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Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 16, 2013

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks with reporters following a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Oct. 16, 2013

Impeachment Talk Money-Making

There’s nothing like a threat to rally the troops. Like the threat of impeachment. Even if it’s not a real threat. A Democratic National Committee blog posting over the weekend raised that threat, with a few free-floating comments by Republican...

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

Tea Party, Democrats Align on Trade — No Ground for White House

When Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, and Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, are aligned on an issue, the Obama White House takes note. That’s the case with the renewal of the president’s fast-track trade negotiating authority. A group of House...

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Ninety-six-year-old World War II veteran Eugene Morgan, left, of West Memphis, Arkansas, listens to Rep. Michele Bachmann (D-MN) during Morgan's visit to the World War II Memorial on October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Ninety-six-year-old World War II veteran Eugene Morgan, left, of West Memphis, Arkansas, listens to Rep. Michele Bachmann (D-MN) during Morgan's visit to the World War II Memorial on October 2, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Republicans Fundraising with Shutdown Fight

House Republicans – who refused to authorize continuing government funding unless the new health-care law was delayed or defunded and have refused to raise the debt limit without concessions — are seeking campaign contributions to continue the fight. A State of the...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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Shannon O'Hurley, Victor Garber, Luke Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon, in Legally Blonde.

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Shannon O'Hurley, Victor Garber, Luke Wilson, and Reese Witherspoon, in Legally Blonde.

Immigration: ‘Legally Blonde’ Path?

How now for immigration in the House, following the Senate’s 68-32 vote? First come the no-ways: House Repub Chabot predicts no #immigration law, sez House will act but “I don’t think ultimately we’ll be able to agree with the #Senate“...

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U.S. Representative and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, tries Google Glass after leaving a meeting Republican Party Caucus on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2013.

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U.S. Representative and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, tries Google Glass after leaving a meeting Republican Party Caucus on Capitol Hill on May 15, 2013.

Bachmann: ‘Lord Calling Me’ to Retire

“Michelle, My Belle,” the theme music plays in the introduction to Mike Huckabee’s interview with Michele Bachmann today — he being someone who won the Iowa Republican caucuses, she being someone who bombed in Iowa. Bachmann explains her impending retirement from Congress...

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

Bachmann Out-Foxing Democrats

Michele Bachmann says she is imposing term limits on herself. “Eight is enough,” the saying of congressional term-limit proponents goes. And if it’s good enough for the president, the Minnesota Republican says in her campaign website video today announcing her...

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

Tater Tots and Pepperoni (Hold the SPAM) — What Congress is Cooking

Can you smell what Congress is cooking? Tater-tots and more, washed down with Jell-O. Not to mention Rep. Michele Bachmann’s volcanic “Metro” dish with a whole can of sweet corn, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s hold-the-SPAM (not to be confused with e-mail) pepperoni...

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Jim Graves, CEO of the Graves Hospitality hotel company, is applauded as he enters the room with his wife Julie, right, on April 10, 2012 in St. Cloud, Minn.

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Jim Graves, CEO of the Graves Hospitality hotel company, is applauded as he enters the room with his wife Julie, right, on April 10, 2012 in St. Cloud, Minn.

Losers of Close 2012 Races Seek 2014 Rematches

‘Tis the season for would-be members of Congress to announce rematches of close losses last November. Minnesota businessman Jim Graves, a Democrat who came within 1.2 percentage points of unseating Republican Michele Bachmann in 2012, said today he’d try again in...

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White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals elected a new pope on the second day of their secret conclave on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.

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White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals elected a new pope on the second day of their secret conclave on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.

Vatican Tweets: ‘Habemus Papam’ — Francesco I, First From New World

Updated repeatedly from 3:18 to 6:40 pm EDT White smoke in Rome: Better than any exit poll. This is how the word was spread, online: HABEMUS PAPAM \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ — VaticanCommunication (@PCCS_VA) March 13, 2013 A...

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