Political Theater

Ron Paul says Michele Bachmann “hates Muslims”

December 17, 2011

Ron Paul was on The Tonight Show last night, where Jay Leno asked him to say a little something about the other Republican candidates for president. Mitt Romney, according to Paul, is “a nice guy.” Newt Gingrich should “run for Speaker of the House again,” and Jon Huntsman is “a good diplomat” and ” a thoughtful person.”

The GOP national security debate in six minutes

November 24, 2011

The eight leading GOP presidential candidates met at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night for a two-hour debate on national security and foreign policy. Here are some of the most significant exchanges of the night:

Watch: Jimmy Fallon’s band plays “Lyin’ Ass B—-” as Michele Bachmann walks on stage

November 22, 2011

Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots, played a tune that sounded an awful lot like the song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as Michele Bachmann joined the host on set Monday night. The chorus of the song, by the alternative rock group Fishbone, is “la la la la la la la la la,” which the band members sang as Bachmann took her seat.

Michele Bachmann pours water for her male opponents at GOP debate

November 21, 2011

Saturday’s Republican debate on “family issues” kicked off with Michele Bachmann pouring water for all the men sitting around the table. 

Five must-see moments from the GOP foreign policy debate

November 13, 2011

The Republican presidential candidates assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina, last night for a primary debate, the first to focus entirely on foreign policy and national security. In a dialogue that spanned assorted geopolitical challenges — including Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, America’s strategic relationship with Pakistan, and trade with China — the eight Republicans outlined the approaches they would take to diplomacy if elected head of state. Here are five of the most notable exchanges:

Who’s fueling the 2012 race?

October 24, 2011

Professional race car drivers wear their sponsors’ logos on their uniforms. What if presidential hopefuls did the same? Reuters Decoder takes a look at the candidates’ biggest corporate sponsors:

Bachmann on Face the Nation: Iraq should reimburse the U.S.

October 23, 2011

At the Republican primary debate last week Michele Bachmann suggested that Iraq and Libya should reimburse the U.S. for “what we have done to liberate these nations.”