FROM Chris Fusco
Governor Blagojevich Likely to Face Impeachment The Illinois legislature will convene tomorrow to deal with Governor Rod Blagojevich , who faces criminal charges for putting Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat up for sale. The President-elect, Senator Durbin and the state constitutional officers all have called for his resignation. In Springfield today, House Speaker Michael Madigan said that, since the Governor had "declined," I think it is time we move forward with a committee of inquiry that could lead to impeachment." Chris Fusco covers state government for the Chicago Sun-Times .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?