Category Archives: Washington D.C.

More Politicians Demand Jesse Jackson Jr. Explanation

Political allies who mostly stayed quiet about U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. as he sought mental health treatment and stayed out of public view are speaking up about the congressman’s future.

Word of a pending plea bargain on corruption allegations has changed the outlook on Jackson. “The fact is, if this is honest and accurate, then it raises some serious questions about his continued service in Congress,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Jackson needs to talk to the people who reelected him last week about what’s going on. (via CBS Chicago)


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Is Jesse Jackson Jr. Going to Provide “Blagojevich Trial II: The Sequel”?

We were hoping that Illinois’ pay-to-play political culture finished its time in the national spotlight when Rod Blagojevich headed to his new residence in Colorado. Now it’s looking like we’ll be back in the national news cycle for all the wrong reasons once again, this time courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who had a cameo role in the Blagojevich trial and now may provide the sequel.

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