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  • Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedy (Snarlin' Arlen?)

    12/28/2011 2:37:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/11 | Joshua Altman
    Ex-Sen. Specter’s new career is comedyBy Joshua Altman - 12/28/11 12:11 PM ET Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) found an open mic and performed Tuesday at a Philadelphia comedy club to tell “some of the inside stories” of Washington. Specter spun tales of former President Clinton and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and just the mention of former presidential candidate Herman Cain elicited some of the biggest laughs of the act. “I should have started with Herman Cain, he gets a helluva laugh just by being identified,” Specter said with a shrug. Comedy is not just a hobby Specter...
  • Arlen Specter: 'I might have helped the country more if I'd stayed a Republican'

    04/28/2010 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies · 2,144+ views
    WaPo ^ | 4/28/10 | david weigel
    The Democratic senator from Pennsylvania speaks like a man who isn't worried about beating Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in his new-ish party's primary. Colby Itkowitz reports: ''Well, I probably shouldn't say this,'' he said over lunch last month. ''But I have thought from time to time that I might have helped the country more if I'd stayed a Republican.''
  • Is Arnold Schwarzenegger the next Arlen Specter?

    02/22/2010 5:06:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 449+ views
    Nachum ^ | 2/22/10 | Nachum
    Arnold has "come out of the closet" on the Stimulus Bill, lied like a rug about jobs created, and disparaged the tea party activists. He is basically through as the governor of California. Do FReepers think he will bolt (a la Arlen Specter) for the Democratic dark side? What sayist the FReeper nation?
  • Specter wants Wilson censured

    Specter wants Wilson censured Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), who's looked at POTUS from both sides now, was just on the Bill Press radio show suggesting the South Carolina firebrand Joe Wilson be censured for his heckle heard round the world. Said the Republican-turned-Dem: "He apologized immediately afterward but I don't think that’s adequate... If an apology is the consequence of an outburst I think we can expect more – that’s not a sufficient penalty that’s not a sufficient price to pay.. I'm not saying the guy should be kicked out of the House… But there ought to be some rebuke,...
  • Benedict Arlen Afraid To Meet With His Constituents?

    08/13/2009 11:52:21 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies · 299+ views
    American Spectator ^ | August 13, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Poor Arlen Specter.The Pennsylvania senator who ditched the Republican Party to become a Democrat is getting tired of his constituents yelling at him for supporting President Obama's plan to nationalize the healthcare industry.Specter attended a safe, friendly healthcare event yesterday in Duncannon, Pa., organized by Organizing for America (OFA), which is an arm of the Democratic National Committee. The OFA wesbite (my.barackobama.com) carried the following listing for the event: THE DETAILSStanding up for insurance reform in Duncannon with Sen. Specter (Health Care Public Event)Our representatives are under attack by Washington insiders, insurance companies, and well-financed special interests who don't go a day...
  • The GOP Enema has Now Begun

    04/28/2009 6:53:33 PM PDT · by publius321 · 35 replies · 1,433+ views
    The title reminds me of the shady announcement GHW Bush made announcing Desert Storm - "The New World Order has now Begun" - only this title refering to Arlen Specter is much more sanguine. Enjoy the column. There is an important call to action at the end.
  • Obama 'thrilled to have' Specter (SELLOUT ALERT)

    04/28/2009 10:33:44 AM PDT · by SouthernmostFreeper · 43 replies · 1,773+ views
    FOX NATION ^ | 4/28/09 1:16 PM EDT | Jonathan Martin
    President Barack Obama talked to Sen. Arlen Specter at 10:32 this morning from the Oval Office, said Dems are "thrilled to have you," according to a White House aide. President Obama heard the news of Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic party when an aide passed a note during an economic briefing.
  • AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK

    03/24/2009 10:53:56 AM PDT · by GeneralHavoc · 92 replies · 5,358+ views
    GrassrootsPA.com ^ | 3/24/09 | GrassrootsPA.com
    AFTER MUCH PRESSURE, SPECTER TO OPPOSE CLOTURE & PASSAGE ON CARD CHECK… According to multiple sources, Senator Arlen Specter will vote against cloture and passage on Employee Free Choice Act legislation…
  • Toomey to challenge Specter again (The Hunt for Benedict Arlen!)

