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The latest issue of Newsweek features a less-than-flattering cover image of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

Newsweek's 'crazy eyes' Michele Bachmann cover

Tina Brown's venerable magazine faces accusations of sexism and liberal bias over its unflattering cover photo of the GOP presidential hopeful

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Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum: How Obama could win the GOP primaries

Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann is soaring in the polls — alarming the GOP establishment, and greatly aiding the president's campaign

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in New Hampshire in May: A Daily Caller story about the presidential candidate's supposed migraine problems has provoked an outcry, even among some Bachmann critics.

Is the Michele Bachmann migraine story sexist?

The Daily Caller sparks an outcry with a report on the presidential candidate's supposed 'debilitating' headache problem

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is surging in the Republican presidential polls, though her hardline views on gay rights are drawing jeers from many on the Left.

Michele Bachmann's hardline stance on gays: A 2012 advantage?

Maybe... at least in Iowa

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"[Dr. Bachmann] is an Izod shirt away from being the gay guy on 'Modern Family,'" Jon Stewart joked on Wednesday night.

Jon Stewart calls Marcus Bachmann gay: Too far?

Following reports that Michele Bachmann's husband practices therapy to "cure" homosexuality, The Daily Show host questions Bachmann's sexuality

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann own a faith-based counseling center in Minneapolis that, according to ABC News, tries to convert homosexuals using prayer.

Is Michele Bachmann's husband trying to 'cure' homosexuals?

An ABC News investigation into allegations that Marcus Bachmann's counseling center uses Christian therapy to "reorient" gays yields some damning undercover footage

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) just beat out presumed GOP Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and her favorability ratings are climbing as well, according to recent data.

Is Michele Bachmann the new 2012 GOP frontrunner?

The Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party stalwart has overtaken Mitt Romney in a new Iowa poll — but how significant are the poll results?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) greets a supporter during a July 4 parade: The GOP presidential hopeful has signed a controversial anti-porn, anti-Sharia pledge.

Michele Bachmann's 'disturbing' anti-porn pledge

The GOP presidential hopeful is the first candidate to sign an Iowa group's controversial "Marriage Vow"

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Tom Petty vs. Michele Bachmann

Musicians vs. politicians: 8 campaign song controversies

This week, Tom Petty told Michele Bachmann that she couldn't take "American Girl" on the campaign trail. What other rockers have sparred with pols?

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Michele Bachmann is standing by her statement that the fight to end slavery began with our Founding Fathers, and she's not alone in believing that version of history.

Did the Founding Fathers really work 'tirelessly' to end slavery?

Michele Bachmann's insistence that America's slave-owning Founding Fathers fought slavery has been met with ridicule — and a concerted push to prove she's right

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Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) gaffes have made her an easy target for the media, but her poll numbers remain strong.

Michele Bachmann: Not ready for prime time?

Even as the presidential hopeful tops the polls, she can't help tripping herself up with high-profile gaffes. Can she possibly survive a full campaign?

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has the potential to win fans beyond her fervent conservative base, while most Americans have already made up their minds about Sarah Palin, says Chris Cillizza in The Washington Post.

Michele Bachmann is not Sarah Palin

Let's drop our misguided attempts to compare the two conservatives, says Chris Cillizza in The Washington Post. The truth is: Only one is a viable politician

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) got her presidential campaign off to an inauspicious start on Monday by inadvertently suggesting that she has the "spirit" of a serial killer.

Michele Bachmann's John Wayne serial killer gaffe

The GOP presidential candidate confuses John Wayne, icon of the American West, with John Wayne Gacy, creepy clown serial killer. Cue the witty remarks

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Officially joining the presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) touted her Iowa roots during her campaign announcement Monday in Waterloo, Iowa.

Michele Bachmann's Iowa-centric campaign announcement

Officially jumping into the race, Bachmann focuses on her Hawkeye State roots in a bid to boost her appeal to the first-in-the-nation voters she needs most

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) says it was insulting for Fox News host Chris Wallace to suggest she's a "flake," and many commentators agreed.

Is it 'sexist' to call Michele Bachmann a 'flake'?

Fox News host Chris Wallace catches Bachmann off guard with a question that the Tea Party favorite and presidential candidate finds "insulting"

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Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is a serious GOP presidential contender, warns Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone's 'vitriolic' Michele Bachmann profile: 6 takeaways

Matt Taibbi takes his pen-is-mightier-than-the-sword ethos to the GOP's new 2012 crush

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