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Blagojevich Bust, Rangel Watch, Raids Draw Brutality Claims

POSTED: 10:53 AM ET, 12/10/2008 by Chris Matthews

Good morning, and welcome to Wednesday's Daily Read.

The Blagojevich Indictment » Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brazenness -- captured on two bugs in his campaign office and one on his home telephone -- has the FBI (and plenty others) shaking their heads in shock. — Washington Post

Rangel Investigation Expanded » The House ethics committee voted on Tuesday to expand its investigation into Representative Charles B. Rangel to examine his role in preserving a tax loophole for an oil drilling company whose chief executive pledged $1 million to a City College of New York project that will bear the congressman's name. — New York Times

Raids Draw Brutality Claims » Advocates for immigrants in Miami are demanding an investigation into a series of federal raids last month that they said left at least six Guatemalan men bloodied and bruised in a roundup of nearly 100 people. — New York Times

Dems Allege 'Climate of Fear' at FCC » Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have escalated a running battle with FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, accusing him of manipulating and withholding information from other FCC commissioners and lawmakers, and creating "a climate of fear" among FCC staff. — Wall Street Journal

FBI Reviewing Coleman Ally » Federal investigators are looking into allegations that a longtime friend and benefactor tried to steer money to U.S. Senator Norm Coleman. — Pioneer Press

Pakistan Detains Extremist Leader » In an effort to show resolve in its investigation into the Mumbai terrorist attacks, Pakistani authorities have placed suspected terrorist leader Masood Azhar under house arrest. — Washington Post

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» Panel to Criticize Handling of Bailout (WSJ)
» Appeal Hearing in Ex-Governor's Conviction (NYT)
» Appeals Court Rejects Sen. Craig's Bid to Withdraw Guilty Plea (WaPo)
» Record Reward for Recovery of Stolen French Gems (Telegraph)

Blago Bust

» FBI Says Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Senate Seat(WaPo)
» Union Official Allegedly Liaison Between Governor, Obama Team (WaPo)
» Complaint Cites Plan To Silence Journalists (WaPo)
» Obama's Effort on Ethics Bill Had Role in Governor's Fall (NYT)
» Portrait of a Politician: Vengeful and Profane (NYT)
» Blagojevich Ran on an Anti-Corruption Platform (LAT)
» Illinois Leaders Push for Blagojevich to Resign (WSJ)
» Fitzgerald: "A political corruption crime spree" (Salon)

By Chris Matthews |  December 10, 2008; 10:53 AM ET The Daily Read
Previous: Report: Soldiers Needed Tougher Humvees | Next: Blagojevich's Fundraising Shakedowns Detailed


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When will the Justice Dept. hire a special prosecutor toi get to the bottom of this?
Obama needs to tell us under oath what he knew and when did he know it.
If Obama is involved in anyway, then impreachment proceedings should begin.

Posted by: mediahack | December 10, 2008 11:05 AM

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