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He may never win an election, but thanks to his 9-9-9 tax plan, Herman Cain was the clear winner of last night's Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire.

If you believe any publicity is good publicity, the Georgia businessman is sitting pretty after his idea to overhaul the U.S. tax system got everybody's attention.

The 9-9-9 plan plugged by Cain every nine seconds is not, as John Huntsman suggested, the price of pizza (a good line, seeing as Cain was once CEO of Godfather's).

If Herman Cain were president, he'd abolish the IRS in favor of flat nine percent sales, business and income taxes. Logistically impossible? Perhaps, but man, so catchy!

Mitt Romney politely praised it while calling it too simplistic, but the best - and arguably most inappropriate, from a professed Christian - zinger came from Michele Bachmann.

Watch her assessment of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan below:

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Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was apparently quoted as saying that essentially, last week's earthquake and this past weekend's Hurricane Irene were messages from God.

God's point: Federal deficits are totally out of control!

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Bachmann told Floridians Sunday that Irene and the quake felt along much of the East Coast last week were messages from God to warn "politicians" to start heeding divine guidance ... via small government conservatives, obvi.

"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'" Bachmann told a crowd in Sarasota, Fla.

"Listen to the American people, because the American people are roaring. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we've got to rein in spending."

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Kathy Griffin has been a recurring thorn in the side of the Palins, so it's no surprise that GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is in her sights now.

Appearing on Conan this week, the comedian recalled meeting the Congresswoman in D.C. while researching for her rally to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

How did that run-in go? Listen to Kathy describe it:

Perhaps mistaking Griffin for someone else, or simply not recognizing her, a Michele Bachmann staff member began filming their interaction for her website.

First, Griffin says she asked the Minnesotan if she'd support an effort to repeal the law that banned homosexuals from serving openly in the military.

Bachmann declined, so Griffin got personal: "Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you, like, grow into it?" she asked, to her face.

Her answer? "That's a good question. I'm gonna have to get back to ya."

Now that would be a great presidential campaign slogan right there.

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Jon Stewart is not going to be voting for Presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann anytime soon. That's a fairly safe assumption.

Still, he said last night that this week's Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover and its obvious implications should make the magazine ashamed.

Why? Said Stewart:

Stewart on Bachmann

"You gotta go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann - and you did," Stewart said. "Be honest, Newsweek. You used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy."

Pretty much.

Of course, Stewart did get in a dig at the Tea Party favorite, adding, "You want a photo that makes her seem a bit off? Make it out of her words."

There are certainly many Michele Bachmann quotes from which to choose.

Your thoughts? Are people up in arms for good reason because of a subtle smear? Or is it just a photo that people read into because it's ... Bachmann?

Tell us: Is the Michelle Bachmann cover biased?

 

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Newsweek's latest issue features Michele Bachmann on the cover, and as usual, controversy is accompanying the fiery Republican presidential candidate.

The cover shows the 55-year-old standing against a stark blue background, looking directly into the camera with a wide-eyed, borderline INSANE expression.

The headline advertising the cover story: "THE QUEEN OF RAGE."

Michelle Bachmann Newsweek Cover

Crazy and biased or not ... they could've picked a better photo.

The word "Rage" is not actually used in the article on the Congresswoman, though it does criticize the "radical" nature of the Tea Party Bachmann champions.

Newsweek is already facing conservative backlash for the portrayal - as it has for a recent Mitt Romney cover and its infamous Sarah Palin covers in 2008-09.

Conservatives are slamming Newsweek for making Michele look "crazy" and citing this as proof that the mainstream media is biased against conservatives.

What do you think? Is the above cover biased?

 

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Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are happy to agree on their preferences for low taxes, strong faith and the need for Republicans to take back the White House in 2012.

But there's one area in which the new Presidentual candidate may bristle when compared to the former Vice Presidential nominee: fashion.

In a recent interview, in fact, Bristol Palin said Bachmann has taken the look that her mother popularized, telling Pop Eater: "I think she dresses a lot like my mom. But a lot, a lot of women have done that the last few years. I do think it's odd, you know, seeing people with red blazers with their hair up with glasses."

Compare the style choices of Bachmann and Palin at a recent event and decide: Who looks better?

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Announcing her bid for the presidency Monday, Michele Bachmann noted that she shares her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa, with acting legend John Wayne.

"Just like John Wayne is from Waterloo, Iowa, that's the kind of spirit I have too. It's embracing America. It's sacrificing for America," Bachmann said.

The problem? The Duke is from Winterset, Iowa, about 150 miles away. John Wayne Gacy, the notorious rapist and serial killer, hails from Waterloo.

While an honest mistake, and no big deal in the grand scheme, such gaffes and other ridiculous Michele Bachmann quotes pop up with surprising frequency.

As Bachmann, who now represents a Minnesota district in the U.S. House, gears up for her presidential run, we pulled together a greatest hits list.

Much like Sarah Palin's greatest hits, some of these Bachmann lines seem straight out of The Onion, classic "did this really happen?" moments ...

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was “glittered” by a gay rights activist as she left the stage at a conservative conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday.

Get Equal, a California gay rights group, did the honors, citing Bachmann's support for a same-sex marriage ban and her “history of anti-gay rhetoric.”

“You can run, but you cannot hide! Keep your hate out of our Constitution!” shouted Rachel E. B. Lang, who threw glitter at the GOP presidential candidate.

Lang actually did a lackluster job with the glitter (which is really more like confetti), largely missing Bachmann before security hauled her off REALLY fast:

Get Equal said that Lang's words were a reference to to the conservative “You Can Run But You Cannot Hide” ministry for which Bachmann raised money.

Bachmann is not the first GOP presidential candidate to be glittered.

On Thursday, representatives from the groups Reproductive Rights and CODEPINK showered former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty with pink confetti.

Newt Gingrich was similarly hit with glitter at a book signing back in May. Basically, no Republican is safe. Well, except N.Y. State Sen. Roy McDonald.

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday that she has filed paperwork to enter the presidential race and said she plans to make a formal announcement "soon."

The Minnesota Republican's meteoric rise from state lawmaker to unofficial Tea Party ambassador has made her a polarizing figure in D.C. and beyond.

Love her or hate her, she says what she thinks, relishes the spotlight and seldom cedes ground, with an unpredictable edge almost always on display.

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Case in point? At Monday night’s GOP presidential debate, she announced out of the blue she had filed papers to be an official candidate for the nomination.

“I do what I say and say what I mean and I don’t change what I do based on the political wind or desire to simply move up the next ladder,” she said later.

Michele Bachmann stressed her eagerness to “take on not only the opposing party but my own party as well to do what I think is right.”

Known for biting but sometimes inaccurate commentary (like someone else we know) she regularly aggravates foes and provides comedic fodder.

At the same time, the conservative is also regarded as a skilled, resilient politician with a large base of support and a force to be reckoned with.

Would Michele Bachmann be a good president?

 

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