| 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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Could Sen. Pat Toomey be the Democrats chance to get gun control legislation passed?
Reports circulated Friday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Republican is in talks with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a bill to expand background checks on...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:23 AM
For the first time in four years, the Senate will debate a budget resolution that will allow Pennsylvania's senators and their colleagues to offer an unlimited number of amendments that will, if nothing else, highlight their legislative priorities....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The hotly-debated Paul Ryan budget proposal has caused no cracks in the party loyalty of Pennsylvania's House and Senate delegations.
Lehigh Valley Republican Congressman Charlie Dent voted for Ryan's budget in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:03 PM
A week into the dreaded sequester, all sorts of doom are being predicted. As threats of service cuts grow, political fingers remain pointed in partisan blame. All of the politicians are responsible, yet none will take responsibility, though many agree the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:07 AM
If Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faced Gov. Tom Corbett in a Pennsylvania gubernatorial matchup today he would win.
Pawlowski, who has hinted at an interest in the 2014 governor's race, performs at the top of the list of potential Democratic challengers,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said he’s still “haunted” by the Republicans’ failed presidential campaign and warned against their losing the debate on federal spending.
Toomey crisscrossed the state as a loyal...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday.
But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Franklin County’s largest employer braced itself for the fallout from the federal budget cuts set to go into effect Friday.
Letterkenny Army Depot Commander Col. Victor S. Hagan Sr. made a statement to the depot work force that a work furlough of...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pat Toomey will break bread, and perhaps gridlock, with President Obama.
The Pennsylvania U.S. senator is one of seven Republicans invited to dine with the president Wednesday evening, as first reported by the Associated Press. Obama is reaching out...