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Can Dwight Evans Beat Chaka Fattah?

It’s official. Dwight Evans, the reborn political king of Northwest Philly, will face off against Chaka Fattah, the trailblazing 20-year Congressman who is now serving under the dark cloud […]

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5 Unexpected Moments at Chip Fattah’s Trial

Chaka Fattah’s son, Chaka Fattah Jr., who goes by Chip, is on trial for tax fraud. Acting as his own lawyer (though he’s not a […]


Brian Sims Is Probably Running for Congress

Brian Sims, the 37-year-old Democratic state representative, won’t say whether he’s going to run for Congress. But we’re pretty sure he’s going to run for Congress. Rumors […]


Chaka Fattah Sets Up Legal Defense Fund

Do you have a spare $25? How about five grand? If so, Chaka Fattah would like a word with you. The Congressman, recently indicted in […]

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Prosecutors One Step Closer to Seeing Fattah’s Emails

[Updated at 1:08 p.m.] Federal prosecutors cleared a major hurdle in their attempt to pore over several years’ worth of Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s personal emails […]


David Oh Fights for His Political Life

It’s been a bad year for politicians in Pennsylvania, especially those with a “D” next to their names: Kathleen Kane, Chaka Fattah, Rob McCord. The list goes on and on. On Monday, Republican Councilman David Oh reminded the public that […]


Why Indicted Congressman Chaka Fattah Will Probably Win Reelection*

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah had his first day in court Tuesday, and it was an absolute circus. The 20-year Congressman didn’t simply declare that he was innocent. He […]

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Fattah Due in Court Today

Congressman Chaka Fattah goes to court today, his first appearance since being charged with racketeering conspiracy, bribery and mail fraud. He has said he will […]


Insider: Sugar Daddy Wanted

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.)  My father used to tell the story of an elephant running furiously through the […]

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The Philadelphia Rebound: Philly Politicians Don’t Stay Down Long

Update, June 21st, 2016: Chaka Fattah was found guilty on all counts in his federal corruption trial. In May 1903, as part of a series […]


The Weekly Brief: Everything You Need to Know About the Indictment of Chaka Fattah

It took almost a year after his son and former chief of staff were indicted, but the other shoe dropped on Congressman Chaka Fattah this […]

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How Will NBC10 News Report on the Fattahs?

It was 12:49 p.m. and the big headline on CBS Philly’s website was “PA US Rep Chaka Fattah Indicted in Racketeering Case.” On the ABC […]

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Chaka Fattah Indicted in Alleged Racketeering Conspiracy

[UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.]: Fattah has issued a statement on this morning’s indictment against him and four associates: “This has been an eight-year effort by some […]


If Fattah Goes Down, Who Would Voters Replace Him With?

It finally happened: Philadelphia Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday. Already, political insiders are wondering if the congressman will resign in the coming months or simply choose not […]

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Who Are Fattah’s Indicted Associates?

You can’t have a RICO prosecution without alleged co-conspirators. So who have the Feds targeted in addition to Chaka Fattah? Herbert Vederman, 69, Palm Beach, […]