Posts Tagged ‘Bob Casey’
Blackwater founder Erik Prince once donated to PA Green Party

Blackwater founder Erik Prince once donated to PA Green Party

Blackwater founder Erik Prince Maybe you heard that the founder of U.S. private security firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, is speaking at the Free Library of Philadelphia this morning. The United Arab Emirates resident is doing so as part of the library’s “Leading Voices: Conversations from the C-Suite” speaker series meant to promote “the brightest minds...

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Senators who voted for Syria strike get more Defense cash. Here’s how much Sens. Casey and Toomey got

Senators who voted for Syria strike get more Defense cash. Here’s how much Sens. Casey and Toomey got

Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted on Wednesday to authorize a strike on Syria in retaliation for its government allegedly using chemical weapons on its citizens. And after the votes were tallied—it was 10-7—Wired magazine did an analysis checking out how much money the defense industry donated to those voting...

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Pat Toomey and the battle for Pennsylvania’s center

Pat Toomey and the battle for Pennsylvania’s center

Sometimes, you’ve got to give credit where credit is due. And right now, Sen. Pat Toomey deserves some. It’s late April 2013, and he’s about to get on stage as the first featured speaker of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. For the first time in its history, he’s not a crowd favorite. That’s clear from the noises...

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Bob Casey Backs Marriage Equality

Well, that took long enough. After being one of just nine U.S. Democratic Senators who still opposed marriage equality, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) came out today in favor of the LGBT community enjoying equal rights on that front, in an interview with the Morning Call and a public statement released to the press. “After much deliberation and after reviewing...

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Still Not Moving on Marriage Equality

Proving old habits die hard, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) hasn’t made a decision. This time, it’s over marriage equality in the United States. The same week numerous U.S. senators from blue and red states — Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Warner of Virginia, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and others — have come out for marriage equality to the accompaniment...

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Now Sen. Casey Will Support Tougher Gun Laws

Now Sen. Casey Will Support Tougher Gun Laws

In Pennsylvania, if you want to come off as “moderate,” and you’re a Democrat, you’ve got to know where to draw the line. For Sen. Bob Casey, his chalk has sketched out two such boundaries: abortion and guns. Ever since his 2006 campaign, the just-reelected U.S. senator has taken the conservative position on both. He even campaigned in 2012 on his “record...

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DAILY GRINDER: 7 Northeast States—but not Pennsylvania—Sue EPA Over Methane

DAILY GRINDER: 7 Northeast States—but not Pennsylvania—Sue EPA Over Methane

Seven states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it is “failing to address methane emissions from oil and gas drilling,” according to the Associated Press. And, not surprisingly, Pennsylvania is not one of the suing states. (OK, so: methane good; health care bad. Got it.) After all, the American Petroleum Institute says the suit “makes...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly’s Anti-Obesity Policy Recognized—for Success

Think Progress blogged yesterday about Philadelphia’s drop in the childhood obesity rate (it’s gone down about 5 percent) and are crediting things like, well, our Mayor’s and city’s obesity-reduction policies, especially as it’s effected minorities. “Philadelphia, which has the biggest share of residents living in poverty of the nation’s 10...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Urges More Fracking—In New York!

DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Urges More Fracking—In New York!

Former Governor Ed Rendell is attempting to peer-pressure New York Governor Andrew Cuomo into overturning that state’s fracking ban—because “it’s a good thing to do.” That’s at least what he’s telling the New York Post, which, unsurprisingly, has published a pretty not-so-flattering picture of the former guv, because that’s their thing (not...

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DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Trails ‘Generic Democrat’ in Re-Election Bid

DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Trails ‘Generic Democrat’ in Re-Election Bid

Gov. Tom Corbett has announced—surprise!—he will seek re-election in 2014. According to a PPP poll, the governor trails a “generic Democrat” by 10 points today. That might make many of you libs giddy, but know this: it’s hard to put faith in “generic” anything, because candidates are almost never generic. They have a personality, a face, a voice...

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