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
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
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
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 »
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...
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.
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...
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 [...]
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 »
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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
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 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...
The death of Arlen Specter inspired a predictably conflicted reaction from supporters of abortion rights: He was the guy who kept Robert Bork off the Supreme Court, perhaps in the process saving Roe vs. Wade -- Specter's favorite "super-duper...Show More Summary
Friends and colleagues, including Vice President Joe Biden, two former Pa. governors, judges and others mourned the loss of former Sen. Arlen Specter.
This is a guest post by Kevin A. Evans, Rolfe D. Peterson, and Nathan J. Hadley. In 2009, Arlen Specter left his political party and made headlines, enemies, and a few friends in the process. He serves as a cautionary tale to those thinking about jumping ship; Specter did not make it past his primary. Show More Summary
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Arlen Specter died this week at age 82. The cause was cancer. But it wasn’t a one-sided fight. Before he died, Specter launched a spectacular and shockingly successful legislative assault on the disease. These days, legislators tend to vote with their parties. Show More Summary