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  • Chicago Tribune to Blago: Resign

     
    by Frank James Not surprisingly, the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was arrested on public corruption charges to resign immediately. The irony is self-evident. This is the same board whose members he allegedly...
  • U.S. Senate: Can Blago still appoint?

     
    Can Blagoevich appoint a Senator while he hangs on to office? Yes, but the Constitution has a trump card in Article 1, Sec. 5: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members...."......
  • Maybe Blagojevich can plead insanity

     
    by Frank James Is delusional behavior sufficient grounds for an insanity defense in the criminal case of Gov. Rod Blagojevich? Because if it is, perhaps that's the direction he should take as he defends himself from federal criminal charges of......
  • Obama steering clear of Illinois scandal

     
    by Mark Silva Could President-elect Barack Obama be one of the cleanest politicians from one of the dirtiest states in America? To hear a prominent FBI agent tell it, Illinois is hard in the running for the latter category: "If......
  • Durbin 'stunned' by Blagojevich news

     
    by James Oliphant The senior senator from Illinois, Richard Durbin, said Tuesday he had no indication that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was on the verge of being indicted or that he was attempting to leverage his power to appoint the state's......
  • Obama too tepid on Blago: RNC chair

     
    by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama's first comments on the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges left something too be desired, according to Robert "Mike" Duncan, the Republican National Committee's chair: "Leaders of both...
  • Selling Obama's seat too cheaply?

     
    By Jim Tankersley and Andrew Zajac It's a quote likely destined for political infamy: A Senate seat, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly said, "is a (expletive) valuable thing, you just don't give it away for nothing." But if federal prosecutors'........
  • Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested

     
    by Frank James So do you still get to pick the Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama if you've been arrested on federal corruption charges as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was today? Some pretty stunning allegations are being made by......
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. proclaims his innocence

     
    by Frank James Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. held a Capitol Hill press conference to assert that he didn't participate in Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged scheme to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Jackson, who's been openly......
  • DoJ left Fitzgerald alone in Blago probe

     
    by Josh Meyer The prolonged federal investigation into corruption in the office of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was run almost entirely out of Chicago, with little input or guidance from officials at Justice Department headquarters in Washington,...
  • For N.Y., five big lessons from the Land of Lincoln

     
    New York has lots to learn from this huge statehouse scandal in Illinois. And pronouncing Blagojevich as ???Blah-goya-vitch??? is the least of it. Gleaned from the advice of consultants in the Empire State we offer five important lessons for......
  • Illinois most corrupt? Try 18th on list

     
    by Frank James It's hard to lose a bad reputation, especially when it's well deserved. And Chicago and Illinois politicians certainly have done enough over the decades, and in the past few days judging by the federal case against Gov.......