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Tim Pawlenty

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    June 24, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty easy favorite in National Association of Evangelicals poll

    Tim and Mary Pawlenty on the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.​All his tack-to-the-hard right rhetoric with right wing Christian TV and radio shows is paying off. In the battle for God - or a conservative evangelical God anyway -- Tim Pawlenty appears to have the upper hand. L ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is broke

    Pawlenty's fighting for cash.​Tim Pawlenty's surrogates are batting back reports this morning that the campaign is broke, with aides and consultants working for little or no money for months on end, and the candidate himself failing to keep pace with front-runner Mitt Romney's fundraising prowess. ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Pawlenty banks on voters forgetting the Obamneycare wimp-out

    Team Pawlenty says we'll all forget why Mitt Romney was smiling Monday night.​Tim Pawlenty branded his presidential campaign, "Tell The Truth." He titled his book, "Courage To Stand." And then he wimped out in the Republican debate when offered a chance to confront Mitt Romney about "Obamneyca ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty gets glittered in San Francisco [VIDEO]

    Screen shot from Politico Reporters snapped the aftermath of the glitter attack on T-Paw​First Newt Gingrich, now T-Paw: the glitter rainbow is everywhere. Our former governor and current GOP presidential contender was signing books in San Francisco today at a conference on health care. That' ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: Twitter Tough Guy

    The Courage To Stand -- on Twitter.​Tim Pawlenty didn't have the "Courage To Stand" against Mitt Romney and Obamneycare during the Republican debate, and apparently he knows it. So instead of just waiting to let his humiliatingly weak moment on CNN blow over, like his campaign spokesman said he w ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    How Pawlenty did at last night's Republican debate

    Pawlenty had a chance to face down Romney on Obamneycare, and he turned away.​Tim Pawlenty showed everyone Monday night during the Republican debate on CNN why Bill O'Reilly pegged him as a vanilla ice cream salesman. Instead of getting in Mitt Romney's face and smacking him around with the m ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty is Haagen-Dazs vanilla to Fox News

    Tim Pawlenty and Haagen-Dazs vanilla, the preferred flavor of Fox News.​After almost a half-hour of challenging Tim Pawlenty's voodoo economics on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace echoed Bill O'Reilly and wondered aloud whether Pawlenty was just too nice to be a presidential candidate. Maybe he'd b ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Pawlenty coins "Obamneycare," no one laughs

    Watch out Mr. Romney.​It's on! Tim Pawlenty, seizing the rhetorical moment by the throat, is getting down to some gutter level insults ahead of tonight's Republican debate in New Hampshire. He's summoned up all his courage and coined a devastating soundbite. "Obmaneycare."

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    June 8, 2011

    Pawlenty's massive corporate tax cut is NOT a special deal

    He's telling the truth. Trust him.​It's the "Truth" tour: Tim Pawlenty went to Iowa and told corn farmers they didn't deserve ethanol subsidies. He went to Florida and told the oldster-heavy state the Social Security and Medicare ride was over. And now he's telling Wall Street the bailout da ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Team Pawlenty hammers "pain in the ass" Bachmann, Part 2

    Not so happy together.​On the record, Tim Pawlenty's people say everything's hunky dory with fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, even though she leads him in most GOP presidential polls despite his carefully planned assault on the White House. "Any suggestion that this isn't a good relations ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    George Will tells Tim Pawlenty to knock off the "dime store Teddy Roosevelt" act

    Gadhafi: Best known for slaughtering his own people. Pawlenty: Best known for being Minnesotan.​Tim Pawlenty has the whole Libyan civil war thing dialed. Screw the United Nations and the Arab Spring, it's time to Cowboy Up. "I would tell Gadhafi he's got X number of days to get his affairs in ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty would rather cancer patients suffer than smoke a little reefer

    Arguing against government meddling in health care, while simultaneously arguing for it.​It's probably too much to ask a presidential candidate who once outlawed bong water to take an enlightened look at the benefits of medical marijuana. But when it comes to a drug that can make life more b ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty makes pub crawl joke even though his staffers have DWI arrests

    One of these guys is running for president, and the other three are drunk drivers who are trying to help him.​Tim Pawlenty is so desperate to be interesting he's turning his campaign into a deleted scene from Beer League.Today, T-Paw flailed at Obama on Twitter, making an unfunny joke about Barack ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    DOA: Pioneer Press runs Tim Pawlenty presidential announcement on obit page

    ​Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign is Dead On Arrival, according to his hometown newspaper.The St. Paul Pioneer Press hilariously ran the announcement of T-Paw's presidential campaign on the Obituary page this morning.

