Category Archives: U.S. Senate

Mayor Bracey attends State of the Union

A little bit before the State of the Union kicked off, we got some photos of York Mayor Kim Bracey’s visit to Washington D.C., for the address.

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York Mayor Kim Bracey will be U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s guest for State of the Union

York Mayor Kim Bracey will be U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s guest for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, said Toomey spokesman Steve Kelly. Kelly said that Toomey, a Republican, decided to invite the Democratic mayor because of … Continue reading

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What Pa.’s two U.S. senators said about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for sexual orientation, gender identity

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., on Nov. 7 voted in favor of  the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, to make it illegal for employers to base hiring and firing decisions on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Toomey also introduced an … Continue reading

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Casey, Toomey and Schwartz statements on the shutdown, debt ceiling deal

U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, a Democrat from Montgomery County and candidate for governor, voted in favor of the deal in the House. She said in a statement: “This bipartisan agreement will end a senseless and wasteful crisis that should never … Continue reading

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Five more thoughts on the fiscal cliff

1.) Wonkblog’s Suzy Khimm says we should call it an austerity crisis, not a fiscal cliff. Ezra Klein is taking nominations. 2.) Matt Bai says President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are, in some ways, “in stronger positions … Continue reading

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Watch Bob Casey Jr. explain why he’s not surprised race has tightened

Watch an editorial endorsement interview with Bob Casey Jr., the Democratic U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who is seeking re-election. Video streaming by Ustream Some highlights: –He said he’s not surprised that the race with Republican challenger Tom Smith has tightened. … Continue reading

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Watch a live interview with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. at 12:45 p.m.

You can watch a live editorial endorsement interview with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. at 12:45 p.m. The interview will be streamed live here. You can watch the August interview with Republican challenger Tom Smith here.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith explains controversial abortion comments

In this video, Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith addresses comments he made earlier in the day in which he seemed to compare out-of-wedlock child bearing with rape.

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