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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • 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...
  • Toomey, Casey prep amendments for budget vote-a-rama

    Toomey, Casey prep amendments for budget vote-a-rama
    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....
  • Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week

    Obama to bring economic message to Pennsylvania next week
    President Barack Obama will return to Pennsylvania, the swing state he won handily in 2012, to continue his summer push to shift the policy conversation back to the economy. Details are few, but the White House confirmed that on "Thursday, August 22 and...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • Sen. Flake's conservative quest to find Senate comity

    Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona likes President Barack Obama, voted to give him the authority to strike Syria, supported the comprehensive immigration legislation favored by the White House, and works comfortably with members of the opposing party. The six-...
  • Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?

    Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?
    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...
  • UPDATED: Status report on Toomey-Manchin gun talks expected around 5 p.m.

    UPDATED: Status report on Toomey-Manchin gun talks expected around 5 p.m.
    UPDATED: Sen. Pat Toomey kept his head down as he quickly walked past a gaggle of reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who Toomey is working with on a background check compromise, sprinted past several huddled reporters, arms pumping,...