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Blagojevich

How About Some of that Blago to Go?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Blagojevich, by any reasonable standard, ought to be beside himself with embarrassment over the 114 to 1 vote to impeach him. Yet he's reciting Tennyson in front of cameras.

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Pay-To-Play: Inauguration Tickets, Only $12,500 Each!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.

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.

Blagojevich vs. the Senate

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

In this contest of wills -- the governor's rightful authority to appoint a senator as opposed to the Senate's power to judge the qualification of its members -- the last word simply belongs to the Senate.

Replace Harry Reid?

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The Democrats should cut their losses and seat Burris. Perhaps they should cut their losses with Reid, too.

Burris, Race, Religion, And The Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois. . . . Friends, we're going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can't deny what t...

Enough About 'Roland Burris, Good Guy'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It doesn't matter how clean his record was when he was in office a decade ago or if he didn't pay a cent for his appointment: Roland Burris is a willing pawn in a very corrupt game.

A Lesser Class of Rogue

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Silver

Though Blagojevich is regularly described as the apotheosis of the shady Illinois politician, he does not come close to the finesse and style embodied by masterful machine politicians. He's no McGinty.

Friday Talking Points [59] -- New Year's Resolutions (For Democrats)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Happy New Year 2009! Because I've always felt it is more amusing to make new year's resolutions that others should follow, today's Friday Talking Poin...

Jason Linkins

Roland Burris On The Offensive: Race May Be An Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After yesterday's magical, race-cardulous press conference, where tainted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced that he was going to appoint for...

Democrats Should Declare Victory on Obama's Senate Seat

David Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Epstein

By reacting strongly against Blagojevich's corrupt attempt to sell the seat, the Democrats stood up for political ethics, even against a member of their own party.

Sam Stein

Bobby Rush: Don't "Hang Or Lynch" Burris Because Of Blagojevich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a wild press conference where Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduced Roland Burris as the Senate-appointee to replace Barack Obama, congressman Bobby Rush...

Blago Impersonator or a Real Twit?

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

Is Rod Blagojevich out Twittering to tell his side of the story or is an impostor posting tweets?

Sam Stein

Blagojevich Pick Raised Money For The Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's choice to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat, Roland Burris, helped raise money for the governor on multiple occasions. Blagojevich's ...

Sam Stein

Roland Burris Almost Certain To Be Seated, Legal Scholars Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint Roland Burris to Illinois' vacant Senate seat, even as the governor faces intense criminal scrutiny, is being tr...

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.

Obama Aides Avoid Testifying In Blagojevich Case

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Pat...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

ABC's "The Note" Embarrasses Itself on Behalf of Beltway Journalism

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Doing its best to prop up the beyond soggy Blago/Obama "scandal," The Note worked feverishly to convince fellow journalists that they didn't make fools of themselves hyping the non-story for weeks.

Blagojevich Named Naughtiest Politician Of 2008: CNN Poll

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Which politician should be top Santa's naughty list this year? If the American public had anything to say about it, Rod Blagojevich would beat out Joh...

Blago and Me

Neil McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

In electoral politics we want to avoid the rich and famous in favor of the modest but qualified. But we make it impossible for anyone but the rich and famous to get the jobs and then keep them.

Obama Blagojevich Records May Stay Under Wraps

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is promising that next week he'll disclose contacts between his staff and disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office, but he's stop...

Free Fall: December 2008.

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Giles Slade

Here, at the end of the Bush years, the bottom has suddenly dropped out of the world and Americans are in mid-fall, struggling to stay upright and wondering when it will end.

Rahm Only Called Blagojevich Once: Obama Report

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' George Stephanopolous reports on Barack Obama's internal probe of his staff's ties to corrupt Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. According to hi...