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Former Pennsylvania Congressman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Reuters | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics

By Joseph Ax (Reuters) ― Former U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah, who served in Congress for more than 20 years, was sentenced on Monday to 10 years...

Friday Talking Points -- Taking The Trump Exit

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump's name lends itself to all sorts of mashed-up words, but we find it doesn't really work with the big story of the week. British voters decided to take the so-called "Brexit" (or "British exit") from the European Union.

Congressman Resigns After Being Convicted Of Fraud

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah resigned from Congress on Thursday, two days after he was convicted of orchestrating ...

Embattled Congressman Is First Incumbent To Lose In 2016 Race

Politico | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

Rep. Chaka Fattah, an entrenched Democratic incumbent from Philadelphia, lost his primary Tuesday night after being indicted on corruption charges las...

Rep. Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal corruption charges related to the financing of...

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/31/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.31.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you count the money your super PAC raked in this quarter, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see how the other half lives. Here are som...

Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.) was indicted on federal corruption charges on Wednesday in connection with fraud around his unsuccessful 200...

Crime and Congress

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Recent events cause the citizen to ask whether there are any rules that might prevent members of the criminal class from also being members of a Congressional class.

Chaka Fattah Defeats Armond James In Pennsylvania Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) defeated Republican Armond James in Tuesday's midterm election race for Congress. Fattah and James faced off to represent...

Son Of Pennsylvania Congressman Charged With Fraud

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The son of a Philadelphia congressman turned himself in to federal authorities Tuesda...

Mapping a Bolder Plan for the Brain

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

When it comes to neuroscience, bold must be the norm -- not the exception. The Human Brain Project is large and ambitious, and as a result has the potential to be a disruptive force in a field that for far too long has been narrowly focused on an incremental approach.

Ryan J. Reilly

Democratic Congressman Mocks GOP Mistrust Of Obama With Birther Joke | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) made a birther joke on Friday after a Republican colleague suggested that a lack of trust in the Obama adminis...

Thinking Ahead: The Future of Neuroscience

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Funding neuroscience research now will reap tangible benefits for the lives of citizens across America, as well as the potential to increase our country's global competitiveness.

Education for a Better America Initiative Seeks to Bolster Philadelphia Students During School Funding Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The public education crisis in the city of Philadelphia is reaching a crescendo as the scheduled opening of the 2013-2014 school year on September 9 n...

Ryan J. Reilly

Politicians React To George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politicians reacted to the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman case on Sunday morning as commentators called for the Justice De...

Report: Federal Loophole Allows Schools To Spend More On White Students Than Minorities

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

Schools that enroll 90 percent or more non-white students spend $733 less per pupil per year than schools that enroll 90 percent or more white student...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To End Census Survey Done Since Jefferson's Time | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House voted Wednesday to eliminate the detailed surveys of America that have been conducted by the Census Bureau since the nation...

Michael McAuliff

In 'Abnormal' GOP Race, Some Think Newt Could Win | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt could prove to be a more satisfying flavor to Republican voters than conventional wisdom would suggest, say lawmakers who arrived o...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Tax Foundation Doesn't Get It!

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Mr. Philip Dittmer's dismissive assertion that the transaction tax proposal is without merit and is not seriously being considered underscores his fun...

"Winning the Future," Losing the Debt

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

While I applaud my Republican colleagues for engaging in a discussion on the national debt, simple "back of the envelope" analysis demonstrates that spending cuts alone will never soundly address this critical economic issue.

Commuter Caucus: 18 Lawmakers Make Daily Trip To DC

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Each morning, Rep. Robert Andrews, a New Jersey Democrat, drives to Philadelphia, Pa., from his home in Haddon Heights to catch a Washington-bound tra...

A Debt-Free America? Yes, It's Possible

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

We all know, liberals and conservatives, that the growth of the U.S. national debt is, to use a favorite word of our time, unsustainable. Americans owe, as of July 2010, more than $13 trillion to our creditors.

Rep. Fattah's Mandate for Health Care Reform Was the 2008 Election, Not Massachusetts

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

The day following the Massachusetts special election, Fattah spoke with me about the necessity for Democrats to push forward with the mandate he believes Obama received a year ago.