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Jon Ward

Mike Huckabee Encourages Tim Pawlenty To Stay In Race | Jon Ward | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, IOWA -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee handicapped the Ames Straw Poll before the results were announced on Saturday. The Huffington Pos...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Pawlenty's Fundraising Slapshot | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

Hey, everyone! Do you enjoy hockey? Probably lots of you do! Now, do you enjoy Tim Pawlenty? Okay, well, for the two of three of you who find yourselv...

Pawlenty Campaign Cuts 'Pantsing' Anecdote

The Des Moines Register | Jennifer Jacobs | Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics

The Des Moines Register objected Friday to the Tim Pawlenty campaign sending an email blast with a portion of a front-page profile about the candidate...

Pawlenty Pulling Ads Ahead Of Key Event, GOP Adviser Stepping Back From Campaign Role

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

With the widely-anticipated Ames Straw Poll less than two weeks away, Politico reports that former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty will be taking tele...

Jon Ward

Pawlenty Denies Campaign Pushed Bachmann Migraine Story | Jon Ward | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

URBANDALE, IOWA -- Tim Pawlenty on Friday said his senior staff have assured him that his campaign was not responsible for a story about Rep. Michele ...

Tim Pawlenty Weighs In On Controversial 'Marriage Vow'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Tim Pawlenty says he won't sign a pledge written by a conservative Iowa group that asks presidential candidates to denou...

GOP Presidential Candidate Takes On Bachmann's Record, David Brooks

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning, GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty took issue with rival contender Michele Bach...

Playing 'Nice' May Be Death Sentence For GOP Presidential Campaign

The New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

Tim Pawlenty was first in line to enter the Republican presidential race. He is now fighting to avoid becoming the earliest major candidate to be show...

Why GOP Presidential Candidate's Pro-Life Record Is Messier Than You Think

Mother Jones | Andy Kroll | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

Is GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty the most pro-life candidate in the 2012 field? That's what the editor of, the pro-life movemen...

Animation: Pawlenty's Tea Party Ad

Scott Bateman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

These days, it's tough to find Tim Pawlenty's poll numbers without a shovel. But that's not stopping him from trying to appeal to the Tea Party.

Democrats Contend GOP Candidate Ran Ponzi-Like Scheme With Economic Policy

The Star Tribune | Kevin Diaz | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

He drew a line on taxes and says he has "a better deal" for the nation. But critics question his scenario of unprecedented economic growth....

Tim Pawlenty Admits Misstep

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is knocking his Republican debate performance in his personal scorebook while getting in anothe...

Surely You're Joking, Gov. Pawlenty!

Carl Pope | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Pawlenty manages to keep coming up with the most outrageous proposals of this year's Republican presidential field, and now he's tacking way to the right on government protection of the public's health and safety.

Pawlenty Slams Stimulus After Taking Billions In Aid As Governor

The Boston Globe | Shira Schoenberg | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

In his first foray into New Hampshire since becoming an official candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, former Minnesota governor Tim P...

Pawlenty: Social Security Should Be Cut, Not Defense Spending

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty urged big changes to the Social Security retirement program Wednesday, but said ...

Pandering for the Primaries, Pawlenty Tacks Right

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

It's hard for me to imagine that a majority of American voters would agree that what we really need in the White House is a politician who is so eager to get elected that he'll promise the far-right just about anything.

Tim Pawlenty Campaign Already Dead?

Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is kicking off his campaign for president on Monday, but is the political operation doomed just as it begins? ...

Pawlenty's Song: A Down-Home Tune That Could Take Him to the Top

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Democrats' message has been muddled, in large part, by Democratic refusal to send unequivocal messages about what's broken. Enter Tim Pawlenty. His message is simple, straightforward, direct... and deceptive.

Tim Pawlenty: 'I'm Running For President'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty kicked off his campaign for president on Monday. Pawlenty officially declared his candidacy at an event in I...

WATCH: Tim Pawlenty Previews Launch Of Presidential Campaign

Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty released a web video on Sunday previewing his plans to kick off a campaign for president of the United States. ...

Tim Pawlenty: 'We've Got To Get Off The Sideline'

Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES (Reuters) - Republicans who intend to compete for the party's 2012 presidential nomination should begin serious campaigning against Democra...

How Pawlenty Left A Famed Arctic Explorer In The Cold On Global Warming

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

When Will Steger was 15 years old, he and his brother piloted an old motorboat down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans. At 17, he jou...

A Look At Tim Pawlenty's Controversial Education Record

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

Tim Pawlenty's tenure as governor of Minnesota was largely devoid of the kind of polarizing episodes that give campaign managers migraines. If anythin...

Jon Ward

Looking For Love In New Hampshire: Barbour And Pawlenty Take On Each Other -- And Themselves | Jon Ward | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. –- It's the difference between “Listen to me” and “Look at me.” Watching Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty court voters in ...

Pawlenty, Cain Address Tea Party Rally In Key Primary State

Reuters | Kay Henderson | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

Likely Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, speaking to conservative Tea Party backers, separated himself from potential party rivals like ...