With looming investigation and health problems, trouble not over for Jesse Jackson Jr. after resignation

  • Article by: HENRY C. JACKSON and SOPHIA TAREEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 22, 2012 - 2:32 PM

CHICAGO - Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn't mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon's son.

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infowarsNov. 21, 12 1:46 PM

God willing he was forced to give up his pension and all the other Govt goodies they hand out.

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munsterlandrNov. 21, 12 1:59 PM

Another example of why Representatives need to be forced to give up their pensions and other goodies when they are caught with committing criminal acts. Don't hold your breath about change. The Democrats have a lock on the Senate and will protect their right to be criminals and get pensions forever.

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ranger78Nov. 21, 12 2:18 PM

Just another example of Democrats voting for anyone as long as they have the D behind their name on the ballot. Jackson has been incapable of doing his job for months. Hasn't been seen in public for months. It's been long known that the Feds were investigating him and the odds were extremely high that an indictment was coming down. And yet the voters of his district re-elected him with close to 80% of the vote. This guy was as close to being a criminal as one can get and they still gave him a rout of his opponent. I'm convinced the Dems could run a dead person, a pet dog or a zombie and the Dems would still vote for them.

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notforwardNov. 21, 12 2:19 PM

He should be in prison.

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falcon1681Nov. 21, 12 2:37 PM

My god the right wing shills are flocking. Which party has had more representatives convicted of crimes, serving jail terms and caught red handed in the tax payer cookie jar again? Democrats by no means have a monopoly on shady dealings and unsavory conduct while in office....

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spring12Nov. 21, 12 2:40 PM

I like that. Jackson is under a federal investigation and he gets re-elected. Apparently that didn't concern the people that voted for him. It is a sad statement regarding our society regarding the lack of character in our elected officials; I think it also says something about the voters.

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furthurtNov. 21, 12 2:41 PM

Another Jesse Jackson that should be in prison.

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infowarsNov. 21, 12 3:01 PM

Quit the partisan bickering nonsense. The Republicans AND the Democrats are 2 groups within the same party. 1/2 is big Govt welfare, the other 1/2 is big Govt warfare. Both want to SPEND SPEND SPEND and their goal is to keep the nation divided & distracted by petty issues such as Gay Marriage and Taxes so they can loot the treasury. It's what happens during the final stages of ALL Empires. The US is now Fascist and you will all recognize it very soon. Did you read about the senate voting on legislation next week that will allow the feds to read ALL your emails. 0 Privacy. Frankly, they're already reading ALL the emails. This legislation will only legalize it after the fact. Disgraceful how Americans have let Liberty slip away. "A Republic, if you can keep it." Thomas Jefferson. Don't worry, the Republic is GONE.

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janders55811Nov. 21, 12 3:24 PM

Dont forgwt durenburger. Anothwe thief

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william16Nov. 21, 12 3:31 PM

If Jackson had a shred of decency, he would've resigned before the election, and saved taxpayers tens of thousands in costs to hold a special election to fill his seat. But long ago, Jackson apparently gave up his scruples to deliver nearly $1 billion in earmarks for his district, including an ill-fated attempt to divert $230K for "minority procurement opps" for a new south Chicago airport that has never been approved. Not surprising that Jackson is under investigation for diverting campaign funds for his personal use; only surprising that it took this long for him to be investigated.

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