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Patrick J. Toomey

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  • 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....
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
  • Former Democratic chairman raises money for GOP Dent

    Former Democratic chairman raises money for GOP Dent
    Republican Rep. Charlie Dent found himself in a room filled with Democrats this week – who had all paid at least $250 to be in his company. Dent received a financial assist for his re-election campaign Thursday night at the Bethlehem home of the...
  • 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...
  • Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far

    Medical device industry absorbing Obamacare tax so far
    WASHINGTON — B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth. Seven months since its...
  • UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt

    UPDATED: Toomey and Casey support suspending aid to Egypt
    UPDATED: With violence escalating in Egypt, Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators now say the federal government should suspend aid to the country. News broke Tuesday that the Obama administration had quietly suspended most military aid to the Egyptian...
  • Obama administration says aid to Egypt is under review, not on hold

    WASHINGTON –  The U.S. government hasn’t secretly cut off economic or military aid to Egypt, the White House said Tuesday, denying news reports that the assistance program is on hold. But a spokesman for President Obama did not contest the...