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  • 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

    Federal prisons embrace pepper spray as antidote to violence
    PHILADELPHIA — 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case

    Health insurance of 470,000 Pennsylvanians at stake under Supreme Court Obamacare case
    The nation's top court will hear arguments Wednesday on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could affect millions of Americans — including those in Pennsylvania — who bought health insurance through the federal marketplace. The legal...
  • Sestak to launch Senate bid Wednesday

    Sestak to launch Senate bid Wednesday
    Joe Sestak is in, and he's making it official tomorrow. Sestak, a Democrat who narrowly lost to Republican Pat Toomey in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, will announce his attempt at a rematch tomorrow outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia, according to...
  • Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers

    Ex-Gov. Ridge urges Congress to keep paychecks flowing to Homeland Security workers
    — Former Pennsylvania governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge joined with other past and present agency chiefs Wednesday to urge Congress to act on a funding bill before the department runs out of money at midnight Friday. Ridge, a...
  • Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed

    Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed
    Few people pray that their job will become obsolete. I do. As legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which partners with the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley and the 49 other rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania, I see many...
  • Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table

    Pat Toomey gains seat at Obamacare carving table
    Chipping away at Obamacare is a top priority for the Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, and Sen. Pat Toomey has a front-row seat for shaping some of those proposals. Toomey, R-Pa., was named to lead the Senate Finance Committee's panel...
  • Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow

    Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow
    — The Marcellus Shale Coalition had spent months and thousands of dollars on a rally and parade against drilling taxes. It chartered buses. It rented Harrisburg's minor league baseball stadium. It handed out free "Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania...