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Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Plans To Let Him 'Blather' In His Own Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been a while since we checked in on former Illinois Governor/Walking Hair Farm Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich, but he's due to stand trial for all sor...

Blagojevich's Lawyer: 'He's A Celebrity Idiot'

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Adam Jr., one of the lawyers defending Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges, has a plan for helping his client beat the rap: Let him blather. "H...

Blagojevich The Target of Political Lynch Mob at This Week's Kangaroo Court

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ray Hanania

He may be guilty of the federal charges, but the outrageous manner in which he is being attacked by the legislature this week is just too unfair.

Blago is The New Media Pinata. A Whacky Devil. Great Fun!

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

Today, after being impeached by the Illinois House, the Senate is hearing evidence to remove Rod Blagojevich, which it will probably do in the next few days.

Burris Flap Tosses Glare on Virtual Lily White Senate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Senate's glaring diversity problem goes far beyond the white out of African Americans. The paucity of openly gay members, minorities and women among the 100 senators is just as glaring.

Obama: Blagojevich Should Resign

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined others calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, distancing himself fur...

Bob Greenlee, Blagojevich's Deputy Governor, Resigns

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — One of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's top deputies resigned Wednesday after being tied to the rampant corruption scandal surrounding the gover...

Blagojevich On Obama: "F**K Him"

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The tapes reveal a two-term governor who no longer wants his job, badly wants cash and is determined to leverage a financial benefit out of his appoin...

Tribune: Timeline Of Blagojevich Investigation

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich became the state's first Democratic chief executive in more than a quarter of a century after vowing to reform what he labeled th...

Illinois To Get $775 Million For Medicaid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal government has approved sending more than $775 million a year over the next five years to Illinois hospitals and other medical providers t...

Illinois First Lady's Real Estate Deals Under Scrutiny

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO, DAVE MCKINNEY, NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago developer and donor to Gov. Blagojevich steered more than $100,000 in commissions to first lady Patti Blagojevich's real estate firm before ...

House Restores Budget Cuts, Affirms Strong Ethics Law

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

The actions of the House, although by overwhelming bipartisan majorities, are only the first step in undoing this damage to the state.

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Tears In Denver Show Strength

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ray Hanania

Most people probably believe Obama's nomination as the nation's first African American with a serious chance of becoming president is the most important thing to come out of the convention. I think the real achievement was made by Congressman Jackson.