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  • 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...
  • Friends from Arlen Specter's Kansas hometown reflect on his life

    Friends from Arlen Specter's Kansas hometown reflect on his life
    Velma Beeman says she got the call while in church. "It was expected, because I had been forewarned by one of his friends that he was having a bad time," Beeman says. Former U.S. Arlen Spector was her classmate and high school friend.  He died Sunday at...
  • Governor Corbett Orders PA Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Arlen Specter

    Governor Corbett Orders PA Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Arlen Specter
    Governor Tom Corbett today ordered Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who died Sunday.   Specter, 82, of Philadelphia, represented Pennsylvania in...
  • Sestak supports Cartwright over former colleague

    Sestak supports Cartwright over former colleague
    Once upon a time, Joe Sestak thumbed his nose at Democratic establishment and primaried party-pick Arlen Specter for theU.S. Senate. As the story goes, he beat Specter, but lost in the general election to Pat Toomey. Now, the former U.S. congressman is...
  • Toomey to replace DeMint as head of GOP Steering Committee

    Toomey to replace DeMint as head of GOP Steering Committee
    Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate GOP colleagues have tapped him to take over as head of the Senate Republican Steering Committe, a group that shapes conservative policy making on Capitol Hill. Toomey will replace South Carolina Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint. In...
  • 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...
  • Horror movies: Halloween's sweet spot

    Horror movies: Halloween's sweet spot
    Countdown to Halloween: five days. I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings. But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
  • 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...
  • 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,...