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President Obama speaks during his meeting with the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board at the White House with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett seated behind him. The corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich - for purportedly trying to sell Mr. Obama's Senate seat - is a distant but unwelcome headache for the White House.

President Obama speaks during his meeting with the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board at the White House with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett seated behind him. The corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich - for purportedly trying to sell Mr. Obama's Senate seat - is a distant but unwelcome headache for the White House.

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