Washington (CNN) – After some of their political groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service, members of the tea party say they feel a new justification for their claims of government overreach and big government.
Speaking at a rally on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rep. Michele Bachmann said the IRS's actions – which resulted in the resignation of the acting commissioner of the agency – could reflect a greater undercurrent of political misdeeds being carried out by the federal government. She specifically cited the president's health care law as a measure rife with opportunities to play political games.
(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann will travel to London as part of the U.S. congressional delegation at Wednesday's funeral for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Other American lawmakers making the trip include Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, and delegation leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee.
Washington (CNN) - Former GOP 2012 presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign is under investigation by an independent ethics panel on Capitol Hill, according to a statement from an attorney representing Bachmann.
William McGinley, a partner at Patton Boggs, a Washington law firm, released a statement to CNN on Monday confirming a story that first appeared in the Daily Beast that the Office of Congressional Ethics is looking into the Minnesota congresswoman's presidential campaign.
(CNN) - CNN's attempt to question Rep. Michele Bachmann about her claims that President Barack Obama is enjoying an over-the-top lifestyle were used by a fellow conservative Wednesday to sharply criticize the Minnesota Republican.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly - a vocal conservative - said Bachmann had made a "trivial mistake" in harping upon the so-called "perks" of the presidency, including a refuted claim that Obama employs a dog walker. Bachmann made the claims during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash asked Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, to support claims she made about President Barack Obama Obama's "lavish" lifestyle.
(CNN) - If Rep. Michele Bachmann had been elected president, would she have walked Boomer?
The former 2012 presidential candidate and Minnesota Republican said Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington that the White House is overly lavish, citing several examples including the minder of the presidential pooch.
Washington (CNN) – Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, a darling of the tea party who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination, has won re-election to a fourth term in the House, CNN projects.
Her Democratic challenger Jim Graves, a wealthy businessman, faced long odds against Bachmann, but campaigned on a message that the conservative congresswoman had abandoned her district in her bid for higher office.
Annandale, Minnesota (CNN) – Jim Graves strolled down Main Street in his pressed shirt with French cuffs and skinny jeans, a dapper enigma in a land of flannels and Wranglers. He stuck out his hand to introduce himself to a ruffian in a wheelchair scooter.
The two talked politics before the stranger confessed he's an anarchist who believes Americans should be allowed to kill three people a day. "That would take care of the idiots REALLLLLL fast," the man said with a chuckle.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke Saturday at a fundraiser for one-time GOP rival Mitt Romney in her home state of Minnesota, an event attended by Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of neighboring Wisconsin.
The attendance of Bachmann, who is a tight reelection race for her House seat, did not go unnoticed by those who recalled the congresswoman’s failed bid for the White House.
(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill fired back Friday at Rep. Todd Akin over his recent characterization of her as less "ladylike" in the pair’s current senatorial election than she was in her last, dismissing her Republican foe as an outlier even in right-wing circles.
"I was speechless," the senator said in an interview with MSNBC, referring to Akin’s latest comments. "I mean, this is somebody who does make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. He is that far on the fringe."