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  • 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 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....
  • Smith's unveils first major hit on Casey

    Smith's unveils first major hit on Casey
    To a congressional novice, it's a shocking statistic: Bob Casey has sponsored hundreds of bills and zero, zip, nada have become law.  That's the centerpiece of Republican candidate Tom Smith's first concentrated attack on Casey. The campaign has launched...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, longtime GOP Senate moderate, dies

    Arlen Specter, longtime GOP Senate moderate, dies
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82. Specter, who announced...
  • Former Senator Arlen Specter, 82, Dies Of Cancer

    Former Senator Arlen Specter, 82, Dies Of Cancer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arlen Specter, a gruff, independent-minded moderate who spent three decades in the U.S. Senate but was spurned by Pennsylvania voters after switching in 2009 from Republican to Democrat, died on Sunday of cancer, his family said. He...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...