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Congress Votes Down Pay Hike for Itself

Obama's executive order draws fire

(Newser) - It seems lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree on one thing: They don't deserve a raise. The Senate's fiscal cliff bill contains a single sentence provision that will stop Congress from getting a scheduled cost-of-living salary bump, Roll Call reports. President Obama had issued an...

Bachmann Holds On to Her House Seat

But a recount is possible; Tea Partier Allen West in tight race

(Newser) - In a nail-biter of a close race, Michele Bachmann appears to have overcome a strong challenger and held onto her Minnesota House seat, the St. Cloud Times reports. The Tea Partier was ahead of hotel executive Jim Graves by 50.5% to 49.3% with 98% of precincts reporting when...

Bachmann Could Actually Lose
 Bachmann Could Actually Lose 
tight races

Bachmann Could Actually Lose

Politico looks at tight and 'nasty' races

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann's path to re-election has gotten a lot bumpier than you might expect, reports Politico . It digs into the Minnesota rep's bid to hang onto her seat against a challenge from hotel exec Jim Graves , and finds that even with "off-the-charts" name recognition, more than...

Mag Posts &#39;Conservative Version&#39; of History
 Mag Posts 'Conservative 
 Version' of History 
new yorker

Mag Posts 'Conservative Version' of History

'The New Yorker' assembles history using quotes from conservatives

(Newser) - A "liberal version" of history might also make for good reading, but the New Yorker has beaten conservatives to the punch by posting "A Conservative History of the United States." Here are a few key moments, each inspired by a rather inventive quotation:

Bachmann: 'Political Hurricane' Is Coming

And a spiritual one, too

(Newser) - As forecasters saw Tropical Storm Isaac menacing the Gulf Coast, Michele Bachmann saw an easy analogy. "We're quite literally looking at a hurricane here in Florida," she told a Tampa rally ahead of the Republican National Convention. "We're looking at a political hurricane in this...

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann&#39;s Islam Attacks
Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

'Politico' op-ed derided by others

(Newser) - In a six-page, 2,500-word Politico op-ed (with an attached three-page, 1,800-word appendix ), Newt Gingrich makes it crystal clear that he is on the side of Michele Bachmann and her four fellow members of Congress who want an inquiry into whether the government is being infiltrated by Islamic...

Huma Abedin Under Police Protection After Threats

Grover Norquist's name gets referenced

(Newser) - The latest fallout from Michele Bachmann's Muslim infiltration conspiracy theory: Now Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin—whose family, Bachmann claims, is vaguely connected to the Muslim Brotherhood —has been threatened by a New Jersey man. Abedin is under police protection following the threat, and the man—a Muslim—...

Boehner Slams Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Calls accusations 'pretty dangerous'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann and the other House Republicans who want an investigation into the alleged infiltration of US government by Muslim extremists have already been smacked by Anderson Cooper and John McCain —now add two more prominent names to the mix. John Boehner noted today, "I think accusations like...

McCain Defends Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

He says GOP attacks on Muslim deputy are 'sinister'

(Newser) - John McCain took on a group of fellow Republicans on the Senate floor today, blasting them for their ill-founded attacks against Deputy Secretary of State Huma Abedin. Michele Bachmann and four other House Republicans have demanded Abedin be investigated for distant alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. "To say...

Cooper Smacks Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Dismantles her claim that Muslims infiltrating government

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper doled out an epic takedown of Michele Bachmann and some of her cronies in Congress last night , debunking their idea that Muslim extremists are infiltrating the highest levels of US government. Bachmann and four other Republicans in the House of Representatives want the Inspectors General to investigate this...

True Blood's Muse: Rick Santorum

Former candidate inspired Season 5: creator Alan Ball

(Newser) - True Blood's just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren't any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself "asking what...

Bachmann Ditching Swiss Citizenship

'I am a proud American citizen'

(Newser) - If you were concerned that Michele Bachmann's Swiss citizenship meant she'd given up on America, worry no longer: She's getting rid of it. "Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation...

Bachmann: I've Been Swiss All Along

She says she became Swiss as soon as she married Marcus

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann today tried to downplay the revelation that she'd become a Swiss citizen , saying she has actually been a Swiss citizen for 34 years, but just hadn't bothered to tell anyone. "I automatically became a dual citizen … in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus....

Michele Bachmann Now a Swiss Citizen

She gains dual citizenship through husband

(Newser) - If things in America don't work out for her, Michele Bachmann now has Switzerland to fall back on. The Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate became a Swiss citizen in March, and now holds dual nationality, Politico reports. Her husband is of Swiss descent, and when he claimed...

Bachmann to Endorse Romney
 Bachmann to Endorse Romney 

Bachmann to Endorse Romney

Tea Party favorite to appear at campaign event today

(Newser) - Four months after dropping out of the Republican race, Michele Bachmann has finally decided to endorse another candidate—the inevitable one. The conservative Minnesota congresswoman will endorse Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Virginia today, the Romney campaign tells CBS , which notes that the endorsement from Bachmann, a fierce...

Bachmann: Obama 'Waving a Tar Baby' on Gas Prices

Spokesperson insists remark had 'nothing to do with race'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann stepped into a sticky situation this week, when she used the term "tar baby" while discussing President Obama's energy policy. In an interview with the conservative blog The Shark Tank on Wednesday, Bachmann opined that Obama is responsible for high gas prices, and shouldn't be...

Bachmann: Stay-at-Home Moms Know Economy Best

Latest salvos in political mommy wars

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann has jumped into the new mommy war, proclaiming that stay-at-home moms know the economy the best. She blasted Democrat Hilary Rosen's gaffe that mom-of-five Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life" as "shocking and insulting." Not only does her experience qualify...

Geithner: Romney Claim on Women Is 'Ridiculous'

Plus, Darrell Issa wants to clean house at Secret Service

(Newser) - Tim Geithner today summed up Mitt Romney's contention that women had lost the majority of jobs in the recession: "Ridiculous," the Treasury secretary told This Week. "It’s a political moment. You’re going to see a a lot of politicians choose to campaign in fiction,...

GOP: OK, It&#39;s Romney

 GOP: OK, 
 It's Romney 


GOP: OK, It's Romney

Also, Paul Ryan says he'd be open to vice president slot if asked

(Newser) - Republicans watched Rick Santorum's convincing victory in Louisiana last night, eyed his burgeoning numbers in Wisconsin, and ... took to the Sunday talk shows today to concede that Mitt Romney would win the nomination, and that they are OK with that. A look around your Sunday dial, as per Politico...

How Palin Destroyed US Politics
 How Palin 
 US Politics 

How Palin Destroyed US Politics

Richard Cohen: Now, ignorance is a virtue

(Newser) - HBO's Game Change is aptly titled: Sarah Palin did indeed change American politics, and not for the better, writes Richard Cohen in the Washington Post . Palin aides have confirmed the accuracy of the film's portrayal of an "ignoramus" who was "determinately incurious"; this year's "...

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