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  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • Sen. Casey unveils new gun legislation in Pittsburgh

    06/13/2016 3:29:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies
    wpxi ^ | 6-13-16 | Cara Sapida
    PITTSBURGH U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has unveiled legislation that would ban gun sales to those who commit misdemeanor hate crimes. Casey was joined at a press conference Monday morning in Pittsburgh by Mayor Bill Peduto for the announcement. We may not be able to extinguish all hate, but we can take action to limit the damage so we dont have to have these types of press conferences in the future, Peduto said. The Hate Crimes Prevention Act denies the use of a gun to anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime under federal, state or tribal...
  • Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Really Win In November

    05/03/2016 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Milhous · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 08:09 pm ET | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, lives along so many fault lines of American politics that he is especially sensitive to Trump tremors, which he fears could become an earthquake by November. Im concerned, he said. Beating Donald Trump wont be as easy as it might look. Casey is a pro-life, pro-gun Roman Catholic in a state that Democratic consultant James Carville once described as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between. He is also an old-school Democrat and a new-school one: He's pro-union and wary of global trade; he defends Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and same-sex...
  • Democrat senator: Father and adopted son should be allowed to ‘marry’

    11/06/2015 5:27:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/5/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    FOX CHAPEL, Pennsylvania, November 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Three years ago, Nino Esposito adopted his adult gay lover, Roland Bosee, Jr., as his legal son in order to save money on future inheritance taxes. Now that homosexual "marriage" is legal in Pennsylvania, they went to court to dissolve that legal adoption so as to "wed." Judge Lawrence J. O'Toole, of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, told the men that state law didn't give him the power to dissolve a legal adoption, unless there was fraud involved.  Now Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is asking the Obama administration to...
  • Senators Chris Coons and Bob Casey back Iran deal; Obama one vote from major diplomatic victory

    09/01/2015 12:37:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Paul Kane
    Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) have decided to support the Iran nuclear deal, putting President Obama on the brink of a major diplomatic breakthrough that will allow him to fully implement the controversial deal over the objections of the Republican-led Congress. Coons's decision, disclosed in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, delivered a powerful blow to opponents of the plan because the Delaware Democrat had previously voiced some of the deepest skepticism about the controversial deal. It came as Casey announced support for the deal and left Obama needing just one more vote in the Senate...
  • Senator Bob Casey tells constituent hes pro-life but supports Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2015 6:34:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), who voted to continue funding Planned Parenthood, claims he is pro-life. A Pennsylvania constituent who wrote to both of his senators about defunding the abortion giant received a disappointing reply from Casey, who claimed his pro-life record is consistent, listing why he seems to think thats true. But Casey managed to avoid the topic of the Planned Parenthood undercover videos completely as he defended the good he believes they do. Casey writes: As a Pennsylvania public official and as a United States Senator, I have sought to support a consistent and comprehensive ethic of life and...
  • Response from Senator Casey [Obamacare]

    04/02/2015 2:54:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Office of Senator Bob Casey ^ | April 2, 2015 | Senator Bob Casey
    Dear XXXXXXX: Thank you for taking the time to contact me about health insurance premiums and the Affordable Care Act. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. Over the next several years, the Affordable Care Act will extend health insurance coverage to an additional 30 million Americans, ensuring that 95 percent of our Nation has access to quality, affordable care. I recognize that the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, and that some changes may need to be made. However, I believe that this law reflects our Nations commitment to ensuring access to health care for all Americans. One...
  • Daily Beast Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name

    10/22/2013 6:00:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years. Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week. Two administration officials confirmed that the mystery tweeter was Joseph, who has also worked at the...
  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isnt right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrumfrom Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubiowants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kongs democracy movement.They dont specify exactly what they want Obama to dothey say demonstrable, meaningful stepsbut note that a 1992 law authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Senator Bob Casey Continues to Abandon His So-Called Pro-Life Views

