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Boehner Slams Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Calls accusations 'pretty dangerous'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann and the other House Republicans who want an investigation into the alleged infiltration of US government by Muslim extremists have already been smacked by Anderson Cooper and John McCain —now add two more prominent names to the mix. John Boehner noted today, "I think accusations like... More »

Former Campaign Boss: Bachmann 'Out of Ideas'

Broke candidate won't win Iowa, Ed Rollins says

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann is broke, out of ideas, and shouldn't expect to win in Iowa, her former campaign manager says. She’s still saying the same things she said in the first the debate," grumbles Ed Rollins, who has been trading barbs with Bachmann since he quit the campaign... More »

Bachmann Struggling to Lure Big Donors

Campaign facing 'major headwinds': New York Times

(Newser) - As if Michele Bachmann needed even more pressure to have a good debate tonight: The New York Times has a damning story about her campaign finances, specifically her inability to get big GOP donors on board. If things continue as they are, she might not be able to stay in... More »

Perry Swipes Back at Bachmann's HPV Allegation

Mental retardation claim has 'no basis in fact,' he says

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann made waves this week by claiming that the HPV vaccine can cause mental retardation, and now more critics are piling on—one of whom is Rick Perry. Perry, of course, was the target of Bachmann's original statement; she disagrees with the executive order he issued requiring Texas... More »

Bachmann's Campaign Manager Steps Down

Ed Rollins said Bachmann was losing momentum before stepping down

(Newser) - Trouble in political paradise? Senior Republican strategist Ed Rollins, who helped Michele Bachmann win the Iowa straw poll last month, is stepping down as Bachmann's campaign manager, citing health issues, reports Politico . "I wish I was 40 years old, but I'm not," he said. "I'... More »

Political Office Is Gray Area at White House

Obama won't say he'll shutter nerve center of 'perpetual campaign'

(Newser) - Barack Obama made transcending partisan politics part of his campaign pitch, but he remains noncommittal on a proposal to abolish the White House political office. A Reagan Administration creation, it played a vastly different role under Karl Rove than it had previously, Politico reports. John McCain has called for eliminating... More »

Rove Canned in Church: Book

Bush gave 'brain' the boot during Sunday service

(Newser) - After riding to prominence on prophesies of a permanent Republican majority, Karl Rove ultimately learned of his White House excommunication in church, a new book reveals. President Bush gave his longtime adviser his pink slip in the pews, telling Rove last summer, “there’s too much heat on you.... More »

Axed Huck Ad Highlights Rollins Role

Will minister Mike be tarnished by his new attack-dog adviser?

(Newser) - One's a former minister who's taken the high ground in countering attacks from a better-financed rival; the other's a veteran political brawler who never saw a negative ad he didn't like. The Washington Post looks at the unlikely alliance of Mike Huckabee and Ed Rollins that resulted in the candidate's... More »

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