Specter: A Democrat, and in between, a Republican

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Penn., listen to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday June 29, 2010. ((AP Photo/Alex Brandon))

January 3, 2011 4:50:27 AM PST
As Arlen Specter leaves the Senate after 30 years of roll calls, debates, dealmaking and votes, the one-time corruption-busting Philadelphia prosecutor and "single-bullet theory" architect of the John F. Kennedy assassination says he wouldn't change a thing about his political path.