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Blagojevich Senate Appointment

Jackson Made $6M Offer To Blago For Senate Seat, Says Fund-Raiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY A political operative is telling federal investigators that Jesse Jackson, Jr. offered $6 million to Rod Blagojevich in return for an a...

Burris Senate Appointment Still Being Challenged In Court

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The controversy over Sen. Roland Burris' appointment to Illinois' junior senate seat may seem like a lifetime ago. But a group of well-known local att...

Blair Hull, Former Obama Senate Rival, Sought Seat Again From Blago

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

Multimillionaire Chicago trader Blair Hull wanted to be a U.S. senator so badly that he spent more than $24 million of his personal fortune in 2004, b...

Blagojevich Offered $5 Million In Campaign Cash To Appoint Jesse Jackson Jr. To Obama's Senate Seat: Sun-Times

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

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's camp was told last year that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) would raise up to $5 million in campaign cash for the ...

House Candidate Geoghegan: Senate Appointments Violate Constitution

New York Times | Thomas Geoghegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

IN 2009 four new senators will slip into office -- all in violation of the Constitution, which requires a special election to fill a Senate vacancy. C...

The Unnoticed U.S. Senate Appointment

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

There is no question Michael Bennet is a highly-qualified individual who will bring many talents to the U.S. Senate. And there is no reason he could not be a great Senator.

Burris Says He Had Only One Conversation With Blagojevich

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD-- In a formal affidavit, Roland Burris says he had only one limited conversation with Governor Rod Blagojevich before accepting his appoin...

Senate Violates the Constitution in Turning Away Roland Burris

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

From a legal and Constitutional perspective, the question of whether or not Burris should be allowed to take his seat as the Junior Senator from Illinois is not especially difficult. He should.

Roland Burris Stakes Claim To Senate Seat: 'I Am The Senator' (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - The man who embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named to fill a vacant Senate seat says he hopes legal details regarding his controversi...

Burris Plans To Be In Washington Next Week For Senate Swearing-In

Chicago Sun-Times | Kara Spak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He doesn't have his plane ticket yet, but Roland Burris is planning on traveling to Washington, D.C., for next week's swearing-in ceremony for incomin...

Blagojevich May Accompany Burris To Washington

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his U.S. Senate appointee, former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris, might be heading to Washington, D.C., for next wee...

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...

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...

Blagojevich's Race Card Appointment Was Inevitable

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The idea that there are seats and appointments specially reserved for blacks and minorities in Illinois or anywhere else is hardly an aberration. Politicians shuffle the race card all the time.

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?

Burris Takes Senate Seat Fight To Illinois Supreme Court

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

Democrat Roland Burris went to the Illinois Supreme Court today to fight to be seated in the U.S. Senate. Burris, appointed by disgraced Gov. Rod Bla...

Bobby Rush's Reversal: Congressman Had Called Blagojevich's Conduct 'Heinous,' Said He Should Not Appoint Senator

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

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) on Dec. 9 said Gov. Blagojevich's alleged conduct was so "heinous" that the governor should not fill President-elect Barack O...

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 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...

Chicago Legislator Plans Compromise Bill To Fill Obama's Senate Seat

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor is supposed to appoint Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. But Rod Blagojevich is under a federal cloud of alleged corruption. And so the ...

Why Blagojevich Should Still Appoint A Senator

Slate | Edward McClelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Dec. 19, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich held a take-no-prisoners (or questions) press conference, vowing that he's "not going to quit a job the peop...

Biden Says Blagojevich Is Not Capable Of Governing (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Appearing on "Larry King Live" on CNN Monday night, Vice President-elect Joe Biden referred to Governor Blagojevich as "a guy who is not capable of go...

Obama Hedges On Illinois Special Election

The New York Times | Katharine Q. Seelye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama today skirted a question about whether there should be a special election in Illinois to replace him in the United States Senate. Many i...

Blagojevich Open To Special Election For Obama's Seat: Sun-Times

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

Should he stay in office, Gov. Blagojevich is warming to the idea of holding a special election for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate ...