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As Classy As Ever

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Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dead At 82

Longtime Republican, recently turned Democrat, and friend to the LGBT community, former Sen. Arlen Specter has died at the age of 82. One of the few remaining Republican moderates on Capitol Hill at a time when the party had turned sharply to the right, Mr. Specter confounded fellow Republicans at every turn. He unabashedly supported Roe v. Wade, the Supreme ...

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Bill Clinton Offered Rep. Joe Sestak A Job On Obama’s Behalf

The Huffington Post reports that Bill Clinton acted as the president’s intermediary to offer Pennsylvania Senate candidate Rep. Joe Sestak an administration job in return for dropping out of his primary battle with Sen. Arlen Specter. The GOP is contending that the offer was illegal. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) was offered a prominent but uncompensated, advisory position — in the ...

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Obama Promises Answers On Sestak

Today the president promised that the White House would “very shortly” address GOP claims that he illegally offered a job to Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee Joe Seestak if he would drop his challenge to Arlen Specter. UNRELATED: I always want to write “Sestak” as “sleestak.” Too much Land Of The Lost as a kid!

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GOP Accuses Obama Of Offering Job To Joe Sestak In Return For Quitting Senate Race

The GOP is hammering away at their accusation that the president offered Senate candidate Joe Sestak an administration job in return for quitting his ultimately successful Pennsylvania primary bid to unseat Arlen Specter. “I think it’s looking increasingly like there’s something that they’re trying to hide,” said former Rep. Pat Toomey (R), who is running against Sestak for the Senate ...

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PENN: Sen. Arlen Specter Loses Democratic Primary To Rep. Joe Sestak

Wow. Five-term Sen. Arlen Specter lost the Pennsylvania Democratic primary tonight to Rep. Joe Sestak. Specter switched to the Democratic side of the aisle last year after casting the critical vote in the Recovery Act. But, many believed he switched parties because he would have lost a Republican primary against Pat Toomey. Now it seems Specter was done anyway. After ...

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No Hippies At My Town Hall!

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Town Hall Disruptions For Sen. Specter

Sen. Arlen Specter’s town hall meeting today went as the others have, with one man screaming that “God’s gonna stand before you and he’s gonna judge you and the rest of your damn cronies up on the Hill!” Later Specter called out a woman in the audience for spreading “vicious, malicious rumors” when she claimed that a 75 year old ...

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Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) Switching Parties, Democrats Rejoicing

Moderate Republican Sen. Arlen Specter is switching to the Democratic Party, offering renewed hope of a filibuster-proof voting block for Senate Democrats. In a statement issued about noon as the Capitol was digesting the stunning turn of events, Mr. Specter said he had concluded that his party had moved too far to the right, a fact demonstrated by the migration ...

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