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Bachmann investigation
December 4, 2013
Michele Bachmann

Sept. 17: Bachmann was hands-off in presidential campaign

Newly released congressional records and interviews with Bachmann and her top advisers reveal a candidate who appeared largely uninvolved in the day-to-day decisions of her political organization, such as who was hired and how they were paid.
State + Local
November 19, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

Bachmann considering Affordable Care Act lawsuit

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has discussed filing a lawsuit against President Obama for moving to end the cancellation of health care policies through administrative action.
Health care overhaul
November 16, 2013
Members of the House of Representatives leave during a series of votes on a measure to let insurers keep offering health coverage that falls short of

3 Minn. Democrats buck their party, vote for GOP health care bill

U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan, Collin Peterson and Tim Walz backed a Republican bill that would allow insurers to keep selling policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act, bucking their party leaders in the process.
October 31, 2013

Bachmann: Obama defending a "health care system that won't work"

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said President Obama is promoting "fantasy health care" with the Affordable Care Act.
October 29, 2013
Erik Paulsen

Paulsen presses Tavenner on website problems

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen used a hearing on the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange to highlight problems with what he considers a flawed law.
October 24, 2013

Bachmann calls for Sebelius to resign

Bachmann and other conservative House Republicans signed a letter urging President Obama to hold the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius accountable for Obamacare website glitches.
State + Local
October 2, 2013
Michele Bachmann

Iowa senator resigns amid report he was paid by Bachmann campaign

A special investigator found probable cause that Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson violated ethics rules by taking money from committees tied to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann failed presidential campaign.
Bachmann investigation
September 16, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

Sept. 11: House panel extends Bachmann investigation

While deciding to investigate Bachmann further, the bipartisan Ethics Committee left the four-term congresswoman in ethical limbo.
Rep. Michele Bachmann
September 11, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

Sept. 6: Justice Dept. subpoenas Bachmann records

Justice Department subpoenas records from the National Fiscal Conservative PAC.
September 6, 2013
Peter Waldron

Aug. 28: Whistleblower's insider tale from 'Bachmannistan' revives feud

Ex-aide's "Bachmannistan" book details allegations under investigation.
Bachmann ethics case
August 26, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

July 27: House panel extends Bachmann investigation

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s problems with the House ethics committee are not going away yet. On Friday, the chair and ranking member of the committee,…
State + Local
August 26, 2013
Javier Sanchez, at the time an aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann, arrives with her for a closed all-member briefing on the NSA on Capitol Hill in Washingt

Ex-Bachmann aide sentenced to community service in theft case

A judge will dismiss misdemeanor theft charges against Javier Sanchez, a former legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, if he completes 32 hours of community service.
August 7, 2013

Emails suggest Sorenson ally sought $208,000 to ditch Bachmann's presidential campaign

Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, the former Iowa chairman of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, defected in late 2011 to endorse Ron Paul.
July 25, 2013

House rejects effort to rein in NSA surveillance

Conservatives in Minnesota's U.S. House delegation helped defeat a proposal to restrict how the National Security Agency collects telephone records.
Bachmann allegations
July 17, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

Bachmann campaign allegations sent to House Ethics panel

A congressional inquiry of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been referred to the House Ethics Committee, raising the stakes in her efforts to fend off questions about her 2012 presidential campaign's finances.
Bachmann aide arrested
July 16, 2013
June 11, 2013: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., arrives with staff member Javier Sanchez, right, for a closed all-member briefing on the NSA on Capitol

Bachmann aide charged after thefts

Javier Sanchez, Bachmann's legislative director, was identified as a suspect afer a months-long investigation of thefts inside the Rayburn House Office Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. He was arrested on Thursday.
July 10, 2013

Kline could face backlash over immigration

U.S. Rep. John Kline could face backlash from voters in his suburban district if he votes against immigration reform, according to survey findings from Public Policy Polling.
July 9, 2013
Tom Emmer announced his bid for the 6th Congressional District seat at River Front and Lions Park in Delano Wednesday evening.

Emmer raises $220,000 in race to replace Bachmann

Republican Tom Emmer is among four candidates who've announced plans to run for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's seat.
June 28, 2013
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Kent Sorenson

May 2: Iowa panel seeks investigation of ex-Bachmann aide

Probe will look into claims against Iowa state senator
Michele Bachmann
June 28, 2013
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. chair of the Tea Party Caucus speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013, during a news conference wi

May 19: Bachmann allegations attract FBI attention

The FBI has contacted two former staffers of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, adding to the swirl of federal and state investigations looking into alleged financial improprieties by top officials in the campaign.
Bachmann lawsuit
June 28, 2013
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R- Minn., speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Bachmann presidential campaign settles home-school suit in Iowa

Lawsuit alleged that senior members of her 2012 presidential campaign stole a proprietary e-mail list of home-school families.
June 19, 2013

Bachmann, Tea Party leaders to gather at 'Audit the IRS' rally

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says the noon hour demonstration will send a strong signal to the Obama administration "that we're watching" and "we're not going to take it"
June 18, 2013
Michele Bachmann

Bachmann defends NSA surveillance, labels Snowden a traitor

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, speaking at a House Intelligence Committee hearing, said the leak of classified information was "a betrayal of trust."
June 8, 2013

Minnesota delegation split on support of surveillance programs

Surveillance needed, but too broad, some say.
June 7, 2013
Michelle Bachmann

Bachmann: 'I'm not going away'

Michele Bachamnn: "I'm not retiring. I'm not going silent. I'm not quitting my public involvement. In fact, I may run for another public office. That could happen."
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