Tag Archives: Bob Casey

Why Scott Wagner spent about a month as a Democrat in 2002

In April 2002, Scott Wagner, who is now running as a conservative Republican for state senator, decided to become a Democrat. The switch didn’t last very long — about a month. “I did what I did because I did not … Continue reading

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Former Senate candidate Mark A. Scaringi to speak at town hall about domestic spying

Harrisburg attorney Marc A. Scaringi will speak at a town hall meeting Feb. 27 about how the National Security Agency’s domestic spying operation violates the Constitutional rights of Americans, according to a news release. Scaringi, a Republican who ran for … Continue reading

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Casey confident Obama will visit Gettysburg ‘battlefield at a later date,’ spokesman says

Mark Walters of the Evening Sun has an article about some leaders being disappointed that President Barack Obama will not be visiting Gettysburg on Nov. 19 for the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg Borough Council Vice … 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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Sen. Bob Casey on reports of shutdown, debt ceiling agreement: ‘That’s good news’

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Wednesday morning called the news that Senate leaders had reached an agreement to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt limit a positive development. “We had a pretty dark day yesterday, when … Continue reading

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Sen. Bob Casey says government shut down could delay or reduce veterans benefits

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said it’s believed that U.S. Department of  Veterans Affairs hospitals would remain open if there were a partial federal government shutdown, but veterans benefits could be delayed or reduced. Casey said Pennsylvania has more than … Continue reading

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Read the letter York County commissioners sent to Perry, Toomey and Casey

York County commissions are urging federal lawmakers to revisit legislation, which county officials say will cost an estimated $28 million for the public safety radio system.   County Commissioners Letter (PDF) County Commissioners Letter (Text)

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Should more federal immigration detainees be released? Debate

The issue has an impact on York County, where the county prison receives money for housing federal immigration detainees. I asked Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators for comment.

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman statement on election results

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn seems happy. Here’s what he said in a statement: “The President’s decisive victory in Pennsylvania provided a clear path to victory on the national level. Pennsylvania voters showed a clear preference for the President’s leadership and … 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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