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  • Specter Opposes Afghanistan Troop Surge

    Specter Opposes Afghanistan Troop Surge
    Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter says he opposes President Barack Obama's plan to send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. Specter, a Democrat, says al-Qaeda can operate out of other countries, such as Yemen and Somalia. So he says it doesn't make...
  • Chris Matthews plays dodgeball with Pa.

     
    by Josh Drobnyk DENVER -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball,showed up at the Pennsylvania Democratic delegation breakfast this morning, but was quick to dismiss the suggestion that he was laying the groundwork for a U.S. Senate bid. "I have......
  • McCain to seek his own Joe-mentum?

     
    by James Oliphant, and updated UPDATE: McCain told a Pittsburgh radio station Thursday that he has not yet made a decision on a running mate. McCain instead joked that actor Wilford Brimley would be a good choice, since he......
  • Sarah Palin has 'potential': Specter

     
    by Josh Drobnyk ST PAUL, Minn. -- At a time when many Republicans here have rallied around the choice of Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket, Sen. Arlen Specter offered a somewhat muted endorsement of the Alaska governor Wednesday, saying......
  • Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Comcast) still battling NFL

     
    Well, people, it's mid-autumn, and you know what that means: Hot cider, crisp fallen leaves, children ringing doorbells to demand sugary treats while cloaked in the anonymity of scary masks and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Comcast) resuming his long war with.......
  • Eric Holder: Looking like the first big fight

     
    We've been complaining for some time about the attempt of various Democrats (Obama, Schumer, Leahy) to promote Eric Holder as a no-brainer for AG despite his role in facilitating the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, despite opposition in......
  • Specter: Eric Holder = Alberto Gonzales?

     
    Arlen Specter, giving no indication that he has been fooled by any of Eric Holder's various excuses for supporting the pardon of Marc Rich, promises a rough confirmation hearing for the New Yorker in a Senate speech that promises to......
  • Bush: Read more than you watch TV

     
    by Mark Silva We've seen President Bush in classrooms before - we saw him there on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, at Emma Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., listening to second-graders reading. And we saw him there again......
  • Video: Holder on Marc Rich

     
    Here's the exchange from this morning between Arlen Specter and Holder on the Marc Rich pardon: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;...
  • Holder: 'Waterboarding is torture'

     
    by Frank James Attorney General-designee Eric Holder is testifying now at his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee and so far he has weathered the ordeal by verbiage fairly well. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the committee's chair,...
  • Holder hearing: Denies recommending Quinn

     
    After a pretty sharp attack from Arlen Specter on his efforts to call the Rich pardons merely a "mistake," Holder says he didn't mean to minimize it, and disputes a portion the House report on his role in the Rich......