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Blagojevich testifies: Sen. Reid, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and Obama Senate seat

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich testifies again today in his federal corruption case and the Sun-Times Natasha Korecki and Lark Turner are filing must-read reports over at the Blago Blog. Today's installments deal with the selling of the Senate seat vacated by President Obama and Blagojevich tapes cover his discussions with now Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nv.) over the seat, and his interest, at different times of tapping now White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for the seat.

Click over to to read these reports:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Blagojevich: 'This is a thankless job you have,' Blago testifies

Blagojevich discussed appointing himself Senator, hunting down bin Laden

Adviser was teasing about Senate President's campaign coffers, not asking for them, Blagojevich testifies"

Charitable organization wasn't meant to pay Blagojevich, he says; it was 'get the rich to help the poor'

Blagojevich says his advisers pushed him to leverage Senate seat; he insisted it be legal

Blagojevich: I talked to Emaunel about appointing Madigan to Senate seat

Blagojevich's version of trade: I was excited by the idea of spreading healthcare nationally

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