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The Mincing Rascals 06.14.18: Chicago Mayor term limit, pardoning Blagojevich, a White House Hollywood message to North Korea

The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the former governor Pat Quinn’s petition to limit the mayoral term to two in Chicago. 129 more words

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The John Williams Show Full Podcast 06.12.18: Trump meets Kim, Illinois representatives want Blagojevich to stay in prison

John weighs in on the U.S. and North Korea summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, and plays back different media voices on the topic. 56 more words

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The Mincing Rascals 06.07.18: Chicago Tribune series "Betrayed", Bill Clinton & James Patterson, more presidential pardons and a voice that will move you

This week the Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand, Justin Kaufmann and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the outstanding Chicago Tribune series “Betrayed” and the assaults taking place in Chicago Public Schools. 144 more words

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From the archives: Blago Auto-Tuned!

With Rod Blagojevich waiting to hear if President Trump will commute his sentence, we look back at a John Williams classic: Blago Auto-Tuned!

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Blagojevich Formally Files For Sentence Commutation

CHICAGO (CBS) — Attorneys for former Governor Rod Blagojevich formally filed paperwork to have his sentence commuted.

President Donald Trump floated the idea last week. 80 more words


Blagojevich Files Paperwork Asking Trump To Commute Sentence

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ imprisoned ex-governor, Rod Blagojevich, has filed paperwork asking President Donald Trump to commute his 14-year prison term for corruption that included seeking to sell an appointment to the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated to become president. 156 more words


5 People Who Deserve A Presidential Pardon Before Rod Blagojevich (And None Of Their Names Are Trump)

‘Tis the season for plotting presidential pardons, apparently. There’s just one problem, though: Ninety-nine percent of the names being tossed around as potential candidates to be pardoned aren’t even remotely pardon-worthy. 599 more words