US Senate

Arlen Specter, Former U.S. Senator, Dead at 82
Arlen Specter, the bristly former Republican senator from Pennsylvania who often made headlines by playing the political center and confounding Republican colleagues in the Senate, died today at age 82. According to Specter's family, his death was due to complications from non-Hodgkin's ly…
Senate Passes Tax Package
The US Senate has passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes for the next two years while reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits.