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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 -- ...

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...

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 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...

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?"

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.

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?"

Media Use Blagojevich Scandal Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media Matters reports that, despite U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's warning to "not cast aspersions on people for being named or being discussed" i...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sam Stein

Schakowsky: Blagojevich Should Step Down Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the full extent of Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to auction off the vacant Illinois Senate seat became known, some of the Governor's Illinois co...

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.

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.

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.