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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February: A Democratic poll suggests that Bachmann is in danger of losing her congressional seat.

Could Michele Bachmann lose her House race?

A new poll from Bachmann's Democratic challenger has good news for critics of the conservative star

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Michele Bachmann's hopes for the presidency may have been dashed in Iowa, but some political prognosticators believe she still has a chance to become VP.

What's next for Michele Bachmann: 4 predictions

After dropping out of the presidential race, will Bachmann be satisfied staying in the House — or might she follow Sarah Palin into show business?

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Michele Bachmann is suspending her presidential bid after barely managing to win more votes in Iowa's statewide caucuses than she did at last summer's comparatively tiny Ames straw poll.

Michele Bachmann quits: What killed her campaign?

Crowned queen of Iowa last August, the Minnesotan stumbled so badly that she finished sixth in the Hawkeye State caucuses. Here, six factors at play

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Michele Bachmann peaked in August 2011 when she won the Ames Straw Poll; now, Tuesday's Iowa caucuses could be the end of the line for the struggling Minnesotan.

Will Iowa end Michele Bachmann's campaign?

The Minnesota congresswoman once dominated the Hawkeye State. Now, she's slipped into last place ahead of Tuesday's caucuses

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In a nod to Margaret Thatcher, Michele Bachmann has launched a new campaign ad in Iowa asserting that she's "America's Iron Lady."

Will Margaret Thatcher comparisons help Bachmann in Iowa?

In an attempt to save her sinking campaign, the Minnesota congresswoman launches a new TV spot calling her "America's Iron Lady"

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Jimmy Fallon has since apologized via tweet to Rep. Michele Bachmann for the "intro mess" that some are calling sexist.

Jimmy Fallon's 'sexist' mockery of Michele Bachmann

The blushing late-night host apologizes after his house band greets the GOP presidential hopeful with a 1985 song called "Lyin' Ass Bitch"

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In her new book, Rep Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reveals that she would have preferred Hillary Clinton to President Obama, and that one of Bachmann's forebears won a Kansas farm from Jesse James in a poker game.

Michele Bachmann's 'revealing' book: 9 highlights

Can a retelling of the Minnesota congresswoman's story, mixed with a little dishing, revive her presidential campaign?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) presidential campaign has taken a dive since her Ames Straw Poll win last month, and critics say the gaffe-prone Tea Partier may be her own worst enemy.

Why Michele Bachmann's campaign is crashing: 4 theories

Just a month ago, the Tea Party darling was riding high after a big win in the Ames Straw Poll. What happened?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned off voters and pundits this week with her dubious claim that an HPV vaccine caused a young girl to become mentally retarded.

Michele Bachmann: 'Anti-vaccine wingnut'?

Bachmann successfully attacks Rick Perry's push to vaccinate young girls against HPV — then quickly fumbles by tying the vaccine to "mental retardation"

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Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) campaign may have been eclipsed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but if she opts for a less scripted approach, Bachmann could regain her Iowa momentum, argues Jennifer Jacobs in The Des Moines Register.

How Michele Bachmann can rescue her sputtering candidacy

A month ago, Bachmann was the GOP's most promising non-Romney candidate, says Jennifer Jacobs in The Des Moines Register. Then along came Rick Perry

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While the Republican Party opted to forgo a formal response to President Obama's jobs speech, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) offered her own unsanctioned rebuttal.

Michele Bachmann's jobs speech rebuttal: 'Odd' or 'powerful'?

After President Obama unveils a $447 billion plan to jolt the economy, the GOP presidential hopeful goes rogue with her own response

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Even though she frequently emphasizes her Christian faith, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) is reportedly perceived by some Jewish donors as a member of their tribe.

'Confused' donors think Michele Bachmann is Jewish: The wisecracks

Mitt Romney is reportedly having trouble raising cash from Jewish donors who think the overtly Christian Bachmann is Jewish. Cue the jokes

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) suggested on Sunday that Hurricane Irene was just God's way of getting Congress' attention. Her campaign swears she was attempting wit.

Bachmann says Irene is God's judgment on Congress: Seriously?

The GOP presidential hopeful insists she was just joking when she suggested that the Supreme Being is punishing Congress with natural disasters

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) seemed to be the queen of Iowa after her big Ames Straw Poll win, but the Tea Partier is now polling in third place in the Hawkeye State.

Has Michele Bachmann's campaign already peaked?

A new poll shows Rick Perry leading in Iowa, with Bachmann in third — suggesting that her Ames Straw Poll victory didn't give her a big bounce after all

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Rep. Michele Bachmann narrowly won Saturday's Ames straw poll, an early (if unreliable) indicator of candidate momentum in the GOP race.

Michele Bachmann's 'impressive' momentum

The 2012 presidential hopeful won Iowa's straw poll, albeit by a narrow margin. How far can this victory take her?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), 55, is serving her third term in the House of Representatives, and despite lacking the embrace of many party leaders, she remains a leading presidential candidate.

The New Yorker's 'terrific' Michele Bachmann profile: 6 takeaways

Reporter Ryan Lizza dishes on the Tea Party icon's political influences, "Barbie jet," and "silver fox" husband

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