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Valerie Jarrett

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  • Prosecutors paint Blagojevich as Imelda Marcos of Illinois

    From his meticulously tailored suits to his crisp, white shirts and silky, blue power ties, Rod Blagojevich shows up at his corruption trial each day looking like a million bucks. Actually, as it turns out, the cost of that sartorial splendor is closer to...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers collateral damage in Blagojevich trial

    Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers collateral damage in Blagojevich trial
    Secret recordings of then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking about what he could get in return for a U.S. Senate appointment show that as the federal authorities closed in, there was just one contender he thought he could get a deal with — U.S. Rep....
  • Rod Blagojevich confidant tells why he talked to FBI

    Rod Blagojevich confidant tells why he talked to FBI
    John Wyma had been a close friend and ally of Rod Blagojevich's for years, serving as his chief of staff when he was in Congress, his political director during his first run for governor, and an adviser and fundraiser once Blagojevich won election. But...
  • Chatty ex-governor to testify

    Chatty ex-governor to testify
    Rod Blagojevich has loaded his witness list with star power, but no one's performance will matter as much — or be as highly expected — as his own. The beleaguered ex-governor is expected to take the stand at his corruption trial early this...
  • Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)

    Top 10 Rejected "Operation Odyssey Dawn" Names (satire)
    It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.  But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
  • Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'

    Blago lawyer: 'A tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing'
    The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
  • Blago: Jackson as senator 'a repugnant thought'

    In the last undercover recording played today at Rod Blagojevich’s retrial, the alleged trade of campaign money for the appointment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to a vacant Senate is first raised. It was before 8 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2008, and the...
  • Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week

    Lawyer illness ends Blago retrial for week
    A sick defense lawyer has unexpectedly ended proceedings for the day –- and the week -– at the retrial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Prosecutors quickly wrapped up their questioning of John Harris, a former Blagojevich chief of staff,...
  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...
  • Blago retrial turns to alleged shakedowns

    Blago retrial turns to alleged shakedowns
    Before the retrial of Rod Blagojevich ended for the day, testimony by Robert Greenlee, onetime deputy governor, shifted from the alleged sale of the U.S. Senate seat to two other alleged shakedowns of the CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital and a...
  • Lobbyist: Blago moves a 'bad idea' on Senate seat

    Lobbyist: Blago moves a 'bad idea' on Senate seat
    As he did at Rod Blagojevich’s first trial last summer, lobbyist John Wyma testified this afternoon that he decided to go to federal authorities after he grew concerned about fundraising practices at the then-governor’s campaign office in...