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Blagojevich Corruption

Blagojevich Attorney Genson: 'It's Going To Be A Fight'

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports from Chicago: Chicago defense attorney Ed Genson, who met with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich twice this weekend and wh...

Jason Linkins

Trib Columnist Compares Obama Blago Reaction To Bush On 9/11 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the wake of the Blagojevich scandal, plenty of media types have worked hard to whip up a seamy role for Obama to have played in the matter. But as bad as it's been, nothing quite exceeds the ridiculously hyperbolic false equivalence drawn by Tribune columnist Steve Chapman.

Illinois Lawmakers Meet To Consider Impeaching Blagojevich

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers took the first step Monday toward removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office as the disgraced Democrat hir...

Blagojevich Staff Mass Resignation Rumored

ABC 7 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Staffers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich are urging their boss to resign and considering mass resignations, ABC 7's Ben Bradley reports: Top aides to the ...

Lisa Madigan Not Interested In Obama Senate Seat 'At This Point'

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, who has gone to the Illinois Supreme Court to try to force embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ouster, said today she is not int...

Next time, Say "No"

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

Back in January of 2006 I calculated the Ryan/Blagojevich corruption tax to be roughly $70 million and I asked people to refuse to play along.

Jason Linkins

Obama Blagojevich Scandal Involvement Believed By 45% Of Voters: Poll | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blogger Matt Yglesias has been in Finland lately, studying up on their education policy, but all it took was a single viewing of Morning Joe to bring ...

Raghuveer Nayak: Fundraiser Tied To Blagojevich And Jackson Jr. Also Gave Thousands To Obama And McCain

The New York Times | Christopher Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Illinois businessman caught up in the federal investigation of Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich offered to raise money for the governor on behalf of Represe...

GOP Wants Special Election For Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republican Party leaders are launching a television campaign to push their position that a special election should be called to fill the vaca...

Blagojevich Loves To Fight, Rarely Wins

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Anyone who wants a peek inside Gov. Rod Blagojevich's head should look back to last year, when the Illinois House voted on h...

Blagojevich Expected To Be Kerry's VP Pick In 2004: Former Staffers

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has long held presidential ambitions and though he was never mentioned as a national candidate in 2004, he apparently expected to...

It's Pay-to-Gay Time

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

It is sad that selling vacant senate seats is seen as a viable revenue stream in this economy. Desperate times.

Schakowsky: Hold Special Election For Obama Senate Seat (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky continued the push for a special election to decide Barack Obama's replacement in the Senate during an appearance on CNN Saturday...

Eff-Rod: 'You Got a Nice Park There. Shame if Anything Happened to It'

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The governor may be able to de-Grinchify on the way out the door with a gesture for everyone who loves history, poetry, architecture and trees - rescind the Illinois public lands closings.

Rat Warning Sign In Blagojevich's Alley Disappears

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City Hall smells a rat behind the Northwest Side home of Gov. Blagojevich -- and it has nothing to do with the corruption charges leveled against the ...

Elect Hillary's Replacement

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

There would be the added cost of a special election, but that's a small price to pay for a Senate seat (which, as Governor Blagojevich so eloquently reminded us, is no cheap thing).

New AG Holder May Have Conflict In Blagojevich Probe

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — If confirmed as attorney general, Eric Holder may have to consider removing himself from overseeing the Chicago corruption probe th...

Blagojevich Impeachment: Majority Of State House In Favor, Speaker Madigan Won't Commit

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- House Speaker Michael Madigan turned heads last spring by admitting his staff had researched impeaching Gov. Blagojevich, then followed...

Blagojevich's Facebook Following

NBC 5 | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's not exactly villagers with torches rampaging through the North Side on their way to the governor's house, but the good folks with Facebook are no...

Jason Linkins

MSNBC's Tamron Hall Pushes Back On Contention That Obama And Blagojevich Were 'Good Friends' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On yesterday's MSNBC LIve, Republican strategist Doug Heye attempted to characterize President-elect Barack Obama and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as "good friends." One problem: you're not going to be able to run that game on MSNBC's Tamron Hall!

Jesse Jackson Jr. Allies Held Blagojevich Fundraiser Last Week

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and RICHARD T. PIENCIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A fundraiser held by Indian-American businessmen three days before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges em...

Obama Team Mum On Blagojevich Investigation

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama is refusing to answer any questions about the internal review he has ordered into Illinois Gov. Rod Bl...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Denies Involvement In Blagojevich Scheme (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. denied Friday that he and his brother were involved in a pay-to-play deal to have him appointed to the Senate by Illinois Gov...

Rahm Emanuel Gave Blagojevich List Of 'Acceptable' Senate Candidates: Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had direct conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich about Obama's replacement in the US Sena...

Ward Boss' Son Rostenkowski Defends Chicago: We're Not All Corrupt

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During my career as a public official, I always tried to steer away from the minority of my colleagues who viewed public service as a potential commer...