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Ohio State Auditor Endorses Pawlenty For President

Ohio Auditor David Yost has endorsed former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for the 2012 presidential race, becoming the first statewide elected official to pick a favorite.

05/31/2011

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St. John’s University President To Step Down

The president of St. John’s University in Collegeville has announced he won’t seek a second term and will leave the job at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

05/27/2011

Then-Republican party nominee George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, eat at the La Simpatia Mexican restaurant in Guadalupe, California, 09 August 2000. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President Bush Foul Ball Video

Former President George W. Bush is a big baseball fan.

05/24/2011

Tim Pawlenty announces his bid for U.S. President in 2012. (credit: CBS)

Pawlenty Announces Presidential Run, Iowans React

The former Minnesota governor made his plans official Monday in Des Moines, Iowa, saying he will be the candidate that tells the truth to the American people about the hard decisions that will need to be made to eliminate the budget deficit.

05/23/2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Esme’s Blog: Boring, Bland And A Winner?

A columnist for the site The Daily Beast labeled ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty “boring, bland and unknown” and then goes on to argue that he could in fact win the GOP nomination.

05/23/2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Announces Presidential Run In Web Video

The former Minnesota governor released an Internet video Sunday ahead of a public appearance Monday in Iowa, where he planned to formally enter the race for the 2012 GOP nomination.

05/22/2011

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Pawlenty Hopes To Turn Bootstrap Story To Favor

When Tim and Mary Pawlenty step out for date night, the fine dining can be a sandwich over a garbage can at a Minnesota Wild game. His ride since leaving the governor’s office is a used Ford Escape. His house is a trim two-story like millions of others in American suburbs.

05/21/2011

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Aide: Pawlenty Running For President

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for the GOP presidential nomination and will announce his bid Monday in Iowa.

05/20/2011

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Minnesota’s Fire Marshal Gets National Position

Minnesota’s fire marshal has been elected president of the National Association of State Fire Marshals.

05/20/2011

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Romney: Obama ‘Threw Israel Under The Bus’

Republicans looking to unseat President Barack Obama charged Thursday that he undermined the sensitive and delicate negotiations for Middle East peace with his outline for resumed talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

05/20/2011

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Which Republican Candidate Has The Best Chance Of Defeating President Obama in 2012?

Now that Donald Trump is out of the running for the Presidency, which of the Republicans has the best shot at unseating President Obama?

05/16/2011

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U Of M Regents Get A Peek At 2012 Budget

University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks is hinting that proposed cuts in state support could mean fewer university employees in the 2012 budget.

05/13/2011

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Esme’s Blog: Explaining The Bin Laden Raid

In the days since the daring raid that took out Osama Bin Laden, the administration and the nation has much to be proud of.

05/06/2011

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Good Question: Could The President Lower Gas Prices?

With gasoline prices pushing $4 a gallon in the Twin Cities, there’s enough blame to go around. So, can the president really do anything to lower gas prices?

04/27/2011

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White House Releases President Obama’s Birth Certificate

Wednesday morning, the White House released a copy of the long-form Birth Certificate from the state of Hawaii. See the image and listen to the President’s statement here!

04/27/2011

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 12:  President Barack Obama reacts during his speech at the event "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" honoring the January 8 shooting victims at McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus on January 12, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The memorial service is in honor of victims of the mass shooting at a Safeway grocery store that killed six and injured at least 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head. Among those killed were U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; Giffords' director of community outreach, Gabe Zimmerman, 30; and 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Did This Reporter Do His Job Or Go Over

Dallas Political Reporter gets under the President’s skin. But was he wrong in doing so?

04/18/2011

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Reality Check: Pawlenty’s ‘I’m Running’ Gaffe

Did former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announce his presidential bid on CNN Tuesday night? And why does it matter?

04/13/2011

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Pawlenty Says ‘I’m Running;’ Campaign Downplays It

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty may be running for president, but he’s not ready to be official about it.

04/12/2011

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Ex-Governor Ventura Would Consider Running With Ron Paul

Former pro-wrestler and Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, says he would consider getting back into politics if Texas Congressman Ron Paul would run for president as an Independent.

04/04/2011

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 12:  President Barack Obama reacts during his speech at the event "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" honoring the January 8 shooting victims at McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus on January 12, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The memorial service is in honor of victims of the mass shooting at a Safeway grocery store that killed six and injured at least 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who remains in critical condition after being shot in the head. Among those killed were U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; Giffords' director of community outreach, Gabe Zimmerman, 30; and 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

On High-Profile Issues, Obama Keeps A Low Profile

Call it an above-the-fray strategy.

03/12/2011

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Finding Minnesota: George Washington’s Life

For the next few months, Minnesotans have an opportunity to get to know a lot more about America’s first president, George Washington. Staff at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul are putting together the final touches on an elaborate exhibit that showcases aspects of Washington’s life, from his teenage years to his final days.

02/20/2011

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addresses the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner while touring to promote his new book, "Courage to Stand," at the Marriott Hotel January 30, 2011 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Pawlenty is eyeing a run for the GOP presidential nomination and has made several trips to Iowa, which will be holding its famous "first in the nation" caucus in about a year. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

2 Minnesotans Too Many For 2012 Presidential Race?

Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann spent the past decade mostly staying out of each other’s way, two Minnesotans taking very different paths on the rise to national Republican Party prominence from a state better known for its Democratic icons.

02/09/2011

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Possible Presidential Contender Pawlenty In Ill.

Possible Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty isn’t shying away from President Barack Obama’s adopted home state.

02/04/2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) listens to her introduction prior to speaking at the Iowans for Tax Relief PAC Watchdog Reception January 21, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Bachmann spoke to Iowa's largest anti-tax group amidst speculation that she will run for president as a Republican candidate in 2012.  (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Esme’s Blog: Underestimating Michele Bachmann

There are many who have dismissed Rep. Michele Bachmann as the shrillest of the shrill voices on the far right. Even her own party dismissed her with a rebuff to her effort to join the leadership of the new Republican controlled Congress.

01/22/2011

Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting Feb. 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Pawlenty On ‘GMA,’ ‘The View’ To Plug New Book

Bopping from one national TV interview to the next, Republican Tim Pawlenty played for laughs Tuesday to counter a humdrum image while also asserting himself as a tested figure who could be a credible presidential candidate.

01/11/2011

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