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Blagojevich Prosecutors Want 'Maddow' Clip Played During Retrial

Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this month, Judge James Zagel warned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich that his comments to the media can be used against him during hi...

Talk Of Cash For Jesse Jackson Jr. Senate Appointment Comes Up At Blagojevich Trial

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich had nothing good to say about Jesse Jackson, Jr. when his name was floated as a possible Senate candidate to fill Barack Obama's seat....

Is David Axelrod Trying to Muscle Alexi G Out of the Senate Race?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

For Alexi Giannoulias's Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, opposition research consists of looking up recent stories in the Chicago dailies.

If This Becomes the Face of the Democratic Party, Say Goodbye to the Democratic Party

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Sirota

If Alexi Giannoulias is the winner of the Democratic primary, we can expect to hear for the next year about how the Democratic Party is so corrupt it is now promoting a scandal-plagued banker to fill Obama's old Senate seat.

Obama Coakley Speech: President Seeks To Save Senate Seat, Health Vote (VIDEO)

AP/ Huffington Post | CHARLES BABINGTON and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON -- His agenda at risk, President Barack Obama fought Sunday to save a struggling Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and the critical 60th vote ne...

Illinois Democrats Need Obama's Help To Keep His Old Senate Seat

New York Times | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Chicagoans grouse that President Obama has reneged on promises to return home regularly. Midway through a desultory, prickly United States Senate...

Jackson Sr. Denies Being 'Emissary' To Blagojevich

ABC | Thomas Giusto and Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson says he played no role and was not "an emissary" in alleged efforts to make a deal with Governor Rod Blagojevich for the appointm...

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...

Giannoulias Endorsed By Cullerton For U.S. Senate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias unveiled another endorsement for his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign Friday. State Senate President John Cullerton announ...

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 ...

Dem Congresswoman May Run For Burris's Seat In 2010

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is open to running against Roland Burris in 2010, potentially setting up a contested Democratic primary for the scanda...

Burris May Return To DC To Demand Seat

Politico | JOHN BRESNAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris may return to Washington next week to demand that he be accepted as the legitimate Senate appointee to replace President-elect Barack Ob...

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), ...

Please Dems, Obey the Law

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent upset and political theatre over the appointment and seating of the Junior Senator Rolland Burris (D-Ill) made me cringe. As I sat and watc...

Burris To Meet With Reid, Durbin Wednesday

Politico | AMIE PARNES & MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris heads into a pivotal meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Wednesday with an unmistakabl...

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.

When Another Senate Seat Was Up for Sale

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

A hundred years ago, political tensions were running high in Illinois. Everyone wanted to know the answer to one question: Who would be the new U.S. Senator from Illinois?

GOP Rep. Mark Kirk Had Been 'Looking Hard' At Running For Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Shore Republican Rep. Mark Kirk said today that he had been "looking hard" at running in a special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Pre...

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...

Reid, Burris To Meet As Senate Showdown Looms

ABC News | LOUISE SCHIAVONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arrangements are under way for a Wednesday meeting between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Roland Burris, the Democrat tapped by Illino...

Reid Pressured Blagojevich On Obama Senate Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI, CHRIS FUSCO AND LYNN SWEET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days before Gov. Blagojevich was charged with trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, top Senate Democra...

Illinois Special Election Bill Revived

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A bill to hold a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat may be getting another life in Springfield. The measure, which h...

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.

Roland Burris: Reid Blasts Blagojevich For Making Pick

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released a statement today in response to reports that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will nominate Roland Burr...

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...