Rep. Michele Bachmann addresses a Tea Party rally at Lake George, St. Cloud, Minn., Friday, June 4, 2010. (Photo by Aubrey Immelman; not part of AP report)
The Associated Press via St. Cloud Times
April 22, 2011
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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has landed on Time magazine’s 2011 list of 100 “most influential” people.
Time says its list recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential people. Bachmann is considering running for the Republican Party’s nomination for president. Bachmann said in a statement Thursday that she’s humbled and “grateful to be named among such a variety of notable people affecting our world.” …
Meet the most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution. …
By Rush Limbaugh
April 21, 2011
I don’t mind telling you that I’m a great admirer of Michele Bachmann’s. Far from being the fringe outlier depicted by the mainstream media — and all too often by some on the right — she is a strong spokeswoman for unapologetic conservatism. She is neither extreme nor unreasonable, which is why her philosophy has resonated with grass-roots conservatives. She is unafraid to speak out against the crushing debt crisis we face. She is energized, rather than deterred, by the caustic criticism she constantly endures.
Michele, 55, had ambition from the get-go. A stay-at-home mom of five children and 23 foster kids, she ultimately became a tax attorney, small-business owner with her husband and political firebrand who runs rings around her opponents. If she were liberal, she’d be celebrated from the mountaintops. But she’s conservative. So because she is smart, talented and accomplished and a natural leader — not to mention attractive — the left brands her as a flame-throwing lightweight. They underestimate her at their own risk.
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Selected Limbaugh reporting on this site
Rush Limbaugh (Photo credit: AP)
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Republican Leaders Cower Before Limbaugh (March 4, 2009)
Chuck Hagel Blasts Rush Limbaugh (Nov. 19, 2008)
Other Bachmann awards reported on this site
Bachmann High on Year-End Lists (Jan. 21 2010)
Bachmann Finalist for Liar Award (Dec. 15, 2009)
Bachmann ‘Wingnut of the Week’ (May 10, 2009)
Honors for Michele Bachmann (April 1, 2009)
More Honors for Bachmann (Jan. 6, 2009)
Bachmann Wins ‘Most Embarrassing’ Honors (Dec. 11, 2008)
Michele Bachmann’s Track Record
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) at the Sartell SummerFest Parade, Saturday, June 14, 2008. (Photo credit: St. Cloud Times)
Michele Bachmann’s March of Folly (2009-2010)
Michele Bachmann Up-Close (2010-2011)
Forbes magazine has named Michele Bachmann the 22nd most powerful woman in the world on its list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” ahead of Sarah Palin, who ranked 34th. German Chancellor Angela Merkel placed first.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — April 23, 2010
Brian Ochoa, left, and Gustavo Rocha, both from Phoenix, join hundreds of protesters as they rally at the Arizona Capitol on Friday, April 23, 2010 to protest the signing of an immigration bill by Gov. Jan Brewer. (Photo credit: Ross D. Franklin / AP)
One year ago today, I reported that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation’s busiest gateway for human and drug smuggling from Mexico.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Two Years Ago — April 23, 2009
Shanoon Humoud, 70, sat weeping amid burned food packages scattered on the ground at the site of a suicide attack in Baghdad, April 23, 2009. Her husband, son, and two grandchildren were killed in the blast. (Photo credit: Ali Abbas / EPA)
Two years ago today, on April 23, 2009, I reported that suicide bombers struck a humanitarian aid distribution point and a crowded restaurant in separate attacks in Iraq, killing at least 78 people.
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