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  • 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...
  • Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

    Toomey to hold four townhalls next week
    Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Specter battling cancer again.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Usually we like to kick things off with a brief joke or gag to get your morning started right. But this morning all we're going to do is offer our thoughts and best wishes to......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Former Sen. Jane Orie appeals her sentence.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're on the road today and blogging from one of our Commonwealth's finer Green Cup chain coffee establishments. As is so often the case in these instances, we're running late and severely under-caffeinated, so we'...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...