    07/16/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who ran as a pro-life advocate when he won a Senate term in 2006 and 2012, but who has disappointed pro-life advocates with repeated pro-abortion votes, continues to abandon his pro-life views.A couple years ago, he voted against a measure to revoke taxpayer funding from the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Today, Casey voted for a bill to “overturn” the Supreme Court decision protecting Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.Michael Ciccocioppo, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, told LifeNews he is disappointed that Casey continues to abandon is publicly-stated...
  • Senate Dem to oppose Mumia Abu Jamal-defender Obama appointee to run the Civil Rights Division

    03/03/2014 11:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Last year, Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate in order to get Barack Obama’s appointees confirmed over Republican opposition. His latest appointee might be doomed anyway. Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) announced on Friday that he will oppose the confirmation of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division at Justice on account of Adegbile’s activism for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal: Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) said Friday he will vote against Senate confirmation of Debo Adegbile, an Obama administration nominee who has been criticized for his role in trying to overturn the death sentence of Mumia Abu-Jamal,...
  • Biden: Only 3 Women I Know Are Close to PerfectSen. Caseys Mother, My Mother, and Gods Mother

    08/26/2013 8:51:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 25, 2013 - 8:06 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Speaking at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said there are only three women that I know who are close to perfecthis mother, Sen. Bob Caseys (D.-Pa.) mother and Gods Mother (the Blessed Mother)before he caught himself and said the Blessed Mother was, in fact, perfect. Biden made the remarks while introducing President Barack Obama. Vice President Joe Biden, like President Barack Obama, argues that women have a right to abort a childfrom the moment of conception.
  • Catholic Senator Bob Casey "Evolves" on Gay Marriage, Bishop Bambera Speaks Out

    04/02/2013 2:25:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | April 2, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    Just last year, Bob Casey ran for re-election as a pro-marriage senator. Now, the Catholic senator from Pennsylvania, has "evolved" on the issue and is now in line with his party by declaring he's pro-gay marriage . Wonder if this has anything to do with recent polls shifting towards gay marriage. This is hardly stunning coming from Casey who swore all over the state that he was a devout Catholic and pro-life like his father, the late Governor Bob Casey. The "pro-life" Casey has repeatedly betrayed the unborn both with his vote for Obamacare and repeated votes to fund Planned...
  • Pa. Sen. Casey Says He Now Supports Gay Marriage [State Voters Hoodwinked!]

    04/01/2013 4:24:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | April 01, 2013 | MARK SCOLFORO
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced Monday that he favors gay marriage, the latest of several lawmakers to change positions on the issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>Casey said he made the shift after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil rights questions involved, as well as letters from Pennsylvania families.</p>
  • Democratic gay-marriage pool update: Bob Casey now in favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    04/01/2013 3:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2013 | AllahPundit
    After Kay Hagan flipped last week, Time magazine called the offices of the remaining Democratic holdouts and found no one else willing to budge. Quote: Casey, a pro-life Catholic, did shift his position on gun control after the Newtown shooting last year, and is now under intense pressure from local gay rights activists. But when contacted by TIME, his office had nothing new to add on the topic. That was on Wednesday, and it spurred Time to declare “the flip-flop frenzy” over. Five days later, the frenzy begins anew: In an exclusive interview, the Pennsylvania Democrat said he had decided...
  • Pennsylvania's Casey shows his TRUE colors

    02/11/2013 5:23:33 PM PST · by Renegade · 21 replies
    Legislative Letter reply | 2/11/13 | Bob Casey
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me about recent proposals related to guns. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and...
  • Breaking Rasmussen : Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 46%, Smith (R) 45%

    10/26/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT · by sunmars · 51 replies
    The U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania is now essentially a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Keystone State finds incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr. with 46% of the vote, while Republican Tom Smith attracts 45%. Nine percent (9%) are still undecided.
  • Republicans Find New Hope in Pennsylvania (Romney, RNC move 60+ staff to PA, more on the way?)

