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October 9, 2013
I’ve never done twerking in my life.
Rep. Michele Bachmann • Responding to a question, about Miley Cyrus’ recent impersonation of her for a skit on Saturday Night Live, during a TheTeaParty.net conference call which took place on Monday. Bachmann said she didn’t take impersonation personally though, reminding those listening that she’s been the target of SNL sketches on more than one occasion. source
17:49 // 9 months ago
May 31, 2013
11:44 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2013
The announcement that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is not seeking reelection will leave the Capitol a much less interesting place to fact check. As one of our colleagues put it, ‘The entire fact checking industry may have to hold a national day of mourning.’
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler • Offering a lament for Michele Bachmann’s retirement, which means that he’ll be able to pull out the “Four Pinocchios”—the Post’s version of a pants-on-fire lie—a little less often. “Bachmann is not just fast and loose with the facts; she is consistently and unapologetically so,” he continues.
10:37 // 1 year ago

ccindecision:

You guys, Michele Bachmann won’t be returning to Congress next term. She’s going home to spend more time with her ethics scandals. 

Great. Now she has her time freed up to replace Sarah Palin on Fox News.

8:44 // 1 year ago
May 15, 2013
ccindecision:

Google found the one person who might look saner while wearing Google Glass.
Photo via @LukeRussert

Paging Best Roof Talk Ever.

ccindecision:

Google found the one person who might look saner while wearing Google Glass.

Photo via @LukeRussert

Paging Best Roof Talk Ever.

14:03 // 1 year ago
March 25, 2013
The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is currently investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign, on suspicion of improper usage of campaign funds, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. While Rep. Bachmann is not believed to have personally committed any criminal actions, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not Bachmann was aware of under-the-table payments to several advisers and, if so, when she became aware of the cash transfers. While OCE has no real enforcement powers of any kind, the board does make direct recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, though we don’t suspect the threat of censure (a.k.a a stern talking to from Congress) particularly frightens Rep. Bachmann. (Photo via Gage Skidmore) source

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is currently investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign, on suspicion of improper usage of campaign funds, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. While Rep. Bachmann is not believed to have personally committed any criminal actions, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not Bachmann was aware of under-the-table payments to several advisers and, if so, when she became aware of the cash transfers. While OCE has no real enforcement powers of any kind, the board does make direct recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, though we don’t suspect the threat of censure (a.k.a a stern talking to from Congress) particularly frightens Rep. Bachmann. (Photo via Gage Skidmore) source

14:14 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
Frankly, Brett exercised Rasputin-like control over Michele. More than one staffer was grateful to God that she didn’t win the nomination because of the influence that Brett had over her. …Once she asked me to ride on the bus with her to pray. Brett’s objection was so intense that for the good of the order, I followed the bus in my personal vehicle. On one occasion, she whispered to me, ‘Peter, don’t get off the bus no matter who tells you to get off.’ Another time, her personal assistant told me, ‘Peter, Michele does not want to you leave. Stay on the bus. Please pray for us.’
Peter Waldron, former aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann • In an email to BuzzFeed, in which he alleges that Michele Bachmann’s debate coach during her presidential run, Brett O’Donnell, maintained an irregular level of control over the candidate. Waldron claims that O’Donnell prohibited Rep. Bachmann’s husband Marcus from sleeping in the same room with her while on the trail, refused to grant debate prep access to campaign consultants Ed Rollins and Ed Goeas, and “held her captive” in the back of her campaign bus during a 99-county tour, leaving her emotionally and mentally “broken.” O’Donnell strenuously denies Waldron’s surprising allegations: “Your source for your outrageous claim is a disgruntled campaign employee who has little knowledge of reality. Why is this news now anyway? The story is completely false.” source
21:23 // 1 year ago
July 30, 2012
Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. We did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Defending Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin, from recent allegations that she has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, while speaking to reporters at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Clinton’s comments followed a speech coinciding with the release of the State Department’s annual report on religious freedom, after a member of the press asked for her thoughts on the allegations leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other members of Congress.  source (viafollow)
22:59 // 1 year ago
July 23, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood can’t even penetrate the Egyptian government.
Ibrahim Ali Iraqi, Muslim Brotherhood leader from Egypt’s Daqheleya province  • Denying allegations, brought forward by Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other members of Congress, that Hillary Clinton’s deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin has infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of the Brotherhood. Bachmann stands by her questioning of Abedin’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, even after top members of the Republican Party spoke out against her. The New York Post also reports that Mrs. Abedin has been placed under federal protection following a death threat from a New Jersey resident. source (viafollow)
22:53 // 1 year ago
July 19, 2012

GOP, Michele Bachmann battle over Huma Abedin-Muslim Brotherhood allegations

  • criticism Sen. John McCain said Rep. Michele Bachmann’s allegations that Huma Abedin is aiding the Muslim Brotherhood had “no logic, no merit, and no basis” and need to stop. House Speaker John Boehner also rebutted the claims, saying what he knows of Abedin shows "a sterling character."
  • pushback Rep. Bachmann stood by her claim regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and Abedin during an interview. She also defended her questioning of Abedin from critics, saying, “all we did is ask, did the federal government look into her family associations before she got a high level security clearance.” source

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18:15 // 2 years ago