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  • 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...
  • Are you ready to be stimulated?

    House and Senate Democratic leaders, negotiating into the night to forge a compromise with moderate Republicans, reached agreement Wednesday on a $789 billion economic recovery bill that President Barack Obama has called critical to pulling the country...
  • Dems come out against card check

    There is a growing roster of Democrats coming out against the White House-backed card check legislation, and now Orlando has its own political A-listers following suit. Roger Chapin and Joe Kefauver recently formed an advocacy group called Floridians for...
  • Report: Scott Rothstein’s chief operating officer to face charges

    Report: Scott Rothstein’s chief operating officer to face charges
    Scott Rothstein's right-hand woman at his Fort Lauderdale law firm -- chief operating officer Debra Villegas -- is expected to be charged with money-laundering conspiracy within the next week. That would make her the first alleged co-conspirator named...
  • Junior's mature stance

    Junior's mature stance
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is NASCAR's most popular driver. Has been since his father died on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. The most eloquent driver? Not so much. Need a racing, or even worldly, issue addressed in the garage? Try Jeff Burton, Mark...
  • BCS is least of Senate's problems

    Some of our elected officials, apparently dissatisfied with the current level of public aggravation about the economic crisis, have decided to dump a can of paint onto the carpet as well. Both houses of Congress are nibbling around the edges of the much-...
  • Libel over there -- and over here

    Before the American Revolution, a plaintiff could successfully sue a writer for libel even when the offensive statement was demonstrably true. Then, starting with the famous Zenger case in 1735 and culminating with the New York Times vs. Sullivan ruling...