Tim Pawlenty

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    November 13, 2013

    American Conservative uses Tim Pawlenty as example of what not to do

    Poor Tim Pawlenty -- even his fellow Republicans are throwing him under the bus these days.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman Pawlenty's once-promising but ultimately ill-fated presidential campaign is the target of criticism in an American Conservative column by Daniel Laris ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman

    Tim Pawlenty has been receiving some blowback today for cracking wise on Twitter about throwing punches at a homeless woman who was recently arrested for vandalizing several D.C. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]Does T ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    T-Paw is pumped to drink cheap beer at the Wild opener

    Tim Pawlenty now works as a lobbyist for America's biggest banks. But that doesn't mean he's too high and mighty to drink cheap bear at the hockey game.SEE ALSO: Wild goalie Josh Harding on MS diagnosis: "I don't look at this like I've got to take a new path" Pawlenty -- like many others in the Stat ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty was against big banks before he took a job lobbying for them

    Tim Pawlenty is now a professional lobbyist for the one percent. It's a strange gig for guy who last year said he "went to Wall Street and told them to get their snout out of the trough because they are some of the worst offenders when it comes to bailouts and carve-outs and special deals."SEE ALSO: ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty takes job lobbying for big banks

    Just over a year ago, T-Paw was a leading contender to be the GOP's 2012 presidential candidate. A couple of months ago, he looked like the frontrunner for VP. Neither of those gigs worked out, but it doesn't take long for a well-connected Republican to find lucrative, full-time work, does it?SEE AL ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Andrew Zimmern to T-Paw: Don't question my work ethic, buddy

    SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]During his stand up routine dong gone wrong RNC speech on Wednesday, T-Paw took a shot at local chef turned big-time TV star Andrew Zimmern. "But you know, President Obama isn't as bad as people say, he's actually worse," Pawle ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty tries to be funny during RNC speech, fails [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Tim Pawlenty suggests Latina CNN anchor can't understand English, quickly backtracks [VIDEO]-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "all foam and no beer"-- Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddyPaul Ryan may have served up a pack of lies, but here's one thing we learned during last night's RNC spe ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty suggests Latina CNN anchor can't understand English, quickly backtracks [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"-- Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy-- Tim Pawlenty is the least influential person alive, according to GQTim Pawlenty's recent appearance on Soledad O'Brien's CNN show provides a fascinating case study of a gaffe-conscious politician ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Keith Ellison takes shot at T-Paw, is kinda-sorta happy Paul Ryan got VP nod

    SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison accuses Tim Pawlenty of drinking "the Kool-Aid"-- Tim Pawlenty calls a Ground Zero mosque unpatriotic [UPDATED]-- Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mountsWe're pretty sure President Obama doesn't have to worry about who Rep. Keith ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Pawlenty's website broadcasts cryptic "coming soon" message as VP speculation mounts

    SEE ALSO:-- Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"-- Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on IntradeTim Pawlenty's website is... coming soon?Web browsers seeking the hottest T-Paw news from the official ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Pawlenty's Wikipedia page on lockdown following Colbert Report segment [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"Believe it or not, Stephen Colbert wants to see Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's running mate, and following the advice of Fox News, he did what he could to make that happen. But as a result, we're no longer able to edit T-Paw's Wikipedia page.On l ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "all foam and no beer"

    SEE ALSO:-- Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade-- Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceLast month, in a piece discussing Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential prospects, The Atlantic's Jill Lawrence wrote that one of T-Paw's virtues is his ability ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Could Tim Pawlenty be the first white Republican rapper?

    See also: Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade See also: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceGawker has a blog post up today ripping Mitt Romney's potential running mates, including former governor Tim Pawlenty. Gawker scribe Mobutu Sese Sek ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade

    SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceMitt Romney has reportedly already chosen a running mate, and political observers increasingly believe Tim Pawlenty may be his pick.Yesterday, Pawlenty's vice presidential stock on Intrade, an Irish betting site that ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choice

    One of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's advisers describes Tim Pawlenty as "an incredible warrior," prompting us to wonder whether the T-Paw Minnesotans know and are ambivalent about has been abducted by aliens and replaced with an imposter.Whatever the case, Pawlenty, along with ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Tim Pawlenty named to board of sand mining company

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty wasn't meant to lead a nation. But, since his August announcement to drop his 2012 presidential bid, he's made sure he's still governing something, somewhere. Pawlenty was named to Smart Sand Inc.'s Board of Directors on Wednesday, which marks his eighth appointmen ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy

    About two months after he exited the Republican presidential race, Pawlenty for President announced it had outstanding debts of about $454,000.Those debts are now paid off, thanks in large part to Pawlenty's sugar daddy and the presumptive 2012 GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. USA Today report ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    New poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty unpopular with Minnesotans

    ​The ill-fated presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty cost them the support of Minnesotans. That's the conclusion that emerges from recent polling conducted by Public Policy Polling, a respected polling firm based in Raleigh. Sometimes, familiarity really does breed contempt. ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Politico: Pawlenty made one of worst political blunders of 2011

