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Several members of Minnesota delegation are millionaires, none are the 1 percent

By Andy Birkey | 11.16.11 | 4:00 am

Sen. Al Franken is the richest member of Congress, although the Republicans in the delegation are doing better than the Democrats on average.

Bachmann chairman in S.C. introduced bill to consider creation of state currency

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By Jon Collins | 11.15.11 | 10:42 am

Last year, Bright spearheaded a contentious non-binding resolution affirming South Carolina’s constitutional sovereignty, telling a reporter, “If at first you don’t secede, try again.”

(Video) Bachmann lashes out at opponents with ‘No Surprises’ campaign

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By Andy Birkey | 11.14.11 | 12:36 pm

The “No Surprises” campaign promises that Bachmann won’t have any surprises in her policy positions, unlike her competitors for the Republican presidential nomination.

Rep. Michele Bachmann. Photo: Gage Skidmore, Flickr

Bachmann’s campaign manager says CBS employee suppressed conservative message

By Andy Birkey | 11.14.11 | 5:00 am

Campaign manager Keith Nahigian entered the spin room where the media and campaign staffers were gathered and said, “John Dickerson should be fired. He is a piece of shit. He is a fraud and he should be fired.”

Photo: Paul Weimer, Flickr

Poll: Fifty-five percent of Minnesotans see state on wrong track

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By Jon Collins | 11.11.11 | 1:09 pm

Minnesotans see jobs and the economy as the state’s biggest problem. The survey also found that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was the most unpopular public figure of 11 surveyed.

(Video) Texas and Minnesota reporters give perspective on Bachmann and Perry

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By Jon Collins | 11.11.11 | 9:07 am

Minnesota Independent reporter Andy Birkey and Texas Independent editor Patrick Michels discussed how their home-state candidate is viewed back home, how religion plays a big part in both candidates’ politics and the “outsider” personas they have cultivated on their way to the national stage.

Bachmann interrupted by Occupy Wall Street activists in South Carolina

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By Andy Birkey | 11.11.11 | 5:00 am

Occupy Wall Street protesters said Bachmann’s stances “capitalize on dividing Americans” by claiming that people who disagree with her are “unpatriotic socialists.”

Bachmann: Unions, socialism to blame for Michigan’s economic woes

By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.10.11 | 2:58 pm

Bachmann said the solution to Michigan’s unemployment was to make it a right to work state, which would allow companies to cut back wages and benefits.

Women would be disproportionately affected by GOP candidates’ tax plans

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By Sofia Resnick | 11.08.11 | 9:31 am

The variations on the flat tax proposed by Herman Cain and Rick Perry, both of which would make the system less progressive, cost women more than men.

Ron Paul tops Iowa Indy’s Power Rankings; Bachmann floundering

By Staff Report | 11.07.11 | 3:15 pm

Panelists on this unscientific survey say that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign isn’t living up to expectations.