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Durbin names Specter new subcommittee head

Durbin names Specter new subcommittee head

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Thursday U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., will serve as Crime and Drugs Subcommittee chairman.
Switch costs Specter committee seniority

Switch costs Specter committee seniority

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Abandoning the Republican Party cost Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., his seniority on five committees.

Specter calls for more diversity on court

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter Sunday urged President Barack Obama to appoint a minority or woman to the Supreme Court seat being vacated by Justice David Souter.

Specter says party switch to be beneficial

HAZLETON, Pa., May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., says switching from the Republican to Democratic Party should give him a better chance of extending his political career.
Specter's seniority bothers some Demos

Specter's seniority bothers some Demos

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Senior Senate Democrats are said to be objecting to Sen. Arlen Specter keeping his seniority now that he has left the GOP.
GOP to make rebuilding move

GOP to make rebuilding move

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Republican leaders say they're planning a new effort to revive the party's image and rebuild after the loss of Sen. Arlen Specter to the Democratic Party.

Republicans want Specter donations back

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Some Republican senators say they are taking up an offer by Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania to return political contributions since he changed parties.
Obama, Biden welcome Specter to the party

Obama, Biden welcome Specter to the party

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the newest member of the Democratic Party, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, at the White House Wednesday.

Dems delight, Republicans roil on Specter

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Democrats expressed delight and Republicans outrage over U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's decision Tuesday abandon the Grand Old Party and join the Democratic Party.
GOP Sen. Specter to switch to Democrat

GOP Sen. Specter to switch to Democrat

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter announced Tuesday he is switching parties from Republican to Democrat and will seek re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary.
Conservative challenges Specter in Pa.

Conservative challenges Specter in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 (UPI) -- A conservative former congressman announced his challenge Wednesday to one of the last Republican moderates in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.

Webb proposes criminal justice review bill

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has introduced a bill to create a commission to review of the federal criminal justice system and offer recommendations for reform.
Specter to oppose union card-check measure

Specter to oppose union card-check measure

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he will oppose a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize, delivering a blow to organized labor's top priority.
Dems try to lure Specter to their side

Dems try to lure Specter to their side

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Heavy-hitters in the Democratic Party are taking their best shot to convince Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., to return to the fold, the state's top official says.

Observer: Specter faces electoral test

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter cannot run as an independent should he lose the 2010 Republican primary, possibly giving him incentive to leave the GOP, observers say.

Specter defends stimulus vote

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., says he bucked his party to help Democrats pass an $787 billion economic stimulus package given the nation's dire economic situation.

Senate to vote Monday on stimulus bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The $820 billion economic stimulus bill agreed to by U.S. Senate negotiators will be put up for a vote Monday, senators and aides say.

Specter says he will support Holder

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday he will support Eric Holder's nomination for U.S. attorney general.

Specter apologizes for Polish jokes

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is apologizing for telling off-color Polish jokes in New York last week.

Specter wants Holder's confirmation slowed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, says he wants to slow the confirmation of Eric Holder for attorney general.

Democrats mulling run at Specter in 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Several Democrats, including one political commentator, are considering challenging Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in the 2010 election, party officials said.

FBI skeptics seek anthrax probe answers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Significant doubt remains about the FBI's conclusions that U.S. Army scientist Bruce Ivins was the long-sought anthrax killer, skeptics say.

Mukasey asked to delay FBI conduct rules

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday called on U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to delay implementing new FBI investigation conduct guidelines.
Senators condemn Justice Dept. politics

Senators condemn Justice Dept. politics

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday asked President George W. Bush to condemn the politicization of the Justice Department.
Sen. Specter plans to run again in 2010

Sen. Specter plans to run again in 2010

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Penn., told reporters Wednesday he would run for another term in office despite his recent battle with cancer.
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