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Blagojevich Scandal

Blagojevich Pay-To-Play Probe Eyeing Construction Firms

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak And Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As part of their "pay-to-play" probe of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, federal investigators are examining state bid proposals and other records from 18...

Blagojevich's Best College Buddy Wonders Where It Went Wrong

Mens Journal | Bill Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I used to go yo-hoing with the most disgraced politician in America. After a night carousing in Chicago, when we were both undergrads at Northwestern ...

Letterman Puts Blagojevich On The Hot Seat (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Editors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rod Blagojevich media tour rolled on Tuesday night with a surprisingly bracing stop at the "Late Show with David Letterman." "Why exactly are you...

The New Republic: "In Defense Of Blagojevich (Sort Of)"

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I fully realize that few complaints are more tiresome than "your party's scandal is worse than my party's scandal." But indulge me for a moment. I can...

Blagojeviches Eyeing Move To High Rise Condo: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sources close to [Ex-Governor Blagojevich] and in the real estate business report that the now unemployed chief executive is looking to sell his exten...

A Sideshow? Not Our Blago!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Irrepressible Blagojevich admits to nothing! He concedes nothing! He never stops smiling! And he does all this while reciting poetry!

Is Blagojevich The Next Jerry Springer?

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[Blagojevich's] greatest challenge will be to keep the momentum going after he's been ousted from office. If he plays it right, he can write a book an...

Blagojevich: Obama Should Fire Rahm Emanuel (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his hour-long closing statement before the Illinois State Senate today, Governor Rod Blagojevich continued to traipse across the plane of outlandis...

A Detailed Analysis of Blagojevich's Self Image

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Mr. Smith? Roddy, You're a Real Paine

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Blago seems to be auditioning for a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, casting himself as James Stewart's naïve and embattled senator. I recommend a different role that's tailor-made for him.

Blagojevich: Wiretap Recordings Taken Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four covert recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly shaking down campaign contributors were played at his impeachment trial and released to the p...

Blago Video Roundup: Compares Self to Gandhi & Mandela, Deploys Cowboy Metaphors, Tennyson Quotes & More

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros


Topinka: Voters Deserve Blagojevich

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the impeachment trial of governor Rod Blagojevich gets underway today in the Illinois Senate we get insights from a politician who's got a special ...

BLAGOJEVICH TAPES: Full Audio, Complete Transcripts

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four covert FBI recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich were played at his Illinois Senate impeachment trial Tuesday. Listen to the recordings here: ...

I'm Totally Rooting for Blago at This Point

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

I know that rooting for Blago is like rooting for Gargamel to find Smurf Village. I'm not proud of my Blago fandom; I'm a prisoner of it.

Advice To Blago: Invoke Caesar

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

If only he had invoked Caesar from the start, instead of civil rights heroes whose legacies are so sacred to so many, perhaps he could go down more gracefully (or at least less offensively).

Blagojevich Dubbed "Scumdog Million-Hairs" By "The Daily Show" (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Gov. Rod Blagojevich courted public sympathy on a national media blitz Monday, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" offered little solace. In the seg...

Blagojevich 'Cuckoo': Daley (VIDEO)

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

If Gov. Blagojevich wants to invoke the insanity defense, he won't get an argument from Mayor Daley. Daley turned into an amateur psychiatrist Friday...

House Moves To Bar Blago From Touching Stimulus Funds

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to bar Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, charged in...

Blagojevich's Legal Bill Totals $2.6 Million

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since taking office in 2003, Gov. Blagojevich has spent a staggering $2.6 million out of his campaign fund on legal fees, with the lion's share going ...

Blagojevich Fingerprinted As Obama Inaugurated

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen and Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a day when President Barack Obama raised his hand to take the oath of office, Gov. Rod Blagojevich was back at the federal courthouse putting his h...

Who's Who In The Blagojevich Complaint

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco, Natasha Korecki, Tim Novak and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here's who's who among most of the names behind the letters and numerals prosecutors use to label those players in the Blagojevich case, according to ...

Do the Right Thing

Susan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Greenhalgh

The Senate is doing the right thing by seating Burris, now Burris should do the right thing and pledge to resign if Blagojevich is convicted.

Former Speaker Hastert 'Individual C' In Blagojevich Complaint: Crain's

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is the ex-congressman anonymously referenced in the criminal complaint against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, sourc...

Former Top Blagojevich Aide John Harris Giving Information To Feds: Sun-Times

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

John Harris -- the highest-ranking employee under Gov. Blagojevich to be hit with federal corruption charges -- has been providing information to fede...