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Jennifer Duffy on Gov. Tim Pawlenty's exploratory committee for potential run for president

2011
Mar 22, 2011

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty has taken a step forward in a quest for the White House.  Although not officially in the presidental race, he has formed an exploratory committee to run for president.  Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the Cook Political Report, explains what this actually means.

Tim Pawlenty takes credit for Minnesota health reform cost cutting

2011
Feb 8, 2011

Tim Pawlenty has been touting the success of Minnesota's home-grown health reforms during his national book tour as he prepares for possible run for the presidency.

Tea Party House Caucus chair Michele Bachmann State of the Union response

2011
Jan 26, 2011

Excerpts of the Tea Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night (Tuesday).

Governor Pawlenty reiterates opposition to key element of health care reform

2010
Oct 9, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty repeated his opposition Friday to so-called "insurance exchanges," a key piece of health care reform. He said exchanges amount to government interfering with the free market.

Governor Pawlenty further reiterates his opposition to a key element of health care reform

2010
Oct 8, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty repeated his opposition Friday to so-called "insurance exchanges," a key piece of health care reform. He said exchanges amount to government interfering with the free market.

Pawlenty does about-face on insurance exchange idea

2010
Oct 8, 2010

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is standing by his decision to ignore a federal request for input on a key piece of health care reform.

Bachmann's environmental voting record criticized

2010
Apr 15, 2010

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is brushing off criticism of her voting record from an environmental group. The League of Conservation Voters says Bachmann achieved a two-percent rating -- nearly the lowest possible -- and the group plans to work against her re-election.

St. Paul charter could be first of closure trend as schools succumb to Pawlenty's funding shifts

2009
Nov 25, 2009

A charter school in St. Paul plans to close next month because of financial problems. 'Skills for Tomorrow' school has continually lost enrollment in recent years, which has only hurt finances, but officials say the governor's shifts in education funding this summer also contributed.

Safety net hospitals facing big losses from governor's cuts

2009
May 18, 2009

Minnesota's safety net hospitals are sifting through their options after Governor Pawlenty eliminated public insurance coverage for up to 35,000 of the state's poorest adults to balance the budget. The cuts don't take effect until the middle of 2010.

Pawlenty says state on track to meet climate change goals - lawmakers want more leadership

2009
Feb 13, 2009

The Pawlenty administration says Minnesota is on track to meet its ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Officials reported to a legislative committee Thursday, as required by state law.

Pawlenty GOP Pep Talk

2008
Nov 4, 2008

Pawlenty talks to GOP crowd, gives pep talk, at 10:10.

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