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The Utterly Ridiculous History of Corrupt (and Allegedly Corrupt) Philly Politicians

’Twas more than a century before the Bobby Henon conviction that muckraking investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote about Philadelphia in a series of articles detailing […]

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Chaka Fattah Sr. Has Mysteriously Been Released from Federal Prison Way Early

It was just one year ago when a federal judge resentenced disgraced former United States congressman Chaka Fattah Sr. to 10 years in prison. But […]

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Mayor Kenney, Where Is the Call for Bobby Henon to Step Down?

As an experienced politician, Mayor Jim Kenney should know by now that when it comes to holding political figures accountable, consistency is the key to […]


Fattah Estate Goes on the Market in East Falls for $995K

The latest property being unloaded in the Disgraced Pol Hit Parade went on the market last Tuesday. It’s the former home of Congressman Chaka Fattah […]

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OPINION: Philly’s Tolerance for Corruption Is Why Seth Williams Hasn’t Resigned

The Philly reaction to political scandals usually rolls out like this: 1) Word of an investigation sparks chatter. Nobody really cares. 2) An indictment sparks […]

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Does D.A. Williams’ Withdrawal Mean Philly Democrats Are Finally Learning?

Something extremely rare in Philadelphia politics happened today: A Democratic elected official who has been under investigation by the FBI announced that he would not run […]

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Bill Clinton’s Lawyer Asks Obama to Pardon Chaka Fattah

A former lawyer for Bill Clinton has sent President Barack Obama a pardon request for convicted ex-congressman Chaka Fattah.

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Philly’s Biggest Losers of 2016

Now that the last shreds of wrapping paper have been vacuumed up and the good dishes are finally put away, we revisit our time-honored tradition […]

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Ex-Congressman Chaka Fattah Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

A federal judge has sentenced former U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah to 10 years in prison following his July conviction on charges of participating in a racketeering conspiracy, […]

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Exit Interview: Pit Bull U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger

In Philadelphia, Zane David Memeger is a feared man. During his six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, he helped end the […]

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Prosecutors Seek 17-to-21-Year Sentence for Ex-Congressman Chaka Fattah

Federal prosecutors are reportedly seeking 17 to 21 years of prison time for former congressman Chaka Fattah, who was convicted in July on counts including participating in […]


Philly’s Deviant Political Culture, Explained

Because this is 2016 and I’m a journalist, I was on Twitter when I first saw the news that FBI agents were raiding Johnny Doc’s […]


Why a Special Election to Replace Chaka Fattah Could Get Messy

Philadelphia U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned Thursday after apparently realizing that Republicans (and, hell, even some Democrats) weren’t cool with his plan to stick around for an extra three months after […]


Fattah Resigns Effective Immediately

After facing growing pressure to step down, convicted Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has announced that he is resigning effective immediately.

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Chaka Fattah to Resign After Federal Corruption Conviction

Days after his federal corruption conviction, U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah announced Wednesday that he plans to resign in three months. Fattah was convicted Tuesday on 22 counts, […]