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Pat Toomey

  1. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  2. republicans
    Republican Impeachment Supporters Catch Hell Back HomeGoing against Donald Trump remains a deeply risky maneuver.
  3. impeachment trial
    Senate Acquits Trump; 7 Republicans Joined All 50 Democrats in ‘Guilty’ VoteMitch McConnell spoke after the verdict to denounce Trump’s conduct while insisting his trial was unconstitutional.
  4. politics
    McConnell and Most Republican Senators Vote to Dismiss Trump’s ImpeachmentIt’s a sure sign there’s not remotely enough support to convict the ex-president.
  5. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  6. impeachment
    Are There Enough Senate Republican Votes to Convict Trump?With the MAGA base still strong and plenty of excuses for Republicans to say no, conviction faces steep odds.
  7. austerity
    Republicans Remember to Care About the Deficit at the Worst Possible MomentAfter taking a few years off, Republican austerity warriors are trying to shrink the stimulus bill at the last possible moment and hamstring Biden.
  8. covid-19 stimulus
    Trump Nearly Blew Up Stimulus Talks With Demand for a Big Second CheckTrump wants the kind of spending that horrifies most of his closest allies in Congress.
  9. senate republicans
    How Biden Could (Maybe) Fix His Senate Problem With One Weird TrickPennsylvania’s Republican senator plans to retire in 2022. Biden should consider offering him a taste of executive power on his way out the door.
  10. vision 2020
    Two Career Non-Democrats Could Fight for the Democratic Presidential NominationSanders and Bloomberg have spent a lot of time avoiding identification with the party whose presidential nomination they seek — much like Trump.
  11. guns
    Republicans’ Love of Guns May Cost Them Votes in the SuburbsBeing a slave to the NRA is not the safest position to be in heading toward a 2020 election in which suburban voters are already leaning Democratic.
  12. vision 2020
    Just What the Democratic Primary Needed: A 25th CandidateJoe Sestak’s reputation for not taking party Establishment advice probably helped him decide on a longest-of-long-shots candidacy.
  13. The GOP Is Serious About Impeaching P.A. Judges for Reversing Their GerrymanderRepublican legislators in Pennsylvania have the power to impeach and remove judges. But could that backfire in the court of public opinion?
  14. GOP Senator Explains Party’s Disarray: Nobody Expected Trump to WinPat Toomey spills a secret: Republicans didn’t have a policy plan because they didn’t think they’d have the power to enact it.
  15. In Tight Race for Senate, Democrats Are Starting to Get the Upper HandTrump may be taking vulnerable GOP senators down with him.
  16. profiles in courage
    Nonconformist Senator Bravely Refuses to Endorse Trump or Not Endorse TrumpFor Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, it’s a complicated situation, and he just needs a little more time to figure out his stances.
  17. Donald Trump Is Making All (Republican) Politics Local AgainPurple-state GOP senators are keeping their messages focused on local, non-ideological concerns.
  18. gun control
    Gabby Giffords’s Gun Group Helped Bring About Background-Check DealMore heartwarming than Toomey refusing to appear with Schumer.
  19. early and awkard
    Toomey Refused to Appear With SchumerSmart move?
  20. Bipartisan Deal Expands Background Checks, But Doesn’t Make Them ‘Universal’It would cover gun shows and Internet sales. 
  21. Frank Rich: GOP Shamed Out of Guns FilibusterEven if background checks pass, it will be a small step forward for gun control.
  22. super friends
    Why Rob Portman Is the Key to the Debt-Reduction Super-CommitteeHe is open to raising taxes!
  23. stuck in the mittle
    Mitt Romney Has Decided That President Obama Made the Recession Worse After AllThis is wrong, but it’s good for Romney anyway.
  24. america’s sweetheart
    Three Ways to Evade the Question ‘Is Sarah Palin Qualified to Be President?’It’s a skill that Republicans must continue to hone for at least the next year or so.
  25. early and often
    Republican Pat Toomey (Apparently) Wins Pennsylvania Senate RaceIt’s a late call, but he defeats Rep. Joe Sestak.
  26. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 26A look at races around the country.
  27. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: October 22A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  28. early and awesome
    Arlen Specter Gives Democrats 60 SeatsPennsylvania senator Arlen Specter, one of the few true moderate Republicans in the Senate, has announced that he will switch to the Democratic Party.