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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms

    Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
    The current draft of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act includes a provision exempting religious institutions from the ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey wants to...
  • 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....
  • How did the gun issue impact Toomey's fundraising?

    How did the gun issue impact Toomey's fundraising?
    Republican Sen. Pat Toomey raised nearly $1 million in the second quarter of this year, which included the period when he was on the front lines of the political battle to strengthen background checks on firearms. Toomey raised $946,000 from April...
  • Casey outlines specific tax reform goals

    Casey outlines specific tax reform goals
    Sen. Bob Casey believes any tax reform package should include incentives for investing in domestic manufacturing, life science innovation and renewable energy. And the Pennsylvania Democrat wants the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit -...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back to work on Monday. And with our return comes a return to the usual full posting schedule you've come to expect from us. In the meantime, here's a quick buffet of the best......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The fiscal cliff of insanity!

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As of this writing, a mere 16 hours remain before an apocalypse that would have made the Mayans go "Hey, check out those guys" is set to befall this Great Republic of Ours. We're talking,......
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

     
    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in......
  • Dent Comes Through

     
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent called me last week to assure me that he and House Speaker John Boehner would not support letting the U.S. default on its debt. He was responding in part to a blog post in which I......
  • Club for Growth loves Marco; Bill, Debbie, not so much

     
    Updated 1:05 p.m. 2/26/13 to reflect that Posey did not get an award. The staunchly-conservative Club for Growth, a big funder of political campaigns through its affiliated PAC and Super PAC, is out with its 2012 Congressional scoreboard, throwing special...
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Halloween poll results: Gov. Corbett frighteningly unpopular

     
    A year out from the 2014 election, a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Governor Tom Corbett still isn't getting any love from Pennsylvania voters. Only 20 percent believe Corbett, a Republican, deserves re-election, and 44 percent of...