| Jul 4, 2010
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...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise.
Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:27 PM
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....
| May 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
| May 4, 2011
| 3:44 PM
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...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:12 PM
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,...
| May 9, 2011
| 7:14 PM
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.
| Jul 13, 2010
| 7:48 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2010
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...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- Addressing a demand for economic answers, President Barack Obama will try to convince the American people and a divided Congress that he has a vision for speeding up job creation, promoting spending on the core of his agenda but promising to...
| Sep 4, 2010
— When it comes to the economy, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wants to remind everyone: Her boss inherited this mess. She said so numerous times during a less than 20-minute interview in the West Wing Thursday on the Obama...