Arlen Specter's Valley of Death 

The Valley of Death is Arlen Specter’s turf. It’s hard to keep track of how many times he has crossed it. This is true regarding his health. And, given the twists and turns of the past week, it is truer than ever politically.

Never Give In

It’s been nearly a year since Arlen Specter beat Hodgkin’s disease - for the second time. CNN had behind the scenes access to the senator’s “never give in” approach to cancer, which you can witness here.
“How you feelin’ today, Senator” asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta last spring. “Not so hot,” said Specter. The senator had woken up at 4 in the morning with a piercing headache from his chemo. What did he do? “Got my squash partner out at 5:30, played a little squash.”