Month: July 2019

Ex-US Rep. Fattah to ask judge to cut 10-year prison term

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A longtime Pennsylvania congressman serving a 10-year prison term will ask a judge Friday to reduce his sentence after four bribery and money laundering counts were thrown out on appeal. Federal prosecutors insist, however, that Cha…

GOP balks at White House push for standalone vote on debt ceiling

Republican lawmakers are pushing back on a new White House plan that calls for a vote on raising the debt ceiling before August and then revisiting spending talks in the fall.GOP senators say there’s little desire…