Blagojevich Bust, Rangel Watch, Raids Draw Brutality Claims
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 PostAfter the jump...
Best of the Rest
» 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)
» 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)
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