| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job.
Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday would not commit to paying interest on government bonds if the debt limit is not raised, saying it would be extremely difficult to choose which bills to pay if there is not enough money.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Sen. Pat Toomey was among 18 senators to vote against a deal Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling.
The Pennsylvania Republican joined the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers in their opposition to a last-...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
It became apparent this past week where Gov. Tom Corbett will aim his biggest political cannons in what has become his desperate bid to get re-elected.
The main salvos target U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County who is seen as a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:38 AM
In the aftermath of Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey cast doubt that advocates' efforts to resurrect the debate for new gun laws would be successful.
Toomey, the co-architect of this spring's...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:13 PM
WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof.
“There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26).
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:38 AM
There's three and a half years before Republican Sen. Pat Toomey faces voters again at the ballot, but Quinnipiac University has tested early how he'd fare today against a familiar foe: Democrat Joe Sestak.
A survey of Pennsylvania voters found Toomey...