Feds Smack Congressman With Corruption Charges

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The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and four of his associates were indicted on federal corruption charges. Fattah was charged with bribery, fraud, and money laundering in a 29-count indictment.

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Democratic congressman from Philadelphia indicted on federal corruption charges.

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Jon Stewart was stunned into silence by Huckabee's repulsive "ovens" comment. Watch.

Outrage is a cheap thing. But sharks like Huckabee make the Holocaust into a sound bite and treat Jews like some sort of yahwistic lawn jockeys, mascots, and museum pieces for hard-right faux Christianity.

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Does Donald Trump realize that if you rape your wife it counts as rape? Even if she's your wife?

Coming on the heels of Donald Trump's now notorious slur calling Mexicans "rapists", folks at The Daily Beast have dug up a rape allegation against Trump himself from a book called Lost Tycoon, The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump, published in 1993. According to the book, Trump assaulted his then-wife Ivana in a freakish rage over a botched surgery on his hair. The circumstances of the alleged assault, which is said to have occurred in 1989, are bizarre even by Trump standards. Trump had had a scalp reduction surgery (no, I did not know this existed) to remove a bald spot. Ivana had recommended the plastic surgeon. And apparently it hadn't gone well and/or Trump was in a lot of pain. So he lashed out at Ivana, attacked her, held her down, began pulling hair out of her head to mimic his pain and forcibly penetrated her.

Now, Trump denies the incident occurred and for that matter denies he ever had the surgery. The account came in a deposition tied to Donald and Ivana's notorious divorce, which was finalized in 1991. I have no way to know the truth of the allegation. But what jumped out at me in this story is something much more current. In defending his boss, Trump spokesman and Trump Organization special counsel Michael Cohen said that the whole thing doesn't make sense since, regardless of what happened, you can't rape your spouse.

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