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  • 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....
  • 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"...
  • Obama aides won't be subpoenaed in impeachment hearings

    Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
  • 'We're fighting shadows'

    SPRINGFIELD -- Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
  • 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...
  • Blagojevich trial focus shifts to alleged Senate seat sale attempt

    Blagojevich trial focus shifts to alleged Senate seat sale attempt
    It was right before the 2008 election when then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich first heard that future President Barack Obama had strong feelings about whom he wanted to succeed him in the U.S. Senate. And almost immediately, the governor had a question. "What...
  • Blagojevich trial wiretaps

    Blagojevich on rehearsing how to pitch his problems with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan as a reason for seeking an Obama administration post: "Everybody has a chance now to play a role in history, I've done all these things in Illinois and I'm,...
  • Blagojevich on trial: Ex-governor has surreal moment in courtroom

    Blagojevich on trial: Ex-governor has surreal moment in courtroom
    It may have been one of the most surreal moments of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial so far: Blagojevich sitting in court listening to himself on a secret recording made by federal investigators as he downplays the idea that he could have...
  • Blagojevich trial scorecard

    Week 4 highlights • Bradley Tusk, once Illinois' deputy governor, testified that then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich told him in 2006 to hold up a $2 million grant promised for a pet project of U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel until Emanuel's Hollywood-agent...
  • Blagojevich trial: Jury hears 'I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden' quote

    Rod Blagojevich had been jealous of Barack Obama's rise out of Illinois politics to the White House, one of his former top aides testified Tuesday, but the day after Obama's victory rally in Grant Park, the governor was on the phone talking about a...
  • 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...