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  • Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'

    Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'
    Had Sen. Pat Toomey's amendment to expand background checks passed, Pennsylvania's other U.S. senator said Monday that it would not have been enough to curb gun violence. Bob Casey spoke about gun control, an issue he "evolved" (Washington speak for...
  • Toomey joins sequester flight delays blame game

    Toomey joins sequester flight delays blame game
    For the second day in a row, Sen. Pat Toomey took to the Senate floor Wednesday to rail against the Obama administration for the nation's widespread flight delays, a tangible result of the $85 billion automatic spending cuts. The Pennsylvania Republican...
  • 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...
  • Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey

    Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey
    A gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg began airing a television ad Thursday that thanks Sen. Pat Toomey for his work on background checks. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns 30-second spot shows the Capitol building ...
  • Local lawmakers attend Benghazi, Boston bombing hearings

    Local lawmakers attend Benghazi, Boston bombing hearings
    U.S. House Republicans held investigative hearings this week on two terror events - the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the Boston Marathon bombing. On each committee was a local area lawmaker who attended the high-profile hearings, though...
  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • 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...
  • Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week

    Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats are...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill

    Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill
    Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown. Helping to lead the candy...
  • Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached

    Lew won't commit to paying bondholders if debt limit is breached
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money. On top...