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Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

AP Wed Dec 10WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday joined others calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign, distancing himself further from the unfolding scandal over allegations that the governor schemed to barter Obama’s vacant Senate seat for personal gain. Full Story»

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  • Seen in file photos are Tammy Duckworh, a disabled Iraq war veteran and currently the Illinois veteran affairs director, U.S. Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr., of Chicago and Jan Schakowsky, of Evanston, Ill., Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones. The five have been mentioned as potential candidate to fill the seat of President-elect Barack Obama who said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, he would resign from the Senate effective Sunday, Nov. 16. Under state law, Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich will name Obama's replacement he said he expects to make a decision by year's end, (AP Photo/Staff)

    ABC: Jackson is ‘Candidate 5’ Politico – Wed Dec 10ABC News has a law enforcement source telling them that Jesse Jackson, Jr. is “Senate Candidate Five,” the one who was — according to Blagojevich — willing to supply campaign cash in exchange for the Senate seat.

  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, pictured (center), was arrested on charges of conspiring to sell an appointment to president-elect Barack Obama's recently vacated US Senate seat in what prosecutors called "a political corruption crime spree."(AFP/Getty Images/Scott Olson)

    Analysis: Scandal threatens to dog Obama AP – Wed Dec 10WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama hasn’t even stepped into office and already a scandal — not of his own making — is threatening to dog him.

  • US president-elect Barack Obama speaks to the press after a meeting with vice president-elect Joe Biden and former vice president Al Gore at the Transition Office in Chicago on December 9, 2008. Obama wants Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to resign after his arrest in a corruption probe, a spokesman said Wednesday.(AFP/File/Nicholas Kamm)

    Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims AP WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to “reboot America’s image” among the world’s Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name — Barack Hussein Obama — in his swearing-in ceremony.

  • The US Supreme Court will hear a case Wednesday on whether cabinet-level officials could be held accountable for controversial tactics President George W. Bush ordered as part of the US-led "war on terror." Former attorney general John Ashcroft, pictured in March, and FBI Director Robert Mueller have sought immunity from charges in a lawsuit(AFP/Getty Images/File/Alex Wong)

    Supreme Court hears case on Ashcroft, Mueller immunity AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday on whether cabinet-level officials could be held accountable for controversial tactics President George W. Bush ordered as part of the US-led “war on terror.”

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