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June 28th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Bachmann defends her mistakes, says she is a substantive candidate

This morning on American Morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke with Kiran Chetry to talk about running for President in 2012.

One thing Bachmann addressed in the interview was her past gaffes, and pointed to her achievements as something voters can trust.

“People can make mistakes and I wish I could be perfect every time I say something, but I can’t,” Bachmann said on CNN’s “American Morning.” “But one thing people know about me is that I’m a substantive, serious person and I have a strong background.”

Bachmann was recently criticized for mistaking actor John Wayne's birth place.

"The main point I was making are the sensibilities of John Wayne, which is patriotism, love of country, standing up for our nation, that positive enthusiasm is what America’s all about,” Bachmann said.

Watch the full interview at the top of this post.


Filed under: 2012 • Elections
June 28th, 2011
05:33 AM ET

Question of the Day: Should a Muslim worker be fired for refusing to take off a head scarf for religious reasons?

Hani Kahn, a 20-year-old American Muslim woman, is suing clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, claiming that she was fired when she refused to remove her religious headscarf, called a hijab, while working at one of the company's  Hollister Co. stores in San Mateo, California.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined that Khan was wrongfully fired and has also filed suit against the company.

In a statement released by Abercrombie & Fitch to CNN's affiliate, the company said that they are "committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity."

American Morning wants to know: Should a Muslim worker be fired for refusing to take off a head scarf for religious reasons?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


Filed under: AM Asks
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