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Topic - Rod Blagojevich
Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has entered a North Carolina federal prison at least several days early to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.
Last month, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that designates home-based child care and personal care providers, many of whom are self-employed business owners, as state workers solely for the purpose of forcing them into union ranks.
The tragedy at the Boston Marathon called for comforting words to a dispirited city. The resumption of Red Sox baseball this past Saturday, after the city lockdown, was presumably an attempt to rally the citizens of Beantown and to inspire civic pride.
Jim Graham is in a pickle jar and his colleagues on the D.C. Council are slated on Monday to screw the lid tighter.
Rep. Thomas Massie challenged President Obama to roll out the proof that humans have played a hand in climate change.
The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman's resignation letter.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday after his second treatment for bipolar disorder there since he took a leave of absence in June.
When Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. disappeared from Washington last month for a mysterious medical leave, it took weeks for anyone there to even notice.
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother says he's writing a book about his own three-year-long legal ordeal that resulted in prosecutors dropping all charges against him.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is suffering from "physical and emotional ailments" that require extended in-patient treatment, according to a statement from his office Thursday.
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., who took a leave of absence from his congressional work last month because of exhaustion, is in worse medical shape than first realized and will receive extended medical help.
Patrick Fitzgerald, one of the most feared U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife has questioned her husband's 14-year sentence compared with a ten-day term the same judge handed to an ex-Blagojevich aide.
Faced with a choice between a 10-term congressman and a freshman, Illinois voters opted for the newcomer in a heated Republican primary battle, while in a separate race one of the state's veteran Democrats easily won the biggest re-election fight of his 17-year congressional career.
"Roland Burris is a good man and a fine public servant, but the Senate Democrats made it clear weeks ago that they cannot accept an appointment made by a governor who is accused of selling this very Senate seat. I agree with their decision, and it is extremely disappointing that Governor Blagojevich has chosen to ignore it," he said in a statement from his vacation in Hawaii.
In their joint statement, Senate Democrats said they did not disparage Mr. Burris' accomplishments, but said any Blagojevich appointment would be a distraction from pursuing Mr. Obama's change agenda.