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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett

    Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett
    If Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faced Gov. Tom Corbett in a Pennsylvania gubernatorial matchup today he would win. Pawlowski, who has hinted at an interest in the 2014 governor's race, performs at the top of the list of potential Democratic challengers,...
  • Updated: Specter battling cancer

    Updated: Specter battling cancer
    Arlen Specter, the storied Pennsylvania politician who was a state institution for decades before switching political parties and losing in a Democratic primary two years ago, is hospitalized with a very serious illness. Specter, who survived a brain...
  • Specter: Life Among The Cannibals

     
    When Arlen Specter lost his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate last year, he promised his parting gift to the political world would be a tell-all book sharing his side of his defeat. Now that book is almost ready, and......
  • Specter: Pa. tough for Obama (VIDEO)

     
    Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter returned to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning where he had spent 30 years representing Pennsylvania before losing in the Democratic primary last year. Now from his view on the outside looking in, Specter said Pennsylvania will......
  • This week in Washington

     
    This week the Senate will once again try to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, a measure considered must-pass before the end of the year. It's authored by Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Casey. The House may start work on......