama administration is to blame for their increases.

Birthers, smokers, jokers -- it's silly season in GOP politicsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 15:32:00

Silly season has begun again. The sideshow is threatening to move into the big tent, and distraction will seem like it's the main event.

Herman Cain's smokin' new adupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 15:32:00

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a closer look at Herman Cain's new political campaign ad.

Domestic issues dominate GOP debateupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 05:46:00

The Republican presidential candidates spar over the issues at the CNN GOP debate in Las Vegas.

CNN Truth Squad: Does 9-9-9 add up to a value-added tax? updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 03:20:00

Now that he's running in the top tier of national polls, Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax plan came under immediate criticism from his rivals at a GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

Truth Squad: Will political appointees be making all of your health care decisions?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 03:11:00

At Tuesday night's GOP Presidential Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann criticized the Affordable Care Act claiming the health care plan puts political appointees in charge of medical decisions that are currently made by patients and their doctors.

Truth Squad: Is health care reform the top reason employers aren't hiring? updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 03:08:00

For the second straight Republican presidential debate, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday said that the health care reform act championed by President Barack Obama is the No. 1 reason that employers aren't hiring.

Michele Bachmann's 'titanium spine'updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 14:06:00

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann vows she would make changes to Obama's policies in her first 100 days.

Leno questions Bachmann over gay rights, HPV vaccineupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 14:06:00

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann defended her position on gay rights, the HPV vaccine and the debt ceiling as she made her debut on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Did Bachmann wound front-runner Perry at CNN/Tea Party Debate?updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:40:00

Perhaps it was because Rep. Michele Bachmann was in her element at the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate. With her campaign flagging, the founder of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress delivered a surprise body blow to the GOP front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Michele Bachmann takes on Perry over HPVupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:15:00

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann accuses Rick Perry of helping drug companies with the HPV vaccine.

Rep. Michele Bachmann's HPV claimupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:47:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Rep. Michele Bachmann's suggestion that the HPV vaccine is dangerous.

Why a CNN/Tea Party Debate?updated: Mon Sep 12 2011 20:03:00

CNN DC Bureau Chief Sam Feist on why CNN partnered with the Tea Party for tonight's debate and what viewers can expect.

Five things to watch for in CNN/Tea Party Republican debateupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 20:03:00

Here are key storylines and strategies to watch for in Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate.

Bachmann has all the pieces in place to make presidential runupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 11:18:00

She's been in the national spotlight only a few years, but in that fairly short amount of time, Michele Bachmann has gained real notoriety -- even if, at times, the attention has come for reasons that she may wish to put behind her.

2012: Is Bachmann in?updated: Sun Sep 11 2011 11:18:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) talks to CNN's John King about getting closer to a decision on a presidential run.

Bachmann faces complications in Iowaupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 16:50:00

It's difficult to find an Iowa Republican who thinks Michele Bachmann has an easy road ahead.

Bachmann: 'President showing insecurity'updated: Thu Sep 08 2011 16:50:00

Michele Bachmann attacks President Obama's decision to announce his economic plan the night of a GOP debate.

Bachmann vs. the detailsupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 09:20:00

CNN's John King and panel members talk about whether Michele Bachmann's statements match the facts.

CNNMoney: Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gasupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:17:00

President Michele Bachmann has a promise: $2 gas.

Rudy Giuliani weighs in on 2012 electionupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:26:00

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says a lot of "good people" are in the running for the presidential nomination.

Will it come down to Perry vs. Romney?updated: Wed Aug 17 2011 06:26:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa last weekend -- and that may be the last good news she gets for a while.

Bachmann to Buffett: 'write a check'updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 22:47:00

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann criticizes Warren Buffett's comments that taxes should be increased on the rich.

Picking Bachmann or Perry is risky for GOPupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 13:50:00

A day can be a long time in politics, and that was certainly true this past Saturday.

Bachmann on the tea party and compromiseupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 08:45:00

Michelle Bachmann defends the tea party against declining poll numbers and where she is willing to comporomise on issue.

Bachmann wins Iowa straw pollupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 12:08:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann wins straw poll in Ames, Iowa. Gov. Rick Perry beats Mitt Romney. CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports.

Bachmann explains 'submissive' marriageupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 15:40:00

An Iowa debate crowd boos when Rep. Michele Bachmann is asked about submitting to her husband.

Bachmann 'submission' question was offensiveupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 15:40:00

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.

Bachmann, Pawlenty trade barbs at debateupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 14:21:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized each other during the FOX News debate in Iowa.

