Democrats like hospitals

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In today's trial, Tony Rezko lawyer tries to explain controversial Mercy hospital approval

This afternoon, Tony Rezko's lawyer Joseph Duffy starts his cross examination of Thomas Beck. Duffy starts to use an interesting tactic, saying that for decades -- under Republican leadership -- no new hospitals had been built in Illinois. (That's with the caveat of Cook County Hospital). Duffy tries to paint the Mercy hospital deal as a good thing. Something brokered by Democrats who under Gov. Blagojevich want to bring hospitals to the public for the first time in decades. Duffy immediately points to a memo brought up earlier in the trial. It's the one containing U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's name. Duffy said that pretty high level people, including "some other guy called Obama," worked on legislation to revamp the state's health planning board.

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Natasha Korecki

Natasha Korecki is the Federal Courts Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering federal news, corruption investigations and trials.

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