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Philadelphia Rep. Charged With Corruption

Philly Dem indictedThe U.S. Department of Justice has indicted a sitting U.S. Congressman on charges of corruption.

Chaka Fattah, a Democratic congressman from Philadelphia, faces charges related to corruption and racketeering – known as a RICO case. Fattah has served in the House for 21 years.

Prosecutors say one of Fattah's schemes involved siphoning federal money to finance his losing bid for Philadelphia mayor in 2007.

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Ex-diplomats urge ratification of Iran deal

Ex-diplomats urge ratificationA group of former diplomats sent a letter to Congress on Monday morning, urging members of both chambers not to reject the Obama administration’s controversial Iran deal.

The letter, signed by former undersecretaries of state and former American ambassadors to Israel, states that the group has determined the deal, “will leave Iran no legitimate avenue to produce a nuclear weapon during the next 10 to 15 years.”

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What do highways have to do with Planned Parenthood and Obamacare?

Highway billMitch McConnell is eyeing a major breakthrough on a multiyear highway bill that many in Congress doubted could be done. But his colleagues vying for the presidency see something else: one last chance to steal the spotlight on the Senate floor before the first GOP debate in August.

Clumped together in the single digits in recent national polls, GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina sense an opportunity to get some much-needed traction in the must-pass legislation. And they’re seizing it, with plans to tack on controversial proposals — or potentially hold up the entire bill if they don’t get what they want.

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Senate votes to roll back parts of No Child Left Behind

No Child Left BehindThe U.S. Senate has voted to roll back significant parts of the No Child Left Behind education law.

The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote Thursday and sets the stage for what could be contentious negotiations with the House of Representatives over the federal government's influence over education policy.

A week ago, the House passed its own update of the 2002 law. The Senate bill would leave in place the law's annual testing schedule. But senators voted to give states and districts more control over whether and how to use tests to assess the performance of schools, teachers and students.

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Republicans postpone House vote on breast cancer bill

GOP in CongressRepublican leaders delayed a House vote Tuesday on a bill raising money for breast cancer research over anger that some of the funds would go to a group that has worked with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which supports abortion rights.

Under the legislation, the government would raise up to $8 million by minting and selling thousands of pink-tinted gold coins. The government's profits would be divided evenly between the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a private group that raises research funds.

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Dems fold on trade; back worker's aid bill

Dems fold on trade billThe trade battle is over.

House Democrats have labored for weeks to stop President Barack Obama’s request for expedited authority to negotiate trade deals. But now that a fast track bill is all-but-ready to pass the Senate and become law, even the most ardent trade critics are reversing course and backing a bill designed to help workers who lose their jobs because of globalization.

After privately hinting for the last few days that she might once again oppose it, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Wednesday that she planned to vote in favor of the worker aid bill, or Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Senate Gives Obama Huge Win On Trade

Senate voteThe Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.

The 60-37 vote all but ensures the passage of legislation that will allow Obama to "fast-track" his negotiated trade pacts through Congress, preventing filibusters or amendments. Liberals have long assailed Obama's trade agenda, but Republicans successfully wooed a bloc of Democrats led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to secure enough votes to overcome a filibuster.

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