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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • To prevent data theft, businesses race to adopt new technology

    WASHINGTON Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information.
  • Setback for Toomey bill mandating school employee background checks

    A law requiring teachers and other school employees to undergo periodic background checks doesn't seem like something that would be difficult to get passed. But in today's Congress, nothing is easy. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was reminded of that this week...

    An EPA rule will clarify its authority on water

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, April 8: The interconnection of the natural world has long been part of human wisdom. "All the rivers run into the sea," notes Ecclesiastes, and they do this even if they are...

    Judge Smith's nomination to federal bench approved by Senate

    Northampton County Judge Edward Smith's nomination to a federal judgeship was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, bringing a federal trial judge to Easton for the first time in a decade. The Senate voted 69-31 to appoint Smith to the U.S. District...

    Harold Jackson: A nomination is scuttled, but justice is the real victim

    One old movie I usually can't help but watch if it is on TV is the film adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "To Kill a Mockingbird." It was a real treat when I returned home to Alabama a few years ago to attend a 50th anniversary...