    03/05/2009 5:16:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 54 replies · 2,971+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/09 | Aaron Blake
    Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) will challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in a primary for the second straight cycle, according to Pennsylvania GOP sources. The Allentown Morning Call reported Thursday that two friends of Toomey’s have said the Club for Growth chief has decided to enter the race. Toomey narrowly lost to Specter in a 2004 primary by less than 1 percent and recently said he was considering another run. The paper quotes Richard Thulin, leader of the Lehigh Valley Republican Network, saying in an e-mail to supporters that "Pat's formal announcement will be forthcoming. "Interesting news," he wrote. "Pat Toomey...
  • Can we drive RINOs to extinction? Should we?

    06/08/2007 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 74 replies · 1,332+ views
    special to FR ^ | 6/7/2007 | Jack Black
    Our party is weak because it doesn't have shared principles and is full of self-promoting men who see themselves as our betters. The Senate in particular seems to attract these guys like manure attracts flies. Now that we are in the minority wouldn't it be a good time to clean up our ranks, and eliminate the RINOs from our midst? Throughout the period of so-called "Republican Majority" nothing truely conservative was accomplished. And worse, because of the private-club atmosphere of the Senate little of substance was even offered up for debate. The RINOs have no problems offering up a terribly...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Dan Rather Answer The Door, It's Buckhead

    12/01/2004 9:02:50 AM PST · by Temple Owl · 24 replies · 1,364+ views
    County Press (Suburban Phila.) Second Thoughts ^ | 12-1-04 | William W. Lawrence
    The conservatives keep racking up victories. Sen. Arlen Specter was taken to the woodshed after winning his election. He appeared to warn President Bush not to select Supreme Court nominees who oppose abortion rights. He ended up being slapped around by conservative colleagues and being forced to promise that he will do whatever President Bush wants. He had made the concessions to get appointed chairman of the Judiciary Committee.*** Dan Rather, do you hear that knocking? It's Buckhead at the door with a pink slip. Courage Dan, your anchor seat is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. Your future is...
  • Specter: The Silver Lining

    11/22/2004 7:15:48 PM PST · by Corsica Bella · 61 replies · 1,095+ views
    11/22/04 | Corsica Bella
    Thursday of last week, the GOP Judiciary Committee members voted unanimously to name Arlen Specter Committee Chairman. That’s the bad news. The good news is the price Specter was forced to pay. He was put through the ringer and forced to make a number of important commitments: to change his attitude of “independence” to one of being “pre-disposed” to support Bush’s judicial nominees; to speed any Bush nomination on to a floor vote in the Senate; and to support, if necessary, a rule change requiring a simple majority vote to move a nomination to the floor, rather than the 60-vote...
  • Dobson Warns GOP Senators on Specter

    11/15/2004 1:04:53 PM PST · by hinterlander · 286 replies · 4,375+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 15, 2004 | Robert B. Bluey
    Republican senators who support Sen. Arlen Specter's bid to chair the Judiciary Committee could face retribution from disgruntled conservative and Christian voters, warned Dr. James Dobson in an interview Monday with HUMAN EVENTS. Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family Action, a political group he organized to help re-elect President Bush, said Specter is frantically trying to save his spot atop the Judiciary Committee after suggesting Bush shouldn't bother nominating pro-life judges. Specter has since distanced himself from his November 3 comments, but the protests against him haven't diminished. For the second straight weekend, he appeared on Sunday morning...
  • The Warren Commission, the Truth, and Arlen Specter

    11/15/2004 1:07:14 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 10 replies · 1,536+ views
    Greater Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 1 August, 1966 | Gaeton Fonzi
    "If anyone could clear up the main points of contradiction between the [Warren] Report's conclusions [with regard to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy] and much of the evidenca and testimony presented before it, it would be the Commission investigator responsible for ascertaining the facts related to the actual moment of the assassination-the sequence of events, the number of shots fired, the source of the shots, the number of assassins. It would be Arlen Specter. At age 33, Arlen Spector was assigned as an attorney to the Warren Commission Investigating the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His title...
  • Moderate Senator Fights for Top Judiciary Post

