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Latest Pat Toomey Items
With a deal on gun background checks finally done, Sens. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin have another difficult task ahead: selling the American people and their colleagues in Congress on the specifics.
With a Senate gun-control showdown looming, Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey have reached a deal on background checks for firearm purchases, NBC News reported Wednesday morning.
As he heads to Connecticut on Monday, it's up to President Obama to revive the "sense of urgency" for stronger gun measures, a top Democratic senator said Monday.
The main reason for controlling immigration is not that we don't like immigrants; it is mainly a jobs problem. Our current system of intentional, uncontrolled immigration is worsening the employment problem in this country. Few jobs are available for Americans, and more immigrants mean even fewer jobs.
President Obama dined with several GOP senators Wednesday evening at Washington's Jefferson Hotel as both sides struggle to break through Washington's partisan gridlock.
Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
It has been more than three years (1,112 days, to be precise) since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. The last time Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fulfilled his legal responsibility, Conan O'Brien was still on NBC, Tea Parties hadn't come together, and the iPad hadn't yet been introduced.
If longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana loses his Republican primary Tuesday, several factors invariably will be blamed for his downfall: His advanced age (80); the aggressive campaign of his challenger, and the lawmaker's moderate views, which increasingly rub against a party pulling to the political right.