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In the day's other news headlines, California lawmakers failed to resolve the state's budget crisis, and Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., denied any dishonesty over his contacts with ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the Republican National Committee's selection of a new chairman and Illinois politics following the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The Illinois state Senate officially removed Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office over the fallout from a corruption scandal and stocks fell sharply on another day of bleak economic news. Jim Lehrer recaps the day's other news headlines.
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Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted at his impeachment trial by the state Senate and removed from office. He becomes the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed by impeachment.
A lawsuit challenging the results of the Minnesota Senate race went to court Tuesday and the state impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began. Amy Walter of the Hotline updates the stories as well as the latest on the…
Stocks edged higher Tuesday despite a new round of U.S. job cuts and Iceland's coalition government collapsed amid fallout from the global economic crisis. Judy Woodruff recaps the day's news headlines.
Senate Democratic leaders moved Monday to formally accept Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's Senate successor, hoping to move beyond the spectacle that emerged around Burris's appointment by the scandal-plagued Illinois governor.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess the week's news, including Obama's new intelligence team and his push to get a new economic stimulus package through Congress.
The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, an action that sets up a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.
President-elect Barack Obama met with party leaders on Capitol Hill Monday to discuss an economic stimulus package. Reports also emerged that he selected former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to lead the CIA. Journalists discuss the latest news.
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