    11/08/2004 5:26:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 212 replies · 2,314+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2004 | Reuters
    Sen. Arlen Specter pledged on Monday not to oppose Supreme Court nominees just because they are anti-abortion as the moderate Republican fought to keep alive his bid to head the Senate panel that oversees judicial nominations. "Absolutely not, and it's not just what I'm saying — I have done it. I have not applied a litmus test, and have voted to confirm pro-life judges," he said in a television interview. But conservative critics kept calling for someone other than the Pennsylvania senator to be Judiciary Committee chairman in the newly elected Congress, and other Senate Republicans said little or nothing...
  • Petition to Keep Sen. Specter From Chairing the Judiciary Committee

    11/13/2004 8:33:33 AM PST · by concretebob · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Ceneter for Reclaiming America ^ | 13 November 2004 | D.James Kennedy
    The Center for Reclaiming America is rallying 250,000 citizens to keep Sen. Specter from chairing the Judiciary Committee in the 109th Congress. Specter’s pro-abortion comments have disqualified him from this important position. Read our Fact Sheet. First, we implore Sen. Specter to remove himself from consideration for the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. Second, we call on Republican Leadership to take necessary action.
  • Transcript of Inquirer interview with Sen. Arlen Specter

    11/12/2004 5:39:50 AM PST · by Jeff Blogworthy · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11-10-2004 | Philadelphia Inquirer
    Q: Have you spoken with the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about your statements? A: I have talked to members of the committee, I'm not going to name names. (I have) spoken to most (of them). Some are traveling out of country. Q: What is your sense from them? A: The sense is once they know the facts, there is a generally favorable response. These men all know that I have voted for all the President's nominees in committee and on the floor... and we counted the number of floor statements I made during filibusters, 17 in total...
  • Arlin Specter on EVERY Issue (His Voting Record)

    11/11/2004 9:55:07 AM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies · 2,888+ views
    ISSUES 2000 ^ | FR Post 11-11-04 | VARIOUS
    Table > Arlen Specter on Abortion Click here for OR . Voted YES on criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime. (Mar 2004) Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions except for maternal life. (Mar 2003) Voted NO on maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions. (Jun 2000) Voted YES on banning partial birth abortions. (Oct 1999) Voted NO on disallowing overseas military abortions. (May 1999) Rated 21% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003) Expand embryonic stem cell research. (Jun 2004) Arlen Specter on Budget & Economy Click here for OR . Voted NO on prioritizing...
  • Arlen Specter Poll on CNN NOW

    11/10/2004 5:17:55 PM PST · by IrishBrewer · 19 replies · 1,144+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/10/04 | CNN/Paula Zahn
    Participate in this online CNN poll now to express your opinion about wheter Specter should serve as the judiciary chair.
  • AP: Specter wants to place chairmanship question in front of Judiciary Republicans

    11/10/2004 3:15:49 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 64 replies · 3,291+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/10/04 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., wants to make his case to be chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee directly to the panel's GOP members next week. Conservative groups want senators to pass over Specter for the chairmanship because of his postelection comment that anti-abortion judges would be unlikely to be confirmed by the Senate. Specter, who is an abortion rights moderate, has been calling and meeting with senators individually to assure them he wouldn't personally block Bush nominees from being voted on by the full Senate. The senator now wants to go in front of the GOP's Judiciary...
  • Stop Arlen Specter from Blocking Conservative Pro-gun Judges (Gunowners of America E-mail Alert)

