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Pawlenty comfortable in new role as bank lobbyist

As a presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty sometimes took the nation's big banks to task. Now he works for them. Pawlenty tells Business Week his transition from public service to corporate lobbyist is going well. Although a campaign line urging the banking industry to get their snout out of the public trough has now become infamous.

VP hopes dashed, could Pawlenty become Romney's Secretary of State?

No longer vice presidential material, Tim Pawlenty appears to emerging as a potential candidate for Secretary of State for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, given the former Minnesota governor's strong interest in foreign policy. But is Pawlenty interested in the potential opportunity?

Pawlenty zings Obama: The insults and one-liners

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty took the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night for a speech that got mixed reviews and was part comedy routine and part partisan attack. Here are some of the shots he fired at the Obama administration.

Pawlenty gets his moment in spotlight at RNC

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty played the role of attack dog in his speech at the Republican National Convention. Pawlenty focused mostly on President Obama rather than Republican candidate Mitt Romney or vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. He sprinkled biting or sarcastic humor through the speech, although pundits thought his jokes mostly fell flat.

Pawlenty not among 'top things' to watch at RNC

Big names in the Republican Party may overshadow Tim Pawlenty's primetime address at the GOP Convention Wednesday night. The former Minnesota governor did not make the cut as a person to watch leading up to Paul Ryan's keynote speech.

Pawlenty back in the limelight, earns top speaking spot at RNC

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has been chosen to speak in front of a national television audience on the third day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. Pawlenty will address the crowd Wednesday evening before Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, gives his keynote speech.

What’s next for Tim Pawlenty?

After being passed over twice as a vice presidential pick, where does Tim Pawlenty go from here? Time magazine explores his options. If Mitt Romney wins, perhaps a cabinet post? Or a run against Sen. Al Franken in 2014? And there's always the private sector. The former Minnesota governor sits on seven corporate boards.

Pawlenty shared 'a bunch of' tax returns with Romney campaign

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told ABC that he submitted 'a bunch of' tax returns to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign while being considered as a possible running mate. Pawlenty says he hopes the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will refocus attention on issues instead of what Pawlenty called 'shiny objects' such as tax returns. Pawlenty called Romney's choice of Ryan 'terrific.'

Rep. Ellison prefers Ryan over Pawlenty

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison tells MPR he's happy Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan over former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as his presidential running mate. "Paul Ryan is much more upfront about what he believes in. I actually prefer Ryan. I think it allows us to make a clear argument," Ellison said.

Ryan -- not Pawlenty -- Romney's VP pick

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty tells reporters he's "not disappointed" for being passed over on the GOP presidential ticket. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin to be his running mate instead.

Pawlenty on 7 corporate boards, raising new VP questions

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been doing a lot more than stumping for Mitt Romney and being a oft-mentioned vice presidential candidate lately. He has joined the boards of seven corporations in the past year, opening a new, private-sector chapter in his life that could leave vice presidential vetters with lots of new questions, the Star Tribune reports. Pawlenty will be on two Sunday morning political talk shows.