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Video: Bachmann Gets A Second Chance

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) gets a second chance at delivering a rebuttal to Pres. Obama's State of the Union address.

Bill Maher, on the State of the Union: "I love it when they come out and the guys says, 'Ladies and Gentleman the President of the United States' really loud so McCain can even hear."

Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 0:47 for Bachmann's second SOTU rebuttal. Then let us know what rebuttal you think was best in our Late Night Poll.

Take our Late Night Poll after the jump.

Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 - 7:38am

What We Learned: State Of The Union Edition

Evolving wisdom from The Hotline staff:

Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 12:27pm

Kucinich: My Life's The Pits

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) would like his supporters to know that he has settled his lawsuit against the House cafeteria over an olive pit he bit into nearly three years ago - and he'd like them to know in excruciating detail the effects that wayward pit had on him.

Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:50pm

Allen Challenger Addresses Tea Party Caucus

Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation co-founder Jamie Radtke (R) stepped on the national stage Thursday as she addressed the inaugural meeting of the Senate Tea Party Caucus -- a move that raises her profile as she challenges former Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) in his bid to reclaim the seat he lost to Sen. Jim Webb (D) in 2006.

Posted: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 12:29pm

Previewing the Sunday Shows: Boehner At Bat

This Sunday's political programming will take a look at what's in store for Congress this session with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who will sit down with Chris Wallace on "FOX News Sunday." In his first Sunday interview since being elected Speaker, Boehner will discuss some of the Republican ideas for cutting government spending and creating jobs, as well as how the GOP plans to handle their newfound majority.

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

New Rahm Ad Features Obama's Praise

Fresh off being restored to the Chicago mayoral ballot, Rahm Emanuel (D) is putting his sizable fundraising advantage to good use. The former Obama chief of staff's campaign released a radio ad Friday featuring excerpts from the president's remarks at Emanuel's White House send-off. In the spot, called "By My Side," Obama touts Emmanuel's role as an invaluable advisor during the first years of his presidency.

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:45pm

Finding Religion On Ethanol In Iowa

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) opposed ethanol subsidies during his Senate career, but now, exploring a run for the president, Santorum earned headlines this week when he embraced government supports for ethanol in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa. Evidence suggests, however, his change of heart is not new.

"I guess you could say I've had a mixed record on that," Santorum said in an interview published this week by the website

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:27pm

Jay Carney And The Department Of Self-Doubt

Former Time Magazine reporter Jay Carney will take over for outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at the podium, the White House said late Thursday.

But while Carney has gotten good reviews for his tenure as Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, there's one person who may not believe he's doing a good job: Carney himself.

Here's Carney appearing alongside former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, on March 6, 2006, when he says Lockhart's job is "a tricky job that I wouldn't be any good at:"

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:17pm

Tea Party Versus Tea Party In Utah

The Tea Party infighting in Utah is a warning sign to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) that no single endorsement is enough to inoculate him from criticisms that he's not conservative enough for Republican voters.

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 2:55pm

Santorum Hires Two Iowa Operatives

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) has hired two Iowa-based political strategists to advise his America's Foundation PAC, adding new staff in Iowa after hiring an aide in New Hampshire last week.

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 2:19pm