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Feds: Jesse Jackson Jr. stole $750,000 in campaign cash

Chicago - On Friday, Jesse Jackson Jr., the disgraced Democrat who stepped down from office after winning re-election in a land slide without campaigning, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and giving false statements.

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns amid scandals and investigations

Washington - A letter of resignation from Jackson, who is bipolar and beset by rumors of extramarital affairs, a campaign spending investigation and an ethics scandal, was received by Speaker John Boehner’s office.

Jesse Jackson Jr. checks out, disappears again

Chicago - Re-elected without giving a single campaign speech or showing up for a day of work since June, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the political cover of the Mayo Clinic a week after elections.

Jesse Jackson Jr. 'engaged in ongoing plea deal'

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was re-elected to the U.S. Congress handily despite not working since June or even having to give a single campaign speech.

Chicago: Purge of dead voters, enthusiasm-gap stifle registration

Chicago - Voter registration and enthusiasm are depressed in Chicago and Cook County, hometown of Barack Obama, compared to 2008. The area hosted a huge registered voter increase benefiting the president in 2008.

Jesse Jackson Jr. a shoo-in; hasn't worked in three months

Chicago - Jesse Jackson Jr. is a shoo-in for re-election according to fresh polling, even though he hasn’t worked a day since he mysteriously disappeared in June, and his Washington home was put up for sale.

Jesse Jackson Jr. still no-show in Congress

Washington - Like most of Chicago’s teachers, Chicago-area Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was a no show in Congress again Tuesday; votes were cast, but his constituents weren't heard from. Jackson has missed a long string of votes this year.

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers from mood disorder

Washington - The mysterious month-long leave of absence of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. that prompted calls for disclosure from Democrats and Republicans in Congress has been framed as a “mood disorder” by unnamed doctor.

Op-Ed: Where is our proper representation in the health-care vote?

Health care cost control troubles? No problem: the Teamsters with the "Coalition to Win" of Andy Stern will help run it. How is Andy Stern’s Service Employees International Union profiting from Obama's health care proposal?

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