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  • 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...
  • Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?

    Toomey gets by with a little help from his ... friends?
    Political cynics who believed Sen. Pat Toomey stuck his neck out on background checks to improve his 2016 re-election chances in lean-blue Pennsylvania were not incorrect that the Republican's efforts would score him some points with state Democrats....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hagel, Defense Secretary pick, tough sell for Toomey

    Hagel, Defense Secretary pick, tough sell for Toomey
    President Obama's pick to be his U.S. Defense Secretary may have a particularly difficult time winning over one Pennsylvania GOP senator. Pat Toomey is sure not to forget former Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's very public endorsement of Democrat...
  • Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016

    Sestak preps for Toomey rematch in 2016
    The Admiral is readying for a rematch. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who has played it coy since his narrow loss to Pat Toomey in the grueling 2010 Senate race, announced Tuesday morning by email that he's formed an exploratory committee to run again for...
  • QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work

    QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work
    His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected. (That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.) Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
  • DeMint's Pennsylvania political legacy

    DeMint's Pennsylvania political legacy
    Jim DeMint, the Tea Party kingmaker who announced his resignation from the U.S. Senate Thursday to head a Washington-based conservative think tank, left an indelible mark on the world of Pennsylvania politics. It was DeMint, who during the infancy of...
  • 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....