    11/09/2004 9:16:45 AM PST · by Mini-14 · 5 replies · 1,436+ views
    Gun Owners of America ^ | November 9, 2004 | N/A
    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 http://www.gunowners.org Tuesday, November 9, 2004 You would have thought John Kerry had won an astounding Electoral College victory, rather than George W. Bush. But, within 24 hours after the presidential results were in, there was the Senate Judiciary Committee heir-apparent, Pennsylvania liberal Republican Arlen Specter, warning Bush not to make conservative nominations to the U.S. Supreme court. The “code words” used by Specter centered around abortion, but the message was clear: “No pro-gun conservatives need apply.” Said Specter: “That is my...
  • A Man of His Word (Specter is poised to make Tom Daschle proud)

    11/08/2004 11:46:01 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 20 replies · 1,004+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/8/04 | kathryn Jean Lopez
    "We'll take him at his word." That works. Rove was accepting Specter's statement assuring Republicans that he will not have a litmus test — and has never had a litmus test — for judges. But that was Specter's telling-Senate-Republicans-what-they-wanted-to-hear backtracking word the day the heat was turned up on him in the form of colleague pressure and jammed Senate phone lines. That's not what conservatives should be paying most attention to when considering who the next Senate Judiciary Committee chairman should be. Conservatives should take Specter at his other word — his words to reporters the morning after his reelection...
  • Specter Starts His Pro-Abortion Campaign

    11/07/2004 10:12:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies · 1,421+ views
    Gleeful Extremist ^ | 11-4-4 | Editorial Staff
    Even after Pennsylvania's other senator, Catholic and self-described pro-life senator Rick Santorum, endorsed pro-abortion Arlen Specter in the primary instead of a pro-life challenger -- which Santorum said he did because only Specter could win the actual election, thus ensuring a GOP majority in the Senate and more pro-life judges ... Even after the President used his political capital to get Specter elected -- which Specter repaid by not campaigning at all for Bush and not exactly crying for justice when Kerry/Specter for Working Families signs showed up in SE Pennsylvania ... Even after pro-life workers spent countless hours campaigning...
  • Thank You, Arlen

    11/06/2004 7:53:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies · 1,894+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 03, 2004, 10:05 a.m. | Timothy P. Carney
    November 03, 2004, 10:05 a.m. Thank You, Arlen We reelected the worst Republican Senator, and still lost Pennsylvania. Rick Santorum and George W. Bush told us that the GOP needed Arlen Specter. We needed Arlen Specter to deliver Pennsylvania for Bush. We needed Arlen Specter to boost the party in the Keystone State. We needed Arlen Specter to keep the Senate majority. Santorum and Bush were wrong. They were wrong morally, and they were wrong politically. These men saved the man who saved Roe v. Wade, and now the costs to the pro-life cause, the conservative movement, and the...
  • The Northeastern Liberal (Kerry and Specter, two peas in a pod.)

    11/06/2004 7:37:08 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 2,319+ views
    Evans-Novak Political Report ^ | March 01, 2004, 9:30 a.m. | Timothy P. Carney
    March 01, 2004, 9:30 a.m. The Northeastern LiberalKerry and Specter, two peas in a pod. The folks at Republican National Committee's research department work pretty hard. They have reams and reams of dirt on the Democratic candidates, including the nominee-apparent John Kerry. One particularly ghoulish portrait they have of the senator from Massachusetts is a list on their website of some of his worst votes. The RNC website shows that John Kerry has voted to gut the Bush tax cuts, extend "hate crimes" special treatment to homosexuals, keep cloning legal, block tort reform, kill school choice, cut defense spending,...
  • Ann Coulter writes about Arlen Specter: "Donkey trapped in an Elephants body"

    11/06/2004 5:44:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 79 replies · 5,610+ views
    ANN COULTER WEBSITE ^ | April 21, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    <p>Except for the presidential election, the most important election this year will take place on April 27 in Pennsylvania. No, it's not the "American Idol" finals. It's even more important than that. That's the day of the Republican primary pitting a great Republican, Pat Toomey, against the 74-year-old, Ira Einhorn-defending alleged "Republican," Arlen Specter.</p>
  • FLASHBACK: ULTRA-LIBERAL SENATOR SCHUMER (D-NY) ASKS BUSH TO NOMINATE SPECTER TO SUPREME COURT

