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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich became Illinois’ fourth governor in recent history to be sentenced to prison when he received a term of 14 years Wednesday after being found guilty of 18 instances of felony corruption, including an attempt to profit off the sale of his congressional seat.

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Looks like the Roland Burris show isn't going to be picked up for a second season. Washington strategists have taken a good look at the Illinois senator's fundraising numbers (such as they are) and deduced that a 2010 re-election bid is unlikely.

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Only 24 hours after pleading not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges on Tuesday, former Illinois Gov Rod Blagojevich has accepted a reality television deal to be one of 10 contestants competing in "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!" As if his hair was destined for anything but television stardom?.

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Surprise! Roland Burris has no credibility. The man who condemned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat -- until he was appointed to it -- has revealed that, contrary to what he told the United States Congress in sworn testimony, he tried to raise money, as requested, for the governor-turned-auctioneer.

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Previously unreleased audio recordings of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking gambling legislation and campaign contributions were played in all their ignominy during his impeachment trial Tuesday. There's a lot more going on here than a vacant Senate seat.

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Is Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about to be impeached on grounds of loopiness, obnoxiousness and a bad haircut? It is unclear to me what else Blagojevich has done that a duly constituted jury would find illegal.

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A confession: We've been avoiding the news about embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment trial begins Monday. There are too many storm clouds on the horizon to waste time on this man's circus. But we couldn't help but pause to marvel at the chutzpah of the governor, who dropped this bombshell on Sunday.

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Although a majority of his state's voters are opposed to his appointment (according to a recent poll), Roland Burris will be seated as the junior senator from Illinois. Senate Democrats had promised not to seat Burris but, true to tradition, promptly caved.

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Last time he came knocking at the Capitol, the Senate sent Roland Burris away empty-handed. But now that the Illinois secretary of state has ended his protest and signed the relevant paperwork, Burris is hoping his next visit has a happier ending.

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