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While it's not unusual for Supreme Court nominees to avoid pre-judging any cases or issues during their confirmation hearings, Kagan had a pretty sharp response to the late former Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter when he attempted to get her to weigh in on a 1997 precedent. You shouldn't want a ...
Arlen Specter , a Republican turned Democrat from Pennsylvania, and the Jewish Museum of Florida, located in Miami Beach. Just as Black History Month in February encourages all Americans to celebrate the culture and contributions of African-Americans, Jewish-American Heritage Month raises ...

Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum when he was elected Delaware County District Attorney in 1995. In 2001 George W. Bush named him U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he gained a reputation as a crusading prosecutor after high-profile public corruption cases in Philadelphia.
At the Bellevue gala for the National Museum of American Jewish History gala, Joe Biden greets Dr. John Glick, cancer specialist from Penn, while Steve Cozen, Esq. waits to make sure Biden gets to hug Joan Specter, widow of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, and Naomi Adler, CEO of the Jewish Federation.
Senators Joe Biden, D-Dela., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., often rode together on Amtrak when returning to their homes in Wilmington and Philadelphia. Former Republican Leader Bob Michel, R-Ill., and House Ways and Means chairman Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., frequently drove together when traveling ...
That's when Lynn Yeakel lost her U.S. Senate bid in Pennsylvania after nearly unseating incumbent Arlen Specter. Since then, her work on women's issues led her to direct the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University's College of Medicine. WHYY's Morning Edition Host Jennifer ...

It was then that Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Arlen Specter decided he supported Obama's agenda. The former president welcomed Specter. In fact, Obama convinced Specter to switch to the Democratic Party. That was easy to do, as the left-leaning Specter had never truly been a Republican to ...
Arlen Specter, a Republican, in 2004. He served as a state representative, county commissioner, and ran unsuccessfully in 2010's Democratic gubernatorial primary race. The last woman in Congress from Pennsylvania was Hoeffel's successor, Allyson Schwartz, who succeeded Hoeffel in 2005. “There is ...
Arlen Specter rather than seek re-election to the House. Dent previously served as a state senator. Wolf, a Democrat, thanked Dent for his service. "Charlie Dent is a voice of reason and civility that breaks through the chaos and partisanship of Washington and he will be missed," Wolf said in a statement.
As U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Staff Member, Dunn oversaw the implementation of a $40 billion dollar education appropriation, and as staff member to Arlen Specter, earned a reputation as an honest, fair, and responsive negotiator. “My experience in effectively negotiating multi-billion dollar ...
Northeastern Republicans like Vermont senator Jim Jeffords and Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter switched the other way when they saw their party veering too far right. A sequence of events like the transformation of a party into a cult of personality dedicated to the most unfit personality ever to occupy ...
Patrick Meehan, R-7 of Chadds Ford, is not seeking re-election. Yeakel, who lives in the Montgomery County portion of the 5th District, gained national attention after almost unseating then-U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in 1992. She also served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the U.S. Department ...
Levandsky, a 25-year Democratic incumbent, to a $600,000 library dedicated to controversial former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (WHYY). Levandsky lost his seat to his Republican opponent. “It's not a good thing for democracy to have all of that money and negative campaigning seep all the way into our ...
Arlen Specter, R-Pa., in 1992. She also served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, she leads Vision 2020, an initiative recognizing the 100th anniversary of women attaining voting rights in the United States. “I have known Ashley and her ...
Funds for Harrisburg federal courthouse are contained in new federal budget bill. Updated March 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM ; Posted March 21, 2018 at 10:58 PM. Former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and former U.S. Rep. Tim Holden speak to the press about the potential of siting a federal ...
... U.S. House in 2004 in an unsuccessful challenge to then-Republican U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Two Democrats from Montgomery County, state Reps. Madeleine Dean and Mary Jo Daley, are also running. None of the candidates in the 4th has reported fundraising to the Federal Election Commission yet.
In a campaign ad during her bid for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania, Lynn Yeakel used a clip of her opponent, Arlen Specter, aggressively questioning Anita Hill. Yeakel asked viewers, “Did this make you as angry as it made me?” Women's political caucuses had been trying to get the media to pay attention ...

