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Arlen Specter switching to Democratic party. RNC chief Michael Steele says fine with him.



WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele released the following statement today:
"Some in the Republican Party are happy about this. I am not.
Let's be honest-Senator Specter didn't leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record.
Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first."


It's good to see a politician willing to stray from party platforms, even if it means actually joining another party. I think that there should be much more communication and dialogue between the parties and party members to tackle some of the most difficult situations that we face such as global malaria, measles, and malnutrition.

The Borgen Project has good info on the estimated cost of ending global poverty:

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.

$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget.

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