| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| May 23, 2014
As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It was Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania who indicated that there was another, less savory Senate motive for defeating universal background checks for gun purchases last week.
All this time, many of us had assumed that the dogged preservation of the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:07 AM
On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Calling it the "anti-immigration bill" because the cap on a new work visa program for low skilled immigrants is, in his view, too low, Sen. Pat Toomey offered an amendment Thursday afternoon to increase the visa ceiling from a max of 75,000 to a max of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage.
Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 12:10 PM
When the Lehigh Valley's new congressman, Matt Cartwright, was elected freshmen class president last week, he promised his peers dedication to softening the acerbic tone in Washington.
"My top priority is to address the toxic atmosphere in Washington,"...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open.
House GOP leaders will hold...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A Capitol Hill staffer born and raised in the Lehigh Valley is suddenly $100,000 richer.
Chris Jacobs, without telling anyone he was to be a contestant, went on 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire' and walked away with a hefty prize. Not the big prize, but...