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2010-10-15 15:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a high-stakes wager placing Ghirardelli and Hershey's chocolates on the line, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Arlen Specter today announced that they have placed a friendly wager on the National League Championship series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants. The winner of the bet will receive a supply of delicacies from the loser's home district: Ghirardelli's chocolate from San Francisco or Hershey's chocolate...

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2010-09-14 12:48:32

On Monday, a U.S. senator unveiled a bill to help safeguard government funding for human embryonic stem cell research. Democratic Senator Arlen Specter said that his proposal would help "codify in law President Barack Obama's March 2009 executive order lifting restrictions predecessor George W. Bush had imposed on such research," according to the AFP news agency Specter pointed to a federal judge's temporary injunction in August that freezes federal funds for human embryonic stem cell...

2010-05-10 12:00:00

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The congressional campaign for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (Democrat) and seven other campaigns have signed on with Visible Vote, a first-of-its-kind software application. These campaigns have committed to being transparent and accountable to their constituents and to maintaining a constant-touch relationship with them. Visible Vote has more than 100,000 users in the United States and will allow campaigns or legislative officials to talk about their voting...

2010-04-05 05:00:00

Will Honor Senator Arlen Specter, Gov. Dick Thornburgh, Ginny Thornburgh and Liberty Resources, Inc. with 2010 Visionary Award: Tireless Advocates for People with Disabilities NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will host its inaugural Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 15th in Philadelphia, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and prohibits discrimination...

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2010-03-30 06:29:08

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced his plans to introduce legislation to ensure electronic privacy, telling a Congressional subcommittee that current wiretap and video-surveillance laws to not do enough to protect individuals. Specter's call to action comes on the heels of a lawsuit, filed by a student of the Lower Merion School District in the Senator's home state, over a high school's attempt to locate 42 missing laptops by activating webcams. The issue is that doing so could...

2010-03-25 17:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases the following statement on today's final healthcare votes in the Congress: "However you keep time - almost a century since healthcare legislation was first proposed, 17 years since contentious debate began in the Congress, 16 months since President Obama won landslide election on the mandate of healthcare reform, and a climactic week of late-night votes -- we can finally say: the time is NOW for the...

2010-03-17 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the usual abundance of nearby farms, local farm products are largely missing from most schools' lunch trays. An emerging "farm to school" movement aims to fix that by matching local farms with local schools, cutting out the middleman, and scaling up students' nutrition. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has been joined by Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and 12 other senators in introducing legislation to expand farm to school links to...

2010-02-25 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The office of Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) has indicated to Pennsylvania banks that he will be introducing legislation "imminently" that will shift the cost of accepting debit and credit cards onto consumers. The bill, which will mirror legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), will allow merchants to effectively surcharge their customers who choose to pay using debit, credit or charge - a practice that is...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'