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TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

By MICHAEL TARM | February 20, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment.Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hunt for...

Buttigieg lands black South Carolina lawmaker’s endorsement

By MEG KINNARD | February 12, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is picking up his first endorsement among South Carolina’s black lawmakers as attention in the early voting contest turns toward more diverse states.Buttigieg‘s campaign announced...

Trump, Manchin trading barbs as impeachment feud boils over

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE | February 10, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A post-impeachment spat between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has sunk to name-calling and insults.The moderate Democrat took to cable news Monday to hurl barbs at the president after a weekend of back-and-forth...

TV news ready to shift gears after impeachment saga ends

By DAVID BAUDER | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's vote to acquit President Donald Trump not only ended the impeachment saga Wednesday, it shut off the source of hours of programming for television news networks.The vote, shown live on ABC, CBS, NBC and the cable news networks,...

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