One of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s ex-colleagues came to his defense in a letter to a judge made public Tuesday, calling the corrupt ex-congressman "the highlight of our karaoke nights" and asking that his "many contributions to America" be taken into account in his sentencing.
Ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty to spending campaign cash on things like Michael Jackson and Van Halen memorabilia, is apparently a heck of a karaoke singer. He's so good, in fact, that a congresswoman thinks it should be...
Voting for Mark Sanford would be the Republican equivalent of voting for Marion Barry, Barney Frank or Jesse Jackson Jr. #Weshouldbebetter — John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) March 25, 2013 For whatever it’s worth, key GOP movers & shakers...Show More Summary
Already looking at a possible prison term, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could face new trouble over his apparent failure to file a financial disclosure report that is required when lawmakers leave the House. Meantime, his campaign has been warned by the Federal Election Commission about missing recent deadlines for public reports.
Embattled former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. may follow the path of other fallen Illinois lawmakers and public servants, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. That is, he will reportedly ask a federal judge for leniency on his sentence because of his mental health, the paper says. Show More Summary
Jackson’s attorney Reid Weingarten said his client’s mental health issues are well-known and they don’t intend to argue his condition should be a mitigating factor in his sentencing. [ more › ]
The latest news on the Jesse Jackson Jr. front is that the former Illinois Congressman's attorneys may attempt to bar federal prosecutors from having their own medical experts evaluate Jackson.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who in February pleaded guilty to a years-long spending binge involving more than $750,000 in campaign dollars, has a new sentencing date: July 1.
Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s embezzlement case is proving just how small Washington's legal world can be. The first judge randomly assigned to the case in Washington's federal trial court has now recused himself. Today in court, the second...
Harvard law professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. has joined Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legal team, papers filed today in federal court show.
Illinois Rep. Kelly takes seat in House, replacing Jesse Jackson Jr.
After Robin Kelly's special election victory to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. Tuesday night, the Chicago Sun-Times' Natasha Korecki, who helped lead the media charge against Republican Paul McKinley, reported the election by the peopleShow More Summary
Robin Kelly will be sworn in as the successor to Jesse Jackson Jr. Thursday. All her constituents want is honesty and accessibility. [ more › ]
Robin Kelly (D) "claimed victory tonight in a low-turnout contest to decide the successor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a 2nd Congressional District with a history of scandal-plagued representation," the Chicago Tribune reports.Reuters reports that with nearly three quarters of precincts reporting, Kelly had 91.9% of the vote.
Democrat Robin Kelly is out to a commanding early lead tonight in a low-turnout contest to decide the successor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a 2nd Congressional District with a history of scandal-plagued representation.
With the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress as the only ballot issue today in Chicago¿s portion of the 2nd Congressional District, voter turnout in the city is extremely light, Chicago Board of Elections officials say.
Robin Kelly looks likely to cruise to an easy victory in today's special election in Illinois to fill former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacant seat. But despite a notable lack of competition from her GOP opponent, recent campaign filings show that Kelly has continued to scoop up large campaign contributions.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns will start grading lawmakers. The special election for ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr's House seat is today. Maryland passes medical marijuana. Defense Secretary Hagel wants Congress to take away military commanders' power to overturn service members' crimin …
(CNN) - Chicago area voters head to the polls Tuesday to fill the congressional seat left vacant by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. And while February's Democratic primary for the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District was a high profile contest full of drama, the general election campaign has so far been a [...]