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Capitol Briefing Archive: Blagojevich

Senate Committee Gets Recordings of Burris-Blagojevich Talks

By Perry Bacon Jr. A federal judge in Chicago said today that the Senate ethics committee can review secretly recorded conversations between Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) and the brother of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D), who was removed from office earlier this year amid a corruption investigation. District Court...

By Post Editor  |  May 26, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Blagojevich  
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Should All Senators Be Elected?

By Ben Pershing Four months after a presidential election that prompted the appointment of four new Senators and a host of related controversies, two congressional committees gathered this morning to mull whether the Constitution should be amended to prevent history from repeating itself. In a rare joint session, the Constitution...

By Ben Pershing  |  March 11, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Blagojevich , House , Senate  
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Bipartisan Group Calls for End to Senate Appointments

By Ben Pershing A motley crew of Republican and Democratic lawmakers announced Wednesday that they are backing a constitutional amendment requiring special elections be held to fill all Senate vacancies, putting an end to the gubernatorial appointments that have sparked such controversy in recent months. Unusually for a constitutional amendment,...

By Ben Pershing  |  February 12, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Blagojevich , Senate  
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Burris Will Press To Be Seated in Senate

by Perry Bacon, Jr. Roland Burris, the man pick by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to take Barack Obama's Senate seat, is signaling a defiant tone as the Senate puts up more roadblocks to his appointment. A few hours after the Senate declined to formally approve the certificate of appointment...

By Paul Volpe  |  January 5, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Blagojevich , Senate  
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Is Illinois the Most Corrupt State?

By Ben Pershing and Paul Kane During Tuesday's press conference to announce the indictment and arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Robert Grant, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Chicago field office, made a bold statement about his adopted home state: "I got here four years ago. A...

By Ben Pershing  |  December 10, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  Blagojevich , Ethics and Rules  
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