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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.

No GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race

2011
Feb 25, 2011

It's no secret the Republicans think President Obama is vulnerable in next year's election. They think he overreached on the healthcare overhaul, the economy is still sluggish and they're confident voters agree with them that the federal government spends too much.

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.

Health executives float huge Medicaid cuts, with sin tax hikes

2011
Jan 27, 2011

The leaders of seven large Minnesota health plans and hospital groups are floating a plan that would cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid benefits, while boosting health care revenues from additional taxes on alcohol, tobacco and providers.

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).

Health care reform to repeal?

2010
Dec 23, 2010

Barack Obama signed a landmark healthcare overhaul into law back in March, but throughout the year the measure didn't appear to win the hearts and minds of Americans.

Reimagining Sitting Bull: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake

2010
Dec 5, 2010

Every December, the Lakota remember the life and death of Sitting Bull. History has cast him primarily as a warrior, but Krista Tippett discovers in Sitting Bull's living legacy, a very different character from history's celebrity warrior chief who vanquished Custer.

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.

Independence Party candidates for governor Series: Campaign 2010 (Rob Hahn, Tom Horner, John Uldrich)

2010
Mar 1, 2010

Meet the candidates: Independence Party candidates for governor. Broadcast: Midday, 03/01/2010, 11:00 a.m. Three Independence Party candidates for governor join Gary Eichten on Midday to discuss issues facing the state and take questions from listeners.

What did President Obama's health care summit accomplish?

2010
Feb 26, 2010

 A day after President Barack Obama gathered top lawmakers in Washington for a bipartisan summit on health care, former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, Chair of the National Institute of Health Policy, assesses the ideas and accomplishments of the all-day session. Guest: David Durenberger: U.S.

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