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Bachmann can’t even get Elvis Presley’s birthday right

Bachmann can’t even get Elvis Presley’s birthday right

Republican Presidential wannabe Michelle Bachmann wished Elvis Presley happy birthday yesterday. Only one problem. Tuesday wasn’t the birthday of The King.  It was the anniversary of his death. Every day she opens her mouth, Michelle Bachmann showcases her ignorance. In Spartanburg, South Carolina Tuesday morning Bachmann said “before we get started, let’s all say, ‘Happy […]

Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign

Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign

The Iowa straw poll claimed its first victim Sunday when former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pulled the plug on his failing campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination. “Obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign,” Pawlenty told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday news talk show. “I with […]

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

For the dozen lawmakers given the task of producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where the biggest military contractors — Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Corp., Raytheon Co. and Boeing Co. — build missiles, aircraft, jet fighters and tanks while employing […]

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state’s caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season. The result is the first indication of what Iowans think of the field of Republicans competing for the […]

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate in health care law

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate in health care law

A federal appeals panel’s ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul moves the question of whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Congress overstepped its authority […]