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Summary: Back in 2009, when Michele Bachmann was focused on reelection to Congress in Minnesota’s libertarian-leaning 6th District, she heavily courted Rep. Ron Paul. But now that she’s focused on her national ambitions, she’s kicked Dr. Paul to the curb and embraced Gov. Romney who, in her own words, “can’t beat Obama” and is “the only governor in the history of the United States to put into place socialized medicine.”

Jun 9th, 2011

Summary: Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are fighting a proxy war of words fronted by Bachmann presidential campaign manager Ed Rollins and Palin chief of staff Michael Glassner. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 9, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Nov 9th, 2010

Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) campaign for a leadership spot in the new Congress as Republican conference chair seems to be floundering as establishment Republicans close ranks around her opponent, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas). … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 9, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported on the 7th anniversary of the unsolved disappearance of St. John’s University student Joshua Guimond.

Sep 27th, 2009

Summary: In St. Louis for the “How to Take Back America” conference, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has said she will not fully comply with the 2010 census, declined to respond to a question by Washington Independent reporter David Weigel regarding the apparent lynching — later ruled a suicide — of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 18th day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a skirmish between Kurdish security forces and Iraqi police in Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province near the disputed Kurdish autonomous region and provided a daily summary of security incidents in Iraq.

Mar 24th, 2009

Summary: On Saturday afternoon, March 21, 2009 Rep. Michele Bachmann said on WWTC 1280 AM radio that she wants people in Minnesota “armed and dangerous” on the issue of an energy tax, “because we need to fight back” and “having a revolution every now and then is a good thing.” Eric Ostermeier reported Bachmann’s remarks on “Smart Politics,” the blog of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, where it was picked up by other media outlets.