Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann

Anthony Weiner holds court at a civic meeting in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.
Anthony Weiner holds court at a civic meeting in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, before the debate last night.

Anthony Weiner was far more willing to rekindle old tensions with one of his former House colleagues than another last night.

Mr. Weiner, a week into his run for mayor, readily ripped Long Island Rep. Pete King on Wednesday. But, even when pressed, the infamously snarky Democrat had nothing to say about Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann–who spread allegations against his wife, Huma Abedin–and announced this week that she will not be seeking re-election next year.

“I have to say that Peter King, for one, has precious little authority on the subject, given the shameful way he has targeted people in one particular religion in his hearings,” he said in response to a Jewish Press forum question about the NYPD’s controversial surveillance of Muslim communities. “But, all that being said, I have absolutely no problem with the police, as part of their regular policing, trying to surveil any situation irrespective of where it is.”  Continue reading “Anthony Weiner Pans Pete King but Passes on Michele Bachmann”

Michele Bachmann Tries to Make a ‘Money Bomb’ to Fight Her ‘Ruthlessly Liberal Millionaire Opponent’

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Congresswoman Michele Bachamnn (Getty)

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is currently facing a close re-election fight against Jim Graves, a Democratic hotel magnate with an estimated worth of $22 million and $111 million to bolster his campaign war chest. This morning, her campaign manager, Chase Kroll, launched an effort to raise a $500,000 “‘Shield Our Values’ money-bomb” to help Ms. Bachmann with “the fight of her life.”

“The press has reported on it, our opponent has relished in it and, unfortunately, it’s a reality our campaign just has to deal with: Michele Bachmann is in one of her toughest campaigns ever,” Mr. Kroll wrote in his email to supporters. “With a ruthlessly liberal millionaire opponent who isn’t afraid to spend his substantial wealth on lies and false attacks, Michele is facing the fight of her life. Between her opponent, national Democrats, and liberal SuperPACs, she’s surrounded on all sides. Only one thing can help her fight back: your financial support.”  Continue reading “Michele Bachmann Tries to Make a ‘Money Bomb’ to Fight Her ‘Ruthlessly Liberal Millionaire Opponent’”

Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’

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A still from Michele Bachmann’s new video. (Photo: YouTube)

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is heading to Minnesota tomorrow to appear at a fundraiser for his fellow Democrat, Jim Graves, who is running against congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Ms. Bachmann’s campaign marked the occasion by releasing a video yesterday entitled “Barney Frank is Coming to Town.”

“Roll out the red carpet, shine up your shoes, but hide your wallets,” a narrator says in the clip as a jazzy soundtrack plays. “Jim Graves needs a little more campaign cash, so he’s doing what any good Wall Street banker, auto executive and corporate welfare fan would do: Ask Barney Frank to bring in the bucks.” Continue reading “Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’”

Mitt Romney Doesn’t Want To Discourage Michele Bachmann From Her Crusade Against Huma Abedin [Video]

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty)

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s efforts to tie Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner, to the Muslim Brotherhood have drawn rebukes from several of her fellow Republicans. However, Mitt Romney said he didn’t want to tell Ms. Bachmann what she can and can’t say when a reporter asked him about the controversy following an event in Nevada today.  Continue reading “Mitt Romney Doesn’t Want To Discourage Michele Bachmann From Her Crusade Against Huma Abedin [Video]”

The Three Things Michele Bachmann Learned On The Campaign Trail

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (Photo: Getty)

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared some wisdom she gained during her failed presidential campaign in her speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference today.

“I thought you would be interested in knowing that running for President of the United States is really one series of humiliations after another,” Ms. Bachmann said. Continue reading “The Three Things Michele Bachmann Learned On The Campaign Trail”

Michele Bachmann Blasts Obama For Not ‘Standing By’ Israel And Mubarak

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Congresswoman Michele Bachamnn (Getty)

WASHINGTON Michele Bachmann made a speech at the American Conservative Union’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. where she accused President Barack Obama of making a series of dangerous foreign policy “miscalculations” including failing to support Israel and not standing by ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in his quest to keep the Muslim Brotherhood at bay.

“Obama failed to stand by Mubarak and that helped fuel the revolution in Egypt and it led to a regime that was based on sharia law with 72 percent of the seats in the Lower House in Egypt now occupied by the Brotherhood and an even more radical Salafist party,” Ms. Bachmann said. Continue reading “Michele Bachmann Blasts Obama For Not ‘Standing By’ Israel And Mubarak”