    ​Tim Pawlenty's ill-fated decision to pin the fortunes of his Presidential bid on the Ames straw poll was one of the top ten political blunders of this year, according to Alexander Burns of Politico."Pawlenty advisers now reflect with some frustration that if they had treated the Ames contest for ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is the least influential person alive, according to GQ

    Tim Pawlenty: So obscure, it's not even funny.​Hey everybody, check it out: Tim Pawlenty came in first place at something. Our former governor took the number-one spot in GQ's list of the top 25 least influential people on planet earth, right up there with Hank Williams Jr., MSNBC's Ed Schul ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty, $454,000 in debt, needs help paying Nick Ayers, everyone else

    Tim Pawlenty, Nick Ayers: Debtor, creditor.​Tim Pawlenty's campaign ended more than two months ago, coming to an abrupt stop that was like when a party host throws on the lights at midnight and says, "Party's over, everybody out!"Now that we all had our fun at his expense, Pawlenty is stuck with t ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: "That may be the first nice thing anybody at City Pages has ever said about me" [AUDIO]

    What, Tim, was it something we wrote?​Tim Pawlenty marked his glorious return to Minnesota with an appearance to the Minnesota Public Radio , where he sat in for a full show with the state's most lovable voice, Gary Eichten.During yesterday's broadcast, Pawlenty opened up about his failed presiden ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's fascinating official portrait unveiled [IMAGES]

    Tim Pawlenty's portrait is more interesting than Tim Pawlenty.​Tim Pawlenty's portrait will not hang in the White House unless he staples it to the wall during a civilian tour. But now the beloved former governor will forever haunt the hallway of the state Capitol, thanks to the unveiling of Pawle ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty rejected by Fox News for support of Mitt Romney

    Tim Pawlenty, Roger Ailes: Not seeing eye to... jowls.​Tim Pawlenty wanted to be the latest in a slew of former, current, and future Republican presidential candidates to join the crew as an analyst at Fox News. But there was a complication. Pawlenty had already decided to throw his support behind ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty endorsed Mitt Romney, thus guaranteeing... probably nothing.​Tim Pawlenty waited only a month after dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination before endorsing another candidate. This morning, Pawlenty made his announcement on Fox News, choosing to throw his s ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Stephen Colbert hosts Tim Pawlenty's comeback [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty, Stephen Colbert: A comedy duo? ​Three weeks after pulling out of his presidential campaign, Tim Pawlenty made a triumphant return to the national stage. Fox News, you presume? Hardly. In a bold move, Pawlenty sat down with Stephen Colbert last night, joining the man who'd so artfully ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: How to get rich by running for president for three months

    Tim Pawlenty: Sad, but rich.​Anyone feeling bad for Tim Pawlenty in the days since he pulled out of the presidential race -- well, don't.Pawlenty turned his bid for the Republican nomination into a pretty lucrative side gig for the first half of 2011, according to financial disclosure forms releas ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 10 greatest misses

    Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.​Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>

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    August 14, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty quits presidential campaign [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty: You won't have T-Paw to kick around anymore.​Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced this morning that he is quitting the presidential race after his disappointing third place finish in the Iowa straw poll yesterday.Once considered one of three likely front-runners, T-Paw's ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is "Sarah Palin in a suit"

    This is either Tim Pawlenty or Sarah Palin. Hard to tell.​Paul Krugman doesn't think much of Tim Pawlenty, and let everyone know yesterday in a piece that compared T-Paw to a certain former mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. The New York Times columnist is amazed that media coverage of Pawlenty has at leas ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Pawlenty books Playboy-endorsed folk-rockers, Auto-Tuned Christians for Ames Straw Poll

    SONICFLOOd: Probably not Pawlenty's first choice for Ames.​Tim Pawlenty has booked two musical acts for the Republican Straw Poll in Ames next weekend: The Nadas and SONICFLOOd. As you might guess, his choices aren't exactly about the music. Otherwise he'd have probably booked Lady Gaga and B ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 5 most regrettable expenses

    Tim Pawlenty: Can you spare a dime? ​Tim Pawlenty is broke. Or at least, that's what everyone's thinking, now that he's decided to stop running his majestic campaign ads on Iowa TV stations in the run up to the August 13, Ames Straw Poll.  Winning voters on just radio ads and on foot is a gre ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's ads are working so well he's not running them anymore

    Moments like this will be missing from Iowa televison.​Tim Pawlenty's campaign ads have made us laugh, they've made us cry. They've confused us, they've scared the hell out of us, they've induced our seizures. Now, they're going away.In the clearest sign yet that the Pawlenty for President campaig ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty, dodger of fights, calls Obama "chicken"

    kusabi​Tim Pawlenty, a guy too Minnesota Nice to call out his opponents in person, wants to know if President Barack Obama is "chicken." During an appearance on State of the Union with Candy Crowley this weekend, Pawlenty threw down a bar stool challenge to a man who probably has better thing ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty says Bachmann lied, used false quote to disparage him

