A panel of 21 Illinois state senators voted unanimously to recommend impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich, after FBI agents arrested the Democrat in December on charges he conspired to commit fraud and solicit bribes.
The United States Senate has refused to allow Roland Burris to be sworn in at the start of a new Senate session. African-American Burris was chosen by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who was arrested in December for alleged corruption.
President-elect Barack Obama said that he supports the Democratic Party's decision not to seat any candidate named by scandal-tainted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to sell Obama's vacant senate seat.
US President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team had no "inappropriate" contacts with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, an internal review declared. Blagojevich is accused of attempting to sell Obama's Senate seat.
In a statement published on its Web site, The New York Times admitted that it had published a fake letter, purportedly from Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, that attacked Caroline Kennedy's US Senate bid as "appalling".
Barack Obama's White House chief of staff to-be spoke to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office about the governor's choice for Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate, according to the Chicago Tribune. There was no suggestion of a deal-making scheme.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (photo) has filed a lawsuit with the state supreme court seeking to declare Gov. Rod Blagojevich "unfit to serve" following accusations that he attempted to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.
Illinois Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell the newly vacant seat of president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich was freed on bail but has so far refused to resign. Obama denied any involvement in the case.
The Democrats will not have a "super majority" in the Senate after a pivotal seat in Georgia was won by Republican candidate Saxby Chambliss. The Republicans can now block legislation in the Senate if they maintain a unified stand in voting.