Five years after storming the national political stage, the Tea Party finds itself in the same ideological doldrums that killed off the social movements of the ’60s and ’80s.
Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Michele Bachmann went to Lebanon.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney: “I reached out to Rep. Bachmann to ask her to add language supporting all adoptive families, including families with two dads or two moms. … She refused.” Update: “The focus of the resolution is on helping vulnerable children,” Bachmann spokesman says.
They might tear down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial next — and pee on the trees — to protest Washington dysfunction. “People here need to be thinking about serving their country and not their own sorry butts.”
The GOP representative is one of four members of Congress who will be formally investigated over the next few months.
Michele Bachmann wasn’t happy with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage today. Nancy Pelosi gave a very curt answer when asked to comment on Bachmann’s statement.
The Iowa Republican and immigration hardliner holds a six-hour “press conference” to protest the Senate’s immigration bill. “I didn’t know when we started out this morning if I might be standing here alone till 5 o’clock tonight,” he said.
Is the exit of the movement’s biggest elected rabble-rousers a sign of decline or maturity? “We’re a long way from the point where we were only complaining,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.
A disappointed party seeks a way to fight its favorite enemy after she leaves the political stage. “I think that some of that thrill is gone” said Adam Graves, the son and senior adviser to Bachmann’s would-be Democratic opponent.
In a video posted to YouTube late Tuesday evening, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she would not be seeking re-election in 2014.
Republican leaders hope to revive the tea party spirit. “Why aren’t you impeaching the president?”
A string of misadventures for the congresswoman.
Leader of Iowa Republicans says the process that gave us Michele Bachmann may need to go. But don’t touch the caucuses.
Thanksgiving in the political Twittersphere.
It’s Bachmann’s week as Islamic fundamentalism is once again a hot-button issue.
Michele Bachmann and her allies warned of Muslims in government. She’s “adding gasoline to the fire” says Rep. Carson.
The claim: A key Iowa supporter of Michele Bachmann, State Senator Kent Sorenson, “stole” a home-schooling group’s email list from a supporter. Here’s the suit, which names several to Bachmann aides, was filed in Polk County Court, and can be read in full below.
Like pageants, elections are carefully orchestrated displays of candidates’ poise and ability to connect with audiences. I think we can all agree that what this country’s most important politicians are truly missing more than anything is the dramatic styling and beautiful makeup the glitz pageant competitors (as seen on such fine programming as Toddlers & Tiaras) have perfected over the years. Thanks to the power of retouching we can imagine how that would look.
Michele Bachmann attacks, and Hillary Clinton’s many allies, Republican and Democrat alike, swing into action.
The Arizona senator denounced Rep. Michele Bachmann’s conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s top aide’s connection to Muslim extremist “influence operations” inside U.S. government.
“It feels more like he’s being incredibly naïve.”
The hilarious cold open from “SNL” that can’t officially be rebroadcast due to music rights. Everyone gets to trot out their Republican primary impersonations one last time, from Kristen Wiig’s Michele Bachmann to Keenan Thompson’s Herman Cain. Unfortunately, since Paul Brittain is no longer a part of the cast, no Ron Paul.
But she says she did win a polka dancing competition in high school.
This is awesome. On his show Monday, Howard Stern went on a 12-minute rant about the “One Million Moms” campaign against Ellen DeGeneres, people who joke about Rosie O’Donnell being a lesbian, anti-gay politicians, and much more. It’s worth listening to in its entirety. (via Vulture)
He’s headed to Minnesota amid a a wave of chatter. “Not happening,” says a Bachmann aide.
Readers from California to Texas to New York say they’re hearing advertising for Newt Gingrich. Here’s the deal.
Michele Bachmann was nothing if not guaranteed entertainment on debate night. You’ve already seen Bachmann on the attack—but we still miss her! Here are her five zaniest debate moments.
The media will miss her. Mitt Romney will miss her more. Here’s why.