Tag Archives: Rod Blagojevich

Blago Appoints Senator… Constitutional Crisis?

Blagojevich appoints Obama Senate successor

Senate Democratic leadership: Appointment ‘will ultimately not stand’ msnbc.com staff and news service reports

updated 7:41 p.m. ET, Tues., Dec. 30, 2008 Defying U.S. Senate leaders and his own state’s lawmakers, Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Blagojevich, accused of…

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Chicago Sun Times: Emanuel – Blago direct talks.

Emanuel talked directly to gov: source DEEPER ROLE?

December 18, 2008 BY NATASHA KORECKI Federal Courts Reporter nkorecki@suntimes.com President-elect Barack Obama’s incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previously reported, the Sun-Times has learned. Emanuel had direct discussions about the seat with Gov. Blagojevich, who is is accused…

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The (Surprising) Positives about Blagojevich’s Arrest

Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican

http://rockefellerconservative… The arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich this week has brought the idea of political corruption to the forefront. Many Republicans are certainly smiling with glee as they were largely chased out of office in 2006 & 2008 by the “culture of corruption” tagline. To be sure the title was somewhat deserved as Larry…

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ABC: Jesse Jackson Jr. Offered $1,000,000 Bribe for Senate Seat

Sources Say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Is ‘Senate Candidate No. 5’ Feds Plan to Interview Chicago Congressman as Part of Blagojevich Probe By BRIAN ROSS

Dec. 10, 2008 Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate No. 5” whose emissaries Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reportedly offered up to $1 million to name him to the U.S. Senate,…

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Democrat Governor Arrested

(WOW – promoted by EaBo Clipper) http://www.wrex.com/Global/sto… CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Chicago have arrested Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal charges. Isn’t Gov. Blagojevich a key supporter to Obama?  What a surprise another close political friend of Obama to go away in cuffs. Change we can believe in.   Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko awaits sentencing on a federal corruption…

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Patrick Fitzgerald, Tony Rezko, Barack Obama, Alexi Giannoulias, The Cross Roads Fund

The midnight oil in US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s office has burning long into these many nights. Tony Rezko, the just convicted Chicago developer, money-mover, financier, and friend to specific politicians was jut about to be sentenced last week to a lengthy federal prison sentence. Prior to sentencing, Rezko had sent a thinly veiled plea to the federal judge that in…

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