    Pawlenty says he never said the quote Bachmann is using against him.​Tim Pawlenty says Michele Bachmann quoted a line he never actually said to attack him, and he's tweeting like a maniac to set the record straight. In an interview with well-respected radio journalist Rush Limbaugh in May, Pawlent ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Bachmann, Pawlenty leading in Iowa, according to laughable poll

    Bachmann is first in a lot of polls, and Pawlenty's rooting for fifth.​That Michele Bachmann has made a swift, terrifying rise to the top of the Republican candidate pool is not in dispute. But Tim Pawlenty finishing second in a new poll of Iowa voters should be stunning to everyone, including his ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty runs for NHL Commissioner in new ad [VIDEO]

    Pawlenty loves hockey more than America does.​Tim Pawlenty's new ad, which starts running in Iowa today, is all about hockey. Clips of the U.S. national team from the 1980 Olympics, the famed "Miracle on Ice" -- including Al Michaels' line, "Do you believe in miracles?" --  and other hockey a ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty violated copyright with new campaign ad, receives cease and desist order

    Tim Pawlenty pirated ABC Sports footage for this ad.​Tim Pawlenty flagrantly violated ABC Sports' copyright in his new campaign video, attracting a cease-and-desist order that will likely remove it from the Iowa airwaves.Pawlenty violated the copyright of ABC Sports by using footage from the "Mira ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Bachmann to debate on Twitter, Pawlenty bows out

    Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.​Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty loves God, but not enough to sign Iowa marriage pledge [VIDEO]

    The Pawlentys smile at each other, a lot, in his new ad.​Tim Pawlenty won't sign the FAMiLY LEADER's pro-marriage, pro-slavery and anti-porn pledge, but not because he doesn't agree with them.  "I prefer to choose my own words," Pawlenty said in a statement, explaining why he wouldn't sign th ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Pawlenty: Bachmann's record of accomplishment is "nonexistent"

    If he's going down, he's taking Bachmann with him.​If Tim Pawlenty's campaign is doomed, at least he's going down swinging. In his Sunday appearance on Meet the Press, T-Paw defended his own campaign, which many have declared hopeless. When he got the chance, he took a shot at Michele Bachmann, wh ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Fitch downgrades Minnesota's credit

    ​Minnesota's excellent credit rating got knocked off its feet yesterday by Fitch Ratings, thanks to the government shut down. We've gone from a triple-A rating to double-A plus. The upshot is that the state will have to pay higher interest rates when it borrows money. But before everyone sta ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Michele Bachmann has "sex appeal," top Pawlenty aide says

    "Why do you hate to say it, Vin?"​Michele Bachmann is beating Tim Pawlenty because she's sexy, one of Pawlenty's top aides said yesterday. In an interview with "The Hill," former 6-term U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, now a co-chairman of Pawlenty's doomed presidential campaign, explained Bachmann's politica ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty loves Gaga, Springsteen, says conservatives don't offer up much in the music world

    ​Tim Pawlenty took a break from campaigning for his GOP presidential candidacy in Ames, Iowa, yesterday to answer some "fun" questions from pop culture-heavy political site Gliterazzi. After answering a question about his favorite music artist of all time (Bruce Springsteen) and his nickname T-Paw ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Pawlenty lost his mojo, friends say

    The old Tim Pawlenty would never let this old lady get away with that.​Tim Pawlenty's close friends and allies can't figure out what happened to their charismatic Minnesota Governor.Pawlenty has changed from a charming, reliable local to a flat national figure since he decided to run for president ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Team Pawlenty walks back on transit union tough talk

    Tim Pawlenty's "Truth" campaign is a bit blurry.​Tim Pawlenty keeps having to back away from his tough guy talk. This time, he was caught making up nonsense in Tennessee about facing down "the unions" in the "longest transit strike in the history of the United States." That certainly would ha ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty brags about shutting down Minnesota in new campaign video

    "Pawlenty won." How'd it work out for you?​Tim Pawlenty wants credit for shutting down the state government in 2005. In a new 30-second campaign ad (below), Pawlenty says the state government froze in 2005 because he was too tough for Democratic legislators. Even if it wasn't good for Minnesota, ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Pawlenty raises $4.2 million in second quarter, a fraction of Romney's expected haul

    ​When Tim Pawlenty publishes his second quarter fundraising disclosure on a Friday afternoon heading into a long holiday weekend, as reporters are cracking beers along with everyone else, you know he'd rather the story just die a quiet death. But it hasn't. That's because T-Paw hauled in just ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is the solution to Middle East peace

    Pawlenty gets his hawk on.​Tim Pawlenty is the forgotten Minnesotan in the presidential race these days, the guy standing in Michele Bachmann's shadow, trying to get noticed and raise money despite languishing in polls from Iowa to New Hampshire. So today he showed up at the Council on Foreig ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Pawlenty doesn't want to stand with Bachmann any more

    This plea for cash used to be on Pawlenty's website. It's gone.​Back in friendlier times, before Michele Bachmann was trouncing Tim Pawlenty in the polls, and before Pawlenty's surrogates were calling Bachmann a pain in the ass, the two were tag-teaming on the fund raising front. Such was the ... More >>

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