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  • The Senate's Philadelphia lawyer

    If you had told me last Saturday that one of Sen. Larry Craig's Republican colleagues was covertly urging him to leave some wiggle room in his promise to resign, I like to think I instantly would have identified that colleague as Sen. Arlen Specter....
  • Looking for the un-Gonzales

    Choosing a new attorney general will be easy if President Bush follows a simple rule: Look for the opposite of Alberto R. Gonzales. Apparently Gonzales finally recognized the damage caused by his mind-boggling explanations of his role in the firings of...
  • We're all scandal-plagued attorneys general now

    In an interview on Sunday's Meet the Press, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was pummeled by host Tim Russert about everything from his inconsistencies on Iraq to his professions of loyalty to both the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps the...
  • First U.S. Death From Swine Flu Is Confirmed

    First U.S. Death From Swine Flu Is Confirmed
    (Washington D.C. The swine flu outbreak has claimed its first victim in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control: a 23-month-old child who died in Texas. "We are closely and continuously monitoring the emerging cases of this...
  • Schwarzenegger: 'Team player' w Obama

     
    by Mark Silva Gov. Mark Sanford, Republican chief executive of South Carolina, says he won't be taking all of that federal stimulus money, complaining that, in a nation of $52 trillion of promises that aren't paid for, this is simply......
  • Unionizing battle heats up on Capitol Hill

     
    Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2009, following a news conference to announce the introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act and restoring American rights in the workplace. (AP Photo/Susan.......
  • Specter's 'card check' stance explained?

     
    by Frank James Maybe Sen. Arlen Specter was standing on principle when he announced yesterday that he would oppose the "card check" legislation favored by organized labor and detested by Republicans and the business community. Then, again, maybe not. It.....
  • Specter opposes labor's card check bill

     
    by Frank James Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) is up for re-election next year and he just bought himself a lot of trouble from the labor movement in a state with a lot of union members. Specter announced today that he......
  • Union organizing law: Ditched in the Senate?

     
    Today labor activist Jonathan Tasini raises in this blog post the withdrawal by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) of support for the Employee Free Choice Act, promoted as making it easier for unions to organize members. Specter's move is......
  • Bill Will Study How to Make Hybrids Safe for the Blind

     
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) have introduced a bill that will require the Department of Transportation to conduct a study about how to protect the blind from silent vehicles ??? like hybrids are when running on electricity,......
  • Swine flu: Border closings won't work

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With the confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States growing and spreading to more states, the White House continues to face questions about closing the border with Mexico, where the flu has been......
  • GOP's Steele: Specter 'flipping the bird'

     
    by Mark Silva Michael Steele isn't holding back. The Republican National Committee chairman has this to say about Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's imminent party-switch to the Democratic side of the aisle: "To put it rather frankly, the senator wound up....