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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Michele Bachmann

Jan 4, 2012 — Michele Bachmann's hopes had been pinned on doing well in the Hawkeye State, where last summer she briefly soared in state polls and, in mid-August, won the Iowa Republican Party's presidential straw poll in Ames.
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Jan 4, 2012 — Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
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Jan 2, 2012 — She's a "consistent, conservative fighter," the ad proclaims. Since winning the Iowa straw poll last August, her poll numbers in the state have fallen into single digits.
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Dec 28, 2011 — It's increasingly clear who among the six GOP candidates competing in Iowa will likely leave without a coveted win, place or show "ticket" out on Jan. 3. NPR traveled to Indianola, Iowa, to check out events for two once high-flying candidates: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
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Dec 15, 2011 — She has led a highly visible life speaking out for tax reform and the sanctity of the family and campaigning against "Obamacare" and same-sex marriage. But there may still be a few things you don't know.
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Nov 25, 2011 — After a meteoric rise, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is now polling in the single digits. But she's still plowing ahead with her campaign, and this week she came out with a memoir. The Minnesota congresswoman talks with co-host Steve Inskeep about Core of Conviction and aiming to win the nomination.
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Oct 28, 2011 — The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
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Oct 28, 2011 — Michele Bachmann has championed the Tea Party, but now one group is telling her to drop her presidential bid.
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Oct 24, 2011 — When Rep. Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire presidential campaign staff quit en masse Friday, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that they were abandoning her just like so many Republican voters.Wrong, at least, her former staffers are publicly saying. It wasn't that they were dissatisfied with the candidate but her national staff.
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Oct 21, 2011 — Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed. She also worked for the IRS office in St. Paul, Minn., for more than four years as a prosecutor. "The first rule of war," she says, "is know your enemy."
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