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Archive for the 'Rod Blagojevich' Category

Blago On The Daily Show

by @ Friday, September 25th, 2009. Filed under Humor, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

If you missed this last night, you really need to watch Jon Stewart’s interview with Rod Blagojevich. Part One: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

We Won’t Have Blago To Kick Around Anymore

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Rod Blagojevich

In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, Rod Blagojevich has been removed as Governor of Illinois: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Senate unanimously voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office on Thursday after an FBI investigation revealed he tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. In a long-shot […]

Balgo’s Dirty Laundry And Rahm Emanuel

by @ Sunday, December 21st, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Rod Blagojevich, Transition Issues

There seems to be increasing evidence that Rahm Emanuel may find himself drawn even further into the scandal surrounding Rod Blagojevich: CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich is legendary in Illinois political circles for not picking up the phone or returning calls, even from important figures like the state’s senior senator, Dick Durbin. But there […]

Blagojevich The Defiant

by @ Friday, December 19th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich faced the press today and vowed to remain in office and fight the charges against him: CHICAGO — A defiant Gov. Rod Blagojevich vowed in a Dec. 19 news conference to fight until his last breath to save his job and his reputation. In his first public comments since his arrest […]

Well, This Should Be Fun

by @ Friday, December 19th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich will talk the media today: Gov. Rod Blagojevich scheduled a news conference today to make a statement to the media, his first public appearance since he was arrested last week on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich has avoided the public eye for the most part since his arrest, but in recent days has told […]

Chutzpah Defined, Illinois Style

by @ Thursday, December 18th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Rod Blagojevich

You’ve got to hand it to Rod Blagojevich, he’s on his way out eventually, but he’s going out with some real panache: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois plans to ask that he be permitted to use campaign funds to defend himself against federal corruption charges, a lawyer who represents the head […]

Illinois Supreme Court Refuses To Remove Blagojevich

by @ Wednesday, December 17th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

The Illinois Supreme Court rejected an attempt to use a vague provision of the Illinois Constitution to remove Rod Blagojevich from office: SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Supreme Court today rejected Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan’s attempt to have disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared unable to hold the office of Illinois chief executive, court officials said. The high court, […]

Is The Illinois Legislature Bungling L’Affaire Blagojevich ?

by @ Tuesday, December 16th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Illinois legislature is bungling the efforts to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich. For example, when Blagojevich was first arrested last week, moves were made to convene the legislature this week for the express purpose of passing a law to remove the decision on replacing Barack Obama in the […]

Obama’s Response To Blago-gate: Not Bungled, Prudent

by @ Tuesday, December 16th, 2008. Filed under Barack Obama, Legal, Politics, Rod Blagojevich

A developing theme in the week-old scandal surrounding Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is the idea that the Obama team has mishandled what is essentially it’s first political crisis: Team Obama’s response has made what should have been a one-day story into a full-blown p.r. crisis. So far, it seems to have adopted the early Clinton-administration […]

Will He Or Won’t He ?: Blagojevich Resignation Watch

by @ Monday, December 15th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Rod Blagojevich

It’s beginning to look like yesterday’s comments by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan that Rod Blagojevich could resign today were either a political game on her part or wishful thinking, because there’s every indication he’s staying on for now: CHICAGO — Talk about mixed messages. Not long after the Illinois attorney general, Lisa Madigan, told […]

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