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Summary: In a July 9, 2011 Townhall column, Bill O’Reilly opined on former President Bill Clinton’s seemingly glowing assessment of Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann as a “compelling public figure” who comes across as “real,” concluding it was merely “gamesmanship” to diminish Sarah Palin, whose major distinction from Bachmann is “personality.” However, empirical studies indicate that Palin and Bachmann, in fact, have very similar personality types. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 10, 2010, Aubrey Immelman featured Part 4 of “The Rise of the New Right: A Hardball Documentary with Chris Matthews,” titled “Who Runs the Tea Party?”


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.


Apr 6th, 2011

Summary: MSNBC BLTWY squares Sarah Palin off against Michele Bachmann to see who has the makings of a GOP presidential nominee — or U.S. president. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 6, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


Apr 17th, 2009

Summary: Abstracts of research projects on the personality characteristics and leadership styles of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Sarah Palin, conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics under the direction of Aubrey Immelman.