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Nov 1st, 2011


One Year Ago — November 1, 2010

Catholics: Condemn Bachmann

Pope Benedict XVI (who is not the anti-Christ)

One year ago today, I observed that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s criticism of Barack Obama for attending the church of the “anti-American” Rev. Jeremiah Wright was rank hypocrisy, considering that for many years she sat in the pews of a church that professes that the Pope is the anti-Christ.


Two Years Ago — November 1, 2009

Bachmann Stunt Back to Roots

Bachmann: House health care bill is ‘Crown Jewel of Socialism’
(Ben Frumin, TPM LiveWire, Talking Points Memo, Nov. 1, 2009)

Two years ago today, on November 1, 2009, I reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann, calling on supporters to descend on Washington to protest health care reform, resurrected “the Ghost of Political Stunts Past” and noted that Bachmann pulled similar publicity stunts five years earlier while crusading in the Minnesota state Senate for a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.


Three Years Ago — November 1, 2008

Protest Against Status-of-Forces Agreement That Would Keep U.S. Forces in Iraq Until 2011

Iraqis wave national flags as they chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Nov. 1, 2008. People took to the streets to protest against a pact that would allow U.S. forces to stay in Iraq for three more years. (Photo credit: Mohammed Ameen / Reuters)

Three years ago today, on November 1, 2008 reported on anti-U.S. demonstrations and ongoing violence in Iraq.

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