Pat Toomey

An Exit From Trumpocracy

The stability of American society depends on conservatives finding a way forward from the Trump dead end.<p>Election 2016 looked on paper like the most sweeping Republican victory since the Jazz Age. Yet there was a hollowness to the Trump Republicans’ seeming ascendancy over the federal government …

Politics

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:<p>ON THIS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY, 'LET US BE DISSATISFIED,' Jan. 15<p>With the rhetoric emanating out of the …

Business

This weekend's Women's March on Philadelphia: what you need to know

Nancy Weston says she’s had two “peak” experiences in her life. The first was the birth of her daughter. The second was attending last year’s Women’s …

Activism

Trumpocracy review: David Frum’s appalled analysis lacks fire and fury

The Bush speechwriter who coined the term ‘axis of evil’ has become one more Never-Trump Republican overtaken by the pace of the events he decries<p>The chaos that marked Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a hallmark of his presidency. Decorum once associated with the Oval Office has been …

Politics

'I Feel It's Almost An Assault': Trump Faces Massive Rebuke From Haitian Community

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — Despite his denial, President Donald Trump is facing a massive rebuke from the Delaware Valley’s Haitian community.<p>When Paul …

Donald Trump

Bill to aid victims of child pornography passes US Senate committee

Washington D.C., Jan 12, 2018 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The damaging effects of child pornography are undoubtedly incalculable, but a bipartisan …

Catholicism

University Tax Flunks the First Amendment Test

The levy on investment income overwhelmingly targets liberal institutions. The key to overturning it will be convincing the courts.<p>The new federal tax on the investment income of universities with endowments of more than $500,000 per student is terrible policy, raising minimal revenue while …

Opinion

The case for — and against — earmarks

Trump told Congress to consider bringing back earmarks. Here’s what that means.<p>President Donald Trump, to the surprise of many in his own party, told a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers this week, “maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks.”<p>“Our system …

Politics

McCaskill raises $2.9 million in last quarter of 2017, record $11.8 million for year

<b>WASHINGTON •</b> Sen. Claire McCaskill began 2018 with more than $9 million in her campaign coffers after raising $11.8 million in 2017, a record in …

Elections

Trump’s top energy regulator comes with deep ties to industry interests he’ll now oversee

Kevin McIntyre worked almost 30 years as an energy industry attorney.<p>By choosing a longtime corporate attorney to head the nation’s top energy …

Liberal View

Dem senator wants sanctions on Chinese firms that help North Korea

A top Senate Democrat says he is concerned that China has not done enough to crack down on banks facilitating business with North Korea, and he hopes …

North Korea

Orrin Hatch just announced he’ll retire from the Senate

After 40 years in Congress, Hatch’s retirement could open the way for Mitt Romney.<p>Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) will not be running for reelection in 2018, the 83-year-old Senate veteran is expected to announce Tuesday, opening the field for Republicans like Mitt Romney to run for his seat.<p>Hatch, who has …

U.S. Congress

TRUMPadelphia: The year in Trump

Happy New Year, friends! May your resolutions be manageable and your media diet less obsessive in 2018.<p>This newsletter covers President Trump and how …

Communist Party

Thanks to tax reform, AAON to give $1,000 bonuses to 2,000 employees

Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, 3:51 PM PERMALINK<p>Photo Credit:<p>Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018, 12:11 PM …

Politics

The Future of Trumpism Is on Campus

At colleges across the country, young supporters of the president are demanding that College Republicans fall into line.<p>In August of 2016, Michael Straw had just gaveled in the year’s first meeting of the Penn State College Republicans. The classroom was packed, with students filling every seat and …

Elections

The 10 must-watch candidates of 2018

These hopefuls will provide clues on how a Trump referendum election is shaping up.<p>President Donald Trump’s name won’t be on the ballot in 2018, but his influence will be everywhere.<p>Just look at the types of candidates who are running: The polarizing president has lured scores of Democratic …

Politics

Pat Toomey Is the Quiet Face of Republican Radicalism

Pat Toomey is the Milford Man of the U.S. Senate. (He even hails, coincidentally, from <i>Upper Milford Township</i>.) Senator Toomey has all the vigor of a …

U.S. Politics

Howard Dean: Republicans will be “nailed with corruption” for GOP tax bill

Several GOP lawmakers are positioned to financially benefit from the new tax plan<p>Former chair of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean said the GOP would be "nailed with corruption" as a result of the recently passed tax bill, pointing out that more than a dozen Republican lawmakers stand …

U.S. Politics

The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger than Ever.

It would be easy to end 2017 with the impression that whatever its afflictions, it was at least a game-changing year for feminism.<p>“The Female Revolution Is Here” and could “Smash Patriarchy at Its Core,” social and mainstream media headlines declared. “We are blowing the whistle on the prime …

Opinion

Analysis: Sen. Toomey drove tax bill away from populism

<b>By Mike Debonis | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – As they scrambled to finish their sweeping tax bill in late October, House lawmakers arrived at a …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jobs or corporate welfare? GOP dispute fuels economic worry in South Carolina

A political stand-off over a relatively obscure government agency has embroiled some of South Carolina’s most prominent Republicans, and a top …

South Carolina

Often at odds, Trump and GOP relish tax win, court picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress.<p>Trump's major accomplishments, confirmation of conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and a major …

Politics

How Sen. Pat Toomey turned the Republican tax bill away from populism

As they scrambled to finish their sweeping tax bill in late October, House lawmakers arrived at a surprising decision: They would not cut the income tax rate for the wealthy.<p>That choice broke with conservative economic principles, which call for lower rates for high earners to spur investment and …

Politics

Often at Odds, Trump and Republicans Relish Tax Win, Court Picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous …

Steve Scalise

If it's year's end, it's mea culpa time! | John Baer

Forgive me, readers, for I have sinned.<p>It’s my annual admission of fault. Sometimes in viewpoint. Sometimes in fact.<p>I’ve done this for years. Because …

Three Things to Like About 2017

Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:01 AM<p>This time of year, we pause to take stock of what happened in the year that has passed. Although there were plenty of …

Conservative View

3 Things to Like About 2017

Forget, for now, about immigration policy, free trade setbacks, the busting of the budget caps and the continuation of the war on drugs and the pain …

Scott Gottlieb

Tax Bill Throws Pot Shots at Democrats

Just before Christmas, Republican lawmakers delivered a finalized tax overhaul chock full of long-standing party priorities – scoring their first …

Bill de Blasio

Republicans Quietly Warn Trump: Don’t Fire Mueller

With members of Congress headed home for the holidays, Washington is bracing for the possibility that President Donald Trump will attempt to fire …

Liberal View

Cohn, Mnuchin Split Helped Break Trump's Carried Interest Pledge

A split inside the White House helped preserve a loophole that benefits investment fund managers in the tax bill that’s headed for President Donald …

Steven Mnuchin