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    May 23, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty strangely silent on tornado damage to Minnesota

    This man has better things to do than worry about a national disaster in his home state.​Look, we know Tim Pawlenty has more important things to worry about than the death and destruction in North Minneapolis--what with his presidential campaign kicking off today and all--but would it kill him to ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Pawlenty flunks "tell the truth" presidential speech

    ​If you're going to announce your presidential campaign based on a speech that declares, "I'm going to tell you the truth," then the least you can do is -- well -- actually tell the truth. Tim Pawlenty didn't, as an Associated Press fact check of his Iowa speech today demonstrates over and o ... More >>

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    May 22, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: "I'm running for president" [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty makes it official.​"I'm Tim Pawlenty, and I'm running for President of the United States," the former Minnesota governor says in a web video released this evening. Finally. Pawlenty's been telegraphing his intentions for months, racking up frequent flier miles to make speeches i ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    If Tim Pawlenty wasn't running for prez, he'd "play hockey and drink beer"

    ​Tim Pawlenty is sounding less like the next leader of the free world and more like a unemployed schlub in his new interview with Time Magazine.In a curious passage, the former governor of Minnesota is asked why he's running for president, and he says, "I don't know."Uh, that's not a good start .. ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's Minneapolis fundraiser: Bachmann and Palin charged more

    We'll have to wait for another movie trailer in order to see T-Paw's speech last night.​We'd tell you what Tim Pawlenty said last night at his fundraiser in Minneapolis, but the press wasn't invited. No worries though, because it's almost a given by now that T-Paw's stump speech will be cooked ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Team Pawlenty fires shot at "pain in the ass" Bachmann

    The joking around is over.​Up until now, Minnesota's two presidential wannabes, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, have been pretty firm adherents to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican. But it sounds like the gloves may be coming off. In a long ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty plays Southwest Airlines flight attendant

    Yessir, I'll be right there with your seatbelt extension. Can I count on your vote?​Tim Pawlenty has found a new way to drum up name recognition: He's going to conquer America one commercial airline flight at a time. Southwest Airlines has confirmed that the achingly-close to official preside ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.​Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    PolitiFact: Pawlenty mostly honest about Obama on health care

    ​When we hear the words "PolitiFact" and "Minnesota" in the same sentence, it's usually because Michele Bachmann has scored another "Pants On Fire" award for spouting more unbelievable crap about Barack Obama. Today is different. Even though he's getting tepid reviews for his debate with the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty calls out GOP presidential poseurs

    Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.​Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Dave MacLaughlin is Pawlenty's third drunk-driving hire

    Dave MacLaughlin, from his days in city government.​Tim Pawlenty's campaign is hiring drunk drivers so consistently that you have to wonder if it's one of his application criteria. Today, Pawlenty named a number of operatives to his New Hampshire steering committee, including Dave MacLaughlin ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Will Steger baffled by Tim Pawlenty's global warming flip flop

    Steger sees the politics behind Pawlenty's about face.​Arctic explorer Will Steger, who's seen more evidence of global warming up close and personal than most of us ever will outside the pages of National Geographic, was once really proud of the way Tim Pawlenty listened to science and evidenc ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty VI: At World's End [VIDEO]

    Time to change the director?​In the movies, sequels are a tricky business because it's hard to keep the star and franchise familiar, yet fresh and engaging at the same time. Unless you're careful, you fall back on the same old shop-worn plot devices and special effects. And so it is with the ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    TPAW: What does it mean?

    Matt VisionQuestEven his own nickname has turned against him!​Hijacking politicians' names has become an honored political pastime. Alt weekly sex columnist Dan Savage successfully re-branded Santorum as a substance too disgusting to describe.So it was perhaps inevitable that T-Paw's sobriquet wou ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Trump-Bachmann 2012: The all-crazy all-birther ticket

    A certain kind of dream ticket.​Minnesota's two favorite maybe-probably presidential candidates aren't exactly tearing out of the gate. A poll last week showed Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann duking it out for last place among likely Republican presidential candidates. This week things are ev ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Ben Foster resigns from Pawlenty campaign after drunken debauchery

    A parting of the ways for Ben Foster and Tim Pawlenty.​Benjamin Limbaugh Foster, we hardly knew ye. It was just two weeks ago that the Pawlenty staffer got himself arrested attempting to break into a home in Iowa after apparently getting lost while drunkenly driving himself home. The Pawlenty ca ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Pawlenty and Bachmann compete for last place in GOP poll

    Pawlenty tells CNN he's a tortoise. The hare is still beating him.​In his "I'm running for president" interview with Piers Morgan, Tim Pawlenty said he wasn't troubled by a new CNN poll showing Donald Trump leading the field of potential GOP White House contenders. "I'm just getting known, Pi ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: "I'm running for president" [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty tells Piers Morgan he's running.​"I'm running for president," former Gov. Tim Pawlenty told CNN's Piers Morgan last night. "I'm not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for vice president. I'm focused on running for president." He also threatened to grow his mullet b ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Mitt Romney vs Tim Pawlenty: The campaign videos

    And the Oscar goes to ...​When it comes to presidential campaign videos, Mitt Romney compares to Tim Pawlenty the way CSPAN compares to Fox News. With Mitt, you get a rich, boring white Republican guy with great hair, droning into the camera about how awful Barack Obama is. Why so serious, M ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Pawlenty's Obama diaper joke stinks on Fox & Friends [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty steps in some diaper poop.​You know you've gone too far criticizing President Barack Obama when even Fox News trashes your rhetoric as "bad for the country." But Tim Pawlenty will try anything to get noticed as he edges toward a run for the White House, while trying to shuck the ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Pawlenty campaign staff loves light rail that Pawlenty fought

