| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:23 AM
Incumbent Bob Casey is on air this week with two new campaign ads, one featuring a grizzly, Harley riding biker praising Casey, and another hitting his Republican challenger Tom Smith for Tea Party ties.
Casey, the Democrat seeking a second term in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:26 AM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey gifted the chocolate of the top two percent and in return received the nut of the middle class.
It was the Senate's second annual bipartisan Secret Santa Monday evening and for the second year in a row, the Pennsylvania Democrat...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:26 AM
When the U.S. Senate adjourned for the night Monday, they did so in honor of the late Arlen Specter.
The Senate passed a resolution honoring Specter's life, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and co-signed by every senator.
The resolution is a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:06 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
| Nov 30, 2012
About $5 million is needed to complete the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township.
On Tuesday Kris Toomey, wife of Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, is holding an event for congressional spouses in Washington, D.C., to bring awareness...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Police in the Lehigh Valley for the first time have the ability to pursue people who are ripping off the government by filing fake tax returns and collecting refunds they don't deserve.
While that may not sound like a big deal, the theft of our tax...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey rejected Monday the idea that Congress could extend middle class tax cuts right away while negotiations on other tenants of the fiscal cliff debate continue, and accused President Obama of not offering Congress a "serious...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Kris Toomey remembers her reaction when she first saw the video featuring people who were in the Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001.
“I first saw it at the (Evening of Remembrance) dinner (May 15) and I was not prepared,” she said in a...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Economist Mark Zandi told Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey that while the payroll tax cut holiday is effective, the expense of it may require it be scaled back.
Zandi, of Moody's Analytics in Philadelphia, suggested that rather than a two percent cut in...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:15 AM
John Fritze's recent article on the appointment of U.S. Magistrate Paul W. Grimm to a U.S. District Court seat ("Senate confirms Towson resident Grimm for U.S. judgeship," Dec. 4) reported the key point: Senate gridlock delayed action even though Paul...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:46 PM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and 16 other Senate Democrats want the medical device tax - included in the 2010 healthcare reform law that they supported - postponed.
The 2.3 percent excise tax that devicemakers must pay on their gross sales goes into effect on...