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Arlen Specter

  1. politics
    Why Big Mo Matters to BidenPast presidents — including Barack Obama — who got off to a slow or clumsy start often paid dearly for it. Biden wants to avoid that fate.
  2. capitol riot
    Impeachment Could Ban Trump From Running in 2024It’s too late for Congress to remove Trump before Inauguration Day. But a post-presidential impeachment and conviction could prevent a Trump comeback.
  3. vision 2020
    Just What the Democratic Primary Needed: A 25th CandidateJoe Sestak’s reputation for not taking party Establishment advice probably helped him decide on a longest-of-long-shots candidacy.
  4. obits
    Arlen Specter Dies at 82The former Pennsylvania senator switched parties to make the deciding vote on Obamacare.
  5. get well soon
    Arlen Specter Hospitalized With ‘Serious’ Illness [Updated]Specter was treated for Hodgkin’s disease in 2005 and 2008.
  6. politics
    Did Harry Reid ‘Use’ Ted Kennedy’s Illness?A new book about the Obama stimulus plan says yes.
  7. blue humor
    Arlen Specter Compares Romney to Porn StarThe former senator has just one thing on his mind.
  8. funny business
    Arlen Specter Did a Set at Caroline’s Last NightNext stop, Marc Maron’s podcast?
  9. early and awkward
    Old Ex-Senator Performs Equally Old Jokes at Comedy ClubArlen Specter popped up in a Philadelphia comedy club last night. 
  10. early and often
    Pick Your Super Tuesday Narrative!Tuesday’s vote is in the eye of the beholder.
  11. words
    Arlen Specter Is the Only Person in the World Who Uses the Phrase ‘Smoking Dutch Cleanser’We have never heard this before.
  12. early and often
    It’s a Tough Primary Day for Establishment CandidatesSpecifically, in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Oregon.
  13. bons mots
    Arlen Specter Had an Easy Path to Reelection But He Chose Honor Instead, Okay?Endangered Pennsylvania incumbent revises history.
  14. the supremes
    Elena Kagan Already Talking Smack About Current Supreme Court JusticesShe says one of the justices was “not appropriate” during his or her confirmation hearings.
  15. wagers
    Senators Make Cheesy BetThe most predictable World Series bet imaginable.
  16. leave grumpy old men alone!
    Craig Anthony Miller Will Probably Not Become a Republican Rallying HeroThe man who dramatically confronted Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania yesterday isn’t quite ready for prime time.
  17. health carnage
    The Best Health-Care Town Hall Confrontation So Far“One day God’s going to stand before you, and he’s going to judge you.”
  18. early and awkward
    Specter Not a Traitor, Just ConfusedThe supposed Democrat walks back his earlier comment about hoping for a Norm Coleman win.
  19. overkill
    Okay, We Get It, You’re Not a Loyal DemocratArlen Specter wants to seat Norm Coleman for some unexplained reason.
  20. early and often
    Specter Acknowledges He’s Not Actually That LoyalWho knew?
  21. secretary of awesome
    Thank/Blame Hillary for Arlen Specter’s DefectionHow her determination in last year’s Democratic primaries eventually forced Specter’s hand.
  22. what other people think
    The Specter FalloutDoes his party switch signal doom for the GOP, or just a rational politician worried about his own interests?
  23. early and awesome
    Arlen Specter Gives Democrats 60 SeatsPennsylvania senator Arlen Specter, one of the few true moderate Republicans in the Senate, has announced that he will switch to the Democratic Party.
  24. gossipmonger
    Neal Boulton Drags His Wife Into the Whole Bi ThingThe ‘Genre’ editor is now bragging that he and his wife make out with the same dudes.
  25. early and often
    Chris Matthews’s Potential Senate Run Sends a Thrill Up Our LegAbsurd Matthews lines like the one in the headline are exactly why we’re so excited.