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Tim Pawlenty Becomes a Romney Surrogate

It’d be a mistake to overstate the impact of a single endorsement, especially one from a one-time rival who never commanded much in the way of national popularity or resources, but Tim Pawlenty’s quick backing of Mitt Romney says a few things about the current primary race, only now rounding the corner into its first straightaway.

Pawlenty vs. Bachmann: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Tim Pawlenty didn’t have much choice: He had to go after Michele Bachmann sooner or later. The Minnesota congresswoman has completely overshadowed Pawlenty’s campaign, and appears on track to finish first or second in Iowa’s caucuses, where Pawlenty had banked on a splash-making strong showing that could vault him into subsequent …

Will New Hampshire Matter More?

Iowa has been getting all the attention of late, but it’s entirely possible that when it comes to choosing the ultimate Republican nominee, the caucuses won’t matter all that much. It’s not hard to imagine Michele Bachmann …

A Health Care Fix Bernie Sanders and Tim Pawlenty Can Both Love?

Sen. Ron Wyden, of Oregon, has a knack for linking up with Republicans to introduce innovative health care policy that can garner real bipartisan support. When the Affordable Care Act was but a glimmer in President Obama’s eye, Wyden and Republican Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, introduced the Healthy Americans Act. This health care reform …