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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office. « Show less

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  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? Vote. 1. Indicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declaring: ???If I don???t get what I want and I???m not satisfied with it, then I???ll just take the Senate seat...
  • Video: RNC attacks Obama over Blago

     
    In this web video, below, released over the weekend, the Republican National Committee tries to exploit the Blagojevich scandal to discredit Obama. There are questions about staff contacts with Blagojevich's office, including contacts by top Obama adviser...

    Monday Morning Ten: Gov miffed at SNL

     
    Gov. David Paterson is really really mad about a Saturday Night Live skit that made fun of him. The National Federation of the Blind complained, too. Gov. Paterson plans to raise $4 billion in new taxes and fees to...

    Blagojevich woes to cost Illinois money

     
    by Frank James Many people may not know (I didn't until a few minutes ago) that Gov. Rod Blagojevich's problems could potentially cost Illinois taxpayers significant money. How so? A Bloomberg report explains: Fitch Ratings cut the credit rating...

    Obama picks Duncan for Education

     
    by John McCormick President-elect Barack Obama will name Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan as his Secretary of Education at a West Side news conference Tuesday morning, a transition official said. The two men are friends and often play basketball.....