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The Blagojevich trial: This could get ugly

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Tamara Holder
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Last week, the government rested its second corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after calling only a handful of witnesses.

Will jurors’ economic troubles work in Rod Blagojevich’s favor?

10:40 AM 04/26/2011

The first trial against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was a bust.

The Charlie Sheen drug

10:56 AM 03/01/2011

First, there was the news that Charlie Sheen was on yet another cocaine binge, this time with a porn star locked in hotel room closet. Then, there was Sheen’s in-home rehab. Next was the news that CBS was canceling the final eight episodes of “Two and a Half Men,” followed by Sheen’s bizarre media tour where he blamed everyone but himself, and spoke of reports about his behavior as “the gibberish of fools.” He did, however, admit to being under the influence of one drug: “Charlie Sheen.”

Why Rahm has raised millions of dollars from out-of-state donors

6:23 PM 02/22/2011

Rahm Emanuel, who has over 20 years of fundraising experience, has raked in some serious dough for his own mayoral campaign. Today is his D-Day.

Reporters aren’t the only victims of sexual assault

12:46 PM 02/21/2011

As a Fox News Channel contributor, I often find myself in heated debates with our country’s best television hosts, analysts and experts. I am always honored to have a platform to respectfully disagree with my conservative opponents.

Mohamed ElBaradei: the wizard behind the curtain

2:43 PM 02/03/2011

Egyptians began their protest against President Hosni Mubarak on January 25, nine days ago. The reason is clear: they want him out.

A lesson from Loughner: Treat the mentally ill or continue to bury the innocent

1:12 PM 01/10/2011

Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting massacre could have been prevented if the people around him had paid attention to the warning signs.

The DC Opinion: Inside Facebook’s dark and violent alleys

12:09 PM 11/09/2010

Facebook is the most dangerous assault weapon in the world. Its virtual property allows people to load and fire their abusive messages at its innocent members.

From “whore” to “criminal”: we must demand better from our media and politicians

1:14 PM 11/01/2010

Last week, Sean Hannity interviewed me about an alleged double standard: liberals are allowed to inject name-calling into the political arena but conservatives cannot without facing major repercussions.

Republicans beware: Mark Kirk is a liberal

3:11 AM 10/07/2010

What does Illinois Tea Party candidate Michael Labno have to do to get some attention around here? Does he have to be more like Christine O’Donnell: should he make some bizarre comment about meatballs, get caught buying vibrators and boil some frogs?

Why Rahm Emanuel hasn’t announced his candidacy

10:35 AM 09/30/2010

On September 7, Mayor Daley told Chicagoans he wouldn't be seeking re-election. Since then, we’ve all been wondering, "Is Rahm Emanuel running or isn't he?"

Ms. Christine O’Donnell cordially invites you to please join our tea party! You can bring your cauldron, but please leave your vibrator at home.

9:03 AM 09/21/2010

I'm not a Tea Partier. I'm not a Republican. But, that doesn't mean this post has anything to do with a Christine O'Donnell witch-hunt, no pun intended. We're all entitled to our opinions and political party allegiances. I don't judge people with whom I disagree on values or political positions; however, if you can't back up your opinions with facts, expect an open season for ridicule.

For Daley, the numbers don’t lie

3:05 PM 09/10/2010

Mayor Daley is hands-down the best mayor in the country.

Clemens has only himself to blame for Congressional investigation

7:22 PM 08/30/2010

Allegations that you were once a steroid-using cheat must be very painful, especially if you are innocent. But to challenge the veracity of a Congressional report of which you were not the intended target is plain foolish. It is even more idiotic to ask Congress and the Feds to narrow their bullseye onto just you.

Proposition 8 proponents made judge’s decision easy

4:32 PM 08/05/2010

For many, same-sex marriage evokes a broad array of passionate feelings. But, yesterday's federal court ruling that struck down California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, is not about feelings. In fact, yesterday's ruling is not really even about the legality of Proposition 8 inasmuch as it is about the proponents' complete failure to argue why Proposition 8 should have been upheld.

Blagojevich attorney must look to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he contemplates contempt of court

8:48 AM 07/27/2010

The trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich took an unexpected twist when the judge threatened to jail defense lawyer Sam Adam, Jr. for contempt of court.

Will Obama testify? Dispatches from the Blago trial

5:54 PM 07/14/2010

What was supposed to be the corruption trial of century, the case that would make Lincoln roll over in his grave, ended up being the case that should make Obama want to crawl into a cave.