| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:38 AM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As the clock ticks down to the sequester deadline on Friday, it's almost certain that the $85 billion in annual cuts will happen despite bipartisan agreement that the indiscriminate nature of them would be economically harmful.
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:40 AM
On the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Monday holding a roundtable with local law enforcement about gun violence.
Biden will be joined by congressional Democrats, including U.S. Sen....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties are supporting the renewed push to repeal a tax on medical device sales created to help pay for the 2010 health care law. While Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent have been advocates for...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Pennsylvania now has double the influence on the powerful tax-writing Finance Committee, joining Ohio as the only other state to have both of its senators on the panel.
Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Tuesday he'd be filling a seat on the panel...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey joined most of the Senate Republican caucus in voting against the $50.5 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill, citing costs unrelated to the Northeast storm.
The measure cleared the Senate Monday night, 62-36. The House...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski urged Congress to have the "courage" to act on the gun control measures laid out by President Obama on Wednesday.
Pawlowski attended the rollout event in the Old Executive Office Building next to the White House where a...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:28 AM
In the wee hours of the new year, Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators joined 87 of their colleagues to overwhelmingly approve a deal to avoid most of the fiscal cliff that haunted Congress and the nation's fragile economy and cast a shadow over the holiday...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:16 AM
After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers.
Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive.
To be sure, Toomey...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:26 AM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey gifted the chocolate of the top two percent and in return received the nut of the middle class.
It was the Senate's second annual bipartisan Secret Santa Monday evening and for the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Democrat...