Are Republicans at war with reality?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:49:00

So here's what I learned watching Thursday night's Republican debate:

Newsweek cover of Bachmann sexist? Get realupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 03:04:00

In all of my years covering politics on the local, state and national level, many stories have earned the "Are you serious?" look.

The eyes have itupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 03:04:00

Comedians eye Michele Bachmann's eyes on Newsweek cover. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Ugly to compare tea party with terroristsupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 06:14:00

The cycle of incitement continued this week as Democrats frustrated with the debt-ceiling deal equated the tea party with terrorists, just weeks before the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Obama: Debt issue 'self-inflicted wound'updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 06:14:00

At a DNC fundraiser, President Obama says there's no time to play politics when there's work to be done on the economy.

Not all satisfied with debt dealupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 10:56:00

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California, is concerned about job loss and poverty.

Bachmann cancels campaign stops to vote against debt dealupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 10:56:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann is cutting short her presidential campaign trip to Iowa to return to Washington for a vote on a debt ceiling deal.

Will migraines impact Bachmann campaign?updated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:37:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains to John King what Michele Bachmann's headaches may mean for her, her health and her campaign.

Bachmann's condition adds to new focus on migrainesupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 16:37:00

The puzzle that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's migraine condition poses is emblematic of the confusion that has surrounded the disease for decades, if not millennia:

Bachmann's migraines are a phony issueupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 11:47:00

First of all: Michele Bachmann will not be getting my vote for president.

From Clinton to Palin to Bachmann: Why some Dems now support GOP womenupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 11:36:00

When Republican presidential candidate and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann was recently asked by Fox News' Chris Wallace if she was "a flake," the moment seemed like déjà vu all over again for some women active in politics.

Romney says he won't sign controversial marriage pledgeupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:28:00

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not sign a controversial marriage vow from the Iowa social conservative group, The Family Leader.

Bachmann discusses importance of Iowaupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:49:00

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann visits a diner in Iowa City and discusses her motivation focusing on Iowa.

Michele Bachmann? I just don't get itupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:49:00

According to recent polls by The Des Moines Register and The Iowa Republican, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney are in a virtual tie for top of the pack, with Bachmann edging ahead, among caucus-goers.

Pawlenty aide apologizes for 'sex appeal' commentupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 00:16:00

A top adviser to Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign apologized late Wednesday for making a reference to Michele Bachmann's "sex appeal" during an interview.

Bachmann, Palin and a new season for sexismupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 06:12:00

Yes, it has already begun: The comparisons between Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin--one declared as a presidential candidate at this point, the other in a prolonged state of suspension. Their hair. Their jackets. The fashion face-off.

Bachmann: I'll help Obama find a job after I winupdated: Sun Jul 03 2011 04:28:00

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is getting more creative, and apparently more aggressive, in her political attacks against President Barack Obama.

Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 06:27:00

With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota making a splash in the Republican presidential campaign while Sarah Palin sits on the sidelines, is Bachmann edging Palin out of the Tea Party's heart?

Bachmann well-positioned for Iowa, and maybe beyondupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 10:34:00

Forget political pedigree, executive experience or ties to deep-pocketed donors.

Bachmann makes presidential bid officialupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:29:00

Republican Michele Bachmann officially announces her bid for the presidency in her hometown, Waterloo, Iowa.

Bachmann for president? I'll take the glass ceilingupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:29:00

On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann formally announced her candidacy for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

Will Tea Party tilt the odds for Bachmann?updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:21:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, made her official announcement for the Republican presidential nomination Monday in Iowa. Speaking from a rally in her hometown of Waterloo, Bachmann told a cheering crowd that America "cannot afford another four years of Barack Obama." She hit the president on his health care reform plan, foreign policy, the housing crisis, and especially jobs.

Who is Rep. Michele Bachmann?updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 13:52:00

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is a Tea Party favorite and now a GOP presidential candidate. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

Bachmann boasts of having a 'titanium spine'updated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:49:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann boasted of having a "titanium spine" in an interview broadcast Sunday, the day before she formally enters the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

In GOP presidential field, only three are for realupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:16:00

There are three ways to run for president these days.

Bachmann's breakout performanceupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 06:13:00

Michele Bachmann gets high marks at the first Republican debate. CNN's Mary Snow reports on her performance.

CNN analysts: Winners and losers of Monday's GOP debateupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 20:18:00

Seven Republican candidates faced off on Monday in the first debate in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary of the 2012 election.

Bachmann draws new attention after GOP debateupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 08:20:00

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's newly official presidential bid drew fresh eyes Tuesday after complimentary reviews of her performance in a face-off with her Republican rivals.

Analysts: Bachmann has building blocks for successful campaignupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 15:17:00

She's been in the national spotlight only a few years, but in that fairly short amount of time, Michele Bachmann has gained real notoriety -- even if, at times, the attention has come for reasons that she may wish to put behind her.

