Veteran Republican Sen. Arlen Specter disclosed plans Tuesday to switch parties, a move intended to boost his chances of winning re-election next year that will also push Democrats closer to a 60-vote filibuster-resistant majority.
"I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans," Specter said in a statement posted on a Web site devoted to Pennsylvania politics and confirmed by his office. Several Senate officials said a formal announcement could come later in the day or Wednesday.
To get President Obama to headline a June 18 fundraiser, the Democratic congressional committees agreed to ban contributions from political action committees and lobbyists — for all of one day.
Wonder if any of the vast sums of money approved Tuesday for the new
Department of Homeland Security are set aside for black uniforms with
knee-length boots and black leather trench coats?
Should be. Since we’ve gone to all this trouble to create the new American Gestapo we might as well let them look the part.