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Fundraiser Emerges As Key Event In Illinois Probe

Posted: 12/13/2008 - A fundraiser held by Indian-American businessmen three days before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges emerged Friday as a potentially key event in the federal investigation into whether he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Did Obama Team Have Contact With Ill. Governor?

Posted: 12/12/2008 - Barack Obama insists he didn't have any contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or anyone else who might have been scheming to sell the president-elect's U.S. Senate seat. But he has not yet given his transition staff the same clean bill of health — perhaps with good reason.

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Pressure Intensifies For Ill. Governor To Resign

Posted: 12/12/2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife, rode in his state SUV to the office and sat down at his desk Thursday in front of a bust of Lincoln and an American flag to portray "a return to normalcy."

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$14 Billion Auto Bailout Dies In Senate

Posted: 12/12/2008 - A $14 billion emergency bailout for U.S. automakers collapsed in the Senate Thursday night after the United Auto Workers refused to accede to Republican demands for swift wage cuts.

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Bush Library's Web Company Buys Back Domain Name

Updated: 12/11/2008 - North Carolina-based Illuminati Karate paid less than $10 for the www.GeorgeWBushLibrary.com domain name and sold it back earlier this year for $35,000 to the library's contracted Web developers, Yuma Solutions.

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Bush Asserts Declining Teen Drug Use; Reports Vary

Posted: 12/11/2008 - President George W. Bush claims a national decline in teen drug use during his tenure, but enormous challenges remain in convincing young people about the dangers of marijuana and other illicit substances.

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Browner: Strong Environmental Resume

Posted: 12/11/2008 - It hit Carol Browner in the final weeks of the Clinton administration: She had been head of the Environmental Protection Agency for eight years, nearly a quarter of the agency's existence, far longer than any other administrator.

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Murky Future For Auto Rescue Amid GOP Opposition

Posted: 12/11/2008 - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.

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Are Blagojevich Tapes Enough Evidence To Convict?

Posted: 12/11/2008 - The wiretaps portray what prosecutors call blatant corruption: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich scheming to barter Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat for a Cabinet post, an ambassadorship or high-paying jobs for himself and his wife.

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Gates: More Brigades To Afghanistan By Summer

Posted: 12/11/2008 - The Pentagon is moving to get three of the four combat brigades requested by commanders into Afghanistan by summer, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday as he traveled here to meet with military leaders.

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Jackson Jr. Denies Wrongdoing In Ill. Gov Scandal

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he openly sought appointment to Barack Obama's Senate seat but denied offering favors in return to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and said he was not involved "whatsoever in any wrongdoing."

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Illinois Governor Ignores Obama's Call To Resign

Posted: 12/11/2008 - His career in shreds, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power Wednesday, ignoring a call to step down from President-elect Barack Obama and a warning that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new senator from the state.

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The "Nanny" Eyes U.S. Senate Seat

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The star of "The Nanny" wants to go from playing nasally New Yawkers to succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.

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Illinois Governor Arrested On Federal Charges

Updated: 12/09/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges stemming from the selection of the successor to President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

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Congress, White House Nears Deal On Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A federal "car czar" would oversee a government-run restructuring of U.S. auto companies in return for a $15 billion bailout of the beleaguered industry under an emerging deal between the White House and Congress.

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Obama Seeks Peace Between New, Traditional Backers

Posted: 12/09/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is refereeing a struggle between liberal activists, who want to help their candidate score rapid wins in Washington, and party traditionalists who would turn his powerful grass-roots organization over to the Democratic National Committee.

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