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The Brief: Don’t Like Chaka Fattah? Pledge to Vote Him Out

1. A new Kickstarter-like site hopes to recruit Democratic challengers to run against Congressman Chaka Fattah next year. The gist: Gregory Naylor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah’s former chief-of-staff, pleaded […]

Citified

Another Fattah Is Running for Office

Fran Fattah — yes, of the Fattah family — is running for judge in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas. The Democrat filed nomination petitions due […]

City Life

Reports: Feds Seek Fattah Emails

Several outlets are reporting that federal investigators want to look at seven years’ worth of Chaka Fattah’s email. Law360: An anonymous U.S. congressman — believed […]

City

Chaka Fattah Jr. Will Represent Himself at Tax Trial

Against the advice of a federal judge, Chaka Fattah Jr. will represent himself at a federal fraud and tax evasion trial next year. Judge Harvey […]

City Life

Fattah Ally Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Thomas Lindenfeld, a Washington political consultant who has been an ally to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud. It’s a guilty […]

City Life

PHOTOS: Barack Obama and Tom Wolf at Temple University

President Barack Obama was at Temple University yesterday stumping for gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania’s Democratic machinery, including State Senator Mike Stack, Mayor Michael Nutter, […]

City

Chaka Fattah-Supported Nonprofits Employed His Friends

Today’s Daily News has a long, well-researched story by William Bender about the goings on at several nonprofits connected to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. In […]

City Life

Chaka Fattah Jr.: Why I’m Fighting the IRS

Guest Commentary: Chaka Fattah Jr. is suing the IRS for $10 million. He is the President of 259 Strategies, LLC, and the son of Rep. […]

City

Fattah to Media: Focus on the Good I Do, Not Federal Investigation

Chaka Fattah spoke to reporters for 22 minutes Monday, and gave one of the best types of interviews a politician can ever give: One about […]

City Life

If Chaka Fattah Goes, Who Fills the Void?

The city’s political class is abuzz with talk of potential replacements for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who could be politically finished after his former chief of staff Gregory Naylor pled guilty to […]

City Life

Fattah Denies Illegal Conduct

Chaka Fattah says he did nothing wrong. The Philadelphia congressman gave The Inquirer a statement of innocence, apparently in lieu of an interview, on Wednesday.

City Life

Will Michael Nutter Replace Chaka Fattah in Congress?

Chaka Fattah is talking — but not about that. Everybody else is talking — about who might replace Fattah if the legal scandals in his […]

City Life

Chaka Fattah Jr. Talks Gambling, His Congressman Dad, the IRS

It’s a crazy time to be Chaka Fattah Jr. He’s facing federal charges for tax evasion. He’s suing the IRS for $10 million (complaint below). And his […]

City Life

Needed: Better Philadelphia Republicans

Chaka Fattah hasn’t been convicted of anything. He hasn’t been charged with anything. And let’s not forget: He hasn’t even been officially named as a […]

City Life

Fattah in Hot Seat After Aide’s Guilty Plea

Chaka Fattah isn’t talking. (Though he is tweeting.) The feds aren’t either. But the media and the congressman’s political rivals are closing in. His longtime […]