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  • Specter puts borders first

    06/26/2006 10:28:35 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,119+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 June 2006 | Stephen Dinan
    The security of the border should be the No. 1 priority for an immigration bill, Sen. Arlen Specter said yesterday, and he's open to a compromise that sets goals for border and interior enforcement ahead of a guest-worker program and path to citizenship for illegal aliens. The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said that in order for Congress to produce an immigration bill this year, President Bush must lobby personally on specific details in the bill -- something he has not done. "The president's got to be there. He's got to get involved, in my opinion, in the negotiations....
  • Cheney accused of obstructing spy probe (Arlen Bloody Specter ALERT!!!)

    06/07/2006 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 45 replies · 1,088+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8 June 2006
    US Vice President Dick Cheney was accused today by a top lawmaker from his own Republican party of obstructing a congressional probe into the legality of the US domestic spying program. In a letter to the vice president that he said was "neither pleasant nor easy" to write, US Senator Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, accused Mr Cheney of trying to dissuade members of the panel from agreeing to hold a closed door hearing on the program. Senator Specter has vowed to hold hearings into revelations about the secret compilation of phone records by the National Security...
  • Frist, Specter Most Powerful Senators: Survey

    05/16/2006 5:00:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 17 replies · 764+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 17 May 2006
    The best-known members of Congress aren't necessarily the most powerful. The Democrats' last presidential candidate, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, for example, is ranked 61st in terms of clout among the Senate's 100 members, according to a new analysis. A much junior colleague and likely competitor for the party's White House nomination in 2008, New York Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, ranks 41st. Both are well behind lesser-known Republican Reps. Jerry Lewis of California and Don Young of Alaska, respectively chairmen of the House Appropriations and Transportation committees and listed as the third and fourth most powerful House...
  • Specter Sells Out on Judicial Nominee

    05/04/2006 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 785+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 5 May 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Disappointing news to report from Capitol Hill: Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) has caved in to Democrat demands to give D.C. Circuit Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a second hearing. What’s most troubling about the news is that a second hearing won’t do anything to change the vote of a single Democrat on the committee. However, it will give them an opportunity to drag Kavanaugh through the mud. Here’s an excerpt from the AP report: Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter on Thursday granted Democrats a hearing to question White House aide and judicial nominee Brett Kavanaugh on his role in the...
  • Vote delay on Bush court pick

    01/16/2006 7:49:10 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 104 replies · 2,791+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 January 2006
    OPPOSITION Democrats have gained a one-week delay for a key Senate panel's vote on President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito. Senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the panel's Republican chairman, Senator Arlen Specter, had agree to hold the vote on January 24 instead of today (local time). "I have assured Chairman Specter that no Democratic Senator will hold the matter over on January 24," Senator Leahy said. "He does not anticipate that any Republican Senator will seek to hold it over at that time." Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee...
  • Specter says no 'blank check' for Bush on spying

    01/15/2006 4:15:00 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 34 replies · 1,287+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 January 2006
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee promised a thorough investigation on Sunday into President George W. Bush's secret domestic eavesdropping program and said there would be no blank check for Bush. Sen. Arlen Specter, a Republican from Pennsylvania, said Bush in theory could face impeachment charges if found to have violated the law by authorizing the program, but he did not endorse that approach and had heard no serious talk of it. News of the covert domestic spying program last month sparked an outcry by both Democrats and some members of Bush's Republican party. Many lawmakers...
  • Alito Grilled on Abortion, Presidential Power

    01/10/2006 3:21:05 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 738+ views ^ | 11 January 2006 | Liza Porteus
    Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Tuesday defended some of his more controversial statements on abortion and vowed to uphold the Constitution when adjudicating matters of presidential authority, even in times of war. Already running behind schedule by midday, Alito tried to convince Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats that he will follow the rule of law as a Supreme Court justice and not inject personal conservative views into his opinions, particularly when it comes to hot-button topics. "I don't care what your position is on abortion, it's not about abortion. It's about your reasoning here," Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., said during...