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Rep. Michele Bachmann was wrong on two counts when she claimed today’s poverty rate is “only slightly below where it was in 1964″ and that the small improvement in the rate “came with a $20 trillion price tag.” Read more»

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Rep. Michele Bachmann ginned up a bogus doomsday scenario for Republicans in 2014, falsely warning that President Obama would “wave his magic wand” to grant voting rights to newly legalized immigrants if Congress passes an immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship. Read more»

What do the woman who founded the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, the co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the U.S. Senate’s lone self-described “democratic socialist” have in common? They all rank among the top beneficiaries of small-dollar political donors, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of federal records. Read more»

While there has been plenty to find fault with in the revelation that the IRS targeted some tea party groups seeking tax exempt status, some of the Republican rhetoric has been an overreach. Read more»

United States Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Michele Bachmann used misleading and at times wildly inaccurate portrayals of two key domestic and foreign policy issues — food stamps and the response to an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya — to paint President Obama as someone who doesn’t “care.” Read more»

United States Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Michele Bachmann claims that “vulnerable women, vulnerable children, vulnerable senior citizens” will all “pay more” under the federal health care law and get “less” in return. Read more»

The turnout for the 'Occupy Tucson' event was probably smaller than organizers had hoped. With the right marketing, it could have been bigger. Read more»

Who's it gonna be, GOP? Someone who lives and breathes "conservative values"? Or someone electable? Read more»

Michele Bachmann has announced the endorsement of her presidential candidacy more than 100 Iowa pastors and faith leaders. Read more»

The days of power are numbered for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi but the lame duck congress may be able to cut some deals on foreign policy.

With the Obama mandate of 2008 slipping away, Congressional Democrats hope to find a more practical species of Republican sitting in their assigned seats later this month when the "lame duck" Congress reconvenes in Washington. Read more»

Smart v. Stupid: Both Democrats and Republicans are rooting for Christine O’Donnell and her long shot bid to win a seat in the Senate next term. How can that be? No one expects her to win, but everyone agrees she’s a laugh riot. Read more»