Tim Pawlenty's file:

Tim Pawlenty is the former governor of Minnesota, having served two terms in office from 2003-2011.

Recent statements involving Tim Pawlenty

"The weight of the evidence (on global warming) is that most of it, maybe all of it, is because of natural causes ... it’s fair to say the science is in dispute."

"Obamacare was patterned after (Mitt Romney's) plan in Massachusetts."

Michele Bachmann's legislative record is "offering failed amendments."

Says Tim Pawlenty said in 2006, "The era of small government is over... the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive."

Says scientists are "in dispute" over whether being gay is a choice.

Recent stories featuring Tim Pawlenty

Fact-checking the Iowa Republican debate:

We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Campaign turns Minnesota not so nice:

We check dueling claims from presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty

'Born This Way': What do scientists say about the origins of being gay?:

Last Sunday, Republican presidential candidate and Lady Gaga fan Tim Pawlenty discussed the science behind sexual orientation. We checked whether there's a scientific consensus.

Fact-checking the GOP debate in New Hampshire:

Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will, and we’ll be watching for testable statements.

Fact-checking the Republican debate in New Hampshire:

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