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Robert C. Blum, Contractor With Blagojevich Ties, Charged With Tax Fraud

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A construction contractor with political ties to ousted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his onetime fund-raiser Chris Kelly was charged Tuesday with u...

Next California Attorney General Must Be Equipped to Make a "Move On" Consumer Rights Online

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California elections are certainly not foreign to last minute gaming and "flip flops" on policy positions, especially in the weeks leading up to a co...

Facebook Privacy Becomes Hot Issue In California Attorney General's Race

Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As Facebook's troubles with privacy issues continue to play out in the media, a new spotlight has been cast on California Attorney General candidate C...

Political Attack Ad Targets Facebook's Former Chief Privacy Officer

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It seems the issue of Facebook privacy has gained enough currency to earn itself a place in a TV attack ad in the race for California attorney genera...

Brownosaurus Rex and California's Ugly Election

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

While it is premature to declare any winners in the June 8th California primary races, one loser is already evident -- the citizens of California.

Don't Sue President Obama

Chris Kelly  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly 

This is the ultimate frivolous lawsuit, brought to you by the GOP -- the party of "NO" -- and we can't let them stand in the way of progress.

Strip Club Owner Tied To Blagojevich's Extensive Political Jobs Program

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE MCKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Perry Mandera might not be a well-known name in most circles. But when he tried to get people a job in then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, it ...

Blago Confidante Christopher Kelly's Dying Words Before Overdose: 'Tell Them They Won'

Chicago Tribune | John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Christopher Kelly was being treated for a fatal overdose, the political fundraiser who was being pressured to testify against ex- Gov. Rod Blagojev...

Christopher Kelly OD'ed On Pain Killers, No Rat Poision: Toxicology Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political fundraiser Christopher Kelly died after taking an overdose of pain medications, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....

Facebook Executive Donates $2 Million To His Campaign For California Attorney General

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By writing a $2-million check to his campaign, Chris Kelly, the chief privacy officer of Facebook, has jumped into the crowded race to be California's...

Blagojevich Attends Friend's Funeral, Rips Prosecutors He Blames For The Death

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — To hear ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tell it, his war with federal prosecutors now has a casualty. In the days since a friend...

Blago Friend Christopher Kelly Took Rat Poison, But Killed By Aspirin: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chris Kelly ingested rat poison and an "extraordinarily large dose of aspirin," a source told the Chicago Sun-Times....

Christopher Kelly May Have Taken Rat Poison In Possible Suicide Attempt

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Christopher Kelly placed a mattress in a rented trailer at a suburban lumber yard Friday night, set up photographs of his children around it, then ing...

Key Blagojevich Aide Killed Himself: Police

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — The former chief fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich tried to commit suicide last week after pleading guilty t...

Blago Confidante's Girlfriend Questioned As Weekend Death Remains Mystery

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Police investigating the death of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief fundraiser questioned his girlfriend for more than an hour Monda...

Blagojevich: 'Pressure' Behind 'My Friend Chris Kelly's Death'

Chicago Tribune | Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich today said prosecutors trying to pressure his friend and former fundraiser Christoper Kelly to testify against Blagojevich...

Christopher Kelly, Key Blagojevich Confidante, OD'd Before Death: Mayor

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The investigation into the death of the former chief fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich intensified on Sunday as medi...

Chris Kelly, Former Blagojevich Confidante, Agrees To Plea Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The former chief fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has pleaded guilty to taking part in a $8.5 million fraud arising...

Christopher Kelly, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Gets 37 Months In Prison

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for hiding the use of his...

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Chris Kelly, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he paid kickbacks in exchange for millio...

Blagojevich Fundraiser Christopher Kelly Hit With More Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prosecutors have turned up the heat on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser, charging he paid $450,000 in kickbacks to get inflated c...

Ex-Blagojevich Adviser Chris Kelly Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief fundraiser has admitted he illegally used corporate funds to pay gambling debts and pers...

Former Blagojevich Confidante Christopher Kelly To Plead Guilty

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

Another card may have fallen in the governor's house of cards. Christopher Kelly - one of Gov. Blagojevich's closest advisers, fund-raisers and friend...