Barbara Flynn Currie

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Obama Must Share Blame for Burris

(Newser) - Roland Burris is in the Senate embarrassing Illinois, and Rod Blagojevich isn’t the only one on the hook for that, writes John Kass of the Chicago Tribune. A fair share of the blame belongs to Barack Obama, who pressured Senate leaders to seat Burris—a move from which he's... More »

Now Blago's Comparing Himself to King

Blagojevich sees himself as a martyr as impeachment trial begins

(Newser) - Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich considers himself in the same company as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi, reports the Chicago Tribune. With his impeachment trial in the Illinois state Senate set to begin today, Blagojevich, accused of plotting to sell President Obama's Senate seat, is amping up... More »

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