Rod Blagojevich hasn't exactly hidden out since his arrest on December 9, 2008. He's been all over the media: visiting national shows, and hosting his own local one. But today we could hear a more detailed description of his defense when the ex-governor takes the stand.
When the Republican nominee for Illinois governor, state Senator Bill Brady, gave in to pressure and unveiled his tax returns, he got attacked for owing nothing to the state or federal government in 2008, and nothing to the feds in 2009. Similar criticism hit the Democratic nominee for U.S.
Within an hour or so of President Barack Obama's nomination of his solicitor general, Elena Kagan, to the U.S. Supreme Court, Alexi Giannoulias declared his support. In a May 5th press conference, the Illinois treasurer and Democratic candidate for U.S.
Four weeks ago today, ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial began. A week later, the first of the phone conversations secretly recorded by the FBI were played. We've only played a small fraction of the tapes on air, so I wanted to post a few of the highlights right here.
In a secretly recorded phone conversation from the morning of November 21, 2008, then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich chatted with his chief of staff, John Harris, about possible picks to replace then-President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.
Nobody elected Bradley Tusk. Rod Blagojevich hired him, on the recommendation of some of the ex-governor's buddies, to serve as deputy governor. But, according to his testimony in federal court on Monday, Tusk often acted like -- well -- governor.