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Call Washington BureauHe lacks the celebrity of Sarah Palin or the political stature of Chris Christie, but an endorsement from Pat Toomey would be measured within Republican ranks as a coup for many candidates. For four years, the Pennsylvania Republican was a professional...
Former Sen. Arlen Specter, on a return visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, said Pennsylvania would be difficult for President Obama to win in next year's election. "I think it is tough; I think Pennsylvania's economy is hurting," Specter said in a brief...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It occurs to us that an 18-year-old sailor serving on that day would now be 88 years old. The......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first full Monday of Pennsylvania Farm Show week, that magical seven days that Pennsylvanians use an excuse to eat their own weight in fried foods. We are not sure how this is......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The polls are closed. The TV lights are dimmed. And the great caravan that is the 2012 Republican presidential campaign has moved on from New Hampshire and onto South Carolina, where, in just a few......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're traversing the highways and byways of this great Commonwealth today, so we're going to keep this morning's missive a touch on the brief side. Here's a quick buffet of links to go with your......
Change of SubjectLet me get this straight. Before launching a presidential campaign, Mitt Romney supported abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, and combating climate change. He distanced himself from Reagan, attended Planned...
Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The...
Pennsylvania Ave.Former Sen. Arlen Specter, who soon after turned on his Republican colleagues and switched political affiliation, was none too thrilled to find out one of his colleagues would not support him in the Pennsylvania GOP primary. Conservative South Carolina...
Pennsylvania Ave.Last night we attended the annual Pennsylvania senators softball game, a tradition that dates back at least as far as Arlen Specter v. Rick Santorum. Pat Toomey's team, Hit It, Toomey, (insert debt ceiling joke here) squeezed out a 14-13......
Pennsylvania Ave.Clarification w/ updates: The lawmakers mentioned below have all held town halls, but none since Congress recessed for the weeks-long August break. Two unemployed men from opposite ends of the state are urging U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to hold a......
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