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Blagojevich Impeachment (2009)

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  • The law is on Blagojevich's side

    The law is on Blagojevich's side
    Like it or not, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich has the legal authority to appoint Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, and Burris, the state's former attorney general, should be allowed to take the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Senate...
  • Timeline of the Blagojevich investigation

    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 the culture of corruption surrounding his predecessor that had fed deep cynicism among Illinoisans. But...
  • Governor Blagojevich, resign

    "I should say if anybody wants to tape my conversations, go right ahead, feel free to do it. ... [W]hatever I say is always lawful ... I don't believe there's any cloud that hangs over me, I think there's nothing but sunshine hanging over me." -- Gov....
  • Ten for Thursday: Caroline's listening tour

     
    Caroline Kennedy went on a one-day upstate tour, and even answered some questions. Bloomberg aide Kevin Sheekey, a pal of Caroline Kennedy from the Park Avenue crowd, seems to be spending more time trying to manipulate her candidacy then......
  • Senate won't accept Blago choice Burris

     
    by James Oliphant and updated In a statement released minutes ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats would not allow Roland Burris, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's apparent choice as Illinois' next senator, to be seated as a member of the......
  • Blagojevich 'corrupt' cloud over Ill: Reid

     
    by Mark Silva Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "corrupt,'' the way Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sees it, explaining why the Senate cannot seat his appointee, Roland Burris, to the vacant seat of President-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is about to.....
  • Senate official rejects Burris paperwork

     
    By Mike Dorning and Monique Garcia Roland Burris headed to Washington today to claim Illinois' disputed U.S. Senate seat, even as officials at the Senate rejected the paperwork sent by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to formally pave his way. Secretary of......
  • Burris: Now, Harry Reid is from Illinois?

     
    Roland Burris, Rod Blagojevich's designee to the Senate from Illinois, was turned away today when he presented his credentials, as Harry Reid -- after inserting himself into New York's Senate succession on behalf of Caroline Kennedy last month --......
  • Blagojevich's dead Brit poet tour

     
    by Frank James So which dead British poet will Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich turn to next? At his press conference today following his impeachment, the first ever of an Illinois governor, it was Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses:" "That which......
  • Ten for Friday: Unemployment at 15-year high, rising

     
    New numbers show unemployment hitting 7.2 percent, a 15-year high, and it's still going up, framing the entire political conversation for the moment. Obama's transcendency finally touches the earthbound muck of politics, as various Dems in Congress...
  • Sen. Burris tries damage control

     
    by Rick Pearson and Janet Hook U.S. Sen. Roland Burris tried Sunday to quell new questions about his controversial appointment, insisting he shouldn't be blamed for only recently detailing his conversations about the job with five close associates of........
  • Burris to Illinois: You know the real me

     
    by Frank James Sen. Roland Burris seems to be at odds with Sen. Roland Burris. At his City Club of Chicago appearance today, he actually said "I have nothing to hide and I will be transparent..." Moments later, he......