    10/20/2012 5:27:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Manu Raju
    For months, Pennsylvania was considered a cakewalk for Democrats, with Sen. Bob Casey easily cruising to reelection and its 20 electoral votes in the bag for President Barack Obama. But enter Republican Tom Smith and his personal fortune, and suddenly the Keystone State has the potential of upending the national political landscape. Buoyed by a tightening presidential race here, Smith a no-name GOP Senate candidate and self-funding multi-millionaire has suddenly made Republicans bullish about picking off the Keystone State to make Mitch McConnell majority leader and Mitt Romney more competitive here. He wasnt on any endangered list, Rep....
  • Casey and Smith to Debate in Pa. Senate Race

    10/14/2012 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Tamzee · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michael Catalini
    (snip) The debate between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Tom Smith will air from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 28 on Philadelphia's 6ABC. Veteran Philly newsman Jim Gardner will moderate the debate between the Keystone State's junior senator and Smith with Action News' Monica Malpass and Vernon Odom as panelists, the Casey campaign announced today. (snip)
  • Trib Poll: Casey 46, Smith 41 (Pennsylvania Senate race tightens)

    09/25/2012 5:59:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    POLITICS PA ^ | 9-25-2012 | Keegan Gibson
    September 25, 2012 Trib Poll: Casey 46, Smith 41 Written by Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor Smith, left, and Casey Tom Smith is gaining on Sen. Bob Casey according a poll commissioned by The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Democratic Senator leads the Republican former coal miner 46 percent to 41.The survey of 800 likely voters was conducted from Sept. 18 to 20 by Susquehanna Polling and Research, which is also a frequent pollster for Republican candidates and causes. The polls margin of error of 3.46 percent.The same poll showed President Obama leading Mitt Romney 47 percent to 45 percent.Pollster Jim Lee said...
  • Why Tom Smiths campaign is a sign of trouble for Obama in Pennsylvania

    09/24/2012 11:17:54 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2012 | Kevin Coach Collins
    During the lead up to the Senate vote on Obamacare all eyes were on a few rare Democrats who Pro-Lifers hoped would stand up against the Democrats culture of death and vote NO because of the sections mandating faith based hospitals to commit abortions. Pennsylvania Democrat Senator and putative Catholic Bob Casey was one of those quislings who talked a good game about being as pro-life but ultimately became the 60th and decisive vote to pass Obamacare. By doing this Casey forced his Church, the Roman Catholic Church, to face either closing its hospitals or knuckling under and committing abortions....
  • No Civilized Country Would Ever Banish Eduardo Saverin

    05/21/2012 6:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2012 | Peter W. Dunn
    The Ex-Patriot Act introduced by Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey is a bill of attainder which would result in cruel and unusual punishment. Eduardo Saverin's renunciation of U.S. citizenship has angered many people in the United States. I write as one who has also relinquished U.S. citizenship. As a blogger who openly writes about the experience, I've attracted some media attention, including an article by Dow Jones columnist Al Lewis. Lewis starts by saying that I renounced my citizenship to avoid the IRS. So now, Saverin and I have joined the ranks of the most hated people in America...
  • Senators to Unveil the Ex-Patriot Act to Respond to Facebooks Saverins Tax Scheme

    05/17/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senators to Unveil the Ex-Patriot Act to Respond to Facebooks Saverins Tax Scheme Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap...
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike

    02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012
    Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons. The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? Im beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • Smith Internal Poll: Smith Leads Senate Primary (PA U.S. Senate)

    12/31/2011 6:52:47 AM PST · by randita · 6 replies
    PoliticsPA ^ | 12/27/11 | Keegan Gibson
    Smith Internal Poll: Smith Leads Senate Primary By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor Tom Smith of Armstrong County is leading the field of Republicans hoping to take on Senator Bob Casey, according to an polling memo released by Smiths campaign Tuesday. The former coal company owner and former Tea Party leader boasts a 22 percent plurality in the crowded primary. Smiths early lead is indicative of his strong biography and message that is resonating with Republican voters. The campaigns ability to get that message out through paid media has been important to the lead, Republican strategist and pollster John McLaughlin said...
  • Dem (aka 'bipartisan') Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, Obama

