Jam does the math on what Specter’s defection means.
The Democratic reaction – judging from the steady stream of emails I’ve received from various groups of college Democrats – is that this is excellent news; Specter plus a seated Al Franken equals 60-votes and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. Of course, [...]
The Times is reporting that Arlen Specter, the senior senator from Pennsylvania, is changing his party affiliation to Democrat.
Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said he would switch to the Democratic party Tuesday, potentially presenting Democrats with a possible 60th vote and the power to break Senate filibusters as they try to advance the [...]