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Blagojevich is Out, Obama Calls Bonuses 'Shameful' and More Spy Stories

POSTED: 10:33 AM ET, 01/30/2009 by Derek Kravitz

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House Judiciary Subpoenas Rove » The Illinois Senate voted 59 to 0 to reject ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's theatrical last-minute pleas and remove him from office, ending a stormy tenure that left the nation's fifth-largest state paralyzed by its governor's alleged misdeeds and nationally ridiculed for its latest bout of corruption. On his final day as governor, Blagojevich was, by turns, furious, morose and full of gallows humor. Meanwhile, before his ouster, Blagojevich expunged the criminal records of a former drug dealer and real estate mogul. — Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune

Obama Calls Wall Street Bonuses 'Shameful' » President Obama branded Wall Street bankers "shameful" yesterday for giving themselves nearly $20 billion in bonuses as the economy was deteriorating and the government was spending billions to bail out some of the nation's most prominent financial institutions. — New York Times

Military Investigates West Point Suicides » Two West Point cadets have committed suicide since December and two others have attempted suicide in the past two weeks, prompting the military academy's leaders to summon an Army surgeon general's suicide team to the campus today to investigate the causes. — Washington Post

Imprisoned Spy, His Son Face Conspiracy Charges » From a prison cell in Sheridan, Ore., one of the highest-ranking CIA officials ever to plead guilty to espionage allegedly tried to pull off another daring feat of tradecraft. — Washington Post

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» Guantanamo Judge Denies Obama's Request for Delay (WaPo)

» Salmonella Hearings Planned (AP)

» New Look at Food Safety After Peanut Tainting (NYT)

» Ex-Merrill Executives Got Burned by Madoff (WSJ)

By Derek Kravitz |  January 30, 2009; 10:33 AM ET The Daily Read
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