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  • Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Pawlenty resigns from Romney campaign to lobby

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has resigned as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to lobby for Wall Street. He also has ruled out a run for governor or Senate in Minnesota in 2014.

  • Pawlenty leaves Romney camp

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has resigned as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign and ruled out any 2014 political races in Minnesota, in order to lobby for Wall Street.

  • Portman seen having edge as VP choice

    When it comes to Mitt Romney, political insiders tend to agree on two things: Every name floated as the Republican nominee-in-waiting's vice presidential pick brings some political baggage and, baggage notwithstanding, low-key Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is the likeliest choice.

  • ** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at a campaign event at K's Hamburger Shop in Troy, Ohio. Joining him onstage is Sen. Rob Portman (left), Ohio Republican, and House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. (Associated Press)

    Obama camp picks at possible Romney veep choices

    President Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already trying to scuff up those considered by political insiders to be most likely to join the GOP ticket.

  • FILE - CIA Director nominee Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday,June 23, 2011, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination. Petraeus is a recipient of the 2012 Jefferson Award. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    KENDALL: Romney's Vice President Peaches

    As GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, comes down to the wire on his vice presidential pick, one thing is clear: The odds favor a vice president whose last name begins with a P: Pawlenty, Portman or Petraeus.

  • **FILE** Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks June 17, 2012, during a campaign event at K's Hamburger Shop in Troy, Ohio. Joining him onstage is Sen. Rob Portman (left), Ohio Republican, and House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican. (Associated Press)

    Would-be stars walk tightrope in Romney VP circus

    The buzz around Mitt Romney's vice-presidential choice has become deafening — a political soap opera that involves "American Idol"-like auditions on the stump and conflicting reports on who is in the running.

  • Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is statistically tied with Mitt Romney in Minnesota, is the favorite in Missouri and is running ahead of Newt Gingrich in Colorado, polls show. (Associated Press)

    Santorum pursues surge in Colorado, Minnesota

    The Republican presidential race could be headed for another reshuffle Tuesday as Rick Santorum, who has lagged behind since his surprise Iowa victory, is once again challenging the dominance of front-runner Mitt Romney.

  • Mitt Romney

    Most Republican bundlers still sitting on sidelines

    Members of the Republican money machine that powered presidential elections from their time as "Rangers" for George W. Bush are betting almost entirely on Mitt Romney, but a large majority has so far sat out of the 2012 race altogether.

  • ** FILE ** Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left), a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, thanks former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, formerly one of Mr. Romney's rivals in the White House race, for his endorsement during a news conference in North Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Romney: NLRB's Boeing complaint is political payback

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, fresh from picking up former rival Tim Pawlenty's endorsement, criticized the Obama administration's links to organized labor, arguing that a National Labor Relations Board's complaint against Boeing is White House payback to unions.

  • Inside Politics

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday definitively ruled out a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate after ending his Republican bid for the White House a few days ago.

  • Illustration: Ideas by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    FIELDS: Wanted: Ideas that work

    If all politics were truly local, Tim Pawlenty might still be in the race. The former governor of Minnesota made the best offer to Iowans, promising to cook their dinner or mow their lawn. Of course, there was a catch. The winner of the dinner and a freshly clipped lawn had to come up with an example of something specific offered by President Obama to solve the economic mess.

  • Inside the Beltway

    More nicknames have emerged for President Obama's heartland bus tour: Rolling Blunder, Bus Force One, Running on Empty, America Under the Wheels, Hell on Wheels, Beast Bus.

  • MAKING FRIENDS: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the newest Republican presidential candidate, high-fives Remington Tack, 4, at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sunday. (Associated Press)

    Iowa straw poll reshapes GOP race

    The weekend's straw poll in Ames lived up to its historic role as presidential bouncer, validating Rep. Michelle Bachmann's front-runner status in Iowa and kicking former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to the curb — reshuffling the Republican race for the White House along the way.

  • Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Pawlenty dropping his bid for White House

    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Sunday will abandon his bid for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in Saturday's Iowa straw poll.

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