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Toomey, Casey to Vote Against Obama Nominee

PoliticsPA reports: “Senator Bob Casey declared that he intends to vote against President Obama’s choice to head the Civil Rights Division, potentially imperiling the nomination. Debo […]

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PA’s Senators Split on Unemployment Benefits

Today, the Senate voted to extend long-term unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans, which expired at the end of last year. (Technically they voted to […]

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Pat Toomey’s Wife *Did* Get Insurance Through Obamacare

For the past week, Pat Toomey’s been plastered all over whatever device you use to consume political bloviating, crowing about his wife’s failed attempt to […]

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Kathleen Kane Seriously Considering Senate Run

The subplot of Patrick Kerkstra’s recent magazine piece on Kathleen Kane was her inevitable foray into more high-profile statewide office. But while many wondered if […]

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Pat Toomey Is Becoming the Arlen Specter He Once Destroyed

When they woke up on Tuesday morning, Pennsylvanians checking the news could’ve been forgiven if they’d been transported back 10 or 20 years. Topping the […]

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Toomey Backs Bill Banning Workplace Discrimination Against Gays

The Allentown Morning Call reports: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey broke with the majority of his party Monday evening by voting to move forward with legislation that […]

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Brian Sims to Senator Pat Toomey:
“Vote Yes on ENDA”

We could be on the cusp of another major LGBT milestone this year, when, on Monday, the U.S. Senate begins debating the Employment Non-Discrimination Act […]

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Toomey Joins Wacko-Bird Caucus

Senator Pat Toomey has joined marathon-pseudo-filibusterer Ted Cruz and 17 other Republicans in voting against a bill that would keep the government running. Why? Because […]

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Gun Lobby Melts Pat Toomey’s Face in New Ad

The National Association for Gun Rights has its sights set on pinko commie arch-conservative Pat Toomey, releasing the first ad yet that has criticized the state’s […]

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Joe Sestak May Challenge Pat Toomey Again

It didn’t work out so well the first time, but former Congressman Joe Sestak is apparently ready to challenge Sen. Pat Toomey again. Politico reports: […]

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Following Gun Vote, Pat Toomey Is Now More Popular Than Ever

So much for gun control being a political third rail. At least in Pennsylvania, where we cling to our guns, Senator Pat Toomey’s recent, failed, […]

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Toomey’s Gun Control Bill Blocked in Senate

The Senate passed Pat Toomey’s gun control bill today, by a vote of 54-46, gaining Republican support from three other Senators. But it needed 60 […]

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Pat Toomey’s Gun Bill Spoofed on Saturday Night Live

Not real Pat Toomey, of course, but Bill Hader Pat Toomey, wearing a wig to grant him an XL-Toomey-style forehead. (Though the real Pat Toomey […]

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Pat Toomey Getting A Lot of Right-Wing Heat for Gun Control Bill

The Daily Beast has done us the favor of rounding up some examples of recent conservative opposition to Pat Toomey, after he paired up with […]

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Toomey Threatened to Nix Gun Control Bill For A Ridiculously Petty Reason

Today, for the first time since voting on the “Brady Bill” and the infamous assault weapons ban during the Clinton administration, the Senate will vote […]