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ALL the pardons! Thursday, Trump announced via Twitter that he will be issuing a full pardon to Dinesh D'Souza.

It's been a long time since I've written about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, affectionately known as Blago. Chicago Magazine has an in-depth and fascinating profile of and interview with Blago in prison, His Life in Prison - BLAGO. You really need to read the whole thing, but the final paragraph sums up the essence of the ever-hopeful Blago:

And so it ends.  14 years, which means just under 12 to serve. As long-time readers know, I've followed Saga Blago almost since the beginning of this blog.  It was my first and longest lasting blog obsession. I take no joy in the sentence, although it does seem...

The end may be near.  CBS is reporting that jurors have informed the court they have reached agreement on 18 of 20 counts.  Updates to follow (most recent on top): It's over - Blago was found Guilty on 17 Counts, Not Guilty on one Count, and...

Still no verdict. Via Chicago Sun Times Blago Blog: Onto day 10. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will have to wait until at least next week to hear from the jury debating his fate on 20 counts charging him with corruption, fraud and extortion. The jury ended its ninth...

I was afraid this would happen. Drawn into the Blago saga once again, unable to resist now that the jury just finished its 8th day of deliberations without a verdict.  The Chicago Sun-Times' Blago Blog reports: Rod Blagojevich's jury ends day 8 of their discussions. The panel of 11 women...

There was a time long ago, in December 2008 soon after this blog was founded, that this blog was almost all Blagojevich all the time, and the keeper of The Official Guide to Blagojevich Blogs .  (What made it "Official"? You'll have to read the post to...

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I refuse to be drawn deeper into the Ground Zero Mosque - Obama Is A Secret Muslim threads at Memeorandum.I have much more important things to do.  Like defend the history of corruption in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations against those...

Welcome back, Blago. It's been a while. What took you so long to shed light on the intrigue among Obama, Rahm Emanuel and SEIU regarding the Senate appointment to replace Obama: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers asked a federal judge Thursday to force President Obama to testify...

John Kass, the brilliant columnist for the Chicago Tribune, explains why Chicago did not get the Olympics. He tells the story of a t-shirt he saw. It says Chicago 1016 2016 on the front, and Terre Haute 2020 on the back.To those of us not...

I thought we weren't allowed to talk this way when dealing with foreigners: "It's a battle -- we're going to win -- take no prisoners," the first lady said with a smile at a roundtable discussion with reporters in the White House State Dining Room.I...

On December 9, 2008, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald held an emergency press conference to announce a criminal complaint against then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While there were many accusations, the most prominent and inflammatory was that Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat...

As predicted on this Blog several months ago, the indictment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been handed down, and it includes a sweeping RICO charge alleging that Blagojevich and others conducted a criminal enterprise, which the indictment calls the Blagojevich Enterprise. That enterprise...

Roland Burris has offered changing accounts of his communications with emissaries of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the weeks leading up to Blagojevich's appointment of Burris to Barack Obama's open Senate seat. These changing accounts, including an updated Affidavit filed by Burris with the...