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Summary: Annoted excerpt from CQ Roll Call’s “10 Most Quotable Members of Congress” ranking by Matt Fuller, in which the author asserts that since announcing she won’t seek re-election, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has become less quotable.

May 17th, 2010

Summary: Washington D.C. political handicapper CQ Politics, in its latest district-by-district congressional race rating revisions for the 2010 midterm election, has reclassified Minnesota’s 6th District from “Leans Republican” to “Likely Republican” — reflecting an increasing likelihood that incumbent Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann will be reelected for a third term. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 17, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported on President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame and the anti-abortion protests it prompted.