Latest Rod Blagojevich Stories

2011-04-05 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today secured a sweeping victory for pro-life pharmacy owners in Illinois after a legal battle lasting six years. A state court in Illinois today issued a decision striking down a state law that compels pharmacy owners to dispense Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception, even if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In August 2009, a...

2010-08-09 10:43:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retired FBI Agents Frank L. Perry, Ph.D. and John Werner released the following joint statement today questioning whether the FBI has become politically tainted. Perry is co-founder of the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service, Inc., and Werner serves on the foundation's board. "The FBI is the only federal agency charged with protecting citizens from the illegal excesses of corrupt federal governance. However, the Bureau's action/inaction...

2009-12-13 22:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF): "I've never seen a suburban Republican try so hard to look like a Chicago Machine Democrat," is how ISRA-PVF spokesman Richard Pearson characterized the behavior of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan. Pearson's remarks came as follow-on to a published interview during which Ryan pledged to enact a ban on semiautomatic target rifles and shotguns. In that...

2009-08-27 19:33:40

Rod Blagojevich, the impeached ex-governor of Illinois, and his wife Patti have been booked for a joint interview on TV's The View, ABC said. The scandal-plagued couple are to appear on the Sept. 9 edition of the daytime chat show where Rod Blagojevich will be promoting his forthcoming book, The Governor. Mr. Blagojevich's last appearance on 'The View' -- Jan. 26 -- sparked attention and made national headlines, ABC noted in a news release. During that interview, Mr. Blagojevich told Barbara...

2009-08-08 11:31:26

Rod Blagojevich performed Elvis Presley's Treat Me Nice during a Chicago appearance, a publicist for the disgraced former Illinois governor says. Publicist Glenn Selig confirmed Blagojevich performed the song during a paid appearance Friday at the 14th annual block party for the Chicago company Optimus, the Chicago Tribune reported. Optimus President Tom Duff said Blagocevich, who faces federal charges after being removed from office in January amid corruption allegations, practiced with a...

2009-07-03 16:15:00

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been selected as winner of the 2009 Sitting Duck Award, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists announced Friday. The award is given annually to the person who provides the best material for columnists facing deadlines. Palin, who became a national political figure overnight last year when Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate, beat out former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Being a prominent jerk or cretin is often a thankless job, said the...

2009-06-14 10:12:15

Impeached and indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich made good on his promise to appear at a Chicago staging of the comedy Rod Blagojevich Superstar. The Chicago Tribune said Blagojevich attended Saturday night's performance of the stage satire, which skewers his career, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. A producer of the show said last week he had contacted the disgraced politician and asked him to participate in the comedy to promote the fact its run had been extended through Aug....

2009-06-12 20:09:23

Actor Daniel Baldwin has become the latest contestant eliminated from the Costa Rican jungle-set competition program I'm a Celebrity"¦ Get Me Out of Here! Baldwin was booted on Thursday night's episode. Still competing are Lou Diamond Phillips, Stephen Baldwin, Patti Blagojevich, Sanjaya Malakar, John Salley, Janice Dickinson, Torrie Wilson and the newly arrived Holly Montag. NBC announced Friday that I'm a Celebrity"¦ Get Me Out of Here! has been extended to two-hour editions...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).