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Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, third-term Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, announced on June 13, 2011 at the GOP presidential debate in Manchester, N.H., that she had filed papers to seek the office of President of the United States. With the filing, Bachmann suspended her congressional campaign and is no longer actively seeking re-election as U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. … Psychological profile: Michele Bachmann has a “congenial competitor” (happy warrior) personality type, with a mixed Dominant /controlling and Outgoing /congenial primary personality pattern and secondary features of the Ambitious /confident personality style. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 13, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that a paper by Harvard University fellow Matt Waldman, published by the London School of Economics, asserted that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented on the movement’s leadership council, giving it significant influence over operations.


Jun 11th, 2011

Summary: On the eve of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary debate, there are five key reasons to take Michele Bachmann seriously. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 11, 2010, Aubrey Immelman excerpted and annotated a mildly critical, though occasionally admiring, Washington Post profile of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, published June 4, 2010.