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Five-term Republican Sen. Arlen Specter said Tuesday that he is switching parties and will run next year as a Democrat.
The only immediate effect of Sen. Arlen Specter's switch from Republican to Democrat was to boost the number of Democrats who oppose some of President Obama's chief goals.
Pat Toomey, who as a little-known congressman nearly defeated Sen. Arlen Specter in the 2004 primary, announced Wednesday that he will challenge Specter again when he seeks the Republican nomination for a sixth term next year.
The light at the end of the tunnel is now within reach. Downtown is becoming more crowded, there are fewer press conferences to attend and it's taking longer to get an elevator at the hotel. All of this means it's almost time for the Super Bowl.
SPECIAL PREVIEW: For the full version of this developing story, read tomorrow's editions of The Washington Times or www.washingtontimes.com. Sen. Arlen Specter today challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's ability to serve as leader, saying the Nevada Democrat sabotaged progress on long-stalled spending and taxes bills by calling Republican lawmakers "puppets" for President Bush.
A key Senate Republican signaled yesterday that he would push for the removal of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales if Democrats agreed to wrap up their probe of the U.S. attorney firings.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales must quickly clarify apparent contradictions in his testimony about surveillance laws or risk a possible perjury investigation or a special prosecutor, said the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.