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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

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  • Monday Morning Coffee: PA schools under the fiscal microscope.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our school days are but a hazy memory. But as the leaves start to turn, on mornings like this we can't help but be brought back to our eighth grade math class in Ye Olde......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: A quick fill-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're headed out of town for a long weekend. But we couldn't leave you without this quick-hit digest of the best of the day's political headlines. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board member Patrick J. "P.J." Stapleton......
  • Arlen Specter laid to rest, remembered as fighter.

     
    In 1980, when Arlen Specter was contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, his son Shanin tried to discourage him. After years of political defeats, the younger Specter worried that his father would be humiliated at the polls.......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • 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...
  • Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Obama maintains 9-point Pennsylvania lead

    Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Obama maintains 9-point Pennsylvania lead
    Just off the back-to-back political conventions and at the height of the unrest in the Middle East, President Barack Obama maintains a sizable nine-point lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, according to likely voters polled last week. Obama captures...
  • Is Smith closing in on Casey?

    Is Smith closing in on Casey?
    Is it possible for Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith to be trailing incumbent Democrat Bob Casey by just six points while Mitt Romney is down by 12 against Barack Obama in Pennsylvania? That's what the latest Quinnipiac University survey of likely...
  • Latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Obama up by 7

    Latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Obama up by 7
    While President Obama's job approval remains unchanged, his lead over Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania has narrowed slightly, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. When factoring in likely voters leaning toward a candidate, Obama is up 49...
  • Meet the OTHER Smith challenging Casey

    Meet the OTHER Smith challenging Casey
    Turns out Republican Tom Smith is not the only Smith vying for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s job. Meet Rayburn Smith, a retired postal worker from Clarion County who is running as a libertarian. He collected enough signatures to appear on the November...
  • Dent cosponsors LGBT bullying bill, decries GOP for abortion bill

    Dent cosponsors LGBT bullying bill, decries GOP for abortion bill
    Lehigh Valley Republican Rep. Charlie Dent signed his name to legislation this week to combat bullying at schools, which specifically includes the targeting of children based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Dent's support marks the...
  • Casey reiterates call for Syria intervention

    Casey reiterates call for Syria intervention
    Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey renewed his call for U.S. intervention in Syria now that the White House has said decisively that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. "The time for U.S. action is overdue," Casey...
  • Toomey beats Sestak by 5 points (if 2016 Senate election held today)

    Toomey beats Sestak by 5 points (if 2016 Senate election held today)
    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...