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MontCo Commissioner Val Arkoosh says she’s seeking 2022 Dem nod for U.S. Senate

BY: - April 5, 2021

Valerie Arkoosh, the chairwoman of Montgomery County’s Board of Commissioners, says she’ll seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022, entering an already crowded primary field that’s top heavy with candidates from southeastern Pennsylvania. Arkoosh, a physician, made her announcement in a YouTube video released Monday morning, where she touted what she said were […]

Pa.’s Levine wins Senate confirmation to No. 2 job at Health & Human Services; Casey, Toomey split on vote

BY: - March 24, 2021

The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her as an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined Democrats in supporting her nomination.

Biden calls on Senate to act on background checks after mass shooting in Colorado

BY: - March 23, 2021

Biden’s remarks came after deadly gun violence in two states within a week. On March 16, a series of spa shootings left six women of Asian descent dead in Atlanta, as well as two other people.

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In Harrisburg and D.C., fresh pushes to reduce gun violence. Will they work? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 16, 2021

As he heads for the exits, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey makes one more push on gun violence reduction.

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Here’s what Toomey, the deficit hawk, got wrong about the COVID-19 stimulus | Mike Connolly

BY: - March 16, 2021

Let’s remember in the years to come that every time the deficit hawks cry and screech, we don’t have to listen.

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There’s a reason individual stimulus checks are popular. They work | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2021

A California town's experiment revealed real economic benefits to a basic income payment.

U.S. Senate passes coronavirus relief aid; bill now returns to the House; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split

BY: - March 6, 2021

GOP Senators filed more than 400 amendments. Of those amendments, only three were adopted into the bill. Democrats introduced eight amendments, of which five were passed.

Pa.’s Toomey votes against Biden’s pick to run HHS — California AG Xavier Becerra

BY: - March 3, 2021

The Senate Finance Committee split on the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who will still be put to the full Senate for a vote.

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We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don’t | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 24, 2021

The Nazis used the myth that the Germany had been 'stabbed in the back' during World War I to destroy the Weimar Republic. We risk a similar fate if we don't act now.

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Washington Co. GOP boss says quiet part out loud about Repubs’ collapse into personality cult | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 17, 2021

The GOP's transition from functional political party to personality cult is now complete.

Pa. Republicans weigh move to censure Toomey over impeachment vote

BY: - February 16, 2021

Toomey joined with all the chamber's Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in the vote to convict Trump.