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Obama welcomes new ally in Senate

Says he's 'thrilled' by Specter's plan to join Democrats

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania met with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden yesterday at a welcoming ceremony at the White House. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania met with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden yesterday at a welcoming ceremony at the White House. (Ron Sachs/ Getty Images)
Globe Staff / April 30, 2009

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Kicking off his 100th day in office, President Obama yesterday morning formally welcomed the newest Democrat and his newest potential ally - Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who is deserting the GOP to preserve his political future. (Full article: 491 words)

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