    11/06/2004 7:02:31 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 29 replies · 2,006+ views
    GrassrootsPA ^ | 11/6/04 | GrassrootsPA
    From a June 10, 2003 letter on Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) website:While there are scores of Democrats whom I would hope you would consider, I am offering only individuals who either are Republicans or have previously been nominated by Republican Presidents. The candidates I would advise you to consider are:The Honorable Arlen Specter, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania.From Robert Novak:Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a leader in establishing a liberal litmus test on judicial opponents, last year wrote Bush listing Specter among desirable Supreme Court nominees. If the president can accept George Soros's choice for the Senate, could he go...
  • SPECTER SLAMS CONSERVATIVES IN CAMPAIGN LETTER, ATTACKS PRO-LIFERS, CHRISTIANS

    11/05/2004 3:23:20 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 141 replies · 3,467+ views
    GrassrootsPA.com ^ | 11/5/04 | Chris Lilik
    GRASSROOTSPA EXCLUSIVE: BOMBSHELL: SPECTER SLAMS CONSERVATIVES IN CAMPAIGN LETTER, ATTACKS PRO-LIFERS, CHRISTIANS Read The Letter HereSome choice quotes: -"I will not give up our Party to radical extremists without a fight." -Calls Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and Pat Buchanan "extremists". -"I resent people like Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed, and Pat Buchanan trying to give litmus tests to determine who can be a Republican candidate." -"I want to strip the strident anti-choice language" from the GOP party plank. -"Will you stand up to the far-right fringe that demands that legal abortion be banned?" -"We must demonstrate that the Republican Party is...
  • Senator Tells President Bush Not to Appoint Pro-Life Judges to Supreme Court Email this article

    11/05/2004 11:56:50 AM PST · by Agitate · 47 replies · 1,995+ views
    Lifenews.com ^ | 11/05/2004 | agitate
    Senator Tells President Bush Not to Appoint Pro-Life Judges to Supreme Court Email this articlePrinter friendly page by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor November 4, 2004 Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Less than 24 hours after President Bush thanked the American people for supporting his re-election bid, a leading pro-abortion Senate Republican told the president not to send up nominations of judges who are pro-life on abortion.Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter (R), fresh from his own re-election success Tuesday, is slated to be the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress begins its next session in January.Late Tuesday, Specter warned Bush against nominating strong...
  • Despite G.O.P. Gain, Fight Over Judges Remains

    Senator Arlen Specter is planning to block conservative judges to the Federal courts and he will do so if he is allowed to rise to the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He got caught making an off-hand remark to this effect recently but backtracked when faced with the angry reaction of conservatives. Nevertheless, his initial comments reveal his true plans. WE WORKED TOO HARD GETTING BUSH ELECTED TO LET SPECTER BLOCK CONSERVATIVES FROM THE COURTS. We have to work together and do whatever is necessary to keep Specter OUT of the chairmanship. To give you an idea of where...
  • Specter speaks!

    11/04/2004 12:51:30 PM PST · by The G Man · 103 replies · 3,412+ views
    Washington, D.C.- Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) made the following comments today on the judicial confirmation process. "Contrary to press accounts, I did not warn the President about anything and was very respectful of his Constitutional authority on the appointment of federal judges. "As the record shows, I have supported every one of President Bush’s nominees in the Judiciary Committee and on the Senate floor. I have never and would never apply any litmus test on the abortion issue and, as the record shows, I have voted to confirm Chief Justice Rehnquist, Justice O’Connor, and Justice Kennedy and led the fight...
  • Arlen Specter's Win Could Impact Supreme Court

    11/03/2004 8:46:07 AM PST · by AZLiberty · 40 replies · 581+ views
    Pittsburgh.com ^ | November 3, 2004 | N/A
    PITTSBURGH -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter walked away victorious from a nail-biter of a race Tuesday night. Specter captured 52 percent of the vote to eek out a victory over Democratic challenger Joe Hoeffel. Hoeffel held a lead over Specter for the early part of the night, but Specter surged ahead to come away with the victory. This is a record 5th term for Specter. And his re-election could have an impact on the future of the Supreme Court. Specter is also in line to chair the Judiciary Committee. That means he could oversee any Supreme Court nominations that reach...
  • SPECTER THREATS! Official Claims Rail Project In Danger Unless He Backs Specter

