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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Blago weighs his legal options

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama’s White House transition.

The Democratic governor had a four-hour meeting with Ed Genson in the lawyer’s downtown office Saturday. Genson has defended newspaper baron Conrad Black, R&B singer R. Kelly and numerous public figures on corruption charges, earning a reputation as the lawyer big shots call when they get in a bind in Chicago.

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What are Obama’s true colors?

A perplexing new chapter is unfolding in Barack Obama’s racial saga: Many people insist that "the first black president" is actually not black.

Debate over whether to call this son of a white Kansan and a black Kenyan biracial, African-American, mixed-race, half-and-half, multiracial — or, in Obama’s own words, a "mutt" — has reached a crescendo since Obama’s election shattered assumptions about race.

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Obama’s challenges continue to grow

President-elect Barack Obama, relatively young and inexperienced, is facing a rapidly growing list of monumental challenges as he prepares to take the reins of a nation in turmoil.

"I do not underestimate the enormity of the task that lies ahead," Obama said after his historic election a little more than a month ago.

It was a sobering assessment at the time, but the country’s problems have only worsened since then. Now, Obama sounds dire, particularly as he talks about the economy: "We’re in an emergency."

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Is TARP Destination a Republican Set-up for Automakers?

Maybe I’m too cynical but I can’t get it out of my mind that the Big Three (minus One) auto manufacturers first asked for $34 Billion, and ultimately said they could do with a rock bottom number of $12 billion. Congress authorized the maximum $15 billion loan, but the Senate voted no.

Now Prez Bush, concentrating on his “legacy,” appears to be riding to the rescue on his Texas steed offering TARP limitless funds.

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