US president-elect Barack Obama and two of his top aides met last week with federal investigators building a corruption case against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to swap Obama's Senate seat for cash or a lucrative job.
2008-12-20 07:58:18 GMT SINA.com
CHICAGO – A combative Gov. Rod Blagojevich served notice Friday that he has no intention of quitting over his corruption arrest, declaring: "I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath. I have done nothing wrong." The forceful three-minute speech marked the first time the former amateur boxer directly addressed the allegations since his arrest 10 days earlier.
2008-12-18 03:08:26 GMT SINA.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday denied an effort to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich, rejecting what could have been the quickest way to force the Democrat from office. Blagojevich's lawyer, meanwhile, said the governor would not appoint someone to fill Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat, potentially answering one of the key questions surrounding the scandal.
2008-12-15 02:27:15 GMT SINA.com
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Officially, Illinois lawmakers will gather soon to consider a special election to replace Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate — but it was already clear Sunday that ousting disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich was at the top of many to-do lists.
2008-12-17 22:20:46 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Illinois Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to hear a case against the state governor, Rod Blagojevich, who was charged with corruption.
2008-12-17 20:34:12 GMT Xinhua English
Chicago, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich requested Wednesday some state lawmakers removed from an impeachment panel that will recommend whether the governor should be impeached.
2008-12-16 01:45:40 GMT SINA.com
CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.
2008-12-12 23:11:50 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Illinois state lawmakers are seeking to impeach governor Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested on Tuesday on corruption charges, CNN reported on Friday.
2008-12-24 00:39:06 GMT SINA.com
President-elect Barack Obama and two of his top aides met last week with federal investigators building a corruption case against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to swap Obama's Senate seat for cash or a lucrative job.
2008-12-24 00:27:37 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- An internal report released by the Obama transition team on Tuesday concluded that neither President-elect Barack Obama nor his aides have done anything wrong in the corruption case of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
2008-12-23 09:25:53 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama's transition office is ready to release an internal review of all contacts his staff had with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office over the Senate seat that Obama has vacated and that the governor is accused of putting up for sale.
2008-12-17 03:52:42 GMT SINA.com
WASHINGTON — More than nine out of 10 people in Illinois think that Gov. Rod Blagojevich should resign since he was arrested on corruption charges, according to a new Ipsos/McClatchy online poll.
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