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Specter Switch: Great News, But He Now Needs a Dem Primary

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

I think I speak for myself and anyone who ever lived in Pennsylvania that it's really hard to believe this. But even as we applaud Specter for switching parties, we shouldn't simply concede the primary.

Middle Matters

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Specter's move is a signal for the wiser, though thoroughly cowed Republican moderates to begin their own ideological exodus toward a sensible middle ground.

The Real Reason Dems Wanted Arlen Specter On Their Side? The Jokes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Many people don't know this, but Arlen Specter fancies himself a funny man. In 2007 he competed in the "Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest." He ...

The Specter of Arlen Specter

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Once Al Franken is seated in Minnesota, an inevitability expected to happen shortly, the Democratic party will have a 60 seat, filibuster-proof majority.