Tim Pawlenty, Frustrated at Soledad O’Brien’s Rhetorical Prowess,…

Soledad O'Brien can carve another notch into her rhetorical shillelagh after making Tim Pawlenty look like a xenophobic douche on Wednesday. After giving Romney surrogate John Sununu a what-for about Medicare, O'Brien got into a similar debate with Pawlenty when she confronted the former Minnesota governor over a Mitt… » 8/16/12 11:55pm 8/16/12 11:55pm

CNN's Republican Reality Show

From the moment the imperious music began and the narrator intoned that the Republicans wanted to "kick out" Obama from the White House, CNN left no overwrought TV styling untried. » 9/13/11 10:50am 9/13/11 10:50am

Watch Tim Pawlenty Awkwardly Discuss His Favorite Gaga Songs

Today in desperate pleas for relevance: Flailing presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty goes out of his way to talk about how much he loves Lady Gaga. » 7/07/11 7:15pm 7/07/11 7:15pm

Pawlenty Gets Glitterbombed

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty has a reputation for being dull, so getting glitter dumped on him could only help his luster. On the other hand, he was getting called out for anti-woman and anti-gay positions, so... even. » 6/17/11 12:25pm 6/17/11 12:25pm

A World Where President Michele Bachmann Sounds Reasonable

Despite all the idiotic this or that questions in yesterday's Republican debate, it was all about consensus: A world of slashed government safety nets and regulation, where Rick Santorum's views on abortion and gay rights don't stand out as extreme at all. And where Bachmann, who announced her candidacy onstage, looks… » 6/14/11 10:30am 6/14/11 10:30am

Tim Pawlenty Would Reinstate DADT

Speaking to Bryan Fischer (he of the "feminization of the Medal of Honor,") the Republican presidential hopeful said he would "support reinstating" Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Congratulations, Pawlenty, you're an even bigger asshole than John McCain! » 1/13/11 1:47pm 1/13/11 1:47pm

Celebrate The Second Annual Abortion Recovery Month!

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has declared April as "Abortion Recovery Month." The occasion "encourages and promotes healing opportunities and raises awareness of the aftermath of abortion." (FYI, you can donate to Minnesota's Planned Parenthood here.) [Politico] » 4/12/10 6:30pm 4/12/10 6:30pm

Al Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Race (Finally)

The Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that Al Franken won last November's Senate race. Since Governor Tim Pawlenty announced he would certify Franken if so ordered, Franken might actually be sworn into office this year. [Star Tribune, Star Tribune] » 6/30/09 2:30pm 6/30/09 2:30pm

Michael Jackson's Death Now Influencing Iranian Protesters

Is Michael Jackson bad for Iran? Is Minnesota Govenor Tim Pawlenty giving up on his bromance with Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? Did John Edwards really make a sex tape? The Washington Independent's Spencer Ackerman helps answer these important questions. » 6/29/09 10:00am 6/29/09 10:00am

Rick Santorum Knows What African-American Women Really Need

Diane Wood: The Soon-To-Be Target Of GOP Outrage

The Guns Have Been Readied For The Circular Firing Squads

Liveblogging The Boys of Republicana

In order to make my life worth living and the liveblog tenable, I stopped for a double cappuccino and missed Mel Martinez speak. Actually, I didn't "miss" him so much as I looked up and realized — unlike the rest of the crowd — that he was speaking. The rest of the crew, though, I paid attention to and my liveblog » 9/04/08 8:09pm 9/04/08 8:09pm

Conventional Crap: Moebama Underwhelmed By Barack's Beautiful, Moving…

Although I am basically a walking, red-colored zombie — or, I would be if my feet didn't hurt so much that I'm not really walking as much as limping — someone's got to wrap up the week of speechifying, pandering, branding and making the kind of history that causes grown people to cry before the speech even starts and… » 8/29/08 10:00am 8/29/08 10:00am

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe, Some Of These Veep Picks Have To Go

Okay, now, seriously. Obama's VP pick — whoever it's going to be — is going to be giving the most important speech of his (or her) political career in less than eight days and almost no one knows who that person is going to be. It's time to start whittling that list down a little! And the same goes for John McCain,… » 8/19/08 10:00am 8/19/08 10:00am

I Know, If Only You Could Write In "Pabst Blue Ribbon" For VP…

It's speedmating, readers! The weekend's New Republic has a big veep-speculation package and Megan and I — well, mostly Megan — read it so you don't have to! Sad notes: they don't think Hillary's in the running; Satan conquerer Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, is not profiled. But Ed Rendell is!… » 6/09/08 10:00am 6/09/08 10:00am