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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

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  • 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-...
  • Paper or plastic? Workers deserve say in how they get paid

    Paper or plastic? Workers deserve say in how they get paid
    A Pennsylvania woman's anger about having her wages loaded onto a debit card instead of deposited into her bank account has been recognized all the way in Washington, where a federal agency is warning employers they can't pay workers solely in plastic....
  • Syrian rebels allege new gas attack

    BEIRUT -- In what the opposition called the worst atrocity of Syria's civil war, antigovernment activists accused the government of killing hundreds of civilians, including many women and children, in a poison-gas attack targeting pro-rebel Damascus...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, here we are, at the end of another week. And, if you're like us, you're probably breathing a sigh of relief now that Election 2012 is safely in the rearview mirror. There's plenty ahead......
  • 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...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: House leadership elections are today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Anyone remember their student council elections? The most popular kids in the class would promise the Earth -- recess all day long, and free chocolate to boot -- if only you'd pick them for a......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: State college faculty put off strike.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. There's some good news and bad news for students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities this morning. The good news is that faculty members at the schools won't consider striking until the spring semester --...
  • In New York, it's candidates and cocktails as Democrats jockey for position.

     
    In a law firm conference room 43 stories above Midtown Manhattan where giant windows offered vertiginous views of rain-soaked urban canyons, John Hanger’s ambitions were equally soaring. A former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of...
  • Casey outlines specific tax reform goals

    Casey outlines specific tax reform goals
    Sen. Bob Casey believes any tax reform package should include incentives for investing in domestic manufacturing, life science innovation and renewable energy. And the Pennsylvania Democrat wants the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit -...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: It's #VoterID time again.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's not February. And it's not Groundhog Day. Yet we here at Capitol Ideas World HQ can't help feel like we'll be trooping into familiar territory as we make the trek over to Commonwealth Court......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: State university faculty frustrated on contract talks.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running a little late this morning, so we'll just dive right into a quick round- up of the day's political headlines. Think of this of the ADHD version of Capitol Ideas, which already has......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've been around politics for a while, then you know how hard it is for politicians to break from the mold and occasionally swim upstream. In the wake of the Newtown shootings, it's been......