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  • Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers back medical device tax repeal

    Bipartisan Pennsylvania lawmakers back medical device tax repeal
    Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties are supporting the renewed push to repeal a tax on medical device sales created to help pay for the 2010 health care law. While Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent have been advocates for...
  • Casey joins Toomey on coveted Finance Committee

    Casey joins Toomey on coveted Finance Committee
    Pennsylvania now has double the influence on the powerful tax-writing Finance Committee, joining Ohio as the only other state to have both of its senators on the panel. Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Tuesday he'd be filling a seat on the panel...
  • Is Rep. Dent a centrist or conservative? Depends on who you ask.

    Is Rep. Dent a centrist or conservative? Depends on who you ask.
    Separate congressional ratings show two different Charlie Dents. In one, the National Journal's annual vote scores, Dent literally falls in the dead center of his House of Representatives colleagues. His votes in 2012 make him 49.8 percent liberal and...
  • Toomey: Give Obama 'flexibility' on cuts

    Toomey: Give Obama 'flexibility' on cuts
    As the clock ticks down to the sequester deadline on Friday, it's almost certain that the $85 billion in annual cuts will happen despite bipartisan agreement that the indiscriminate nature of them would be economically harmful. Pennsylvania Republican...
  • Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version

    Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version
    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...
  • Toomey to dine with President Obama

    Toomey to dine with President Obama
    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...
  • Rand Paul gets filibuster relief from Pat Toomey

    Rand Paul gets filibuster relief from Pat Toomey
    Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark. The...
  • Twelve steaks and an arugula salad: Obama takes the GOP to dinner

    Twelve steaks and an arugula salad: Obama takes the GOP to dinner
    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...
  • McManus: Sadder but wiser pols

    President Obama took a posse of Republican senators to dinner last week, and this week he's giving Congress the unusual courtesy of no fewer than four presidential visits to Capitol Hill. Can a flurry of presidential schmoozing change Washington from...
  • Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett

    Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett
    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,...
  • Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign

    Toomey to CPAC: Still haunted by 2012 presidential campaign
    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...