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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • Potential '16 rivals Toomey and Kane working together

    Potential '16 rivals Toomey and Kane working together
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is possibly eyeing Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate seat in 2016, but on Friday the two politicians will hold a joint event in Harrisburg to highlight Toomey-sponsored legislation to protect children from sexual...
  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill

    Casey, Toomey vote against farm bill
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators voted against final passage of the farm bill Tuesday for the exact opposite reasons. Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey joined a bipartisan mix of 32 senators voting against the $956 billion measure that...
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • 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...
  • Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal

    Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal
    For the second time in his short Senate career, Sen. Pat Toomey is on a high-stakes committee with a formidable task. As part of the deal to reopen the government after the 16-day shutdown this month and raise the debt ceiling, a select group of 29...
  • Some people think I'm a jerk for writing about Congressional perks - UPDATED to note Dent deferring pay

     
    Thursday's Watchdog column about Congress getting paid during the government shutdown - and explaining just how much they get paid for not doing their job - touched a few nerves. A World War II veteran left me a phone message......
  • 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......
  • New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change

    New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change
    WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration." But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
  • Giffords new gun control PAC gives first to Toomey

    Giffords new gun control PAC gives first to Toomey
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey will be among the firstĀ beneficiaries of a political action committee run by former Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Ā  Giffords had a PAC that she used primarily to pay for air travel, according to Federal...
  • Gun control advocates take new look at strategy

    Gun control advocates take new look at strategy
    WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...