Stories about Michele Bachmann

Where other GOP candidates have surged and fallen back, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has been steady in his appeal to voters.

Serious, steady Romney woos Republican voters

By Philip Rucker, The Washington Post on Sept. 29, 2011, at 6:11 a.m.
Once again, there was another group of Republicans begging its latest dream date to run for president. And once again, there was Mitt Romney, in his fifth year of running for president, facing questions about why he never seems to be the one Republicans are swooning over. “I could get …
Dena Robinson, from right, and Hannah Hoffman, join dozens of Medicare advocates gathered outside the Newseum in Washington. Democrats are hitting the reset button on health care for next year’s elections. Weary of getting pounded over the new health overhaul law, President Barack Obama and his party are changing the subject to Medicare.

Democrats shift health-care fight to Medicare

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press on Sept. 27, 2011, at 6:44 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrats are hitting the reset button on health care for next year’s elections. Weary of getting pounded over the new health overhaul law, President Barack Obama and his party are changing the subject to Medicare. Obama signaled last week he’s on board with the shift. His latest debt …
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell prepares to answer questions from reporters Friday at a press conference after his keynote speech at the Natural Resources Council of Maine's annual membership meeting.

George Mitchell: Climate change skepticism will ‘not last’

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 23, 2011, at 7:34 p.m.
PORTLAND | Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and world diplomat George Mitchell called upon President Barack Obama — and everyone else who backs stiff environmental protection laws and the science behind climate change — to be bold and persistent in the face of opponents Friday. Mitchell touched upon a …
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers a question Sept. 7 during a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library, in Simi Valley, Calif.

Scientists offer $11,000 for evidence in Bachmann vaccine story

By Jeremy Herb, Star Tribune on Sept. 16, 2011, at 4:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — What looked initially like a winning debate point for Michele Bachmann has prompted a chorus of protest against the Minnesota Republican, with some of the most scathing comments coming from her fellow conservatives. Now a University of Minnesota scientist and his former boss are offering more than $10,000 …
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Bachmann: God sent hurricane, earthquake

By Elizabeth Tenety, The Washington Post on Aug. 30, 2011, at 5:09 a.m.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minn., told supporters God was sending a message to Washington politicians through the earthquake and hurricane that pummeled the East Coast this weekend, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times. The hurricane killed more than 26 people, including at least two children. …
A supporter of Republican presidential candidate former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty holds a flyer about Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.

Poll: Most Republicans happy with GOP field

By Jennifer Agiesta and Kasie Hunt, The Associated Press on Aug. 26, 2011, at 5:06 a.m.
WASHINGTON — After grousing for months, Republicans are growing more satisfied with their choices for president and, so far, they like what they’re hearing from the newest candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. An Associated Press-GfK poll released Friday found that two-thirds of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents are pleased with the …

Climate-change science makes for hot politics

By Joel Achenbach and Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2011, at 8:25 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Four years ago in New Hampshire, campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain said to voters, “I do agree with the majority of scientific opinion, that climate change is taking place and it’s a result of human activity, which generates greenhouse gases.” He made global warming a …

Recovery will be among longest, most difficult, experts say

By Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2011, at 5:51 a.m.
WASHINGTON — In the rhetoric of the presidential campaign, the long-running economic woes of the United States can be cured with simple, quick remedies. President Obama called this a “moment of challenge” and promised a jobs program. Texas Gov. Rick Perry says “we’re going through difficult economic times for a …
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., waves to supporters outside her campaign bus after being named the winner of the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Ames, Iowa.

Bachmann’s Iowa victory bounces Pawlenty from GOP race

By BRIAN BAKST, The Associated Press on Aug. 14, 2011, at 6:35 p.m.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after Saturday’s Iowa straw poll in which Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann came out on top. The test vote of Iowans on Saturday was a show of popularity and …
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., reacts to a group of supporters as emerges from her campaign bus after winning the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday.

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll as Perry jumps in

By Dan Balz and Amy Gardner, The Washington Post on Aug. 14, 2011, at 6:27 a.m.
AMES, Iowa — On the day that Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally joined the Republican presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., narrowly won the Iowa straw poll in a contest that dealt a major setback to third-place finisher Tim Pawlenty. The events of Saturday marked the opening of a new …
Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo before the start of the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. Pictured from left to right: former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

GOP candidates go after Obama, each other in Iowa debate

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTT, The Associated Press on Aug. 11, 2011, at 10:22 p.m.
AMES, Iowa — Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test vote with huge consequences. Each seeks to become the main challenger to Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. Their …

McConnell warns GOP: Don’t help re-elect Obama

By David Espo and Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press on July 13, 2011, at 8:11 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Failure to raise the U.S. debt limit would probably ensure President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow conservatives on Wednesday, fresh evidence of deep GOP political divisions on an issue of paramount importance to the nation and its economy. McConnell spoke before …

The ‘just-vote-no’ crowd

By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post on July 12, 2011, at 8:31 p.m.
A debt crisis is a terrible thing to waste in a presidential election season, and Democrats and Republicans alike are responding on cue. The news Saturday night that Republicans won’t support a $4 trillion deficit reduction plan was a devastating blow to the many who had begun to hope that …

Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty gain in GOP field

By Jennifer Agiesta, The Associated Press on June 24, 2011, at 6:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are starting to pay more attention to the candidates who hope to take on President Barack Obama next year, and so far that’s been a good thing for Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty. Not for Newt Gingrich. Overall, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows, Republicans are giving …
 Mississippi Gov. Rep. Haley Barbour gestures while addressing the Congressional Health Care Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington in April.

With Barbour out, new questions for GOP

By Dan Balz, The Washington Post on April 26, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s surprise decision on Monday not to run for president set off a scramble inside the Republican Party for pieces of his financial and political network. It also raised questions about the challenges the party may face in trying to unseat President Barack Obama. So far, the …