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Blagojevich's Brother Weighs In On Fitzgerald's Resignation

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert had some harsh words in response to the news that the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted them both...

A New Look at Earmarks: Pinstripe Patronage

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

A new book looks at how the world's second oldest profession, lobbying, has evolved into the second biggest business in Washington. The timing couldn't be better.

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

Blagojevich Brothers On Trial: Robert Takes The Stand

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Robert Blagojevich came to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help his brother raise campaign funds, conditions were less then ideal. "Rod's brand...

Robert Blagojevich Seeks Separate Trial

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One day after federal prosecutors released their full case against Rod Blagojevich, the former governor's brother -- who's named as a co-defendant -- ...

Rod Blagojevich Corruption Trial Begins With Jury Selection

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Like a candidate still running for office, a smiling and jovial Rod Blagojevich waded into the crowd waiting outside his corruption tr...

The Way They Were -- In College (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*UPDATED* Continuing HuffPost College's series of "The Way They Were -- in College," let's play more trivia. Who's the pseudo-conservative talk show...

Blagojevich Brother Wants 'Intimate' Phone Conversations Blocked

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's brother is asking a judge to keep private hundreds of "intimate" phone calls he argues the FBI wrongly intercepted as part of its in...

Blagojevich's Brother Wants Own Trial As Power Broker Cellini Cut Loose

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A millionaire power broker who was to go to trial on corruption charges alongside ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was dropped Mon...

Ethics Panel Defers Investigation On Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee said Wednesday it will put off for now an expanded investigation into whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or ...

Blagojevich Brother Speaks Out: I Am Not A Criminal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The brother of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he isn't a criminal and the federal wire fraud charges against him are unfair...

Why Roland Burris Must Go

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

Sen. Burris only had to tell the truth to the House Special Investigative Committee, of which I was a member, to be seated in the Senate. He did not fulfill that requirement.

Would Burris Have Sent Blago a Check? Probably, but Then Blago Got Arrested

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Does anyone believe that Burris, who was panting after the Senate appointment as the capstone to his headstone, would not have delivered the check had Blagojevich not been arrested?

Blagojevich's Brother Seeks Campaign Money To Pay For Defense

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother Robert has asked a federal judge to free up $2.3 million in campaign funds to pay defense attorn...

Blagojevich To Be Arraigned Tuesday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arraignment on federal corruption charges has been set for April 14. The federal court schedule indicates that the form...

Blagojevich Indicted For Corruption Along With Brother And Top Aides (READ THE CHARGES, BLAGO REACTION VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and five others were indicted Thursday on charges of scheming to auction off President Barack Obama's vacant U.S....

Blagojevich, Illinois Governor, Arrested (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Update, 2:40pm AP reports that Blagojevich's Deputy Governor, Bob Greenlee, has resigned. Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn says Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee res...

Burris Tried To Raise Money For Blagojevich Before Senate Appointment

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris now acknowledges attempting to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich _ an explosive twist in h...

The Sporadically Honorable Gentleman From Illinois (or, "Mr. Burris Goes Out to Lunch")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"...and here you are, sir: hamburger, medium-rare, and fries. You're sure you don't want anything to drink?"

Robert Blagojevich: Feds Want To Question Governor's Brother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says his client won't cooperate with federal investigators if asked. Rob Blagojevich is a Tennessee bu...

Handcuffs and Shoulder Shrugs

Toby Greenwalt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Toby Greenwalt

The conversation has moved on to how far this investigation will lead. Whether it's a political newcomer like Tammy Duckworth or a political institution like Richard Daley, a lot of people are hoping Fitzmas only hits once this year.

The Other Blago-Sphere Takes a Hit

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

It's not just Lincoln turning in his grave, as U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald suggested, this would make even the first Mayor Daley turn in his grave, a man who could peddle boodle in his sleep without a scratch.

Blagojevich Scandal An Early Test For Obama Team

nytimes.com | PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, began exploring whether she might fill Barack Obama's seat in the United State...

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.

America's New Political Capital: Don't Judge Chicago by Its Crooks

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

As names are named, and Blagojevich becomes the fourth Illinois governor since the '70s to be charged with white collar crime, you may find yourself asking, "What's going on with Illinois?"