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Summary: Conspiracy theorist Michele Bachmann, joined by Reps. Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney, and Lynn Westmoreland, sent letters to the inspectors general of five government agencies responsible for national security to demand they investigate infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood into the highest reaches of the federal government. Sen. John McCain responds to Bachmann with a stinging rebuke.

Oct 24th, 2009

Summary: The White House forcefully rejected criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney that President Barack Obama is “waffling” and “dithering” on his Afghanistan war strategy. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the sixth day of his write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman analyzed MN-06 poll data, noting that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s support had remained steady in the wake of her controversial McCarthyite statement on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews that she wants the media to investigate which members of Congress “are pro-America or anti-America.”