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Friday, December 26, 2008
December 26, 2008
By Andrew Walden @ 5:58 PM :: 3394 Views

Obama: Two hours with four investigators

Every president for more than three decades has had to talk with federal prosecutors at one time or another. President-elect Barack Obama may have set a land speed record by giving his first interview to investigators even before taking the oath of office.

Obama sat down last week with four investigators looking into the alleged attempt to sell his former Senate seat.

Related: Blago's lawyers seek subpoena of Obama aides

Small fire at home of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr

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Obama working out with friend from Chicago (the Rezko Connection)

President-elect Barack Obama left his vacation home in Kailua at 7:52 a.m. local time, according to the White House press pool report. He was accompanied by Eric Whitaker, a friend from Chicago vacationing with Obama.

LINK: Whitaker appointed by Rezko:

Whitaker's agency also got caught up in scandal. He oversaw the budget of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, which approves medical construction projects. Rezko and his associates controlled that board, which they used to solicit kickbacks and payoffs, according to testimony at Rezko's trial.  Rezko was convicted. Whitaker, who said he wasn't involved in the board's day-to-day operations, was never accused of any wrongdoing.

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State's special funds do come in handy

The state's appetite for creating hundreds of special funds in which to stash cash for certain purposes has often been criticized as fiscally irresponsible, so it is no small point of irony that these caches could save government from a $1 billion budget deficit.

(Actually, all those annoying fees and taxes helped create the deficit by retarding the growth of private business)

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Hawaii plans boom in school construction

The DOE is planning for new schools while it simultaneously started a process to close small or underutilized facilities.

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