Election victories have never come easily to Arlen Specter, who launched his political career by switching his registration from Democratic, the dominant affiliation in his home city, to Republican so that he could run against his boss for district attorney in Philadelphia in 1965.
That deal with the devil helped him in the short term Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year's Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won't even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it's been obvious Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year’s Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won’t even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it’s been obvious Read More
Is Chris Matthews serious about running for Arlen Specter‘s Senate seat? When asked if he planned to run for office on last night’s Colbert Report, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball was uncharacteristically at a loss for words. In fact, to watch the video, he looked momentarily stricken.
The Huffington Read More
The talk this summer had been that Congressional Republicans, frustrated by an Iraq war that has now dragged on longer than World War II, were fast approaching their boiling point.
And for good reason: The war cost the G.O.P. both houses of Congress last fall. Can you imagine the electoral fallout if the party Read More
For anyone interested, The Real Estate just posted the letter that Nicholas Bartha apparently emailed to George Pataki, Arlen Specter and Arnold Schwarzenegger (among many others) shortly before allegedly blowing up his Upper East Side townhouse.
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The Rudy Giuliani backlash has begun.
A week after the former New York Mayor gave his final speech for President George W. Bush and emerged as the poll-tested front-runner for the Republican nomination in 2008, the party’s religious conservatives have opened fire. Claiming Nov. 2 as their own victory, conservative leaders are moving to Read More
Joseph Bruno, the majority leader of the State Senate, took the floor at a meeting of New York’s most influential conservatives with something between caution and contrition.
It was early November, and Mr. Bruno had recently pushed through a package of tax increases over the objections of his fellow Republican, Governor George Pataki. Now, in Read More
You’re a nobody if you’re not famous, and Linda Pendergraft is not a nobody. People stop her on the street. Strangers call. Sometimes she even feels that special something known to great leaders and lunatics: the pull of destiny.
Once Ms. Pendergraft was a stripper in New Jersey. Once she worked for Senator Arlen Specter. Read More