If you can actually make it past the phrase

in today's lead story, here's the political lowdown:

A poll on the upcoming District Attorney race, commissioned by Young Philly Politics,

Prosecutors in State Sen. Vince Fumo's corruption trial say Fumo's charity was used as a

by his nearest and dearest.

Council wants Mayor Nutter to

so they can review the plan more closely.

Some encouraging budget news: The city is handing out