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Rod Blagojevich Asks Judge To Delay Corruption Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys asked a federal judge Thursday to postpone his corruption trial, saying so many uncertainties ...

Rod Blagojevich On Fred Thompson AUDIO: Calls Pat Quinn A 'Eunuch,' Talks Rahm Emanuel, Dick Durbin, Roland Burris

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich had some choice words for a number of prominent Chicago politicians, in a radio appearance on Fred and Jeri Thompson's WLS radio show ...

Blagojevich On Letterman: 'How Come I'm Not A Governor And Paterson Is?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich made his second appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday night, where he brought out his usual self deprecating hu...

Robert Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty, Wants His 'Name Back'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Minutes before he entered a "not guilty" plea in federal court this morning, Robert Blagojevich said he agrees with his brother's position -- made pub...

Mike Enzi Butchers 'Blagojevich' In Senate Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) butchered the pronunciation of disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's name Tuesday. Enzi's flub came during a f...

Rod Blagojevich Arraignment Scheduled For Wednesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday following new charges filed last week by a federal grand jury. Blagojevich will appear at 11 ...

Blagojevich To Host Late Night Web Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's media blitz does not seem to be slowing down. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reported Wednesday that the embattled former...

Blagojevich Book Signing: Debut Event For 'The Governor' Takes Place At University Of Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is holding the first book signing of his recently-released memoir Tuesday, almost exactly one year after he was arrested f...

Blago Elvis Impersonation: Blagojevich Best Of All Time? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We should have known from the hair. In honor of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday Friday, TIME Magazine did a round-up of the best Elvis impersonators of...

Blagojevich Calls Lisa Madigan The C-Word, Says He 'Hates' Her And Speaker Mike Madigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the same Esquire Magazine piece where he claimed to be "blacker than Barack Obama," Rod Blagojevich also had some choice words for Attorney General...

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 32: Here's the Situation: Jersey Shore Hits Chicago

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Fook and Konkol chat with Sun-Times TV critic Paige Wiser, who dishes on the current situation on TV -- the Conan/ Leno situation, the Simon Cowell situation and Mike "The Situation."

Rod Blagojevich To Compete On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Donald Trump boasted that the upcoming season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" is the best ever and promised the star power of its cast ...

Blago Apology: Blagojevich Sorry For 'Blacker Than Obama' Remarks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich apologized Monday morning for his "stupid, stupid, stupid" comments, reported in Esquire magazine, that he's "blacker than Barack Obam...

Rod Blagojevich Adds Author to His Resume

The New York Times | MONICA DAVEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Normally, people charged with crimes wait until their cases are resolved to write memoirs -- saving themselves and their lawyers legal headaches. But ...

Blagojevich Judge Wants Spring 2010 Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case is shooting for a trial in spring 2010. U.S. District ...

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Evidence Against Blagojevich Includes 1 Million Documents, 400 Hours Of Recordings

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors have turned over to Rod Blagojevich's lawyers 400 hours of recorded calls and at least 1 million pages of documents they say are evidence ...

Blagojevich's Cubs Advice To Lou Piniella

Chicago Tribune | Todd Lighty and Robert Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like any frustrated Cubs fan, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich had his own ideas about how manager Lou Piniella should run the team....

Blagojevich Sneaks Out Back Door To Get To Court, Tells Reporters 'I'm Innocent' (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges Tuesday. His brother, Robert, also pleaded not guilty. Blagoje...

Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty To All Federal Corruption Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges Tuesday, defiantly embarking on a long journey to cle...

Blagojevich In Court Tuesday, With Only His Brother In Tow

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[O]f the six people indicted, just two -- the ex-governor himself and his brother -- will face charges tomorrow. ...

Blago...In A Minute (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Kevin Allocca | Posted 12.12.2008 | Comedy

Sixty seconds of Blago, as seen through the eyes of the "Small Three": FoxNews, CNN and MSNBC. ...

Blagojevich Indictment Reaction: Burris, Durbin, Quinn, Rush, GOP Leaders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The reactions of leading Illinois politicians to the Blagojevich indictment, as assembled by the AP: CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says it's a s...

Blagojevich, Illinois Governor, Arrested (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Update, 2:40pm AP reports that Blagojevich's Deputy Governor, Bob Greenlee, has resigned. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn says Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee res...

Stealing Horses With Blago And Telling

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Bill Powell had a chance to tell us about how decent people can be so easily depraved by going into politics. Instead, he ended up selling for cheap the little intimate information about Blago he had.