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Blagojevich Trial: Tony Rezko Not On Prosecution Witness List

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Once a prolific fund-raiser for Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama, Tony Rezko is one of the most recognizable figures in the Blagojevich legal saga. Y...

Blagojevich Grand Jury Subpoenas Housing Project Records Of Rezko, Cellini, Allison Davis

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records on dozens of low-income housing projects built over the last 30 years by indicted businessman William F. C...

Obama And Blagojevich's Distant Relationship: They Haven't Talked For More Than A Year

HuffPost/NYT/WP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President-elect Obama's history with disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is dissected in several reports, including stories of how the men hav...

Sam Stein

McCain Sends Out Tony Rezko Mailer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee press office has been foreshadowing a final week effort to highlight Barack Obama's ties to indicted landlord and Ch...

McCain's Desperate Claim: Obama is Dangerous. Vote for Me If You Want to Live!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

McCain and his hatchet mom VP nominee are desperately trying to expose the "real" Obama to the people of America; but what they are really exposing is how morally corrupt McCain has become. And how complete has been his transformation from a noble reformer into an ignoble hack, willing to abandon his most deeply held values in his lust for the presidency. Read More The Winner of Debate II? "That One" McCain twice laid out the criteria for how the American people should judge the candidates: In tough times, we need someone with a steady hand on the tiller. By that measure, Obama was the clear winner. He was centered where McCain was scattered. Forceful where McCain was forced. Presidential where McCain was petulant. Read More

Sam Stein

McCain Plays Rezko Card In New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's campaign is out with a new ad Monday morning -- like every morning -- raising some of the ethically compromised characters from Barack O...

Obama's South Side Home: A Timeline

Zillow | Diane Tuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soon after Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, the up-and-coming junior senator from Illinois, purchased his Georgian revival mansion on the...

Sam Stein

In A Bind, GOP Throws Kitchen Sink At Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prompted, it seems, by concerns over John McCain's foot-in-the-mouth admission that he did not know the number of houses he owned, aides to the Senato...

Sam Stein

Black Republicans Launch Racial Anti-Obama Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Black Republican Association has launched the most personalized attacks of the presidential campaign to date, accusing Barack Obama of be...

Obama Attended Rezko Reception For Controversial Iraqi Billionaire

Chicago Sun Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Iraqi-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi attended an April 3, 2004 reception for himself at Tony Rezko's home White House hopeful Barack Obama, and hi...

Obama Releases New Papers Detailing Rezko Connection

Chicago Tribune | David Jackson and John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign released a new set of documents Saturday in its ongoing effort to paint the Illinois Democrat as more open and transparen...

Obama Prepares For Full Assault On Clinton's Ethics

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Chicago Tribune reports that Barack Obama's is pushing this week for greater transparency in his campaign as part of a plan to launch a head-on at...

Chicago Tribune: Obama Satisfied All Doubts About Rezko

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama waited 16 months to attempt the exorcism. But when he finally sat down with the Tribune editorial board Friday, Obama offered a...

Obama: Ties To Rezko Show I'm A Washington Outsider

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama will appear tonight in an interview for PBS. When asked about his connection with indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko, he offers a novel explanation...

Rezko Trial: Obama Consulted On Health Board Appointees As State Senator

Daily Chronicle | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama was among eight state officials and others consulted about who should be appointed to a state board that later became involved in wh...

Chicago Columnist: Obama Still Owes Answers On House Deal

Sun Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even I'm a little leery of writing another Barack Obama-Tony Rezko column at this point. After Hillary Clinton's resurgence in Tuesday's primaries, t...

Rezko Obama Questions Linger As Trial Approaches

NY Times | MIKE McINTIRE and CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tony Rezko was obviously in trouble. He was a defendant in at least a dozen lawsuits, federal investigators in Chicago were poking around, and his nam...

Rezko Trial Begins Today

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Antoin "Tony" Rezko is set to go on trial Monday, but the defense is expected at every opportunity to try to put his chief accuser on trial as well. ...

Obama Likely To Come Up In Rezko Trial

Chicago Tribune | Bob Secter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The name of Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama is likely to brush up against the impending federal corruption trial of Antoin "Tony" Re...

Home Sellers Dispute Claim That Obama Got Discounted Price Through Rezko

Bloomberg | Timothy Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The couple who sold Barack Obama his Chicago home said the Illinois senator's $1.65 million bid "was the best offer'' and they didn't cut their asking...

Reporter: Obama Has Bungled Rezko Response

Chicago Tribune | Eriz Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A big question I have about the Rezko rumpus is this: Why in the world are there still questions? It was 15 months ago that the Tribune broke the sto...

Today Show Finds Photo Of Clintons With Disgraced Obama Supporter

The Page | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton in all three network morning show interviews stayed briskly on message, focusing on standing up to the Republicans and solving problems. On N...

Photo Surfaces Of Obama With Indicted Chicago Lobbyist

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm sure I'm not the only reporter who gets a steady stream of email from Chicago reform Democrats, grumbling when Obama casts himself as a life-long ...