    04/15/2004 1:00:51 PM PDT · by GeneralHavoc · 12 replies · 167+ views
    AP ^ | 4/15/04 | Laura Jakes Jordan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Lehigh Valley official said Thursday he was told his request for federal funding for a local rail project depended on whether he would support Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's bare-knuckles Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. But when Lehigh County Commissioner Andy Roman said he acknowledged he is backing GOP challenger Rep. Pat Toomey in the April 27 election, he was told the rail project "will never happen." A Specter spokesman flatly denied that a staffer ever suggested that federal project approval was contingent on a primary endorsement. Toomey said the episode, if true, is "obviously...
  • Specter in Wilkes-Barre today (can you say "Pork Barrel"?)

    04/13/2004 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 1 replies · 113+ views
    Citizen's Voice ^ | 4/13/2004
    Sen. Arlen Specter will visit Wilkes-Barre today to bring Wilkes-Barre General Hospital an $11 funding package in the form of a $1 million grant and a $10 million guaranteed loan at a 2.25 percent interest rate. The money will be used for the health care facility's telemedicine program. The federal lawmaker will also visit several other locations throughout the region. Next stop on the tour will be the University of Scranton's Loyola Hall of Science, where he will discuss federal funding to expand the science department at the school. The last stop on his visit will be the Tobyhanna Army...
  • The Conviction to Protect the Unborn -- Arlen Specter vs. Janice Rogers Brown

    04/07/2004 6:29:55 AM PDT · by bigsky · 16 replies · 295+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 6, 2004 | Chris Field
    Last week President Bush signed into law the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (a.k.a. "Laci and Conner's Law"). The law, which makes harming a fetus a separate offense in a federal crime against a pregnant woman, barely made it through the Senate and raised the ire of many a liberal. They claimed that this law will strip women of their collective "right" to abortion if not overturned. Of course, these arguments are the type we've heard from the pro-abortion Left for years -- and will for years to come. On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled that a perpetrator can...
  • Arlen Specter vs. Pat Toomey on Education Issues

    03/28/2004 9:45:20 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 10 replies · 206+ views
    reformk12.com ^ | 3/24/04 | reformk12.com
    Sometimes a political race--which is of no direct interest to folks outside the geographic boundaries of that contest--can serve as a metaphor for a greater issue, in this case, education reform. This April, Pennsylvania Republicans will go to the polls to nominate their choice of candidate to run in the general election in November for one of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seats. The choice is between incumbent Senator Arlen Specter (left) and Representative Pat Toomey (right). Technically, while only the 3.2 million PA Republicans can vote in this matchup--exactly 1% of the U.S. population (or one two-thousandth of the world total!)--this...
  • Congressional Quarterly calls Specter, Toomey Competitive

    03/20/2004 7:31:26 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 28 replies · 132+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 10/19/04 | David Miller
    PENNSYLVANIA: Toomey Raises Specter to Competitive Race. The much-hyped Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary contest between four-term incumbent Arlen Specter and his conservative challenger, Rep. Patrick J. Toomey, appears to be approaching the competitive level some had expected. With less than six weeks until the April 27 primary, both candidates have stepped up their TV advertising, with most of it escalating the negative tone. Toomey has attacked Specter as a “liberal” on issues such as abortion and tort law; Specter has fought back with ads accusing Toomey of lackluster constituent service and of putting his own priorities ahead of the state’s....
  • Toomey/Specter: 10 POINT RACE!!! Toomey Gains Big Time!!!

