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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Charter schools bill heads to the House.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A charter school reform bill that keeps local school boards in control of authorizing the alternative public schools is headed for a vote in the state House today as lawmakers try to wrap up their......
  • Arlen Specter laid to rest, remembered as fighter.

     
    In 1980, when Arlen Specter was contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, his son Shanin tried to discourage him. After years of political defeats, the younger Specter worried that his father would be humiliated at the polls.......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • Hundreds, including VP Joe Biden, expected to attend Specter funeral

    Hundreds, including VP Joe Biden, expected to attend Specter funeral
    A Pennsylvania icon will be laid to rest today. Arlen Specter died Sunday after a long bout with cancer. The five-term United States Senator played a major role in some of the country's most intriguing moments. Just the name Arlen Specter draws different...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Tributes pour in for the late Arlen Specter.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who died Sunday at age 82 from complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma is being remembered this morning as a towering figure in Pennsylvania politics. Our Washington colleague...
  • Lawmakers React to the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter

    Lawmakers React to the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter
    Former U.S Senator Arlen Specter passed away Sunday at the age of 82. Many of the words used to describe specter at the State Capitol Monday include tenacious, capable, and a political machine. Former Senator Arlen Specter spent most of his adult life...
  • Governor Corbett Orders PA Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Arlen Specter

    Governor Corbett Orders PA Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Arlen Specter
    Governor Tom Corbett today ordered Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday.   Specter, 82, of Philadelphia, represented Pennsylvania in...
  • Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

    Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dies After Long Battle With Cancer
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
  • 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...
  • Colleagues mourn Arlen Specter's passing

    Colleagues mourn Arlen Specter's passing
    Former United States Senator Arlen Specter passed away Sunday. His son announced the 82-year-old passed away at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. "He was Pennsylvania's longest serving senator and he really...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, dies, aged 82.

     
    Reuters reports: HARRISBURG _ Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, a major political figure in Pennsylvania and Washington for more than four decades, died on Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma at age 82, his son said. Specter had...
  • Ex-Sen. Arlen Specter dies at 82

    Ex-Sen. Arlen Specter dies at 82
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced. Specter died of...