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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...
  • 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....
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas

    Toomey sponsors immigration amendment to increase low skilled worker visas
    Calling it the "anti-immigration bill" because the cap on a new work visa program for low skilled immigrants is, in his view, too low, Sen. Pat Toomey offered an amendment Thursday afternoon to increase the visa ceiling from a max of 75,000 to a max of...
  • Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no

    Immigration's a go, Toomey's a no
    Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey voted no Monday night on a procedural test vote on the comprehensive immigration package, signaling that he would also vote against the bill on final passage. Toomey was considered a possible GOP pick up on...
  • Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal

    Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal
    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-...
  • Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal

    Toomey among 29 lawmakers to meet next week on budget deal
    For the second time in his short Senate career, Sen. Pat Toomey is on a high-stakes committee with a formidable task. As part of the deal to reopen the government after the 16-day shutdown this month and raise the debt ceiling, a select group of 29...
  • Toomey lays out goals for budget conference

    Toomey lays out goals for budget conference
    Sen. Pat Toomey's goals for this round of budget talks are more modest than when he drafted a long-term deficit reduction plan on the super committee. Wednesday is the first public meeting of 29 lawmakers, including Toomey, working the rest of the...
  • Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin

    Budget talks to ward off another government shutdown begin
    WASHINGTON — With another government shutdown looming as soon as January, congressional negotiators convened Wednesday to attempt to reach a budget compromise and end the brinkmanship that has left the capital lurching from one fiscal crisis to...