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Blagojevich Scandal

Harry Reid: The Most Corrupt of the Corrupt?

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

It now seems fair to consider the possibility that Reid and his allies might have decided to oppose any Blogojevich appointee ( as an act of political vindictiveness

Burris To Appear Before Blagojevich Impeachment Panel Thursday

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senate appointee Roland Burris says he's planning to travel to Springfield on Thursday after being subpoenaed by the panel considering the impeachment...

Robert Blagojevich: Feds Want To Question Governor's Brother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says his client won't cooperate with federal investigators if asked. Rob Blagojevich is a Tennessee bu...

Federal Prosecutors Granted More Time To Indict Blagojevich

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — State legislators weighing evidence against Gov. Rod Blagojevich may finish their work before getting any tapes of the governor's conv...

Judge Allows Release Of Recorded Blagojevich Conversations To Lawyers

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

A federal judge this afternoon authorized the release of secretly recorded conversations of Gov. Blagojevich, the first such release to the governor's...

Lt. Gov. Quinn: Blagojevich Made Illinois An 'International Laughing Stock'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois has become an "international laughing stock," the state's lieutenant governor said Monday in pledging to create an advisory p...

Embattled Blagojevich Finds Allies Hard To Come By

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich doesn't have many friends these days, particularly among the lawmakers who will decide whether...

Reid Pressured Blagojevich On Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND LYNN SWEET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democra...

Blagojevich Could Be Impeached Next Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House could vote as early as next week on whether to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The Illinois House has bump...

Blagojevich's Homeland Security Credential Stripped

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revoked embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's access to classified federal security informatio...

Black Lawmakers: Burris Pick Won't Help Blagojevich

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Roland Burris is battling for a U.S. Senate seat in court and through the media, briefly shifting the spotlight away from the man who ...

Burris Stands By Earlier Criticism Of Blagojevich

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick for the U.S. Senate said Wednesday that he stands behind his earlier criticism of the Illinois g...

Blagojevich's Special New Year's Message: Stay Away (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich had a special New Year's message for the media assembled outside his house Wednesday morning: go away. In a video captured by NB...

Rep. Danny Davis Turned Down Blagojevich Senate Appointment

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) would like to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the Senate. The appointment was dangled before him la...

How Long Does it Take to Impeach a Crook?

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Erica Heller

Does Blagojevich honestly think that if he puffs his chest out far enough and acts as if he hasn't been caught, isn't a disgrace, that we'll go along with it? And even more to the point, will we?

Illinois Secretary Of State's Refusal Of Burris Appointment May Only Be Symbolic

TPM | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A spokesman for Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (D) confirmed to Election Central that White knows he does not truly have the authority to sto...

Feds Seek More Time To Indict Blagojevich As Gov. Stands Firm On Burris Appointment

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's choice of a veteran black politician to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat could b...

The Governor's Audacity to Appoint

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The world may not understand it, but we who live in Illinois got it. And most of all, the politicians got it. I am still the Governor of the State of Illinois, confirmed Mr. Blagojevich.

Blagojevich's Legal Counsel Resigns

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Blagojevich administration's top lawyer, William J. Quinlan, resigned today -- the same day that the governor announced he's decided to fill Presi...

Blagojevich Senate Appointment May Hasten His Impeachment (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defiant appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate could wind up hastening his own impeachment, a member of the House impe...

Blagojevich's Alleged Senate Seat Sale: A Timeline

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Who knew what -- and when did they know it -- regarding Gov. Blagojevich's alleged effort to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat? Th...

Feds Interest In Blagojevich Dates To 2003

Chicago Tribune | John Chase and Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal investigators probing hiring irregularities in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration were seeking detailed personnel records dating back to ev...

Blagojevich Lawyer Says Impeachment Not Justified, Panel Biased

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer said Monday that a vague array of charges and evidence doesn't merit removing the governor fro...

Fiery Defense And Retribution Threats Won't Save Blagojevich: Rich Miller

Chicago Sun-Times | Rich Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imagine what you would do to your state legislators if they voted to exonerate the governor. Not a pretty thought, eh? Well, trust me, your legislato...

More Blagojevich Wiretaps: Feds Tapped Former Chief Of Staff's Cell Phone

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities had more wiretaps than previously disclosed in the investigation of Gov. Blagojevich -- including the cellular telephone of a memb...