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  • Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington

    Newtown Families Make Their Case In Washington
    WASHINGTON — At the end of an emotional day of deeply personal meetings with senators Wednesday, families of victims of the Newtown school massacre sat down for a public conversation with Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who had just...
  • Bipartisan On Background Checks?

    Bipartisan On Background Checks?
    Let a cheer, however muffled, arise for the bipartisan deal on expanded background checks announced Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa. The agreement does not close all the loopholes in current law on background checks for...
  • Newtown tragedy brings bipartisanship back to Congress

    Newtown tragedy brings bipartisanship back to Congress
    They started out with a lot in common -- Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Sure, one's a Democrat and one's a Republican, but they're both conservatives, both longtime gun owners and both sport an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. But now...
  • Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal

    Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal
    A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...
  • Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?

    Is Toomey the key to gun legislation?
    Could Sen. Pat Toomey be the Democrats chance to get gun control legislation passed? Reports circulated Friday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Republican is in talks with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on a bill to expand background checks on...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version

    Dent to vote 'no' on House GOP VAWA bill, 'yes' to Senate Dem version
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent plans to buck fellow Republicans and vote against their scaled back version of the Violence Against Women Act Thursday. But he will support a Senate-passed version that includes protections for gay, lesbian and transgender...
  • From Casey, a box of Godiva

     
    It may arguably be the chocolate of the 1 percent, but we're sure New Mexico Democrat Tom Udall enjoyed it all the same. It was a gift after all. A gift from Pennsylvania's Bob Casey. Monday evening between votes, a......