Susan Milligan


July 2011


Fuss About Michele Bachmann's Migraines Fueled by Sexism

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GOP contender Michele Bachmann certainly has made statements that deserve close questioning. She has confused Concord, Mass., with Concord, N.H. in her discussion of the Revolutionary War. She said her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa was home to famed actor John Wayne when (oops!) it was, in fact, famed ...

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Bachmann, Michele
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
2012 presidential election
deficit and national debt
Congress
West, Allen
politics

Allen West Damages Himself With Insulting Email

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Well, so much for "the distinguished gentlelady from Florida."

That, of course, is how members of Congress—all of them adults, and presumably schooled in basic manners—are supposed to address a colleague such as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, even if they disagree with what she is saying.

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Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Boehner, John
West, Allen
Democratic Party
Republican Party
deficit and national debt
Congress

News of the World Hacking Scandal Threatens Free Society

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It might have been just a juicy scandal, the very sort that the now-defunct News of the World would have trumpeted on its front page. Hacking into the cell phone message systems of celebrities, royals, and even the families of an abducted girl and of 9-11 victims is not only unethical, but a crime.

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TAGS:
national security terrorism and the military
Murdoch, Rupert
Fox News
Wall Street Journal
media
corruption

GOP Could Regret Pushing Elizabeth Warren Into a Senate Run

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Senate Republicans must feel awfully confident about the re-election chances of GOP Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. Otherwise, it could be really, really awkward in the Senate dining room come 2013.

[Check out a roundup of GOP political cartoons.]

Well, perhaps not in the Senate dining room, since ...

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Massachusetts
politics
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
Brown, Scott
Congress
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Michele Bachmann's 2012 Chances Are Not About 'Sex Appeal'

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Michele Bachmann is a strikingly beautiful woman. Now, can we all just get over that and move on?

It seems not, unfortunately. Vin Weber, an adviser to former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, one of Bachmann’s GOP primary rivals, assessed Bachmann’s strengths to The Hill newspaper by saying,

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TAGS:
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Bachmann, Michele
Pawlenty, Tim
Romney, Mitt
deficit and national debt

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