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2009-04-29 11:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter's announcement that he has joined the Democratic Party: "I welcome Senator Specter to the Democratic Party. He is a strong leader who has done great work on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania regardless of their political affiliation. "Arlen Specter did not leave the Republican Party -- the Republican Party left him. Today's...

2008-09-12 15:00:10

By PATRICK MARLEY Madison -- Officials and interest groups clashed Thursday over the meaning of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's lawsuit against the state's election authority, with some saying it would force thousands off the voter rolls and others arguing it would protect the rights of legitimate voters. Also Thursday, an election official said the lawsuit could force clerks to check data on about 1 million voters. And critics accused Van Hollen -- a Republican serving as the state...

2006-06-07 20:16:22

By Michael Fitzgerald SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Having spent two terms as California governor, run for president three times and dated at least one rock star, Jerry Brown has long served as an eclectic voice in American politics. After his Democratic primary win on Tuesday, Brown, who is ending his second term as mayor of Oakland, campaigned on Wednesday across California to conquer yet another political office, this time the job of state attorney general. In the day after...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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