Afternoon Updates

By Thomas Nagorski

Jan 9, 2009 5:12pm

What’s new — since the morning:

Illinois Governor Blagojevich certainly isn’t resigning — hours after the state house voted to impeach him, Blagojevich appeared, full of customary brio and bluster, talking about his accomplishments as Governor and saying once again, "I am going to fight every step of the way." In his neck of the woods, rotten weather is snarling air travel — while in the Northwest travel has improved, as flood waters recede. The President-elect says he’s confident his enormous stimulus package will pass, and the Congressional Oversight Panel says, in a report on the TARP billions, that it "still does not know what the banks are doing with taxpayer money." The Mayor of Baltimore, Sheila Dixon, has been indicted on 12 counts, including perjury, theft and misconduct in office, we’re still waiting for a bail-or-jail ruling for Bernie Madoff, and the Wall Street Journal reports that ex-Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin plans to leave Citigroup.

And — Barack Obama weighs in on the College Football championship. He thinks — despite Florida’s win last night — that Utah, USC and Texas all can make a claim to the top spot.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned…

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