| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:45 AM
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.
| 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
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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:04 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:58 AM
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.
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
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,...