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  • 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: 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...
  • 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......
  • Arlen Specter says Pennsylvania 'tough' for Obama

    Arlen Specter says Pennsylvania 'tough' for Obama
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter, on a return visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, said Pennsylvania would be difficult for President Obama to win in next year's election. "I think it is tough; I think Pennsylvania's economy is hurting," Specter said in a brief...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Wednesday Five.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It occurs to us that an 18-year-old sailor serving on that day would now be 88 years old. The......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Rick Santorum? President?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first full Monday of Pennsylvania Farm Show week, that magical seven days that Pennsylvanians use an excuse to eat their own weight in fried foods. We are not sure how this is......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Don Quixote's Got Nothing On This Guy.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The polls are closed. The TV lights are dimmed. And the great caravan that is the 2012 Republican presidential campaign has moved on from New Hampshire and onto South Carolina, where, in just a few......