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Michele Bachmann yesterday refused to answer any questions about her family’s business and finances, reiterating that she — not her husband — is running for president. Bachmann was quizzed over her husband Marcus’ Christian counseling clinic that attempts to convert gay “patients” as well as her own beliefs on sexuality during a luncheon at the National Press Club.—-

"I'm running for the presidency of the United States. My husband is not running for the presidency. Neither are my children. Neither is our business," Bachmann said. "I am more than happy to stand for questions on running for the presidency of the United States," she continued. "I have no doubt that every jot and tittle of my life will be fully looked at and inspected prior to November of 2012." The experiments your husband does on gay teens has little to do with your presidential campaign, true, but what the fuck is a tittle?

Last night the Chicago Sun-Times broke the story that Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the guy who has for months been lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes $117,437 in child support to his ex-wife and three children. Walsh claims that he doesn’t have the cash to splash on his offspring even though he $35,000 he loaned his own campaign. NBD, right? Well Walsh defends his not paying child support because this is America.

“I know that story just broke, and it’s interesting that it just broke right now as I’m out there trying my best to fight this President and fight the Democrats and solve this debt crisis. But look, I’m the most openly vetted candidate in the world. I have had financial troubles and I talked about them throughout the campaign. This is where real America is,” Walsh said.

House Speaker John Boehner failed to garner enough GOP support for his plan to raise the debt limit on Thursday night, throwing into question the fate of not only Boehner’s proposal, but his place as House Speaker. The House was expected to vote last night on Boehner’s legislation, but Republican leaders around 5 p.m. announced that the vote would be postponed. Thursday’s failure is a triumph for the Democrats as it puts Boehner and the rest of the Republicans in a position to have to compromise with President Obama. “We have faith that the Senate will reach a compromise that a majority of the folks in the House and a majority of folks in the Senate can support," White House press secretary Jay Carney said on MSNBC late Thursday night. "And that is what the American people want."

Former German national team player and coach Peter Krieg Jurgen Klinsmann was today hired as the new coach of the United States men’s national team, just one day after Bob Bradley was fired.

“While I was on my way to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives…”

The Reds battled away to a hard fought loss at Great American Ball Park last night. Hopefully tonight they can stop sucking Chapman can pitch more than one damned inning tonight against the San Francisco Giants.