Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appeared on The Daily Show last night to speak about his corruption trial, which ended last week with not guilty rulings an all but one out of 24 charges.
More than anything else, Jon Stewart challenged Mr. Blagojevich’s decision not to take the stand. “You’re a young sweet boy trying Read More
Distinctively coiffed former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of just one count of lying to federal investigators. That’s one count out of 24. The jury in Blagojevich’s corruption trial deliberated for 2 weeks but ended up deadlocked on the 23 remaining counts against the former governor. The judge will declare a mistrial Read More
A spokeswoman for the Wall Street Journal updated us on the arrest of reporter Douglas Belkin this morning at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, where he was covering the trial of Rod Blagojevich.
“Doug Belkin was wrongfully arrested and charged with petty offenses for nothing more than routine newsgathering,” the spokesperson wrote in Read More
What advice, one troubled governor to another, would Rod Blagojevich give David Paterson?
It’s a question that Mr. Blagojevich says he gets all the time.
When we met last week, Mr. Blagojevich was reluctant to say much on the subject. At first he tried to redirect the question to Jimmy Breslin. Eventually, Mr. Blagojevich Read More
In September of 2009, Phoenix Books published Rod Blagojevich’s memoir-cum-proclamation-of-innocence, entitled “The Governor.”
Last week, the former governor of Illinois told The Observer that he is currently pondering a second book. The subject?
Great comebacks in history.
“Writing is hard work,” said Mr. Blagojevich. “I’d like to write on subjects other than Read More
“I can spin a basketball on all four fingers of my right hand,” said Rod Blagojevich. “The hardest transition is from the little finger to the ring finger because it’s got to go up.” Mr. Blagojevich held his hand in the air to demonstrate. Jimmy Breslin sat a few feet away and nodded. It made Read More
It’s not an especially good sign for Governor David Paterson that even former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich–who was booted from office after trying to settle Barack Obama’s old Senate seat–is making fun of him.
Mr. Blagojevich read the Top Ten on the Late Show last night, and the number two question he asked himself before Read More
Not every image of Michael Bloomberg with a controversial (is that word strong enough?) figure has gone missing, as Adam Lisberg reported was the case with photographs of the mayor with Sarah Palin from her 2007 visit.
Palin’s official October 10 visit isn’t in the mayor’s archive of press releases or Read More
A transit system in crisis, facing daunting budget gaps; a Democratic-controlled legislature can’t agree on a rescue package; an unpopular Democratic governor can’t broker a deal; an angry public facing crippling service cuts and tremendous fare hikes loom.
This all sound familiar?
Not so long ago, the country’s second largest transit system Read More
Jarred Weisfeld was just about ready to file his $10 million defamation suit against Macmillan Publishers when he brought Rod Blagojevich to their building to see if St. Martin’s Press, the big commercial unit there, might want to publish the former Illinois governor’s memoir.
“I was completely upfront with them,” the agent said recently. Read More