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Valerie Jarrett

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  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's...
  • Audio reveals swipes at Obama, other Illinois Democrats

    Audio reveals swipes at Obama, other Illinois Democrats
    Rod Blagojevich had barely taken his hand off the Bible after being sworn in as governor when he pledged not to "let cynicism become the death knell of progress" in state government. More than seven years later, the secret recordings being played at...
  • Judge says no Obama testimony in Blagojevich trial

    Judge says no Obama testimony in Blagojevich trial
    Defense lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich who hoped to drag President Barack Obama into their client's corruption trial this summer were rejected Friday by the judge overseeing the case. U.S. District Judge James Zagel said the defense motion...
  • Obama's Trip to Include Health-Care Work

    Obama's Trip to Include Health-Care Work
    Reporting from Providence, R.I. -- President Barack Obama heads to the island resort of Martha's Vineyard today for a family vacation likely to be interspersed with talk of -- and work on -- his drive to pass a health-care overhaul this fall. The...
  • Dixon's invitation to White House abruptly withdrawn

    Dixon's invitation to White House abruptly withdrawn
    After being invited yesterday to join more than 70 mayors for a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House today, indicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was abruptly un-invited hours later, according to her spokesman. "We were really hoping...
  • ARRESTED: U.S. says Blagojevich tried to sell Senate seat in 'political corruption crime spree'

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested Tuesday for what U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald called a "political corruption crime spree" that included attempts to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama....
  • U.S.: Senate pick was for sale

    On the day before Barack Obama was elected president, Gov. Rod Blagojevich was recorded on profanity-laced government surveillance tapes sounding like it was he who was about to hit the jackpot. An Obama election would leave Illinois with a vacant U.S....
  • Blagojevich's 'own words' merit conviction, Senate told

    The lead prosecutor in Illinois' historic impeachment trial urged the state Senate on Monday to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office for crimes against the public while the governor spent the day in New York, lashing out at his accusers on national...
  • Ex-staffer OKs corruption plea

    A chief of staff to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich became the first insider to formally agree to testify for the government, pleading guilty Wednesday in the sweeping federal corruption case against his ex-boss. John Harris, who was arrested with the former...
  • Barack Obama, U.S. senators, state officials urge Rod Blagojevich to resign

    President-elect Barack Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate ratcheted up pressure on disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign Wednesday while federal agents fanned out to investigate the details of the Illinois chief executive's alleged shakedown...
  • Obama report on contacts with Gov. Blagojevich

    WASHINGTON – A report issued by Barack Obama's White House transition team concluded that the president-elect had no contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his office and no one acting on Obama's behalf was involved in any "quid pro quo"...