    03/16/2004 8:19:59 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 99 replies · 538+ views
    Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal's Political Diary ^ | March 15,2004 | Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal's Political Diary
    The following is from OpinionJournal's Political Diary March 15,2004: Conservative Challenger Gains On Liberal Specter There is a reason that Pennsylvania GOP Senator Arlen Specter has been spending so much of his $9 million campaign kitty on ads attacking his conservative primary challenger, Rep. Pat Toomey: The April 27 race is surprisingly competitive. A new survey by the Polling Company finds Mr. Specter has only a 47% to 37% lead over Mr. Toomey, a surprisingly low figure for a four-term incumbent. The survey roughly mirrors a Quinnipiac poll last month that found that only 49% of Republicans believe Mr. Specter...
  • Toomey and Specter: The Righty and the Switch Hitter

    03/12/2004 1:09:11 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 21 replies · 478+ views
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | 3/11/04 | Rich Lord
    What’s a Republican? Ten-month-old Vanessa clearly has no clue. And yet she’s about to play a bit part in a political battle that may help settle that question -- at least in Pennsylvania, and possibly in the U.S. Senate. Vanessa and her 18-year-old mother, Mary, occupy one of a row of chairs arrayed along a wall of the Community Room at Washington Hospital. Both long walls are lined with teen mothers and fathers, dressed in drool-on-me-casual clothes and holding well-behaved babies. The center of the room features an oval of chairs occupied by more stylish teens, and no babies. That’s...
  • Specter in Hot Water Over Iran Visit

    02/11/2004 4:18:30 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 13 replies · 202+ views
    Jewish Exponent ^ | 2/12/04 | Joshua Runyan
    Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter has landed in hot water — at least with some GOP members and Jewish groups — over efforts to arrange a congressional visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. News of the proposed trip has sparked the ire of certain organizations, which are urging him to reconsider. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last week fired off a letter to the four-term Republican, criticizing his stance toward a country that the U.S. government considers a state sponsor of terrorism. For his part, Specter said that the trip, currently up in the air,...
  • Forbes endorses ‘Reaganesque’ Toomey

    02/09/2004 11:23:27 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 36 replies · 179+ views
    Politics PA ^ | 2/9/03 | Sam Youngman
    Feb. 9 -- Calling Rep. Pat Toomey, a “son of Reagan,” former presidential candidate Steve Forbes endorsed the congressman in his bid to unseat incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in a conference call with reporters Monday morning. Citing issues like social security reform, tort reform and a flat tax, Forbes said he feels like Toomey is a true Republican who can beat Specter in April’s primary if only he can get his message out and above Specter’s fundraising prowess and incumbency. Last week’s FEC reports show Specter is raising more money than Toomey by a large margin. Toomey said he is...
  • Toomey Tags Specter as 'Liberal' in Latest Ad

    01/16/2004 9:28:25 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 35 replies · 162+ views
    Talon News ^ | January 16, 2004 | Jeff Gannon
    Rep. Pat Toomey (R-PA) continues to keep the pressure on incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) in the Pennsylvania Republican primary. The Lehigh Valley conservative is running an ad that recounts what he calls Specter's "three decades of liberalism." In the ad, Toomey points out that during the 1980s, the man he is seeking to replace in the Senate voted against Ronald Reagan's position 65 percent of the time, and in the 1990s, Specter voted for the largest tax increase in history. Toomey adds that Specter opposed the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The most recent example of Specter's liberalism cited...
  • Bork decries [Pennsylvania Senator Arlen] Specter role [In the Original "Borking"]

    01/08/2004 7:17:39 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 27 replies · 187+ views
    The Patriot News (PennLive.com) ^ | 1/8/04 | Peter L. DeCoursey
    Bork decries Specter roleSpeeches supporting Toomey warn of 'permissive' judges Thursday, January 08, 2004 BY PETER L. DeCOURSEY Of The Patriot-News Former federal Judge Robert H. Bork said yesterday that U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter promotes permissive judges and liberal values, and should be replaced by his Republican primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Allentown. Bork appeared with Toomey at a fund-raising reception and two news conferences in Pittsburgh. Bork said Specter played a key role and "did a great deal" to keep Bork from winning his nomination battle to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. "I have gotten over that,"...
  • Toomey Condemns Specter’s Positions on Prosecution and Punishment of Saddam Hussein