    12/16/2011 9:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Dem Keystone support creates tougher fight for Reid, ObamaBy Alexander Bolton - 12/16/11 04:08 PM ET Republicans want to jam Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Keystone oil sands pipeline and the Democratic leader will have a tough time resisting, given support within his caucus for the project. GOP leaders have made clear to Reid that they will not approve an extension of the payroll tax holiday unless it includes language to speed up construction of the pipeline. Senate Republicans estimate as many as 14 Senate Democrats support the project. Labor unions have also voiced strong backing, complicating...
  • Tea Party Problems For Pileggi (Pa Senate Race)

    12/05/2011 7:51:07 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 6 replies
    State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi's (R-9) bid to replace incumbent Democrat Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) in the U.S. Senate is not warming the cockles of the hearts of some Tea Partyers this Christmas season.
  • Exclusive: (Tim) Burns Likely to Run for U.S. Senate (PA)

    09/16/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT · by randita · 22 replies
    Politics PA ^ | 9/16/11 | Keegan Gibson
    Exclusive: Burns Likely to Run for U.S. Senate By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor Only an hour in to Republican State Committee, and already the battle for establishment support has begun among 2012 Senate hopefuls. Tim Burns, the businessman who ran for Congress against Mark Critz in a 2010 special election and again in the general election, confirmed that he is seriously considering a bid for U.S. Senate. Well, Im here. So obviously Im pretty serious about it. Ive gotten a lot of folks who have encouraged me to take a look at it so I have, Burns told PoliticsPA. I...
  • VIDEO: Dem Sen. Bob Casey: Obama's Jobs Plan Won't Work

    09/16/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT · by · 7 replies
    Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) appeared on KDKA in Pittsburgh and said that Obama's 'jobs plan' will not work as presented. Casey believes the president's plan needs to be broken apart and multiple votes will be needed to get anything done. Im afraid if we tried to pass one big bill, I think theres a lot of skepticism about big pieces of legislation with all kinds of different component parts. We should break this up", said Casey.
  • Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 10:32:21 AM PDT · by julieee · 60 replies ^ | April 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Bob Casey Will Vote Against De-Funding Planned Parenthood Washington, DC -- The office of Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, who claims to be a pro-life Democrat, has confirmed he will not vote for an amendment to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
  • The Saucer is as Hot as the Tea

    02/27/2011 7:07:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 27, 2011 | Salena Zito
    WASHINGTON The only sound visitors hear on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol on an early Sunday morning is the click of heels on the marble floor, echoing off the 20-foot ceiling. Hard to imagine that, less than 100 years ago, the men serving here werent elected by voters. That is because the Framers did not want two chambers to be controlled by the frenzy of popular opinion, said Senate historian Donald Ritchie. From 1789 to 1912, senators were elected by state legislatures. That changed in 1913 with ratification of the Constitution's 17th Amendment. The Senate joined the...
  • Mellow Casey has to up profile for re-election

    11/22/2010 6:08:18 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 10 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 11/21/2010 | Colby Itkowitz
    WASHINGTON In any other political climate, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey's mild-mannered style would be a welcome respite from the typical self-aggrandizing politician. But after a stormy campaign season that was lost for Democrats partially on President Barack Obama's inability to forcefully sell his message, Casey has to find a way to reach people if he wants to be re-elected. Larry Ceisler, a Democratic consultant, said Casey needs to raise his profile and raise a lot of money while doing so. "Bob is a low-key guy," Ceisler said. "He is not a boaster, which is very unusual for a politician....
  • Region's influence takes hit (Sen Casey vows to fight for earmarks)

