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Summary: The Presidential Electability Index (PEI) developed by Aubrey Immelman at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics indicates that Donald Trump would defeat Barack Obama in a hypothetical presidential election matchup.

Summary: On Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 8 p.m. Central Time, CNN’s “The Hunt With John Walsh” will feature the unsolved missing person case of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, who was kidnapped on Oct. 22, 1989, while biking with his friend Aaron Larson and younger brother Trevor near his home in St. Joseph, Minn.

Oct 5th, 2010

Update: Jacob Wetterling’s remains have been found after Danny Heinrich led investigators to a site in Central Minnesota. … Previous: Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner announced that nothing of consequence was found in the July 2010 search of the Rassier farmstead in the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping investigation; however, he added that technology could eventually improve to the extent that it would allow for future testing of the items seized.

Sep 6th, 2010

Summary: Anderson Cooper featured a segment titled “Michele Bachmann Up-Close” on Monday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT on CNN AC360° … Summary and documentation of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s extremist rhetoric, incendiary demagoguery, and political paranoia.

May 10th, 2009

Summary: In the inaugural edition of CNN American Morning’s “Wingnuts of the Week” segment, John Avlon named U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann a charter member of the Wingnut Hall of Fame.

Feb 26th, 2009

Summary: “The DCCC is after me again!” read a fund-raising e-mail Rep. Michele Bachmann has sent to supporters. Its the first time Bachmann has acknowledged — at least implicitly — the uproar her comments on KTLK two weeks earlier caused among progressive, and even a few conservative, blogs and media outlets.