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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.
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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
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michele Bachmann."
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