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The late Sen. Arlen Specter understood that being a member of Congress was about reaching across the aisle.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Arlen Specter, a pugnacious and prominent former moderate in the U.S. Senate who developed the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy's assassination and played starring roles in Supreme Court confirmation hearings, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a time when Congress is more politically polarized than anyone serving there — or living in America — can remember.
Taking exception with the right's latest bizarre symbolic fixation.
The Pennsylvania Republican will join the Senate in January.
The newly elected will have to work with the GOP.
Democrats won key races in West Virginia and California to retain their majority in the Senate.
The Republican Senate committee comes in second.
President Barack Obama’s even-keel temperament is out of tune with a troubled, edgy electorate.
Pennsylvania voters who think they've heard it all in the Senate fight should brace for a final earful.