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  • QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work

    QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work
    His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected. (That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.) Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
  • Coats defends his vote on guns

    Coats defends his vote on guns
    Although polls nationwide and in Indiana show overwhelming support for tightening background checks for gun purchases,Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana's Republican senior senator, voted "no." He says most constituents who contacted him wanted him to do just that....
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
  • Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016

    Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016
    The Admiral is readying for a rematch. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
  • Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week

    Casey, Toomey on Senate committee that will investigate IRS next week
    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats are...
  • Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey

    Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey
    A gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg began airing a television ad Thursday that thanks Sen. Pat Toomey for his work on background checks. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns 30-second spot shows the Capitol building ...
  • Local lawmakers attend Benghazi, Boston bombing hearings

    Local lawmakers attend Benghazi, Boston bombing hearings
    U.S. House Republicans held investigative hearings this week on two terror events - the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi and the Boston Marathon bombing. On each committee was a local area lawmaker who attended the high-profile hearings, though...
  • Should Senate OK background checks deal?

    Should Senate OK background checks deal?
    Two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, unveiled a compromise Wednesday to subject more gun buyers to criminal background checks. Currently the checks only apply to sales from licensed dealers,...
  • How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?

    How could 31 Senators vote against debating expanded background checks?
    How could it be that even a single U.S. senator — no matter how opposed to gun control — could vote to hold up consideration of a proposal to require background checks for gun purchases? This is an idea not only embraced by something in the...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • 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...