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(US Sen. Bob Casey talks about the importance of having enough school nurses.  Credit: CBS3)

Call Widens For More School Nurses

US Senator Bob Casey says he is endorsing a bill that would require one nurse for every 750 students.

09/08/2014

(David Cohen, left, executive vice president of Comcast, testifies as Arthur Minson Jr., executive vice president and CFO of Time Warner Cable, listens during a Senate Judiciary Commettee hearing on Capitol Hill.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Comcast Exec Tells Senators Merger Will Be Good For Consumers

But several members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee were skeptical.

04/09/2014

Cory Booker (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Cory Booker To Be Sworn In As US Senator Next Week

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will swear in Booker on Oct. 31 at noon at the U.S. Capitol.

10/23/2013

(US Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks to reporters inside 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

US Sen. Casey Says Even GOP-Led Gov’t Shutdown Won’t Derail Obamacare

“The problem is the extreme right is driving the train, at least in the Congress,” Casey said at 30th Street Station.

09/30/2013

FILE: Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan. (Booker photo by Ramin Talaie/ Getty Images)

Political Analyst Says Lonegan Needs Low Voter Turnout To Beat Booker

Rowan University political analyst Larry Butler says getting people out to the polls — or not — could be the key to victory.

08/15/2013

(Cory Booker, during a campaign appearance in June.  Credit:  Ramin Talaie/ Getty Images)

Cory Booker Holds Firm Lead in US Senate Race For Lautenberg’s Seat

The survey of more than 2,000 Garden State voters indicates that Democrats are heavily in favor of Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker, who garnered 54 percent in the poll.

08/07/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

NJ Top Court Allows October Special Election For Lautenberg Seat

The special election will remain on October 16th now that New Jersey’s top court has refused to take up a legal challenge to the date.

06/20/2013

New Jersey senate president Steve Sweeney (left) is in Cory Booker's corner. (credit: David Madden)

South Jersey Democrats Working On Cory Booker’s Senate Campaign

Some five dozen Democratic party officials are working hard to get Cory Booker elected to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Frank Lautenberg.

06/20/2013

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey. (Credit: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Sen. Casey Warns of Looming Deadline on Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Hikes

US senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) visited Temple University today to talk about the possibility that interest on federally subsidized student loans could go from their current rate of 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1st.

06/17/2013

Chris Christie (left) with Jeffrey Chiesa. (credit: Diana Rocco).

Gov. Christie Names NJ Attorney General To Temporarily Fill Lautenberg’s Seat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has named state attorney general Jeffrey Chiesa to temporarily fill the US Senate seat that opened up this week after Frank Lautenberg’s death.

06/06/2013

(Late US Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, speaks to members of the press last January 29th.  Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Christie: October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg’s Seat

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg’s death on Monday.

06/04/2013

(Late US Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, speaks to members of the press last January 29th.  Credit: Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

All Eyes On Gov. Christie For His Pick To Replace Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Who to pick as an interim successor? When to hold a special election? And what about Christie’s own political aspirations?

06/04/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg Dead At Age 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

06/03/2013

(Senators Pat Toomey, right, and Joe Manchin speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases in the US.  Credit:  Allison Shelley/ Getty Images)

Sen. Toomey Offers Measure To Expand Background Checks on Gun Sales

If approved, Toomey’s measure would expand the scope of background checks on gun purchases to include sales at gun shows and over the Internet.

04/10/2013

(Arlen Specter walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One in June 2010, a month after losing his bid to return to the US Senate as a Democrat. Credit: Mandel Ngan/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s Longest Serving US Senator, Dead at 82

US Senator Arlen Specter, whose political career took him from Philadelphia City Hall to the US Congress, has died after another bout with cancer.

10/14/2012

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