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  • Swine flu: Border closings won't work

     
    by Mark Silva and updated With the confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States growing and spreading to more states, the White House continues to face questions about closing the border with Mexico, where the flu has been......
  • GOP's Steele: Specter 'flipping the bird'

     
    by Mark Silva Michael Steele isn't holding back. The Republican National Committee chairman has this to say about Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's imminent party-switch to the Democratic side of the aisle: "To put it rather frankly, the senator wound up....
  • Rahm Emanuel: 'No czars in White House'

     
    by Mark Silva Rahm Emanuel was "a big shot'' before President Barack Obama made him chief of staff - so notes the interviewer today. Emanuel, financially set after a stint on Wall Street, congressman from Illinois and architect of the......
  • Specter's switch: 'Extremes taking over'

     
    by Mark Silva "I found myself increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy,'' Sen. Arlen Specter said at a Capitol news conference today after announcing his intention to become a Democrat again after more than 40 years, suggesting that his......
  • Specter switches: GOP 'far to the right'

     
    (This will be the second party-switch for Specter, who became a Republican in 1965, when he was running for district attorney in Philadelphia. See the 2001 C-SPAN interview above.) by Mark Silva, with Christi Parsons and James Oliphant, updated......
  • Obama, Biden and Specter: Together

     
    by Mark Silva Look who's coming to the White House: Sen. Arlen Specter, the longtime Republican (and former Democrat) from Pennsylvania switching party affiliation and probably sealing his old-and-new party's hold on the Senate's agenda for at least the...
  • Obama: 'Good start... plenty left to do'

     
    by Mark Silva "We are off to a good start,'' President Barack Obama plans to say at the opening of his prime-time news conference this evening marking his 100th day in office. "But it is just a start,'' the president......
  • Arlen Specter: An opportunist deals Dems a break

     
    So Sen. Arlen Specter, Republican, is switching to join the majority, leaving it up to a comedian to make it 60 for the Democrats. He said something about how someone else ought to rebel against the current Republican establishment. Let's......
  • Obama's 100 days: 'Playing along'

     
    by Christi Parsons ARNOLD, Mo. -- Delivering his own progress report on his first 100 days in office, President Barack Obama today told a Missouri audience that things are turning around, but that he is "not a miracle worker" and......
  • Obama, Specter: Advice and dissent

     
    by Christi Parsons Calling him "one tough hombre," President Barack Obama this morning welcomed Sen. Arlen Specter back to the Democratic Party with promises that he will campaign for him and seek his advice - "especially when he disagrees." Specter......
  • Swine flu death in U.S. confirmed

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 10:40 am EDT The swine flu outbreak has claimed its first victim in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control: A 23-month old child who died in Texas. "We are closely......