Former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel, right, is running for a newly redrawn congressional district in Montgomery County. Democrat Hoeffel served three House terms before running losing in 2004 to incumbent Arlen Specter in a U.S. Senate bid. (Rikard Larma / AP File Photo). The Associated Press · Privacy Policy.
Because I. There we're gonna time out all ought to get make another check mark I shut your wins and Arlen Specter today article that I'd come here in the East Asia watch XYZ game last night no problem on a deadline for a book that I could turn that thing in a month and happily I'm sorry about our favorite ...
Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. Earlier in his career he served a special assistant of the director of Voice of America. He is an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues, and in both 2017 and 2016 he was named “Cybersecurity ...
Examples included then-Michigan Rep. John Dingell, a Democrat, who saw a constituent bring his son in a wheelchair up to the front of a town hall meeting and shout, "I have a question for this young man," a moment that later went viral. Or when then-Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Democrat, was told ...
Ever hear of something in Philadelphia called “the Arlen Specter library”? Me neither. But the small facility on the Philadelphia University campus in East Falls — near the longtime home of the late U.S. senator, officially called the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service — played an oversized role in ...
Through a program called Safe Streets, Inc., Swans, with the support of Arlen Specter and probation officer Tom Reid, organized the gangs in North and West Philadelphia to work for peace. From that model came the city-funded Crisis Intervention Network, which used probation officers to convince older ...
As I've said before on HuffPost, you can't be neutral on Anita Hill's sworn testimony. Either Hill was lying about being sexually harassed by Thomas, or Thomas was perjuring himself, and Hatch, along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter and other Republicans impugning Hill, were ― well, to pick a ...
Readers can now take an intimate look into the life of the state's longest serving U.S. senator — Arlen Specter — courtesy of Pennsylvania Cable News' recently released book “Arlen Specter: An Oral History.” PCN's Brian Lockman and Francine Schertzer transcribed 15 hours of interviews to produce the ...
Arlen Specter's opposition to President Clinton's economic stimulus package cost the city of Sharon $549,000 in development funds. The city of Youngstown was anticipating $3.2 million. Two Niles McKinley High School seniors receive Clayman Family Foundation scholarships: Michelle Plizga, the class ...
Arlen Specter. The goal was to reduce beach erosion caused by punishing winter storms, and by doing so save some of the millions spent each year on beach sand replenishment. The 55 breakwaters strung along the Lake Erie side of the peninsula interrupted east-to-west currents that traditionally carved ...
Arlen Specter) joyfully promised the courthouse-to-come at North Sixth and Reilly streets. But the snow-covered vacant lot still sits idle. No longer, Barletta proclaimed. He pointed to Congress' new spending plan that will “appropriate” $137 million to finish the roughly $190 million courthouse. In the past, the ...
... Wallace went to work as a general counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. At a time when Republicans and Democrats worked together for the common good of the country, he worked directly with Republican Senators Alan Simpson and Arlen Specter who led the investigation into the ...
--Bruce Cohen, co-founder of the nonprofit Talent Beyond Boundaries and an Arlen Specter alum. A trend he thinks deserves more attention: “Displacement of people -- through conflict, threat, extreme weather and technological developments. We are trying to do our part through Talent Beyond Boundaries ...
Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. Earlier in his career he served a special assistant of the director of Voice of America. He is an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues, and in both 2017 and 2016 he was named “Cybersecurity ...
In 1988, Warren voted for Michael Dukakis but, in 1992, split her ticket, voting for Republican Arlen Specter for Senate and Democrat Bill Clinton for president. Specter is a good example of the one-time flexibility of the party system and the politicians within it: He began and ended his career as a Democrat, ...
Ever hear of something in Philadelphia called “the Arlen Specter library”? Me neither. But the small facility on the Philadelphia University campus in East Falls — near the longtime home of the late U.S. senator, officially called the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service — played an oversized role in ...
