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  • 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...
  • Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice

    Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice
    Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The...
  • Romney makes major ad buy in Pennsylvania

    Romney makes major ad buy in Pennsylvania
    Living rooms across Pennsylvania are about to be blitzed with ads from Mitt Romney. The GOP frontrunner's campaign, who is dedicating both the candidate's time and resources in the Keystone state ahead of the April 24 primary, has purchased $2.9...
  • Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.

    Specter predicts tough road for Obama in Pa.
    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 be...
  • What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?

    What will Pat Toomey's role be in 2012 politics?
    He lacks the celebrity of Sarah Palin or the political stature of Chris Christie, but an endorsement from Pat Toomey would be measured within Republican ranks as a coup for many candidates. For four years, the Pennsylvania Republican was a professional...
  • Santorum: Courage vs. team player

    Santorum: Courage vs. team player
    When Rick Santorum was asked Wednesday night to describe himself in one word, he said "courage." The problem for the former Pennsylvania U.S. senator is that in each defensive answer he gave throughout the two-hour CNN debate, his excuses and...
  • Toomey and Romney alliance?

    Toomey and Romney alliance?
    To a Pennsylvania political reporter watching the CNN debate last night there were moments that sounded like Mitt Romney was angling for a Pat Toomey endorsement, or at least to get in the Pennsylvania Republican's good graces. And it appears Toomey...
  • Romney uses Specter in Santorum attack ad

    Romney uses Specter in Santorum attack ad
    When Arlen Specter lost in the 2010 Senate Democratic primary he never could have foreseen his image being used as fodder in the next presidential campaign. But then, who could have expected his former colleague Rick Santorum to be among the Republican...
  • 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...
  • Arlen Specter dies at 82; longtime senator was a political maverick

    Arlen Specter dies at 82; longtime senator was a political maverick
    WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...