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  • Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

    Toomey to hold four townhalls next week
    Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
  • QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work

    QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work
    His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected. (That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.) Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
  • Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016

    Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016
    The Admiral is readying for a rematch. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
  • PASSINGS: Claramae Turner, Richie Phillips, Rituparno Ghosh

    PASSINGS: Claramae Turner, Richie Phillips, Rituparno Ghosh
    Claramae Turner Opera singer known for role in 'Carousel' Claramae Turner, 92, a gifted contralto who mastered 75 grand opera roles but was best known for her passionate rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 movie "Carousel," died May...
  • Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?

    Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?
    Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats....
  • This week in Washington

     
    This week the Senate will once again try to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, a measure considered must-pass before the end of the year. It's authored by Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey. The House may start work on......
  • Specter: Pa. tough for Obama (VIDEO)

     
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will......
  • Specter: Life Among The Cannibals

     
    When Arlen Specter lost his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate last year, he promised his parting gift to the political world would be a tell-all book sharing his side of his defeat. Now that book is almost ready, and......
  • Romney makes major ad buy in Pennsylvania

    Romney makes major ad buy in Pennsylvania
    Living rooms across Pennsylvania are about to be blitzed with ads from Mitt Romney. The GOP frontrunner's campaign, who is dedicating both the candidate's time and resources in the Keystone state ahead of the April 24 primary, has purchased $2.9...
  • Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.

    Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will be...
  • What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?

    What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?
    He lacks the celebrity of Sarah Palin or the political stature of Chris Christie, but an endorsement from Pat Toomey would be measured within Republican ranks as a coup for many candidates. For four years, the Pennsylvania Republican was a professional...