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  • Attitudes toward guns predict places in a divided electorate

    Second in a series MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Sunday mornings, there is God. Sunday afternoons, guns. After sitting in the pews of their Lutheran church, the Montest family will load up their white Chevy Suburban with guns, ammo and safety gear, and head out...
  • Senators committed to trial

    Key Senate Republicans rejected yesterday President Clinton's plea that they join him in negotiating a "reasonable" and "proportionate" response to House impeachment charges that would allow him to avoid a trial in the Senate. But a consensus appeared to...
  • Clinton acquitted

    Ending a tumultuous year of political scandal, the Senate acquitted President Clinton of high crimes and misdemeanors yesterday, after House prosecutors failed to muster even a bare majority of senators in favor of removing the nation's 42nd president...
  • Solemn vote ends 'year of agony'

    Suspenseful it was not. And yet, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist called for the verdict in President Clinton's impeachment trial, he suddenly placed the weight of history on 100 sets of shoulders in the hushed Senate chamber. "Senators, how say...
  • Specter archives on exhibit at Philadelphia University

    The piece hung over the sofa in Arlen Specter's Capitol office: Framed replicas of the failed U.S. Senate resolution to impeach President Bill Clinton, personally signed by all 100 senator/jurors, the House members who prosecuted the case, and members...
  • Corbett and Wolf campaign ads heating up television airwaves this summer

    HARRISBURG — The Fourth of July fireworks had barely gone out when television airwaves crackled to life with sounds and sights of fall. "We've got a great vision for Pennsylvania," Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said as viewers saw farms, skylines and...
  • Casey's staff ties up softball series against Team Toomey

    Casey's staff ties up softball series against Team Toomey
    U.S. Bob Casey set expectations low for his performance going into last night’s fourth-annual softball game between his office and their major rival – fellow Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and his staff. “The fewer times I bat is usually...
  • Small desert town will remember Harry Reid even after he moves on

    One of the few signs of this mining town's most celebrated resident sits out on its lonely eastern flanks, disappearing into the desert like a dusty after-thought. Harry Reid Road is paved for just a few hundred yards before it turns to dirt, on its way...
  • Is Cruz out of control?

    What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) depends on who you believe. Is the freshman senator on an "ego trip," putting himself before country (Dana Milbank, The Washington Post), or is he standing on his principles (Cruz's conservative supporters)? ABC...
  • Arlen Specter dies at 82; longtime senator was a political maverick

    WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...
  • PASSINGS: Claramae Turner, Richie Phillips, Rituparno Ghosh

    PASSINGS: Claramae Turner, Richie Phillips, Rituparno Ghosh
    Claramae Turner Opera singer known for role in 'Carousel' Claramae Turner, 92, a gifted contralto who mastered 75 grand opera roles but was best known for her passionate rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" in the 1956 movie "Carousel," died May...
  • Todd Akin's mind stuck in pre-enlightened era

    "Ladylike?" It is a telling choice of word. Hearing it used unironically, as would-be Missouri senator Todd Akin did last week, one almost feels as if Amelia Earhart never flew a plane and Sally Ride never rode a space shuttle. As if Madame C.J. Walker...