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Disgraced Illinois Gov . Rod Blagojevich Appears in Court Via Video Link
In his first public appearance since checking into a Colorado federal prison in 2012, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeared via a video link before a federal court today, nearly eight years after being arrested on charges that made his name synonymous with government corruption. His 14-year
In Leaked Recordings, DNC Shown Controlling Donor Access
The release of a trove of “embarrassing” hacked internal emails and private voicemail recordings reveal not only the unseemly deal-making involved in recruiting high-dollar donations for political campaigns, but the role fundraising officials play in approving and denying access to President Obama
Jon Stewart’s Jokes on Politics’ Biggest Scandals and Moments Then and Now
Late night TV will miss its greatest and most trusted phony newsman. Jon Stewart became a must-see for political interviews over his 16-year career as host of Comedy Central’s " The Daily Show ." Every night, he poked fun at politicians and media pundits and the latest headlines, offering his
Richard Nixon and 5 Other Deceitful Politicians
Before President Nixon officially resigned 40 years ago tomorrow, he had assured Americans that they deserved to know whether their president was a crook. "Well," he told a Nov. 17, 1973, news conference, "I'm not a crook." With that, the beleaguered commander-in-chief painted himself into a corner
Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators
The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many
One Less Illinois Gov. in Prison
The state of Illinois will see one less governor behind bars today. Former governor George Ryan, 78, was released from federal prison after serving over five years for corruption. Ryan, a Republican, left a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., five months early qualifying the...
Apply Online to Work With Rahm Emanuel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Urging Chicago Citizens to Apply Online to Be an Alderman
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board. Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation today to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Jackson has been absent from the Capitol for months while undergoing ...
The Cliff, The Negotiations And The Deadline (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: FOR YOUR READING LIST: ‘THE OUTPOST: AN UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN VALOR’ ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper’s new book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” comes out on Tuesday. In it, Tapper...
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Talks for Plea Deal
WASHINGTON (ABC NEWS) -- Attorneys for the Justice Department and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. are in talks about a possible deal regarding allegations of campaign finance violations, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Negotiations have been under way for some time. It is