Court: Investigators Can Examine Fattah Emails

(Philly.com) – U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah can’t keep federal investigators out of his Gmail inbox by claiming a congressional privilege typically used to protect lawmakers from interference by the executive branch, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision – by a three-judge panel of Read More


Can Fattah be Kick(start)ed Out of Office?

  (Philly.com) – Chaka Fattah has grown accustomed to the sound of footsteps. Federal prosecutors have been following the longtime Philadelphia congressman for eight years – subpoenaing his emails and congressional records, auditing his nonprofits and flipping his political confidants – as they seek to build Read More


Obama Unveils First 5 ‘Promise Zones’

JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking his own personal story, President Barack Obama made a plea for bipartisan work to combat poverty and declared, after a 2013 marked by struggles and disappointments, that “this is going to be a year of action.” Obama Read More