Candidates may win GOP, but lose Americaupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 13:39:00

The first big Republican debate ended with two clear winners in the race for the nomination: Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann. And there was one other candidate who helped himself: Newt Gingrich.

Who connected at the GOP debate?updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 09:01:00

Which candidates connected with voters at Monday's GOP New Hampshire debate? Undecided voters weigh in.

In debate, a new Romney leaves 2008 behindupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 09:01:00

A lot of New Hampshire voters may have been watching the Boston Bruins win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup, but a lot of money was watching the performance of the seven Republican candidates Monday night. Donors to campaigns, both large and small, have their checkbooks ready. They just need a reason to sign on the bottom line.

GOP candidates debate immigrationupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 05:41:00

The GOP presidential candidates tackle the issue of immigration and explain how they would approach it if elected.

Debate helped Romney and Bachmannupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 05:41:00

Strongest lines: No one sound bite dominated the debate, but two gimmicks stuck -- Mitt Romney announcing the Bruins' lead in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup to great applause and Michele Bachmann announcing her candidacy for president on the set.

Candidates talk economy, jobs, Obamacareupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 05:35:00

Seven GOP candidates participate in CNN's first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate from Manchester.

GOP presidential contenders take aim at Obama in CNN debateupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 05:35:00

Seven Republican presidential contenders faced off Monday in one of the first debates of the primary season, offering policy ideas and criticism of President Barack Obama to try to separate themselves from the competition almost 17 months before the 2012 election.

The seven GOP contenders in CNN's Monday debateupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 18:36:00

CNN will hold the first Republican presidential debate in the critical early voting state of New Hampshire at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.

Bachmann joins GOPers distancing themselves from birther issueupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 18:38:00

Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican politicians and strategists distancing themselves from the "birther" issue that questions where President Barack Obama was born.

Riding with Michele Bachmannupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 13:05:00

CNN got an exclusive ride along with GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann on her tour of New Hampshire.

Mother's milk stirs unlikely political debateupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

First lady Michelle Obama found herself at the center of an unlikely breast-feeding debate this week when three prominent conservative women criticized her for encouraging the creation of a "nanny state."

Is the U.S. a 'nanny state'?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

CNN's John King holds a discussion on the IRS decision that breast-feeding is a medical expense.

Bachmann energizes CPAC crowdupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 17:08:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann calls on CPAC delegates to make President Obama a one-term leader.

Political Circus: Tracy Morgan says Palin's one hot mamaupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 16:55:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

Political Circus: Bachmann likened to a 'poor man's Sarah Palin'updated: Thu Jan 27 2011 14:25:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.

CNNMoney: What a Tea Party budget looks likeupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:44:00

The Tea Party campaigned on scaling back the size of government, and now we know how they want to do it.

Transcript: Bachmann's response to State of the Unionupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:41:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, responded to President Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night from the National Press Club. Here is a transcript of Bachmann's speech.

Bachmann responds to State of the Unionupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 09:41:00

In an unusual move, Rep. Michele Bachmann will give a secondary response to President Obama's speech.

Voters should fire Bachmann, Graysonupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:43:00

If you're angry at Washington politics, you're not alone. But if you're only angry at one party, you're missing the point.

Sen. Alan Grayson talks about adsupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 05:43:00

Sen. Alan Grayson defends his campaign ads, which some observers say are misleading.

Bachmann campaign gets mixed reception at fairupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:01:00

It's 3 p.m. on a busy weekday afternoon at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.

Inside the Bachmann campaignupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 15:01:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman takes an inside look at the campaign of Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Bachmann wants health reform repealedupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 10:17:00

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks with CNN's Ali Velshi about the Tea Party movement and the GOP.

Palin says getting U.S. on right track 'a challenge'updated: Thu Apr 08 2010 07:40:00

Republican hot button Sarah Palin took the stage Wednesday in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling on conservatives to "get our country back on the right track."

Concerned for the countryupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 12:20:00

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the recent election proves Americans don't like where the Democrats are taking the country.

Michele Bachmann's 'high stakes' political game growsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 12:20:00

The thousands of restive conservative protesters milling outside the west front of the Capitol last week definitely didn't seem in the mood to listen -- but there was at least one voice they wanted to hear.

Where is Michele Bachmann headed?updated: Tue Nov 10 2009 05:24:00

Much like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann's name has become a kind of cultural shorthand -- a conservative rallying cry and a Jon Stewart punch line.

House gives Obama winupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 05:24:00

The House vote on a health care bill is a big victory for the president, but the battle's only half over.

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