April 1, 2009

AG Holder To Void Ex-Senator Ted Stevens Convictions

Breaking news this morning via the NPR that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will void the convictions against former Alaska senator Ted Stevens: The Justice Department will drop all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, NPR has learned. A jury convicted Stevens last fall of seven counts of lying on his Senate disclosure […]

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February 23, 2009

Feds Questioning Roland Burris In Pay-To-Play Scandal

This shouldn’t come as any surprise. Roland Burris is being “interviewed” but not yet “investigated” by the Feds for his possible involvement in the Blago pay-to-play Senate seat scandal. Here comes the heat: Federal authorities have interviewed Senator Roland Burris in a probe into whether former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to sell the Senate […]

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February 20, 2009

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Calls For Burris To Resign

It’s becoming clearer that Roland Burris obtained his new Senate seat with shady tactics. First he told investigators that he never spoke w/ ex-Gov Blago, Blago’s brother, or his reps. A few days later he said he spoke with the reps. A month later he remembered he had spoken with Blago’s brother. A few days […]

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December 9, 2008

Illinois Has Rich History In Corrupt Politicians

In light of the arrest this morning Illinois’ Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich for attempting to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat, here’s some fun history for you. Illinois is now well on its way to earning a fourth jailed governor since 1970. Yes, Blagojevich will be number four in a long line of corruption: Otto Kerner, […]

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