Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced ex-governor of Illinois imprisoned for corruption, told CNN's Anderson Cooper he was a "political prisoner" like Nelson Mandela.

'Tis the season for plotting presidential pardons, apparently. There’s just one problem: Most of the potential candidates aren't pardon-worthy.

CHICAGO — Two trials and almost exactly three years after being arrested, Illinois’ ousted governor Rod Blagojevich soon will learn his punishment for c SEE ALSO: Father Says It Was ‘A Mistake’ To Use 9-year-old As Chauffeur ‘Tunnel Of Love’ Couple Busted Having Sex On Water Slide orruption convictions that include trying to sell or […]

Roland Martin talks with Lynn Sweet, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times about the Rod Blagojevich verdict. Blagojevich was convicted on 17 of 20 counts of federal corruption. TJMS: Breaking Down The Rod Blagojevich Conviction; Guilty on 17 Of 20 Counts Of Federal Corruption by Roland S Martin on Mixcloud

CHICAGO (AP) – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich called Oprah Winfrey a kingmaker who could influence voters as he mulled naming the talk show host to President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, according to anFBI tape played Monday at his corruption trial.

From Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been subpoenaed by the defense in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial, adding the onetime Senate hopeful to a long list of federal officials Blagojevich’s team wants to put on the witness stand.