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Robert Blagojevich: Feds Used Me As 'Pawn' To Get Rod

CHICAGO (AP) –┬áThe brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. 545 more words


From the archives: Judy Baar Topinka responds to the Blagojevich sentencing

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who once challenged Rod Blagojevich for governor, responds to Blagojevich’s sentence of 14 years in federal prison for abuse of power and corruption. 19 more words


Six Years After Husband's Arrest, Patti Blagojevich 'Feeling Frustrated'

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — On the sixth anniversary of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest, former Illinois First Lady Patti Blagojevich told her Facebook friends that she is “feeling frustrated” over her husband’s conviction and subsequent incarceration. 318 more words


History: Talk Sex Education = Get Fired

Ironically, the top medical person in the nation–Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders lost her job because she advocated for expanded sex education in schools. Do you know which President fired her? 91 more words


Blagojevich's last stand

It was six years ago that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested at his home on federal corruption charges. While looking through some old photos from the Illinois State Capitol, I found some I took during Blagojevich’s impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate. 175 more words