The Internal Revenue Service under the Obama administration – described by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as the “most feared government agency” – admitted Friday it targeted conservative and tea-party groups during last year’s election because of their politics.
Bachmann, a former tax attorney, told WND in an interview the IRS admission means the credibility of the 2012 election is in doubt.
Americans, she said, should be wondering whether Obamacare, which is to [...]
* Conservative senator “comfortable” with Romney
* Candidate tries to overcome suspicion
* Presses fiscal conservative themes
By Steve Holland and Thomas Ferraro
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, sensing the U.S. Republican presidential nomination will be his, is working behind the scenes to try to unify conservatives behind him and he may be gaining some traction.
Romney’s objective is to ease conservative doubts about his candidacy raised repeatedly by chief rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, [...]
Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Republican presidential candidate and founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House, has some competition for her Minnesota congressional seat. A St. Cloud lawyer, who said the Occupy movement motivated her to enter the race, is seeking to challenge Ms. Bachmann in the fall.
“I feel this is a real opportunity for a candidate to raise the economic issues that the Occupy movement is talking about,” [...]
Ideological Fractures Plague Republicans
The latest Pew Research poll shows a growing divide between the Republican Party and the Tea Party, as the GOP’s favorable numbers have declined in congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus to nearly those of the Democratic Party.
Key numbers: “Currently, 41% say they have a favorable opinion of the GOP, while 48% say they have an unfavorable view… currently about four-in-ten (39%) [...]
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Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather’s [...]
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Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).
“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” [...]
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Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, she earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was [...]
When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won’t be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it.
Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia is the latest to announce that [...]
The rise of the Tea Party has sparked resurgent interest in the U.S. Constitution and the history that led to drafting it.
The Tea Party caucus has held Constitution classes on Capitol Hill for lawmakers and prompted a reading of the document in its entirety from the House floor. Members carry printed copies in their front shirt pockets and invoke constitutional slogans in their Tweets and Facebook messages from [...]