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Jul 23rd, 2011

Summary: With Michele Bachmann continuing her rise in GOP presidential primary polls, she’s become a target for attracks by elements in the Republican mainstream. The Daily Caller reports that Bachmann suffers from severe stress-induced migraine headaches that occur once a week on average and can “incapacitate” her for days at time. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 23, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that North Korea threatened to launch a “sacred war” against the United States and South Korea at “any time necessary,” based on its nuclear deterrent, in response to so-called “reckless” military exercises by the allies.

Mar 18th, 2009

Summary: On Friday, March 13, 2009 MSNBC “Countdown” featured a segment titled “Pork Princess: Bachmann’s Earmark Delusion,” in which anchor Keith Olbermann berated U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) for signing a “No Earmarks” pledge, violating her own pledge by shamelessly requesting millions of dollars in earmarks, and then dishonestly claiming she had not requested any earmarks.