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Specter Switch

Wanted: A Pennsylvania Ned Lamont to Defeat Arlen Specter in 2010 Democratic Primary

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Pennsylvania needs a Democratic Senator from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

Another Triumph for the Club for Growth

David Frum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Frum

For years, many in the conservative world have wished for an ideologically purer GOP. With Arlen Specter's defection, their wish has been granted. Happy?

Arlen Specter Switching Parties From Republican To Democrat

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) is becoming a Democrat. "I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary," said Specter in a st...

Ryan Grim

How Hillary Clinton Got Specter To Switch | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Credit Hillary Clinton's relentlessness for the decision Arlen Specter made Tuesday to abandon the Republican Party and become a Democrat. It wasn't h...

The Senator's New Clothes

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

2009-04-29-20090429Spectersnewclothes.jpg "I dunno... It doesn't fit quite right..."

Ryan Grim

Specter's Switch: Why It Matters | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With newly minted Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania in their ranks, Obama's party now controls 59 seats in the upper chamber. When Al Fran...