Rod Blagojevich Found Guilty on 17 of 20 Counts

By: Monday June 27, 2011 12:35 pm

So, former disgraced Governor Rod Blagojevich has been convicted of 17 of the 20 counts that were being retried after the previous jury deadlocked on the charges except the charge of lying to the FBI.

The main charge, that Gov. Rod tried to sell the seat of then president elect Obama to the people that could do the most for him is among the ones he has been found guilty of today.

 

Rahm to Leave White House By End of Week; Gutierrez Attacks Him on Immigration

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 6:04 am

Probably a good thing for Rahm he decided to step down before he was pushed. But as for entering the Chicago mayor’s race — well, that might be a complex and difficult task.

Blago Conviction Lesson: It’s Okay to Sell a Senate Seat, So Long as You Don’t Lie about It

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 3:06 pm

All you Californians ought to be getting awfully nervous about Senate-Select Carly Fiorina about now. Because the lesson I take from the Rod Blagojevich verdict–he was found guilty of just one charge of lying to the FBI, while the jury remained deadlocked on 23 other charges–is that it’s okay to sell a Senate seat, so long as you don’t lie about it.

Blago Goes Quietly into the Night

By: Friday July 30, 2010 2:15 pm

All of Rod Blagojevich’s promised fireworks were duds, most precluded by a strict trial judge, James Zagel, through granting prosecution motions to preclude. And then, a little over a week ago, came the crushing blow that even Hot Rod himself would not take the stand in his own defense — Blago has simply gone into that good night.

Emanuel Engaged in Quid Pro Quo with Blagojevich While in Congress

By: Monday June 21, 2010 2:55 pm

Rahm Emanuel’s horse trading with the Governor of Illinois while Rahm was a Congressman should come as no surprise. The only problems with this is that said Governor was Rod Blagojevich and the transactions will be aired out at trial while Rahm serves as White House Chief of Staff.

Next Up For Activist SCOTUS: “Honest Services”

By: Sunday February 28, 2010 6:45 am

Following up on its activist behavior in going out of its way to hear and decide on the Citizens United case, our radically conservative Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday in the third of a series of cases involving the concept of “honest services” as it appears in fraud statutes.

Blagojevich, Reid, and Rahm: Who Is Distorting Claims about Jesse Jackson Jr.?

By: Sunday January 4, 2009 8:57 am

Both Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel claim Blagojevich has distorted the lists of names they gave him regarding potential senate candidates.

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