Posts Tagged ‘Pat Toomey’
Sen. Toomey creates Buzzfeed listicles

Sen. Toomey creates Buzzfeed listicles

Having hung civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile’s scalp on his mantle after leading the charge against the lawyer’s nomination to the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) has an apparent new career focus: Make lists on Buzzfeed. A community member with just one “cat power,” the Club for Growth’s 8th-most conservative...

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Why Sen. Pat Toomey voted against more than 80,000 PA unemployed

Why Sen. Pat Toomey voted against more than 80,000 PA unemployed

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Some 86,900 Pennsylvanians lost unemployment insurance when federal emergency unemployment compensation ran out last week, but that didn’t stop U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) from voting against legislation that would have extended the program. After some obvious bickering and poo-pooing, the U.S. Senate voted 60-37 to extend...

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Pat Toomey helps LGBT workplace nondiscrimination clear hurdle

Pat Toomey helps LGBT workplace nondiscrimination clear hurdle

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Sen. Pat Toomey joined 54 Democrats and six fellow Republicans to vote for closure on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill which would end discrimination on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. The bill will now receive a vote in the full Senate, where it is virtually guaranteed to pass by the same or...

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After shutdown vote, expect to hear more about “Tea Party Pat Toomey”

After shutdown vote, expect to hear more about “Tea Party Pat Toomey”

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons When Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey voted against the deal to end the government shut down on Wednesday, he said it was all about his disapproval of increased spending associated with the bill. “The one major redeeming aspect of this bill is that it reopens the government,” he said in a statement. “But I cannot...

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Sen. Pat Toomey praises defunding Obamacare after telling Inquirer it won’t ‘get us outcome we want’ [Updated]

Sen. Pat Toomey praises defunding Obamacare after telling Inquirer it won’t ‘get us outcome we want’ [Updated]

Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons Last month, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) met with the Inquirer to talk some federal government business, and was even praised by the Philly paper’s editorial board afterwards for sounding so reasonable on the issues. This is something Toomey has become especially good at. It’s something Philadelphia Weekly has noted about him...

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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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In Pennsylvania, it’s Republicans who are leading on NSA pushback

In Pennsylvania, it’s Republicans who are leading on NSA pushback

Almost a month after the U.S. Congress, led by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), attempted to reign in the National Security Agency on domestic spying—and narrowly failed—it’s Pennsylvania’s Republicans who are continuing to lead the way in an attempt to quell Americans’ privacy concerns through forthcoming legislation. The NSA’s overreach on civil liberties...

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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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Sen. Toomey Tells Conservative Crowd: “I Lost. I Get That.”

United States Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) came to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania on Friday for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference with something he’s not used to in conservative circles: Controversy. Since co-sponsoring an Obama Administration-supported bill to expand background checks with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) last week, Toomey, a staunch and popular conservative,...

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Don’t Worry, I Will Be at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference This Weekend

Don’t Worry, I Will Be at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference This Weekend

Tomorrow begins my favorite weekend of the year. It’s time for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., in which conservative activists and Republican politicians from all over the state descend upon a hotel across the river from the state Capitol and do conservative things. I’ll be there most of the weekend, both live-tweeting events...

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