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Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), isn’t expected to be charged for sending lascivious emails and instant messages to underage Congressional pages, two federal officials told the AP. Foley resigned in 2006 shortly after ABCNews.com exposed a series of messages to pages and has been under investigation by the FBI as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Since resigning, Foley has gone to a treatment for alcoholism and come out as being gay, also claiming he was molested as a child by a priest. An official announcement regarding Foley’s investigation is expected today. (AP)

“Alaska’s Congressman,” 35-year incumbent Rep. Don Young, has narrowly eked out victory in his GOP primary race against Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. The race came down to only a 304-vote margin of victory. Parnell declined a recount and conceded the race on Thursday. Young now faces a former Alaska state representative Ethan Berkowitz in the general election. With federal investigations dogging Young, Berkowitz is heavily favored to win, leading the polls by double digits. (The Hill)

Indicted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) has been okayed to start a legal expense fund to help pay for his defense in his corruption trial set to begin next week. Stevens’ lawyers have filed dozens of motions in the weeks since the veteran senator’s indictment including requests for the medical records from the prosecution’s star witness, Bill Allen. Yesterday, a judge ruled that Stevens’ defense can probe the mental health of Allen and ordered the government to hand over records to Stevens’. (CQ Politics, AP)A special election held in May of 2009 will decide the new mayor of Detroit for the rest of recently resigned Kwame Kilpatrick’s term, the Detroit City Council decided yesterday. The council president will serve in the interim and is sworn in today. Kilpatrick resigned in early September after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice. (AP)

A judge has ruled that a former congressional aide accused of aiding an Iraqi spy, won’t stand trial. The aide, Susan Lindauer, who has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist as having a long standing mental disorder that include “grandiose delusions” was deemed mentally unfit by the judge. (AP)

While the corruption and scandal in the Interior Department revealed in three reports last week has certainly gotten plenty of attention, one official asked yesterday why no one has been prosecuted for their illegal activities. The watchdog of the Interior Department, Inspector General Earl Devaney, stated at a congressional hearing that he didn’t know why the Justice Department hadn’t acted on his recommendation to prosecute two of the high-ranking officials named in the report. (McClatchy)