Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) celebrated her 55th birthday in part Wednesday, April 6, 2011, with a familiar rant against President Barack Obama, liberal Democrats and government spending. She was the keynote speaker at a noon “Cut Spending Now Revolt” on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to urge lawmakers to reduce federal spending. The Tea Party style rally was organized by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative, free-market group. Bachmann takes time out for a photograph with a young admirer. (Photo by Jeff Malet) - Jeff Malet Photography in Action