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Lessons

Klein is fundamentally correct about the lessons from Cantor’s loss (side note: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha). This is especially important: If Republicans hadn’t scared Senator Arlen Specter into the Democratic Party and if Democrats hadn’t kept Senator Joe Lieberman on their side Obamacare would never have passed. If the […]

Death threats and Arlen Specter: FBI reveal

The Hill obtained more than 1,400 pages from Specter’s FBI file.

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Arlen Specter tells union demonstrators they will be "satisfied" with his vote on card check. Peter Kirsanow thinks this is fairly ominious for card-check critics, as does John McCormack. I tend to agree. But is Specter really the only swing vote, or only the most rivetingly craven ?... 3:14 A.M.

The Lindsey Graham of the Tea Party

(Paul Mirengoff) For many years, I’ve been referring to Lindsey Graham as the “Arlen Specter of the South.” The idea is that, although Graham isn’t as bad as Specter was, he’s the “moral equivalent” of Specter, considering how much more conservative South Carolina is compared to Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Specter Bills Seek to Rein In Executive Power

Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) last week reintroduced three bills that he said were needed to limit presidential power and to restore the proper constitutional balance among the three branches of government. The first bill (S.875) would instruct courts not to rely on a presidential signing statement when interpreting the meaning of any statute. (Similar legislation [...]Show More Summary

Specter, Leahy Introduce Bill to “Restore” Habeas Corpus

In another sign of shifting ground in the post-election Congress, Senators Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy yesterday introduced the “Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2006,” which would reinstate federal court jurisdiction over Guantanamo detainees and other suspected enemy combatants. Show More Summary

Odds and Ends

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) filed an amendment that would prohibit all funding for the NSA domestic surveillance program unless and until the Bush Administration keeps Congress fully and currently informed of the program as required by law. The Bush Administration welcomed the House version of the 2007 Intelligence Authorization Act for the most part, but [...]Show More Summary

The Toomey-Manchin Compromise Would Not Stop Another Newtown or Columbine

Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin are going to release their compromise at 11:00 a.m. Arlen Specter would be so proud of Pat Toomey giving the Republicans cover to go left. Toomey and Manchin will spend some time making sure everyone knows what their proposal will not do. For example, they are going to be pushing hard that the proposal won’t ban any guns, won’t take | Read More »

There?s Always One: Will Pat Toomey Help Democrats Save Gun Control? Why All Modern Politics Is National.

Somewhere, Arlen Specter is smiling. Two influential senators, one from each party, are working on an agreement that could expand background checks on firearms sales to include gun shows and online transactions, Senate aides said Sunday. If completed, the effort...

Norm Coleman: Minnesota's Forgotten Man?

On a recent episode of Jeopardy!, none of the contestants could identify the state from which Coleman served as U.S. Senator and mayor - but had no problem with Loretta Sanchez, Jim Webb, Arlen Specter, or Michael Bloomberg.

EFCA Is a Job-Killer, Just Ask Arlen Specter

It's been quite a year for Senator Arlen Specter. This time last year, Specter had changed party affiliation and was well on his way to dropping his allegiance to Pennsylvania small businesses and workers in that his...

Friday night cheer-me-up advice

From April 29, 2009, after Arlen Specter switched parties and the Dems gained their SuperMajority in the Senate (pending Al Franken election recount), and the political world looked a lot more grim than right now … Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up: It would be very easy to fall into a depression over Arlen Specter [...]

Big losses

Over the last two weeks, the world’s poor lost two champions. On October 14th, former US Senator Arlen Specter lost his fight with cancer. Both as Republican or Democrat, Senator Spector understood the importance of the international affairs to America’s security and leadership in the world, and while his party may have changed, his support... Read More »

Links 10/17/12

Links for you. Science: Embrace Flexible Work Arrangements A Grand Experiment to Rein In Climate Change Statement on the Death of Former Senator Arlen Specter What are the downsides of winning a Nobel prize? As Scientists Question New Rat Study, … Continue reading ?

Party Favors: RIP?

On Arlen Specter and speaking ill of the dead. -Feministing The primary cause of divorce... won't surprise you. -YourTango 18 how-to books that will teach you how to do everything. -The Frisky Texts From Little Women. -The Hairpin People...Show More Summary

Jennifer Rubin: CUFI director vs. Israel’s liberal critics

David Brog, a former adviser to the recently departed former senator Arlen Specter (D/R/D-Pa.) and now the executive director of Christians United for Israel, has written a pot-stirring piece in the Middle East Quarterly taking to task liberal Jews who have thrown their lot in with anti-Israel critics. Show More Summary

Former Senator Specter eulogized at memorial service

LOWER MERION, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people bid farewell on Tuesday to former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter at a service featuring tributes by family and dignitaries and concluding with Frank Sinatra's "My Way."

The Law of Unintended Consequences

The death of Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania on 14 October, at the age of 82, has occasioned widespread mourning in the biomedical community, as our colleague Jocelyn Kaiser notes on our sister blog. "I am greatly saddened by the...

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