| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter.
The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator.
The resolution is a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey rejected Monday the idea that Congress could extend middle class tax cuts right away while negotiations on other tenants of the fiscal cliff debate continue, and accused President Obama of not offering Congress a "serious...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Economist Mark Zandi told Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that while the payroll tax cut holiday is effective, the expense of it may require it be scaled back.
Zandi, of Moody's Analytics in Philadelphia, suggested that rather than a two percent cut in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators sit on the powerful tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, which will begin its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups at a hearing on Tuesday.
Republicans and Democrats are...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:01 AM
After a grueling political campaign, Congress returns to work this week with the exact same cast of characters at play. Of Pennsylvania's 18 House members, only three are new, Matt Cartwright, D-17, Keith Rofthus, R-12, and Scott Perry, R-4, Both arrive...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:22 AM
As public polls last week showed the Pennsylvania Senate beginning to close, Bob Casey wants, and perhaps needs, voters to view Republican Tom Smith has a wealthy, extreme conservative, not a down home, relatable farm boy.
So the incumbent Democrat is up...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:13 AM
When Pennsylvanians vote next month they won't have just Barack Obama and Mitt Romney or Bob Casey and Tom Smith to choose between.
Libertarians beat back a challenge from the state Republican party, which means their candidate for president and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:19 PM
They've set a date!
Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger Tom Smith are scheduled to debate each other at the end of the month.
Their campaigns announced their only debate late Friday after weeks of uncertainty over whether the...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arlen Specter, a gruff, independent-minded moderate who spent three decades in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer, his family said. He...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:45 AM
After months of enjoying strong leads over their Republican challengers in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey are leading their opponents by only a few points with three weeks until Election Day.
Obama is up over Mitt Romney...