Obama camp reveals picks for Romney VP
August 8th, 2012
03:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama camp reveals picks for Romney VP

(CNN) – They're not on most people's short lists, but Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Speaker Newt Gingrich would make excellent choices for Mitt Romney's running mate, a spokeswoman for President Barack Obama joked Wednesday.

"We all think Newt Gingrich or Michele Bachmann would be an excellent choice for Mitt Romney to choose," Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said aboard Air Force One as the president traveled to a campaign stop in Colorado.
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Fundraising spike follows Bachmann's controversial charges against Clinton aide
July 31st, 2012
06:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Fundraising spike follows Bachmann's controversial charges against Clinton aide

(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann's controversial charges against a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have paid off in the form of money flowing into her re-election campaign.

According to her campaign, the Minnesota Republican raised over one million dollars in a 25 day period in July – the same time that controversy brewed over a letter she sent with four other GOP Members to the State Department Inspector General, requesting an investigation into Huma Abedin's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Michele Bachmann
July 19th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain again in spotlight over Romney tax returns, Bachmann

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain seems to be confirming his "maverick" nickname this week.

The Vietnam war hero, longtime Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee made headlines in recent days both for bucking members of his own party and for staunchly defending the current GOP nominee against attacks. And Thursday, he pushed back against both parties for their reliance on big dollar donors who he says are corrupting the American political system.
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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan
Boehner calls Bachmann accusations 'pretty dangerous'
July 19th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner calls Bachmann accusations 'pretty dangerous'

(CNN) – Republican House Speaker John Boehner called dangerous Thursday a request from members of his own party in Congress to investigate Muslim infiltration in the U.S. government.

Admitting he had not read a letter requesting the investigation, Boehner said "I think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous."
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Filed under: John Boehner • Michele Bachmann
July 18th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
2 years ago

McCain refutes accusations by fellow Republicans about Hillary Clinton aide

(CNN) - Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor Wednesday to criticize fellow Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other Republican members of Congress about their request that various agencies investigate whether the government has been infiltrated by Muslim extremists.

Bachmann is joined in her request by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Florida) and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Georgia).

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Filed under: John McCain • Michele Bachmann
July 3rd, 2012
07:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann on VP spot: 'Not for me to make that decision'

(CNN) – Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did not deny Monday whether she was being vetted for the job of Mitt Romney's running mate.

"Whoever it is that he chooses to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moment's notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House," the Minnesota congresswoman said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney • TV-Piers Morgan • Veepstakes
Coincidence?
June 11th, 2012
03:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Coincidence?

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who ran as a tea party favorite in her Republican presidential bid this cycle, posed outside her House office Monday with a flag widely known as a symbol for the tea party movement.

The flag stands in the spot traditionally reserved for state and U.S. flags.
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Filed under: 2012 • House • Michele Bachmann • Tea Party
Bachmann: No longer neutral on Swiss citizenship
May 10th, 2012
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann: No longer neutral on Swiss citizenship

(CNN) - Michele Bachmann no longer wants to be Swiss, the Minnesota congresswoman announced Thursday, and has requested the Swiss government drop her dual citizenship.

Bachmann's spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that she had recently been granted dual citizenship, for which she had been eligible since her 1978 marriage, but "recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family."
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann
Bachmann a Swiss citizen?
May 8th, 2012
10:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann a Swiss citizen?

(CNN) - Proud American citizen Michele Bachmann now has another country to call home: Switzerland.

The Minnesota congresswoman and former GOP presidential candidate was granted dual citizenship with the European country, her spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night.
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Filed under: Immigration • Michele Bachmann
May 3rd, 2012
12:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann endorses Romney

(CNN) – Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann threw her support behind Mitt Romney on Thursday.

Standing on stage with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee at an event in Portsmouth, Virginia, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was there to "lend my voice and my endorsement to Mitt Romney as our president to take the county back."
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Mitt Romney
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