Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was re-sentenced Tuesday to the same 14 years he’s been serving in federal prison for corruption. A judge denied his request to have his sentence cut to five years, even after his lawyers argued that Blagojevich is a changed man, citing, among other things, the fact that he was…
Earlier this week, a jury of eleven women and one man convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 charges related to corruption. So much for the theory that emotionally susceptible ladies would never convict him.
• Two suicide bombers attacked a women's cafeteria and a faculty building at an Islamic university in Pakistan today, killing four people and wounding at least 18, in a bombing linked to the army's offensive against the Taliban. •
Barack Obama may be frustrated with how his economic stimulus plans are proceeding, but hey, join the club: Everyone in Washington right now has something to be frustrated about.
In the midst of the hour, Time (unsurprisingly) announced that Barack Obama was its Person of the Year. Ana Marie Cox and I aren't mad, though, we swear!