    Team T-Paw loves light rail.​Something caught our eye below the headline yesterday that Tim Pawlenty's soon-to-be campaign staff had leased 5,000 square feet of office space in a swank downtown Minneapolis office building. They liked the site because of the Hiawatha Line light rail link to Mi ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    5 Future Pawlenty Pop Culture References: Comment Of The Day

    Tim Pawlenty: Pop culture icon.​Tim Pawlenty made some tortured references to Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga in a speech to Iowa college Republicans the other day, evidently in a bid for the youth vote. After that, and T-Paw's never-ending spate of Hollywood movie trailers aimed at hiding his in ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Pawlenty V: Pawlenty Harder [VIDEO]

    YouTubeThis strangely lit man will save us from certain doom.​It feels like it's been a long time since he left us without a dope clip to step to. But Tim Pawlenty is making it right with a brand new installment of his blockbuster campaign video series. This one doesn't disappoint. After seem ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty channels Charlie Sheen: "Winning!" (without tiger blood)

    Winning!​Tim Pawlenty has found another way to try and convince voters that he's really not the boring guy from Minnesota that everyone says he is. He's hitched his wagon to Charlie Sheen's "tiger blood" star. Sort of. He doesn't really want to have consumed every drug known to human kind, bl ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Ten Reasons to Elect Tim Pawlenty President of the United States of America

    In Tim We Trust.​For Tim Pawlenty, the hour of reckoning is near. He's signed innumerable copies of a book that hardly anyone's actually read. He's ground through countless speeches and hobnobbing sessions in New Hampshire, Iowa, and anywhere else teabaggers will have him. He's worked overtime t ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty vs. Donald Trump, Birther

    T-Paw wants Trump to get a grip on reality.​Tim Pawlenty has shown over and over that he's willing to go the extra mile to win over the Republican Party base. But he draws the line with birthers -- including Donald Trump. Funny guy, The Donald, and he's rich, too, Pawlenty told Sean Hannity ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: Barack Obama really is American

    He's American. Get over it. Move on.​President Barack Obama is an American. Rep. Michele Bachmann and her followers seem to have a hard time accepting that fact, but the fellow Minnesotan she may face if she runs for the GOP presidential nomination harbors no such tea party delusions. Tim Paw ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty can't make friends on Facebook

    facebookYou don't get to 100,000 friends without being more interesting than Tim Pawlenty​Tim Pawlenty just loves the "wave of the future" that is Facebook. It's just not clear that Facebook loves him back. When the former Minnesota governor announced the formation of a presidential explorat ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty attacks Obama's healthcare as "one of the most flawed and misguided laws in modern history"

    Matt VisionquestBravepaw tweets his feelings on Obamacare.​Tim Pawlenty just excitedly tweeted that we should all check out his statement on the "1 yr anniversary of Obamacare."For such a momentous twitterduction, the statement is decidely brief--just about three tweets worth of text. In it, Pawle ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: nobody knows his name

    ​What's it gonna take for Tim Pawlenty to become a household name? Over-the-top movie trailers? A bomb of an autobiography? Speaking in a Jimmy Swaggart drawl? Evidently, these recent strategies aren't enough to do it. Only 41 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners recognize our forme ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Dan Savage invites Tim Pawlenty to film "It Gets Better" video

    ​In the latest issue of Time magazine, sex columnist Dan Savage calls on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to record a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.When the alt weekly sex columnist is asked who should record a public service spot against gay suicide, he named Pawlenty along with longt ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty to make presidential announcement today

    Pawlenty will officially be thinking about running.​After years of inching toward a 2012 presidential bid, former-Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to actually make a formal step toward the nomination. This afternoon, Pawlenty will announce plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee, ac ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty announces committee to explore presidential bid [VIDEO]

    He's now officially looking into it.​It's official: Tim Pawlenty is formally considering running for president. In just the type of bombastic, over-the-top video we've come to expect from T-Paw -- complete with a patriotic score, quick shots of American flags blowing in the wind, and jets fly ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Lucas Baiano makes Tim Pawlenty's over-the-top campaign ads

    Lucas Baiano turned T-Paw into an action hero.​Every time we see another of those hilariously over-the-top campaign ads for Tim Pawlenty, with their pulsating soundtracks, cut-away shots, weird angles, and contrived lighting, we ask ourselves the same question: Who made those things? Lucas Baiano ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Pawlenty III: Return to Pawlenty [VIDEO]

    Pawlenty's blockbuster movie series stumbles in its third outing.​The people Tim Pawlenty hired to make inspirational cinema shorts about Tim Pawlenty are back again with a third effort, this one set in the no-doubt-randomly-selected state of New Hampshire. As anyone in the movie business wil ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Barack Obama: Who is Tim Pawlenty?

    Who is this guy?​A couple of weeks ago at the Arizona teabagger confab, Tim Pawlenty grabbed a few laughs with a conspiracy theory jab at President Barack Obama. He wasn't going to "question the existence of the president's birth certificate," T-Paw said. "But when you listen to his policies, ... More >>

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