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Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office.
Rod R. Blagojevich was the 40th governor of Illinois. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006. Blagojevich was born in Chicago in 1956. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 and earned his law degree from Pepperdine in 1983. Prior to being elected governor, Blagojevich was a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. On December 9, 2008, Blagojevich was arrested for political corruption. The Illinois House of Representatives impeached him, and the Senate voted on January 29, 2009, to remove him from office. « Show less

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  • The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in Jersey

    The media and Chris Christie: Going overboard in Jersey
    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that are difficult to explain to people who weren't there or didn't get it.
  • It should be easier to get rid of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

    It should be easier to get rid of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
    SACRAMENTO — This has been absurd. There should be an easier way to yank a shamed, politically impotent sexual predator from a mayor's office. There is, of course. Bob Filner could have — should have — resigned as San Diego mayor...

    Gingrich and Karzai, a couple of never-say-die guys

     
    Newt Gingrich refuses to bow out of presidential race he seemingly can't win, while Afghan President Hamid Karzai is pressing for policies that could seal his fate.

    Rod Blagojevich sentencing: Ex-governor awaits his fate

     
    Rod Blagojevich awaits sentencing on corruption charges.

    Ready, aim, fire: It's been that kind of news cycle

     
    From Alec Baldwin allegedly going off on a plane, to the "MythBusters" folks misfiring, to Rod Blagojevich getting his in Illinois, it's been a month of mishaps.