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Bachmann to set up election committee

Bachmann to set up election committee

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee and file papers for the committee in early June, sources said.
Bachmann says media overplays her gaffes

Bachmann says media overplays her gaffes

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., head of the congressional Tea Party Caucus, complained Tuesday she is the victim of a media double standard.
Huckabee, Bachmann followers most intense

Huckabee, Bachmann followers most intense

PRINCETON, N.J., March 15 (UPI) -- Followers of unannounced-yet-potential Republican U.S. presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann are the most intense, Gallup reported Tuesday.

Rep. Bachmann's historical geography off

CONCORD, N.H., March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann moved the Battle of Lexington and Concord 50 miles north from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in a speech Saturday.
Bachmann attacks 'Obamacare' spending

Bachmann attacks 'Obamacare' spending

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said Sunday President Obama and the Democrats hid $105 billion in spending in the healthcare reform legislation.
Bachmann drops vets' disability cut plan

Bachmann drops vets' disability cut plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said Friday she has dropped a plan to cut benefits from some disabled veterans.
Veterans groups denounce Bachmann plan

Veterans groups denounce Bachmann plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A veterans' group denounced a plan by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to freeze healthcare spending and cut disability payments for veterans, calling it heartless.

Tea Party State of the Union rebuttal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in a Tea Party rebuttal to the State of the Union address, urged President Barack Obama to "stop spending money we don't have."
Scalia speech to new legislators faulted

Scalia speech to new legislators faulted

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Some legal scholars are criticizing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's plan to speak to House freshmen about the Constitution.
Bachmann backs off leadership fight

Bachmann backs off leadership fight

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party stalwart from Minnesota, said Wednesday she won't pursue a top leadership post in the new Republican House majority.
Political Potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

Political Potpourri: News and notes from the campaign trail

So many political stories ... so little time to read them. This by-no-means-thorough digest reviews some of the stories that may have flown under the radar and includes a sample of polls as Nov. 2 draws closer.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Bachmann's PAC misspells her name

Bachmann's PAC misspells her name

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission for Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann misspells her name with an extra "l."

Minn. Congresswoman Bachmann falls ill

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., wound up in a hospital for an undisclosed illness, an announcement on her official Web site disclosed.

Bachmann concerned about claims fund use

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann., R-Minn., says she's worried about how the U.S. government will use a $20 billion fund for oil spill claims, she's not defending BP.

Palin defends Tea Party event appearance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin Wednesday defended her decision to attend a Nashville Tea Party convention in a newspaper opinions piece.
Congresswomen jump Tea Party ship

Congresswomen jump Tea Party ship

NASHVILLE, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Two Republican members of Congress have said they will not speak at the national Tea Party convention in Nashville because of ethics concerns.

Census critic Bachmann could be vulnerable

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., who once said the census was an invasion of privacy, may need every form completed in her district to remain a representative.
Thousands protest healthcare bill in D.C.

Thousands protest healthcare bill in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators in Washington, led by dozens of congressional Republicans, protested proposed healthcare reform legislation.
Capitol Hill protest slams healthcare bill

Capitol Hill protest slams healthcare bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Responding to a call from Republican House of Representatives members, thousands of protesters congregated on the west side of the U.S. Capitol Thursday in vocal opposition to a healthcare reform bill.

Bachmann a potential Democratic target

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says the Minnesota Republican is likely a major target for the Democratic Party.
Bachmann: Won't fill out Census form

Bachmann: Won't fill out Census form

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says she won't fill out the 2010 Census form and officials say that would violate the law but prosecution is not likely.

Republicans keep, win Minnesota seats

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Two Republican seats of the Minnesota delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives appeared to remain Republican after Tuesday's elections.

Bachmann has slim lead to keep House seat

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Incumbent Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was in a close fight Tuesday with Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg to retain her seat.
Bachmann in statistical tie in district

Bachmann in statistical tie in district

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., trails her Democratic challenger in a statistically tied race, a poll indicates.
GOP denies it cut Bachmann campaign funds

GOP denies it cut Bachmann campaign funds

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A national Republican committee denied Thursday it has withdrawn funding for Rep. Michele Bachmann because of her controversial comments about Barack Obama.
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