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  • Former US Senator Arlen Specter dies of cancer at 82

    October 14, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Arlen Specter, the longtime moderate Jewish Republican senator from Pennsylvania whose surprise party switch helped pass President Obama's health-care reforms, has died.

    Specter, 82, died Sunday at his Philadelphia home following a long struggle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his...

  • Specter Switches Sides!

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 28, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    Senator Arlen Specter (PA), has switched parties, announcing that he is now a Democrat.  This rocks the political world.  With Al Franken likely to be seated in June, the Democrats would have 60 seats in the Senate.  Landing right after the 100 day mark in the Obama presidency, it...