Through a program called Safe Streets, Inc., Swans, with the support of Arlen Specter and probation officer Tom Reid, organized the gangs in North and West Philadelphia to work for peace. From that model came the city-funded Crisis Intervention Network, which used probation officers to convince older ...
As I've said before on HuffPost, you can't be neutral on Anita Hill's sworn testimony. Either Hill was lying about being sexually harassed by Thomas, or Thomas was perjuring himself, and Hatch, along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter and other Republicans impugning Hill, were ― well, to pick a ...
He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. Earlier in his career he served a Special Assistant of the Director of Voice of America. He also was an Auxiliary Police Officer for Arlington County , Virginia. Chuck was also an ...
Arlen Specter, who was so convinced New England had cheated 13 years ago in Spygate that he called for a congressional hearing. Without the illegal videos of Eagles' practices, the Pats gave up 41 points on Sunday. Sen. Specter would have been delighted with that. And I thought of my co-host at WIP, ...
He interviewed Arlen Specter, then an assistant district attorney, shortly after the Warren Commission published its controversial finding that a lone assassin killed JFK. Specter had received considerable publicity, initially favorable, for his work on the Commission. But to Fonzi's amazement, Specter, later as U.S. Senator, ...
Senator Arlen Specter accused her of perjury. Senator Orrin Hatch referred to her as the tool of “slick lawyers.” Senator Alan Simpson remarked, “I really am getting stuff over the transom about Professor Hill. I've got letters hanging out of my pocket. I've got faxes. I've got statements from Tulsa saying: Watch ...
Arlen Specter, during Sanchez's 2004 swearing-in ceremony, called “a great Horatio Alger success story.” Since his nomination by President George W. Bush, Sanchez has earned a reputation as a tough judge who runs a tight courtroom where those accused of wrongdoing will get fair trials, a longtime ...
Another way for Democrats to gain seats would be for a current Republican to switch parties. Empirically, this happens fairly often after wave elections (two Democratic senators switched to the GOP after the 1994 Republican wave, and Republican Arlen Specter switched to the Democratic Party after 2008).
Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the chairmanship of that panel after the 2004 elections. They were concerned about Specter's views on social issues and how those views would impact President George W. Bush's Supreme Court nominees during the upcoming Congress. Specter was eventually allowed to claim the ...
Parikh says he previously worked for Sen Arlen Specter, R-PA, and would explain the meaning of NIH funded discoveries so that the senator was comfortable voting for more NIH funding. The costs of technologies being used in research such as Big Data and genome mapping will get cheaper, making it ...
If the Tea Party began by going after Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter, it moved on to Bob Bennett and Trey Grayson, and then Dick Lugar and David Dewhurst. Then John Boehner — the most conservative House speaker in generations — had to go. Then Paul Ryan instantly became the totem of the ...
Arlen Specter — then a Republican, facing what had been before all of this viewed as an easy reelection campaign in 1992 — who had conducted a fiery cross-examination of Hill. Indeed, a virtually unknown woman named Lynn Yeakel shocked the state's political establishment by running a brilliant ad ...
Senator Arlen Specter flatly called her a perjurer. Senator Alan Simpson said, “I really am getting stuff over the transom about Professor Hill. I've got letters hanging out of my pocket. I've got faxes. I've got statements from Tulsa saying: Watch out for this woman.” Other observers questioned why Hill had ...
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he owes Anita Hill an apology for not doing more for her during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee when Hill testified there in 1991. Hill said she was sexually harassed by Thomas while ...
Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, said during one part of the hearing. “That is a word we use all the time. That was the most embarrassing aspect of what Judge Thomas had said to you.” Specter added that he could not understand how a lawyer like Hill had not taken notes about her encounters with Thomas.
ARLEN SPECTER: You testified this morning in response to Senator Biden that the most embarrassing question involved - it's not too bad - women's large breasts. That's a word we use all the time. BIDEN: The Democrats felt free to oppose the president's nominee but reluctant to oppose a black nominee.
Readers can now take an intimate look into the life of the state's longest serving U.S. senator — Arlen Specter — courtesy of Pennsylvania Cable News' recently released book “Arlen Specter: An Oral History.” PCN's Brian Lockman and Francine Schertzer transcribed 15 hours of interviews to produce the ...


 

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