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Michele Bachmann Was Right?

When Michele Bachmann claimed in 2011 that a supporter had been bribed to defect to Ron Paul, observers rolled their eyes. It turns out she was telling the truth.

Jesse Benton, Former Ron Paul Campaign Manager, Resigns From Mitch McConnell Re-Election Bid Days After Revelations Paul Campaign Bribed Iowa State Senator for Support

3 days agoNews : Reason

The revelation earlier this week by Republican Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson in federal court that he took bribes from both the Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul campaigns during the 2012 election season in exchange for his support in the all-important Iowa caucus was bound to have some fall-out. Show More Summary

Bachmann 2012 state campaign chair pleads guilty on obstruction of justice charge

Oops, did we do that? Former Iowa state Senator Kent Sorenson, who was Michele Bachmann's Iowa state campaign chair before abruptly and very publicly switching loyalties to Ron Paul, has pleaded guilty over charges that he solicitedShow More Summary

Paul Campaign Paid Iowa Pol to Switch Allegiances

A former Iowa state senator who abandoned then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to endorse Ron Paul a week before the 2012 Iowa caucuses has pleaded guilty to "concealing payments" from Paul's campaign in exchange for his support, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Show More Summary

Does Ron Paul's Free Market Libertarianism Extend to Buying Political Endorsements?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In 2012, then-Iowa Republican State Senator Kent Sorenson switched his support from Michele Bachmann to Ron Paul just before the Iowa caucuses. Yesterday, Sorenson pled guilty on charges that someone paid him $73,000 in laundered money...Show More Summary

Silicon Valley favorite Ron Paul secretly paid a state senator $73k to buy his support

The free market strikes again! A former Iowa state senator has pled guilty to receiving (and concealing) a $73,000 payment from Ron Paul, Silicon Valley’s favorite libertarian, to switch his support away from Michele Bachmann in the last presidential election. Show More Summary

'Robot march' to protest Iowa's pink locker room

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school's famous quirks: the visiting team's pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium.

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Linked To Iowa Bribery Case

Mitch McConnell has a big problem. Even bigger than his suckup speech at the Koch summit. This is the tail end of a much-longer Maddow report about the outcome of Kent Sorenson's sudden leap from endorsing Michele Bachmann to endorsing Ron Paul right before the Iowa caucuses. The reason is simple. Show More Summary

Former Michele Bachmann aide pleads guilty to covert endorsement-for-pay scheme

Former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R) pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to accepting and then concealing payments he received after switching his support from one candidate to another during the 2012 Iowa caucuses. Sorenson...Show More Summary

Former Iowa Republican official admits to taking payment for support of Ron Paul’s presidential bid

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

An Iowa state senator who abandoned then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to endorse Ron Paul a week before the 2012 Iowa caucuses has pleaded guilty to “concealing payments” from Paul’s campaign in exchange for his support.

Former Iowa Senator Pleads Guilty to Accepting Money to Back Ron Paul

A former Iowa state senator has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he accepted money from the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign to switch his endorsement from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who was also running for the GOP White House nomination. Kent Sorenson, of Milo, Iowa, has been at the center of accusations that he was…

This is an Actual Thing that Exists

Personally, I’m holding out for the Michelle Bachmann channel: Given the content available and the affectedly simple presentation, it’s hard not to see the new Sarah Palin Channel as simply a moneymaking enterprise. Her competitor Glenn Beck’s vertically integrated TV-website-dogwhistle aggregator, the Blaze, takes in $36m per year before ad revenue. Show More Summary

Iowa’s shame, part infinity

Oh sure, you have your Michele Bachmanns and Louie Gohmerts, and even, God forbid, next year a fellow Iowan Jodie Ernst; but still, no member of Congress is more proudly ignorant than Steve King…representative of Iowa’s Fourth Distr...

New York Times sanitizes Bachmann on immigration

The New York Times today sanitizes U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, in a story on immigration. Times reporter Jonathan Weisman writes that the Republican Party is starting to move toward its Tea Party base on immigration issues and quotes Bachmann as saying, “This was one of the most remarkable experiences I’ve had in my eight […]

It’s even worse than Fox News: How Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann get away with it

Hannity helps, but right-wing obstruction and lies take hold because the centrist, objective press wears blinders

It's Time to Expel Michele Bachmann From Congress

In a recent interview on conservative radio show Faith & Liberty, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) warned that the gay community ultimately wants to "abolish age-of-consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory-rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. Show More Summary

Sacramento Bee editorial writer Pia Lopez departs over alleged conflicts of interest

Sacramento Bee editorial writer Pia Lopez took a leave from the McClatchy-owned paper earlier this year after husband Jim Read announced he was trying to take Michele Bachmann’s seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. He suspended his campaign in early May and Lopez went back to work. Bee readers are told today: Since her return … Read More

Steve King Fights with DREAMer Erika Andiola, While Rand Paul Flees

Steve King (R-IA), along with what has been dubbed the "suicide caucus" members like Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have been on a real roll: they managed to push the House away from any border crisis funding, and had a...Show More Summary

Crazy Eyes: All Money Sent Home By Immigrants Should Be Taxed At 100%

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: In a conference call with the anti-immigrant group Numbers USA last week, Rep. Michele Bachmann called illegal immigration a “war against the American people” and suggested that the U.S. levyShow More Summary

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