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New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The new cover of The New Yorker is sparking controversy as it illustrates President Barack Obama's healthcare victory over Republicans.
Aileen Graef
Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

Rep. Michele Bachmann: LGBT community has 'bullied the American people'

March 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., spoke with radio host Lars Larson at the CPAC and said that the veto of SB 1062 shows the LGBT community has bullied the people.
Aileen Graef
CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

CPAC: Gingrich, Bachmann go after Hillary Clinton

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 8 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann took aim Saturday at Hillary Clinton on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Report: GOP may tie debt limit to partial ACA repeal

Report: GOP may tie debt limit to partial ACA repeal

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans are considering tying an increase in the debt limit to repeal of a provision of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said.
Stephen Hawking changes his mind on black holes

Stephen Hawking changes his mind on black holes

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Stephen Hawking has released a new paper suggesting that event horizons, the outer boundary of a black hole, may only be apparent and not real.
Ananth Baliga
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Articles of impeachment against AG Eric Holder to be filed

Articles of impeachment against AG Eric Holder to be filed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Eleven U.S. House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder, an action one lawmaker said wasn't done lightly.

Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachman in SNL skit

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Pop star Miley Cyrus played U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in a parody of her "We Won't Stop" music video on "Saturday Night Live."

Justice Department reportedly subpoenas documents in Bachmann probe

WASHINGTON, Minn., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has subpoenaed records of a Super PAC as part of an investigation into Michele Bachmann's Republican presidential campaign.

Ex-Bachmann aide sentenced to community service in deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- An ex-aide to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was sentenced to 32 hours of community service Monday for his alleged role in several thefts.

House ethics panel investigates four representatives

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Committee on Ethics announced Friday four House members, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., are under investigation.
Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A rare left-right bloc of House members vowed after a narrow loss to redouble efforts to curb a national-security program that amasses Americans' phone records.
Bachmann accuses U.S. Treasury of lying about debt

Bachmann accuses U.S. Treasury of lying about debt

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., accused the U.S. Treasury of lying about the size of the federal debt, citing a report that it has not increased.

Legislative aide to Rep. Bachmann arrested on theft charges

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A senior legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been arrested in an investigation into theft at the Rayburn House Office Building, police say.
Huelskamp vows constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

Huelskamp vows constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Constitution must be changed to void the Supreme Court ruling that said the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, a Republican lawmaker said.
Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Politics 2014: Of PACs, political candidates, pot and phones

Senator ahead of the pack in endorsing PAC supporting the so-far non-candidate Hillary Clinton ... Parties see candidates file to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. ... Granite State may soon be 19th state legalizing medical marijuana ... Groups ask FCC to ban same-day distribution of Lifeline phones to reduce fraud ... news and views you may have missed...
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans are criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for plans to pay $70 million in bonuses officials say may be contractually required.
Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

Report: Boehner, Rubio huddle on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Sen. Marco Rubio this week to discuss the upcoming congressional debate over immigration reform, sources told Politico.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
With Rep. Bachmann out, Democratic challenger suspends campaign

With Rep. Bachmann out, Democratic challenger suspends campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Minnesota businessman Jim Graves, who announced he would challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann again in 2014, indicated he was suspending his bid.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann won't seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a Tea Party movement leader in Congress, announced Wednesday she wouldn't seek re-election.

House approves bill repealing Obamacare -- again

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of repealing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act for the 37th time.
Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

Schultz, Baker to lead U.S. presidential delegation to Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The White House Monday said former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker will lead the presidential delegation to Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

3 House Republicans to attend Thatcher funeral

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding will represent the U.S. House at Margaret Thatcher's funeral, Speaker John Boehner said Monday.

Rep. Bachmann facing ethics scrutiny

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The 2012 presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is under scrutiny by a federal ethics watchdog, people linked to the congresswoman said Monday.
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