Important Question for the Media: When Did This Meeting Between Obama and Blagojevich Take Place?

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In December 2008, a few days after Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested, I discovered this photograph in a newsletter published by the State of Illinois on November 12 celebrating the election of Barack Obama:


The photo was posted along with an article discussing the selection process for Obama’s replacement in the Senate. The caption to the photo read simply:

Governor Blagojevich confers with now President-elect Barack Obama

Within hours after we published the photo on Verum Serum, and after it was picked up by Hot Air and ultimately the Drudge Report (along with other blogs), the newsletter disappeared from the State of Illinois web site. Fortunately we were smart enough to save a copy.

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Thank You

This is Post Number 1000 and I thought it would only be right to make it a Thank You, so here goes.

I’d like to Thank JC for getting me started and for all his input. I ‘d like to thank all my other friends and relatives whose names I’ll leave off to keep the government guessing on who they are. And finally, I’d like to thank all those who visit this site with or without leaving a comment. I hope the information I post on this site has in some way informed, educated, or brought a smile to your face.

God Bless you all and God save the Republic.

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Methane in Gulf “astonishingly high”: U.S. scientist

(Reuters) – As much as 1 million times the normal level of methane gas has been found in some regions near the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, enough to potentially deplete oxygen and create a dead zone, U.S. scientists said on Tuesday.

Texas A&M University oceanography professor John Kessler, just back from a 10-day research expedition near the BP Plc oil spill in the gulf, says methane gas levels in some areas are “astonishingly high.”

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Barack Obama’s “Respectable” Socialist Mentor – Abner Mikva

President Barack Obama and his latest Supreme court nominee Elena Kagan have a friend in common -prominent former Congressman and Chicago lawyer, Abner Mikva.

Fresh out of Harvard law School Elena Kagan clerked for then Judge Mikva in Washington DC in 1986-87. In the 1990s Obama, Kagan and Mikva were all on the Faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

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Former Justice Department Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping New Black Panther Case for Political Reasons

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A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for political reasons.

J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger, also accuses Deputy Attorney General Thomas Perez of lying under oath to Congress about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the probe.

The Justice Department has defended its move to drop the case, saying it obtained an injunction against one member to keep him away from polling stations while dismissing charges against the others “based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law.”

But Adams says politics was at play in the dismissal.

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