This week on Face the Nation: Michele Bachmann

JUNE 17: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference runs through tomorrow and will feature keynote addresses from most of the major Republican candidates for president as well as numerous Republican leaders from across the country.
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This Sunday's guest on "Face the Nation" is Republican Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann.

"I want to announce tonight. President Obama is a one-term president," said Bachmann to boisterous applause at last week's Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

In the debate, Bachmann shined. She started by announcing she was officially running for president and then continued her ongoing attack on President Obama's policies.

She said the president's financial reform law would lead to job losses and said she wouldn't stop until she repealed health care reform. "It's a promise. Take it to the bank, cash the check. I'll make sure that that happens," she said, calling the bill a "job-killer."

Bachmann also turned her ire to government regulation, saying the Obama Administration is killing jobs. She said the Environmental Protection Agency should be "renamed the job-killing organization of America."

Michele Bachmann wows in first debate

If Bachmann came to the first major debate of the 2012 election season to shake up the Republican field, she clearly succeeded. With headlines like "Bachmann Used Debate to Widen Her Appeal" in The New York Times and "Michele Bachmann steals the show at GOP debate" in The Washington Post, Bachmann clearly made her mark on the Republican field.

Next week, the three-term representative will officially kick off her campaign in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Before that though, she'll sit down with Bob Schieffer in a one-on-one interview on Sunday.

Bachmann is already an early favorite to do well in the Iowa caucuses, the first big event in the primary season next year, and her appeal to both tea party and social conservative Republicans could make her a force to be reckoned with in the Republican nominating process. But Bachmann's stances on some issues could make it hard for her to win over moderate and independent voters.

One thing for sure is that Bachmann has never apologized for her positions and sticks to her principles. She has spoken in the past of bringing the three legs of the Republican Party stool together: fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and national security conservatives. Is Michele Bachmann the candidate to do that?

The Republican presidential field, the economy and taking on Barack Obama will among the topics as Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann Faces the Nation this Sunday.

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    Robert Hendin is senior producer for "Face the Nation" and a CBS News senior political producer.