By Paul Walsh
July 28, 2011
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks Thursday before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The Republican presidential candidate, whose standing in Iowa caucus polls has surged in recent weeks, will make her remarks starting at noon CDT, and questions from news media members will follow.
Also, questions from anyone can be submitted all morning and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or questions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 a.m. E-mails should have BACHMANN in the subject field.
Bachmann's appearance, which can be viewed live on www.press.org/ as the White House and Congress grapple over raising the federal government's debt ceiling. The congresswoman has questioned the urgency of the White House's Aug. 2 deadline and pushed a plan she says could avoid default without raising the legal borrowing limit.