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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?

    Will leadership rift spoil the party for Pennsylvania Democrats?
    HARRISBURG — When the state Democratic Party holds its winter meeting this weekend, the primary agenda item is a routine one: picking candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other judicial races. But roiling below the surface is a...
  • Will a primary opponent for Joe Sestak emerge?

    Will a primary opponent for Joe Sestak emerge?
    Pennsylvania was one of the few shining spots nationally for Democrats in November’s elections. But as the contest for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat draws closer, party insiders aren’t exactly linking arms with the sole Democrat who has...
  • Early favorite in 2016 presidential race is Hillary Clinton, survey finds

    Early favorite in 2016 presidential race is Hillary Clinton, survey finds
    Pennsylvanians have an early favorite in next year's presidential race, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Half of those surveyed said they would vote for Hillary Clinton when the Democrat was paired against several potential...
  • Philadelphia to host 2016 Democratic Convention

    — Democrats will be heading to Philadelphia next year for their national convention to nominate the party's presidential candidate. The decision announced Thursday will put Pennsylvania in the national spotlight as Democrats attempt to hold on...
  • Philadelphia cheers pick to host Democrats' 2016 convention

    Philadelphia cheers pick to host Democrats' 2016 convention
    The City of Brotherly Love is becoming the City of Big Events. Philadelphia's selection Thursday as host of next year's Democratic National Convention comes as it prepares for Pope Francis' visit in September. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who led...
  • Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania lawmakers respond to President Obama's military force authorization

    Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania lawmakers respond to President Obama's military force authorization
    Lehigh Valley lawmakers welcomed the president's action in formally requesting congressional approval for military action against militants in Iraq and Syria, although local Republicans described his request as prompting more questions than it answered....
  • Democrats like Bob Casey cast fire companies as potential victims of stalled Homeland Security bill

    Democrats like Bob Casey cast fire companies as potential victims of stalled Homeland Security bill
    Congressional Republicans have sought to put the president's immigration policies at the forefront of the debate over a Homeland Security bill, and now Democrats are aiming to shift the rhetorical battle to your local firehouse. If the bill isn't passed...
  • Toomey, GOP stand for special interests

    Toomey, GOP stand for special interests
    As usual our politicians from the Lehigh Valley are standing in line with their party on major issues instead of what would most benefit their constituents. Sen. Pat Toomey will not only stand in the party line but also be the front-runner trying to...
  • Lower Macungie man part of elite WWII unit honored by Congress

    Lower Macungie man part of elite WWII unit honored by Congress
    As he walked the hallways of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, 92-year-old Bert Winzer didn't make it far without someone thanking him for his military service. Capitol police officers approached Winzer, clad in an olive-green Army uniform, asking to shake...