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  • New poll shows challenge for Toomey in 2016

    New poll shows challenge for Toomey in 2016
    A new survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey with a slim lead over the one candidate actively running against him but a lackluster approval rating. Asked about the freshman senator’s job...
  • Pa. legislators react to State of the Union speech

    What did local lawmakers think of the president's State of the Union speech? Republican Sen. Pat Toomey:  “His basic proposal is a huge tax increase and massive new spending programs," he told reporters shortly after the speech. "And the...
  • Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says

    Proposed tax increase 'a non-starter' Toomey says
    WASHINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama wrapped up his prime-time State of the Union address, Sen. Pat Toomey's staff went over the logistics of their boss' response. Included was how to meet up with Toomey afterward on the other side...
  • NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins

    NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins
    HARRISBURG — The NCAA agreed to restore former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's wins to settle a lawsuit challenging the NCAA's authority to punish the university over Jerry Sandusky's crimes. The decision, announced Friday, was met with...
  • Toomey, Casey agree: Exempt waste coal power plants from pollution rules

    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules. The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
  • In Hershey, congressional Republicans back away from federal gas tax hike

    In Hershey, congressional Republicans back away from federal gas tax hike
    HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
  • U.S. House votes to undo Obama's immigration actions

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. House pushed back against President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions Wednesday, with Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta at the forefront of an effort to curtail deportation relief for those in the country...
  • Pa. senators sign on to medical device tax repeal

    Pa. senators sign on to medical device tax repeal
    WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania's two senators are backing a bill introduced Tuesday that would repeal the medical device tax that helps pay for Obamacare. Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Bob Casey are part of a bipartisan group of 10 senators...
  • New Congress, new roles for Pennsylvania lawmakers

    New Congress, new roles for Pennsylvania lawmakers
    WASHINGTON — The political dynamics of the new Congress offer opportunities and challenges for Pennsylvania's delegation. Republicans now run the Senate and enjoy a larger majority in the House. That puts Democrat Bob Casey in the minority for...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • Hundreds rally for cops in Philly

    Hundreds rally for cops in Philly
    About 200 people braved temperatures below freezing to attend a rally near Philadelphia's Independence Hall in support of local law enforcement officers. Pennsylvania Republicans Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan spoke at Saturday's Delaware Valley...