Monday, January 09, 2006

Arlen Specter in the news

Pennsylvania's senior Senator Arlen Specter is much in the spotlight as the Judiciary Committee, of which he is chair, begins hearings on the Alito nomination today, a confirmation he'd probably prefer not to have to vote on and which has already brought pressure groups to his home town. Additionally, he was behind an amendment to declare illegal any annoying emails and posts, however unenforceable that measure (stuck onto the Department of Justice budget bill, in classic PA style) may be. Now he's likely to collect ire from yet another constituency, as he calls for Attorney General Gonzales to testify on the wiretapping scandal at hearings to be held in February. Been a busy year for Arlen!


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