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How Arlen Specter Almost Changed History -- and the Supreme Court

Asher Smith | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

The AP report on the death of Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter remembers him as playing "a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations." But it fails to mention an episode that almost changed the course of American history.

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Former Republican Senator Says GOP's War On Women Has Hurt It 'Terribly' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in 200...

Arlen Specter Revives 'Cannibalism' Attack On GOP Infighting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) reinforced an attack this week he thrust upon Republicans for party infighting in his farewell address on th...

Arlen Specter: 'I Might Have Helped The Country More If I'd Stayed A Republican'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year ago this Wednesday, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania made a Senate-shaking decision to abandon the GOP and become a Democrat, giving them -- ...

Specter: GOP Is "A Party Of Obstructionism" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) went off on his former party on Fox News Sunday morning. A Republican until April of this year, Specter said there's no wor...

Specter: Jack Kemp's Death May Have Been Caused By GOP Priorities

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter went on CBS News' "Face The Nation" with Bob Schieffer on Sunday to discuss his recent switch to the Democratic Party. Asked whe...