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  • Palin needs Ted Stevens to win

     
    by Peter Brown As bizarre as it may seem, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's presidential ambitions for 2012 hang to a considerable degree on her state's U.S. Senate race, a contest that could be decided this week With about 24,000 votes......
  • B'khaven majority leader Mazzei mulls supervisor bid

     
    In a major turnabout, Timothy Mazzei, majority leader of Brookhaven???s town board, is now seriously considering a run for supervisor after Demcorat Brian Foley leaves in January for the State Senate, according to Republican sources. ???He not committed,...
  • Breaking: Senate Dems ask Blago to quit

     
    by James Oliphant The office of Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, is circulating a letter Wednesday to the Senate Democratic Caucus for signatures that recommends Gov. Rod Blagojevich resign and under no circumstances make an appointment to...
  • Chicago Tribune to Blago: Resign

     
    by Frank James Not surprisingly, the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was arrested on public corruption charges to resign immediately. The irony is self-evident. This is the same board whose members he allegedly...
  • U.S. Senate: Can Blago still appoint?

     
    Can Blagoevich appoint a Senator while he hangs on to office? Yes, but the Constitution has a trump card in Article 1, Sec. 5: "Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members...."......
  • Maybe Blagojevich can plead insanity

     
    by Frank James Is delusional behavior sufficient grounds for an insanity defense in the criminal case of Gov. Rod Blagojevich? Because if it is, perhaps that's the direction he should take as he defends himself from federal criminal charges of......
  • Obama steering clear of Illinois scandal

     
    by Mark Silva Could President-elect Barack Obama be one of the cleanest politicians from one of the dirtiest states in America? To hear a prominent FBI agent tell it, Illinois is hard in the running for the latter category: "If......
  • Durbin 'stunned' by Blagojevich news

     
    by James Oliphant The senior senator from Illinois, Richard Durbin, said Tuesday he had no indication that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was on the verge of being indicted or that he was attempting to leverage his power to appoint the state's......
  • Obama too tepid on Blago: RNC chair

     
    by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama's first comments on the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges left something too be desired, according to Robert "Mike" Duncan, the Republican National Committee's chair: "Leaders of both...
  • Selling Obama's seat too cheaply?

     
    By Jim Tankersley and Andrew Zajac It's a quote likely destined for political infamy: A Senate seat, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly said, "is a (expletive) valuable thing, you just don't give it away for nothing." But if federal prosecutors'........
  • Illinois Gov. Blagojevich arrested

     
    by Frank James So do you still get to pick the Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama if you've been arrested on federal corruption charges as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was today? Some pretty stunning allegations are being made by......