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Life Among the Cannibals: A Political...

A revealing memoir of how Washington is changing---and not for the betterDuring a storied thirty-year career in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter rose to Judiciary Committee chairman, saved and defeated Supreme Court nominees, championed NIH funding, wrote watershed crime laws, always staying defiantly independent, “The Contrarian,” as Time magazine billed him in a package of the nation’s ten-best Senators. It all ended with one vote, for President Obama’s stimulus, when Specter broke with Republicans to provide the margin of victory to prevent another Depression.Shunned by the GOP faithful, Specter changed parties, giving Democrats a sixty-vote supermajority and throwing Washington into a tailspin. He kept charging, taking the first bursts of Tea Party fire at public meetings on Obama’s health care--reform plan.
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ISBN: 1250003687
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Manufacturer: Thomas Dunne Books
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
US Salesrank: 391125
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