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Is Tony Rezko Working For The Government?

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Bridget Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As his sentencing nears, pressure is mounting on Tony Rezko to cooperate with federal investigations into some of the highest-profile politicians in t...

Swiftboating '08: While The Democrats Are Away...

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

In a week in which Democrats and the national media are focused on the Convention and the surrounding protests/parties/circus, it's worth keeping one eye on what's happening on local television in the swing states.

Jabir Muhammad Dies

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jabir Muhammad -- son of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad and former manager of boxer Muhammad Ali -- died Monday at the University of Illinois...

Seth Colter Walls

Obama Releases Another House Ad Despite Rezko Threat | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday, John McCain's campaign said Obama's ad mocking the candidate's multiple house confusion by saying the Democrat had "opened the door" to r...

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

Rezko Sentencing Delayed

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sentencing of convicted political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko has been delayed for more than a month by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge ...

Rep. Charlie "Wrangle" Plays Dumb on Real Estate Scam

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's unconscionable that Rangle would amass a 50% discounted rent-stabilized fiefdom when his constituents are put on the street for failing to meet much less stringent requirements.

Did Obama's Triumph Over Hillary Drown Out News Of Tony Rezko's Conviction?

Huffington Post | Adam Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hillary Clinton's willingness to concede the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama dominated the front page today in newspapers nationwide, but news t...

Karl Rove, White House Surface In Rezko Trial

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More bombshells were lobbed in the Antoin "Tony" Rezko trial even before the jury was seated this morning and they involved a purported attempt to pul...

Thoughts on Pennsylvania, Clinton and Obama from a "Realisticrat"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

With a win in PA, Clinton's question to the superdelegates will be, "Are you better off with me or Obama against the Ruthless Republican Attack Machine." This Realisticrat already knows the answer.

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...

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...

Sam Stein

Hsu's Legal Process Continues As Rezko's Heats Up | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the trial of embattled Illinois political insider Tony Rezko creates headaches for Sen. Barack Obama, the legal fate of Sen. Hillary Clinton's famo...

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...

Clinton Got Money From Rezko Codefendants

Daily Kos | First Amendment | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The vetting of the Clinton's is just beginning. This was a risky strategy by the Clinton's in the first place, because the boomerang effect will expos...

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...

Woman At Tony Rezko Trial Taking Notes For Obama Campaign

chicago sun-times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the Chicago-Sun Times: It was a low-key start to what could be an explosive trial that's expected to highlight Rezko's influence in Gov. Blagoje...

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 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. ...

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...

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...

Obame Ties To Shady Chicago Figures Could Haunt Him

Bloomberg | Timothy Burger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton questions whether Barack Obama would be able to withstand what she calls the "Republican attack machine.'' If Obama does become the De...

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...