A Mysterious Blagojevich Insider Revealed and One Executive's $1M Office
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Noted Democratic Consultant Heard on Blagojevich Tapes » A well-known Washington-based Democratic consultant has been identified as one of the mysterious "advisers" talking to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about what to with President Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. Frederick S. Yang, a top executive at the firm Peter D. Hart Research Group Associates, was overheard discussing with Blagojevich how he could sell Obama's Senate seat for favors, including political positions, consulting jobs and paid jobs on corporate boards. — Associated Press
Merrill Lynch CEO Spent $1M-Plus on Office » Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain spent more than $1 million and hired President Barack Obama's celebrity decorator. Even as the troubled Wall Street firm faced its own fiscal troubles, Thain spent $87,000 on an area rug, $68,000 on a 19th century credenza and $1,400 on a "parchment waste can." Thain announced yesterday he was leaving the firm, just a month after its merger with Bank of America. — Daily Beast / CNBC
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