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Friday Sep 12 | CBS Local

New Center At Philly U. Dedicated To Arlen Specter

Philadelphia University dedicated a new center for public service Thursday night, and it's named after the longest serving U.S. Senator in Pennsylvania history. A project that started a few years before Arlen Specter's death in 2012 is now a dream come true, says Philadelphia University President Dr. Stephen Spinelli: "The professors are knocking the door down.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Philadelphia University

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Campaign finance debate a partisan flashpoint as it moves to Senate floor

The debate about the pull that wealthy donors have in politics is set to take center stage on the Senate floor this week as Democrats push a constitutional amendment that would give lawmakers more leverage to restrict campaign financing and spending. The longshot measure -- dubbed by supporters the Democracy for All Amendment -- is an attempt to provide elected officials with a legal authority to curb the big money that has buoyed super PACs and politically active tax-exempt groups since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Thad Cochran

Tue Aug 19, 2014

ABC News

Jeffords Remembered for Fierce Independence

For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed - a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Olympia Snowe, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, George Bush

KOLD-TV Tucson

Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed - a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.

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Related Topix: US News, Ohio, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

KAUZ

Jeffords remembered for fierce independence

For most of his career, Jim Jeffords was one of a now all-but-vanished breed - a moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republican who championed the environment, education and the rights of disabled Americans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

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