    12/19/2003 10:09:04 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 45 replies · 509+ views
    Pat Toomey for Senate ^ | 12/18/03 | Joe Sterns
    Senator Continues his liberal appeasement of the international community ALLENTOWN—Congressman Pat Toomey (R-Lehigh) today condemned Senator Arlen Specter’s (R-Philadelphia) positions regarding the prosecution and punishment of Saddam Hussein. Specter stated publicly that Saddam should be tried by an international tribunal, rather than stand trial in Iraq. Specter also stated that Saddam should not be eligible for the death penalty for the conviction of any crimes. Toomey issued the following statement: “Saddam Hussein and his brutal regime murdered and tortured hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, therefore the Iraqi people should have the ability to conduct a swift, fair and just trial...
  • Join Pat Toomey for Senate Meetup, The Largest Senate Meetup in the Nation!

    12/12/2003 5:51:59 PM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 6 replies · 456+ views
    Pat Toomey for Senate Meetup ^ | 12/12/03 | General Havoc
    Join the Largest Senate Meetup in the Nation and help Conservative Congressman Pat Toomey defeat liberal RINO Arlen Specter http://toomeyforsenate.meetup.com/ Join up today!
  • National Group [Friends of the Earth]Targets Senator [Arlen] Specter with Major Ad Campaign

    11/21/2003 5:23:07 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 5 replies · 135+ views
    U.S. Newswire (Press Releases) ^ | 11/20/03 | Sara Zdeb
    National Group Targets Senator Specter with Major Ad Campaign; Energy Bill a Payoff for Polluters 11/20/03 10:21:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Environment Reporter Contact: Sara Zdeb, 202-222-0728, or Erich Pica 202-222-0739, both of Friends of the Earth WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on an energy bill that hands out more than $50 billion to polluting industries, Friends of the Earth today unveiled an ad campaign urging Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) to block passage of the legislation. The ad is part of a larger campaign targeting nine senators. The ads, in the...
  • Arlen's lesson in big-time politics (Pat Toomey Race)

    11/17/2003 7:09:59 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 23 replies · 155+ views
    The Phildelphia Daily News ^ | 11/17/03 | John Baer
    WANT A little lesson in big-time politics? Forget the mayor's race just ended packed with stunning "how-not-to" gaffes: fake letters, firebombs, street thugs. And that's on the winning side. Sneak a peek at the next big show, the re-election race of Arlen Specter. Talk about political prototypes! Specter, facing opposition in a GOP primary April 27, went up on TV in all state markets Nov. 5, one day after the mayoral election. He's still running TV ads. This is the rough equivalent of the Phillies starting spring training in early October. The message, based on Specter's view terrorism remains high...
  • Analysts debate outcome of Specter-Bush alliance

    11/16/2003 10:19:37 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 12 replies · 140+ views
    Harrisburg Patriot-News ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2003 | PETER L. DeCOURSEY
    They might disagree on abortion, the size of tax cuts and other issues, but some Pennsylvania Republicans expect U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and President Bush to help each other. Why? Each needs the other to win elections next year. Specter needs Bush to ensure he survives an April primary. Bush needs Specter's help to succeed in the moderate Philadelphia suburbs and win in November. Bush's campaign says it needs to win Pennsylvania or Florida to re-elect the president. And Bush's views fare poorly in polls in southeastern Pennsylvania, where Specter, after Gov. Ed Rendell, is the most popular statewide elected...
  • Toomey hopes to take 'T': His chances said to rest in key area of Pa.

    11/16/2003 9:46:07 AM PST · by GeneralHavoc · 19 replies · 585+ views
    Express Times ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2003 | BILL CAHIR
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If he is to defeat four-term U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the Republican primary for Senate, U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey must attract the overwhelming number of GOP voters in Pennsylvania's central and rural counties, political analysts say. Toomey, R-Lehigh Valley, and Specter, R-Pa., are waging an intense primary campaign. Most political scientists and consultants give the edge to Specter, citing his support from President Bush and U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, his success in raising nearly $10 million for his re-election effort and his work securing money for Pennsylvania communities through his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee....