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Bachmann talks politics with Leno

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared as a guest on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Friday. The Minnesota congresswoman talked about her recent controversial remarks about the HPV vaccine, gay marriage and Sarah Palin.

Poll: Public supports Bachmann's position on HPV vaccine

The survey from The Atlantic reveals more than half of voters oppose the policy lead by Gov. Rick Perry that made the injections mandatory. Despite that approval, many don't agree with the Republican Congresswoman on her suggestion that the vaccine causes mental retardation.

Bachmann having difficulty distancing herself from HPV vaccine 'retardation' claim

Bachmann is trying to calm the reaction from medical professionals countering her comment linking the HPV vaccine to 'mental retardation'. Two medical ethicists, though, aren't willing to let the discussion die quite yet, offering a total of $11,000 for anyone who can show proof of a link between the injection and mental illness or cognition problems.

HBO vampire show inspired by Bachmann

When writing the fifth season of True Blood, the popular vampire drama that returns to HBO this Sunday, creator Alan Ball found inspiration in the presidential primaries -- specifically, in Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.