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.
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Michele Bachmann
Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) talks to reporters at a news conference on January 4, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa. After finishing second to last in the Iowa Caucus, Bachmann announced she is dropping out of the race. UPI/Brian Kersey

Michele Marie Bachmann (née Amble; April 6, 1956) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th congressional district, a post she has held since 2007. The district includes several of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities, such as Woodbury, and Blaine as well as Stillwater and St. Cloud.

She is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She previously served in the Minnesota State Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent the state in Congress. Bachmann is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.

Michele Marie Amble was born in Waterloo, Iowa "into a family of Norwegian Lutheran Democrats"; her family moved from Iowa to Minnesota when she was 13 years old. After her parents divorced, Bachmann's father, David John Amble, moved to California, and Bachmann was raised by her mother, Jean (née Johnson), who worked at the First National Bank in Anoka, Minnesota. Her mother remarried when Bachmann was a teenager; the new marriage resulted in a family with nine children.

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