Chicago—Rod Blagojevich’s onetime chief of staff,John Harris,testified about negotiations between his former boss and President Barack Obama to fill the U.S. Senate seat once held by the commander-in-chief.
Obama’s top aide,Rahm Emanuel,called Harris in 2008 to suggest the then-governor appoint Obama’s close friend Valerie Jarrett,according to Harris’s [...]
By Congressman Darrell Issa
Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus,House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter [...]
By Jake Tapper,ABCNEWS
Obama meets cronies is Chicago Yesterday
President Obama cast out fighting words tonight in the ever-intensifying debate over health care reform.
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight in Chicago,Obama responded to criticism from some in the GOP who have suggested that health care [...]
Burris played Chicago politics too
Major newspapers,government watchdogs and Illinois lawmakers are all calling for Sen. Roland Burris to resign after he admitted he tried to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich —the man who appointed him to the Senate despite being accused of seeking favors for [...]