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  • Conservatives give Casey, Specter zero percent rating

     
    The American Conservatives Union released it annual rating determining how conservatively members of Congress voted. Both Pennsylvania Senate Democrats, Bob Casey and Arlen Specter, in 2010 received zero percent. That rating will certainly balance...
  • Toomey tells CPAC not to apologize for being conservatives

     
    Calling himself an “unapologetic, solid conservative,” Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey helped kick off a three-day annual gathering of right-wing devotees on Thursday morning offering up some self-deprecating humor and a pitch for his debt-...
  • Specter wants spy for Israel released, sends letter to Obama

     
    Jonathan Pollard, an American intelligence analyst, was sentenced to a life sentence in 1987 for spying for Israel. In the 25 years since, there's been a fervent lobbying effort by Israel and Jewish Americans to free Pollard. In January, Israeli......
  • Specter: Party infighting is "raw cannibalism"

     
    Read the full Q&A with Specter here. Former Sen. Arlen Specter wants to revise his farewall speech. At the time, he said the infighting within the political parties -- the kind that drove him out of the Republican caucus --......
  • Biden in Philadelphia: GOP blame victims

     
    In case you missed it, Vice President Joe Biden headlined a Democratic fundraiser in Philadelphia on Friday and the Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald provided the afternoon's official pool report. According to Fitzgerald's thorough account of the event at the...
  • Toomey to stay neutral in most 2012 races

     
    When asked by ABCNews if he'd support moderate Republican Senate colleague Olympia Snowe of Maine in the 2012 election, Sen. Pat Toomey said he's staying out of it. "Look, I think this is a very dynamic environment and probably almost......
  • DeMint recalls telling Specter he'd back Toomey

     
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who soon after turned on his Republican colleagues and switched political affiliation, was none too thrilled to find out one of his colleagues would not support him in the Pennsylvania GOP primary. Conservative South Carolina...
  • Toomey v. Casey softball game

     
    Last night we attended the annual Pennsylvania senators softball game, a tradition that dates back at least as far as Arlen Specter v. Rick Santorum. Pat Toomey's team, Hit It, Toomey, (insert debt ceiling joke here) squeezed out a 14-13......
  • Unemployed to Toomey: Meet with us

     
    Clarification w/ updates: The lawmakers mentioned below have all held town halls, but none since Congress recessed for the weeks-long August break. Two unemployed men from opposite ends of the state are urging U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to hold a......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Even More On The Electoral College.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, September threw down the window pretty abruptly. And all of a sudden it's tweed jacket weather. Nothing makes us long for our native New England more -- except, perhaps for a fall collapse by......
  • Harrisburg City Council to get update on new federal courthouse

    Harrisburg City Council to get update on new federal courthouse
    It's been nearly eight months since the government pinpointed the site for the new federal courthouse in Harrisburg. Since then, the once hotly debated topic has not been talked about much. Tonight, that will change. It was a battle that took nearly...
  • Pennsylvania Republicans Plan To Steal The Show This November

    Pennsylvania Republicans Plan To Steal The Show This November
    Two important offices are up for grabs in Pennsylvania when election day rolls around in less then two months. Those two positions are currently held by Democrats. But things could be changing. To be exact, there are 56 days until Pennsylvania voters...