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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Cotton, Republicans struggle to balance threat with defense cuts

    WASHINGTON Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas says the U.S. should go on the offense against terrorists around the world. He also voted to retain deep cuts in defense spending set for later this year. For many Republicans like Cotton, reconciling those...
  • Stop child predators from moving school to school, Toomey says

    Stop child predators from moving school to school, Toomey says
    Legislation that would prevent child predators from working in schools could have changed Beth Docherty's life. Even though there had been reports that the band director at Docherty's school had sexually abused students in the past, he was still able to...
  • Trudy Rubin: GOP goes beyond water's edge

    Imagine if a group of antiwar Democratic senators had penned a letter to Saddam Hussein in 2003 saying, "Don't worry about President Bush's war threats. We will undercut him." "Treachery!" Republicans would have roared. Yet 47 Republican senators,...
  • Senators put partisanship before U.S. interests

    Senators put partisanship before U.S. interests
    This week, following the sneakily arranged speech by Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu before Congress, 47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran's leadership warning that any nuclear deal with President Obama may not last long. They interjected...
  • Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence

    The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with shivs and smuggled razor...
  • Sen. Bob Casey criticizes Sen. Pat Toomey, other GOP senators for letter to Iranian leaders

    — Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania criticized his Republican counterpart, Pat Toomey, and the 46 other GOP senators who signed a letter warning Iranian leaders that Congress will need to approve any nuclear agreement between the countries....
  • Congress finds rare bipartisan ground in focus on New York Fed

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers who agree on little else are finding common ground in one thing: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has too much power within the U.S. central bank. One result has been increased interest in a plan advanced last month by Dallas Fed...
  • Toomey signed controversial letter to Iranian leaders

    Republican Sen. Pat Toomey signed on to a letter to Iranian leaders that has drawn sharp criticism from Democrats and the White House, who say it could undercut foreign policy efforts. The letter, signed by 47 Senate Republicans, warns that the...
  • Joe Sestak kicks off Senate bid against Pat Toomey

    Joe Sestak kicks off Senate bid against Pat Toomey
    — Democrat Joe Sestak made it official Wednesday morning: He wants a rematch with Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. To kick off his second Senate bid, the retired Navy admiral who earned a reputation last time as a tireless campaigner is walking...
  • Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.

    Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey. Sestak announced his candidacy for the 2016 election outside...
  • 5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday: ___ GOV. TOM WOLF'S FIRST BUDGET WOULD RAISE INCOME, SALES, CIGARETTE TAXES; OFFER PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, REBATE FOR RENTERS Wolf...