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A jury has found former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts in his second trial for corruption, the Chicago Tribune reports. The jury delivered no verdict for two counts and one not guilty decision. Last August, he was found guilty of lying to the FBI, but the jury hung on a ... More >>
As interest in Anthony Weiner's penis and the dirty messages that brought it out to play begins to wane, we focus instead on the media coverage of Anthony Weiner, thereby proliferating Anthony Weiner coverage. Hm! It's a conundrum, especially for those who go on television to proclaim, "The d ... More >>
The trial of the century might be the Rod Blagojevich trial. But the television program of the century is clearly the Oprah Winfrey show. As such, a potential juror being questioned on the second day of selection for the Blagojevich retrial explained that she had tickets -- and not just one, ... More >>
By Jared Greenfield Turns out it's not just street thugs who embrace the Bronx Bomber brand. The Times served up a hundred examples yesterday of cons who don pinstripes, but as usual, the paper of record took a dive on all the politician perps, convicted or charged, whose preferred wardrobe ... More >>
The New York Times has a story about how bedbugs basically make people into pariahs. If you're afflicted, you may get treated like Brooklyn waitress Hilary Davis, whose "friends and even her boyfriend refused to take her in" while her apartment was being treated. [NYT]
And you thought Rod Blagojevich got off easy: Snooki has now been booked by Seaside Heights for that time she got arrested on the beach a few weeks ago. The charge?
Because nothing is surprising in the exploits of disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, his trial has ended, and all the jury came back with for him was one count of lying to federal agents, the least of his accusations. As for the other 24 counts of "racketeering, bribery, wire fraud a ... More >>
The disgraced former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is a monumental dumbass. Not that you didn't already understand this from his appearance on NBC's reality television trainwreck I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, but yeah, this guy had his phone wiretapped by the FBI, and -- as Vanit ... More >>
Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun
The Senate Ethics Committee admonished appointed lame duck Roland Burris for his incomplete testimony to an Illinois investigation into his dealings with the office of then-Governor Rod Blagojevich about his possible appointment to the Senate.
We're pleased to see that our Morning Joe favorite Willie Geist has finally been given his own TV show. Way Too Early With Willie Geist now leads off MSNBC's morning schedule, airing (if one "airs" on cable) at 5:30 a.m. (That's 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, where the show is no doubt known as Wa ... More >>
Lately, anyone with the title of Governor seems determined to show the entire world their lack of scruples (and sometimes their lack of underpants too). Which one is your favorite mess?
Erik AbderhaldenNow that impeached Illinois gov Rod Blagojevich's plan to join the D-list cast of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here has been viciously denied by a judge, I have to say this is a gross miscarriage of justice and a national tragedy! A degrading reality show is the perfect place for ... More >>
By Jana Kasperkevic Mayor Bloomberg's handpicked campaign manager, Bradley Tusk, failed to file financial disclosure reports required by his Federal, New York City and State of Illinois employers, which appears to violate ethic laws three times over a five year period.Tusk, whose selection to run ... More >>
Before he became Mayor Bloomberg's 2009 campaign manager, Bradley Tusk had been a Lehman Brothers lobbyist, a Parks Department functionary, a Chuck Schumer spokesman, a Bloomberg adviser -- and, for four years, Rod Blagojevich's deputy governor. Among Tusk's assignments under Hot Rod was a dicey f ... More >>
Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>
Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced, impeached ex-governor of Illinois, did as well as was possible on Letterman last night, thanks to the host's relatively friendly questioning. (Dave was much tougher on Bill O'Reilly.) Though Blagojevich told Letterman he asked "tough questions," Letterman's one prob ... More >>
You won't see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York's own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing. Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley's "The Shonda!" in the F ... More >>
"I think about my parents a lot. I think about a lot of people I've met along the way." Governor Rod Blagojevich is doing his Mr. Smith Goes to Washington routine in Springfield on what is expected to be the last day of his impeachment trial. "I met a woman who told me the story of her day-to-day li ... More >>
Governor Rod Blagojevich has just been removed from office in an impeachment trial held in the Illinois State Senate. He will be replaced this afternoon by Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn, who earlier said he is "ready" to assume his new duties. The vote was 59 to 0. The vote was preceded by stat ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet. Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead. President Barack Obam ... More >>
Credit: Joyce Culver for the 92nd Street Y The Year Ahead with Arianna Huffington and Bloggers from The Huffington Post 92nd Street Y January 21 In a recent episode of 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin says toSalma Hayek , "Thank you for telling me what I already know. You should work for The Huffington Post ... More >>
Illinois has a new Senator. Days after the Senate leadership threatened to block Governor Rod Blagojevich's appointee to fill Obama's vacated seat and the Secretary of the Senate turned him away, Roland Burris was sworn in this afternoon. His Illinois colleague Dick Durbin, who had previously said t ... More >>
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It's a rare treat when liberals and conservatives can get together, and they seem to agree that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is one awesome crook. Lefty outlets have been following the Blagojevich "fiasco," exploring the linkages between Blagojevich and Illinois politicians who might accommo ... More >>
Waltz With Bashir, a movie that sprang from a previous Israeli invasion of Lebanon, won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics. A free Madoff Watch T-shirt to the reader who suggests the best title for the first movie spurred by Israel's current invasion of Gaza. On an overseas t ... More >>
Roland Burris made the stirring declaration that his appointment to the Senate by beleaguered Governor Rod Blagojevich "is legal. What has been done here is legal," and flew into Baltimore-Washington International Airport today, where he declared himself the junior Senator from Illinois. The Secret ... More >>
It's not just Democrats who get to contest a U.S. Senator. On the heels of Democratic machinations to keep Rod Blagojevich appointee Roland Burris from taking a Senate seat, Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas says that he will rebuff any attempt to seat Al Franken if Democrats attempt to seat h ... More >>
There is a significant difference of opinion between Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois state senate. The Governor believes it is his duty and privilege to name a Senator to replace President Elect Obama, and he has done so, choosing former Illinois attorney general and comptroller R ... More >>
Comparing the coverage by the Times and Wall Street Journal. Click above for a roundup of the best Blago jokes. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will name former Illinois AG Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat. Read the mid-afternoon versions of that breaking story in the New York ... More >>