The Jackson 5
Officials now believe that Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. is “Senate Candidate 5” described in an affidavit filed in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest.
Blagojevich was arrested on charges that he attempted to sell or trade President-elect Barack Obama’s former Senate seat in exchange for financial benefits . Jackson is believed to be one of at least six people being considered by the governor to fill the seat in exchange for money or a new job.
Specifically, federal authorities said, Mr. Jackson is “Senate Candidate 5,” associates of whom, the governor said in a wire-tapped conversation, were willing to raise money for Blagojevich in exchange for the seat. NY Times
Finally, the Little Guy Wins
After six days of protesting, the sit-in at the Chicago window and door factory Republic Windows & Door has ended after workers approved a $1.75 million agreement.
Bank of America spokeswoman Julie Westermann says the company loaned $1.35 million. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez says JPMorgan Chase & Co. added $400,000.
Each former Republic Windows & Door employee will get eight weeks’ salary, all accrued vacation pay and two months’ paid health care. AP
Stop the Michelle Obama Drama
Check out this commentary Essence editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray wrote for CNN on incoming First Lady Michelle Obama. She says we should just let Ms. Obama’s real self shine.