    11/08/2010 6:13:31 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 11/7/2010 | Borys Krawczeniuk
    In the legislative halls of Harrisburg and Washington, a legislator's seniority matters. Seniority means clout and come January, Northeastern Pennsylvania will lose a lot of both. Six long-serving legislators, people who have served in the state General Assembly and Congress for decades, will leave office for good, defeated in re-election bids or simply retiring. - U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, 30 years in the Senate, and a top-ranking member of the Appropriations Committee that controls federal spending, perhaps the quintessential go-to panel for "bringing home the bacon" for local projects. In recent years, Specter has almost single-handedly kept money flowing for...
  • Tight-fisted Toomey talks compromise

    11/06/2010 8:16:30 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 11/6/10 | Mike Wereschagin and Salena Zito
    When Pat Toomey went to Washington as a U.S. representative in 1999, a Democratic president and Republican congressional leaders were at one another's throats, causing some to wonder what such a divided government could possibly accomplish. So when Sen.-elect Toomey, R-Lehigh County, returns to Washington in January, it probably won't take him long to become acclimated. Toomey, 48, in an interview Friday with the Tribune-Review, expressed a willingness to work with the White House but remains skeptical of the Democratic administration's motives. He says President Obama needs to change course. "We're spending too much. People want to focus on economic...
  • Lame Duck Scare for Union Pension Bailout(Taxpayers again)

    08/23/2010 10:34:57 PM PDT · by Revel · 23 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/23/2010 | Connie Hair
    New rules expected from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) are causing massive heartburn for Big Labor and fueling a new backroom push in Congress for a taxpayer bailout of underwater union pensions. With nine Republican co-sponsors of the House bill, Big Labor is pushing for passage during a lame duck session after the November elections. ........ A bill introduced by Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and a bill from Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) in the House, would for the first time put taxpayers on the hook for these underwater union pension plans. ........ Moodys Investors Service estimates a whopping $167...
  • Environmentalists Also To Blame For Exxon Valdez And Gulf Spills (Duh)

    06/01/2010 5:02:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 686+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: To save the environment, a senator from Pennsylvania wants to shut off a major source of natural gas. Weren't the roads to the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon disasters paved with equally good intentions? Environmentalism did not cause the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, but it did help make it possible, just as 1989's Exxon Valdez disaster, which the Gulf Oil spill has now eclipsed, was also ironically made possible by a desire to protect the environment. The original plan when oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope was to build a pipeline directly to the...
  • Lawmaker Introduces $165 Billion Union Pension Bailout Bill

    05/24/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Painesright · 78 replies · 2,806+ views ^ | 05/24/2010 | Erik Berte
    Taxpayers could be on the hook for another $165 billion if a bill to bail out private union pension funds makes it through Congress. A Democratic senator is introducing legislation for a bailout of troubled union pension funds. If passed, the bill could put another $165 billion in liabilities on the shoulders of American taxpayers. The bill, which would put the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation behind struggling pensions for union workers, is being introduced by Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who says it will save jobs and help people. As FOX Business Networks Gerri Willis reported Monday, these pensions are in...
  • Barletta blames Kanjorski for job losses

    05/22/2010 8:16:01 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Citizens Voice (Wilkes Barre PA) ^ | 5/22/2010 | Denise Allabaugh
    Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, Republican candidate in the 11th Congressional District, blasted Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski on Friday for voting for legislation that cost employees their jobs at Sallie Mae. Roughly 100 customer service employees at Sallie Mae in Hanover Township will lose their jobs in mid-July, the company announced Thursday. The layoffs are occurring after Congress passed health reform legislation and President Barack Obama signed it into law in March. Part of new law makes the federal government the direct lender of student loans. Previously, the government subsidized Sallie Mae, banks and private firms which originated many...
  • New health reform pro-life law ("I am a pro-life senator")

