Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak, the 25th Democratic presidential candidate this year, took sharp criticism in 2010 for his Israel record en route to losing a U.S. Senate election that year.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Penn.) reintroduced a proposal Thursday to cut off funding to the nation's sanctuary cities, whose policies he said "make it harder to stop illegal immigration and keep dangerous criminals off the streets."
A group of Republican senators has introduced a bill to give federal prosecutors the option of impaneling a second jury for sentencing in federal death penalty cases where the first jury failed to reach a decision.
Local police appear ready to charge a Pennsylvania man who they arrested last week after he asked Republican Sen. Patrick Toomey (Pa.) an uncomfortable question at a town hall that some say was "threatening."
At least two employees of Billy Penn, the official Pennsylvania partner of PolitiFact, attended a Philadelphia birthday party in which guests "beat the shit out of" a piñata effigy of sitting Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.).