| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:52 AM
If there's one thing Tim Pawlenty's campaign will not tolerate, it's talking about how sexy GOP frontrunner Michele Bachmann is.
I mean, think about it from the former Minnesota governor's perspective: It's bad enough to lose to his state's...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Struggling GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty apparently thought he could rev up his campaign by ... wait for it ... tepidly praising the music of Lady Gaga.
Ask yourself a simple question: Is it possible to look less presidential than this? ...
| Jan 22, 2011
By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start.
No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
| Apr 3, 2011
In every speech Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty gives these days, he touts his fiscal record during his eight years as governor of Minnesota. "I drew a line in the sand," he likes to say, bragging that he vetoed every tax increase and...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty isn't the only GOP presidential candidate who can make epic, movie-style campaign ads.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul's new ad is out -- and it's straight out of an action flick.
True to Paul's independent streak, the ad...
| Apr 14, 2011
Michael Ashner was one of Sen. John McCain's major fundraisers in the 2008 presidential campaign, bringing in $500,000 for the Republican nominee.
That makes the Oyster Bay, N.Y., real estate investment executive one of the most sought-after bundlers for...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign raised $4.3 million and spent nearly $2.5 million in the second quarter of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
More than $2 million of the former Minnesota...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s $4.2 million take for the year’s second fundraising quarter was buttressed by her strength with small-dollar donors.
Bachmann raised nearly 75 percent of her money through donations of $200 or less. In comparison,...
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
It's possible that the greatest villain in this whole debt ceiling spectacle is Grover Norquist, president of the right-wing group Americans for Tax Reform.
Norquist has bullied Republicans into taking increasingly extreme positions on economic policy...