    04/05/2010 7:59:45 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 535+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 4/4/2010 | Sen. BOB CASEY (guest columnist)
    Abortion remains one of the most difficult and contentious issues facing our nation. This was proven in the recent national debate over health care reform. I am a pro-life senator. In a little over three years, I have cast over 20 pro-life votes in committee and on the Senate floor. I also support federal funding of family planning programs, precisely because they reduce the number of abortions. My vote for health care reform legislation is the most recent and one of the most important pro-life votes I have cast. The legislation signed by the president is pro-life in the broad...
  • Pro-Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill Will be Kept, Casey Says

    01/07/2010 9:42:08 AM PST · by julieee · 18 replies · 726+ views ^ | January 7, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Abortion Language in Senate Health Care Bill Will be Kept, Casey Says Washington, DC -- When House and Senate Democrats meet behind closed doors to iron out the final abortion funding language in the government-run health care bill, one prominent senator says they will likely keep the Senate language that allows states to force taxpayers to fund abortions.
  • Casey, Specter hail historic Senate vote

    12/25/2009 1:14:54 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 541+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 12/25/2009 | David Singleton
    U.S. Sen. Bob Casey likened the Senate's passage Thursday of landmark health care reform legislation to the first chapter of a book. The next, much shorter chapter will be completed possibly as early as January, after Senate and House conferees work out the differences between each chamber's version of the bill and the final legislation is signed into law by President Barack Obama. But the succeeding chapters of health care reform, much like the history of the Social Security and Medicare programs, could take years, even decades to write, Mr. Casey said. "Some of the things we thought would work...
  • Sen. Casey abandons dad's legacy

    12/24/2009 9:08:30 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 682+ views
    Water Cooler/Washington Times ^ | 12/23/2009 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D - PA), who came to office as a pro-life Democrat in 2006 under the banner that he would continue his father's fight in pro-life causes has turned out to be pretty disappointing. When asked by the Washington Times on Tuesday what he thought his father, the late Bob Casey Sr., former governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995, would think of the abortion issue in the health care bill.: "I have no way of knowing. Were dealing with something here which is unusual and unprecedented. Weve had year to year appropriation bills where the Hyde...
  • Prominent Evangelicals Support Sen. Casey's Abortion Language

    12/21/2009 10:36:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 609+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/21/09 | Jennifer Riley
    Several prominent evangelical leaders joined more than two dozen other pro-life Christian pastors, leaders and theologians to sign a statement Friday expressing support for alternative abortion language in the health care bill as proposed by Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa.). As Christian leaders moved by our faith to protect life at all stages, we applaud Sen. Robert Caseys efforts to ensure that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits federal funding of abortion, ensures conscience protections, and provides funding for long-needed support for pregnant women and children, stated the leaders, which include Florida megachurch pastor Joel C. Hunter, Christianity Today...
  • Pro-lifers in Day 2 of Vigil at Senator Casey's Home in Scranton, Pa. over Abortion and Healthcare

    12/21/2009 7:24:25 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 559+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | 12/19/2009 | Randall Terry
    Senator Casey's Wife Exclaims: "He [Senator Casey] has prayed about it, and has already made up his mind, and is not going to change it!" Diana Roccograndi asks: "What spirit is Mr. Casey listening to that would tell him to vote for a bill that would ensure the death of millions of babies?" SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- outside Senator Casey's home -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Insurrecta Nex. -- Contact: Diana Roccograndi. To interview Diana Roccograndi, Andrew Beacham, or Ron Brock, call 904-687-9804 Also Below: See video of first night at their home. The...
  • Casey clock ticks ... toward 2016 (Specter: "Well, he could be president")

    12/19/2009 8:49:14 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 31 replies · 960+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 12/19/2009 | RODERICK RANDOM
    Bob Casey for president. Sounds crazy, right? Yep, sounds crazy. Except that former Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is thinking about running for president, and Mr. Casey clobbered him in 2006. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is running for president - she's pretending she's not - and she never finished her term as governor. Mr. Casey finished eight years as auditor general, though he didn't finish his term as treasurer because he won the Senate seat. So she's not the only one who can run for the highest office in the land without finishing a term. Ha-ha. Nothing points to...