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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Former Sen. Jane Orie appeals her sentence.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're on the road today and blogging from one of our Commonwealth's finer Green Cup chain coffee establishments. As is so often the case in these instances, we're running late and severely under-caffeinated, so we'...
  • Arlen Specter laid to rest, remembered as fighter.

     
    In 1980, when Arlen Specter was contemplating a run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, his son Shanin tried to discourage him. After years of political defeats, the younger Specter worried that his father would be humiliated at the polls.......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Charter schools bill heads to the House.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A charter school reform bill that keeps local school boards in control of authorizing the alternative public schools is headed for a vote in the state House today as lawmakers try to wrap up their......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Tributes pour in for the late Arlen Specter.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who died Sunday at age 82 from complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma is being remembered this morning as a towering figure in Pennsylvania politics. Our Washington colleague...
  • 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...
  • 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...