We'll never be the same after seeing this parody of "We Can't Stop" on "Saturday Night Live" this week. In "We Did Stop (The Government)," Miley Cyrus plays Michele Bachmann, Taran Killam plays John Boehner, and they both show way more skin than we ever wanted to see from those Republican politicians.
Kent Sorenson, the Iowa state senator embattled over accusations that he inappropriately received pay from at least one presidential campaign in the lead up to the 2012 Iowa caucuses, has resigned from office, according to a Senate leader.
The House Ethics Committee has confirmed an ongoing review into Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), which has just been extended. Bachmann’s lawyer confirmed in March that the Office of Congressional Ethics was looking into the congresswoman’s campaign finances. The OCE, a non-partisan, independent entity, can either dismiss a case or recommend a full House Ethics Committee investigation.
The congresswoman says she won't be seeking a fifth term. She does not rule out getting back into politics in the future. In 2012 she made a bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Her fortunes quickly rose and fell.
With the Internal Revenue Service in the news, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has taken the opportunity to marry that scandal with her ongoing battle against the president’s health-care law, a.k.a. “Obamacare.”
The FBI has jumped into a multi-pronged investigation of alleged misconduct by the failed presidential campaign of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Sunday. While the FBI wouldn't confirm or deny any involvement in the probe, sources with knowledge of the campaign and the investigation told the Star Tribune that the FBI had made inquiries about former Bachmann chief of staff Andy Parrish, as well as other former staffers.
Prominent speakers at the Values Voter Summit in Washington are conducting a tutorial on the drive-by media slam.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) laughed off claims by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) that he has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and said she makes such baseless accusations because, deep down, she thinks Muslims are "evil."
A church in Iowa recently attended by Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has decided to force its child-care staffers to adhere to a "Christian Lifestyle Commitment".
Radio show host Stephanie Miller has promised to french kiss Fred Karger if he appears at a GOP debate and blasts Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with Lady Gaga's gay anthem Born This Way.
The Huffington Post analyzed hundreds of public documents and interviewed more than a dozen veteran nonprofit and civic leaders in and around her hometown of Stillwater, Minn. The investigation reveals a long record of Bachmann's personal involvement -- as opposed to financial support.
Don Lemon calls out Michelle Bachmann on her use of planned talking points, rhetoric and her reliance on key phrases during the Iowa Straw Poll. He has a segment on his show that
In all of my years covering politics on the local, state and national level, many stories have earned the “Are you serious?” look. The newest one? The so-called sexist cover of Newsweek depicting Rep. Michele Bachmann.
As his congresswoman wife Michele continues to make progress in her terrifying death march toward Washington, Marcus Bachmann has become a focus of the media, and the things we've found out about him have been a bit unsettling, like the fact that he runs one of those pray-the-gay-away facilities.
Michelle Goldberg reports on the radical roots of Bachmann's ideology...a born again Christian at age 16, her politics where her signature issue was opposition to gay marriage: "This is not funny. It's a very sad life. It's part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay."
Adele Stan of AlterNet writes that Tea Party activists seek to save future generations from the crushing demands of big government. Yet the agenda they advocate, dictated by the big-money players behind the muscular interest groups that keep the movement growing, will likely render the Tea Partiers themselves the economically squeezed subjects of a corporate state, one in which the elderly will be left to scrounge for crumbs, small businesses will be crushed by lack of capital, and their own ground-level online organizing supplanted by the networks built by giant, corporate-funded astroturf groups.
The religious right is ramping up its campaign against health care reform, even joining with the “tea party” movement to encourage conservative Christians to swamp town hall meetings. Minnesota’s religious right leaders say that the health care reform package is against God’s plan for health care and that Christians should go to community forums and “read them the riot act.”