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Sam Stein

Jesse Jackson Jr.: I Am Not A "Target" Of Blagojevich Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Read more about Jesse Jackson Jr.*** Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. hosted a highly dramatic press conference Wednesday in which he leveled harsh criticis...

Blagojevich Proves Obama is Clean

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The headline shouldn't be about how this is a problem for Obama. The headline should be, "Blagojevich Case Proves Obama Can't Be Bought." He is indisputably clean.

My Take on Blagojevich

David Mamet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mamet

I am from Chicago, and, so, having been disillusioned with politics at an early age I do not become involved. The only reason I vote is because they pay me.

Sam Stein

Obama Backed Fitzgerald, Despite GOP Claims | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican officials are working overtime, it seems, to draw the first political blood from President-elect Obama by connecting him to the arrest of h...

Obama Unfairly Tainted by Crimes He Didn't Commit

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We've seen this before: specious attempts to connect Obama with corrupt or controversial figures in Chicago. This is what we can expect for the next four years. The crazy has only just begun.

Blagojevich's Magnificent Downfall

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

At the heart of it all, is money -- as is the case in about 49 other states, regardless of all the television chatter Tuesday about a peculiarly "Chicago" brand of corruption.

My Governor Got Led Away in Handcuffs, and All I Got Was This Lousy Newspaper

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Sinker

Be glad you're not Rod Blagojevich. In addition to having a terrible haircut, he's going to go down in history as the worst politician in the history of Illinois politics--a high bar to pass, but one he's passed handily.

Now, Finally, We Can Clean Up This State

Edwin Eisendrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Eisendrath

Two years ago I took on Mr. Blagojevich in the Democratic Primary. It was already clear back then that he was deeply involved in the kind of pay-to-play politics that have tainted Illinois for too long.

Blago Could've Been Somebody

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

He could have been a hero in his home town -- now he's a disgrace. It seems to be a common narrative these days.

Nice work, Gov. Blagojevich. Really.

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

You have to hand it to the governor: there's something to be said for brazen self-destruction -- a "teachable moment" in the Gavin Newsom meaning -- in a culture always looking for new heights of chutzpah.

Jason Linkins

The Blagojevich/Wire Connection, Revealed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Looking over the breadth and scope of the unfolding Rod Blagojevich investigation, I couldn't help thinking that that Patrick Fitzgerald has hooked hi...

Pat Quinn: Illinois' Lieutenant Governor, Future Governor?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Check back for updates. For more up-to-the-minute info on the Blagojevich scandal, check out Huffpost's Rod Blagojevich Big News Page UPDATE 12/10 ...

Chorus of Illinois Elected Officials Call for Governor's Resignation

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

"If Governor Blagojevich has any regard for the State of Illinois and its residents, he will immediately resign from office," said Congressman Shimkus.

Blagojevich Arrest: Rahm Emanuel Tip Off? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are already attempting to tie the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to President-elect Barack Obama. But local reports suggest that ...

Blagojevich Deserves the Chicago Tribune's Thanks

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jacob Heilbrunn

Blagojevich should have just exercised a little more patience in demanding that Zell fire writers since Zell, who has just had the Tribune declare bankruptcy, seems to be taking down the entire place anyway.

Dear Gov. Blagojevich

Matt Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Cooper

You're probably wondering what to do. I have some advice. Back in 2004, I had a rather infamous run-in with Pat Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney who has taken such a keen interest in you.

Sam Stein

Rod Blagojevich Arrested: The Damage He Could Do | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The arrest this morning of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has sparked intense discussion in the political universe over how great a taint his ethical f...

Governors' Global Climate Summit: Thinking As One Planet

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

What was heard at the Governor's Global Climate Summit, held earlier this week in Los Angeles, was a chorus of international voices.

Blagojevich Offers Senate Seat to Arresting Officer

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

The astonishing escape attempt occurred moments after Mr. Blagojevich was handcuffed by the agent, who was wearing a wire and captured the entire expletive-laden offer on tape.

Blagojevich's Bad Day

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Indictment News Updates, 12-9-08: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SELL OBAMA'S SEAT ARRESTED THIS MOR...

Obama's Replacement: Blagojevich Mulls Senate Pick

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Indictment News Updates, 12-9-08: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SELL OBAMA'S SEAT ARRESTED THIS MOR...

Obama's Replacement In Senate: Gov. Says No Rush

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rod Blagojevich said today he's "not interested" in appointing himself to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, but did not expressly rule out...

Blagojevich Vetoes, Re-Writes Ethics Bill

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich today drastically changed a legislative effort to curb "pay-to-play" political donations, using both his executive order and veto...