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  • DeMint's Pennsylvania political legacy

    DeMint's Pennsylvania political legacy
    Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics. It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...
  • Santorum suggests Obama better than Romney

    Santorum suggests Obama better than Romney
    Just as Rick Santorum readies himself to face old friends and foes at a Harrisburg gathering of fiscal conservatives Saturday morning, he had another slip of the tongue that surely made Pennsylvania Republicans cringe and recall old wounds. Santorum...
  • Santorum: Pennsylvania Senate loss was a 'gift'

    Santorum: Pennsylvania Senate loss was a 'gift'
    Harrisburg – Rick Santorum faced a room of Pennsylvania conservatives Saturday morning offering not quite a mea culpa for the ways he’d disappointed them in the past, but presenting himself as humbled since his crushing Senate loss. Trying to...
  • Hagel, Defense Secretary pick, tough sell for Toomey

    Hagel, Defense Secretary pick, tough sell for Toomey
    President Obama's pick to be his U.S. Defense Secretary may have a particularly difficult time winning over one Pennsylvania GOP senator. Pat Toomey is sure not to forget former Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's very public endorsement of Democrat...
  • Toomey to stay neutral in most 2012 races

     
    When asked by ABCNews if he'd support moderate Republican Senate colleague Olympia Snowe of Maine in the 2012 election, Sen. Pat Toomey said he's staying out of it. "Look, I think this is a very dynamic environment and probably almost......
  • DeMint recalls telling Specter he'd back Toomey

     
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who soon after turned on his Republican colleagues and switched political affiliation, was none too thrilled to find out one of his colleagues would not support him in the Pennsylvania GOP primary. Conservative South Carolina...
  • Toomey v. Casey softball game

     
    Last night we attended the annual Pennsylvania senators softball game, a tradition that dates back at least as far as Arlen Specter v. Rick Santorum. Pat Toomey's team, Hit It, Toomey, (insert debt ceiling joke here) squeezed out a 14-13......
  • Unemployed to Toomey: Meet with us

     
    Clarification w/ updates: The lawmakers mentioned below have all held town halls, but none since Congress recessed for the weeks-long August break. Two unemployed men from opposite ends of the state are urging U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to hold a......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Even More On The Electoral College.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, September threw down the window pretty abruptly. And all of a sudden it's tweed jacket weather. Nothing makes us long for our native New England more -- except, perhaps for a fall collapse by......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Wednesday Five.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It occurs to us that an 18-year-old sailor serving on that day would now be 88 years old. The......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Rick Santorum? President?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first full Monday of Pennsylvania Farm Show week, that magical seven days that Pennsylvanians use an excuse to eat their own weight in fried foods. We are not sure how this is......