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Poll: More than half of U.S. public would like to hear less from Sarah Palin

Poll: More than half of U.S. public would like to hear less from Sarah Palin

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) --Sarah Palin has what could be called the highest shut up number among six U.S. public figures, a poll released Wednesday said.
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Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

Jackson gets 'Dear Candidate' letter from FCC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson Jr. may be serving a 2 1/2 year prison term for corruption but the disgraced former congressman is still caught up in the federal bureaucracy.

Jackson now in custody after early prison surrender thwarted

BUTNER, N.C., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to enter federal prison three days earlier than his scheduled surrender, federal corrections official said Tuesday.

Jesse Jackson Jr. to sell Washington home to pay forfeiture

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., convicted of using campaign funds for luxury goods, will sell his Washington home to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture.
Jesse Jackson Jr. may have bought guitar with fake signature

Jesse Jackson Jr. may have bought guitar with fake signature

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The auction of property seized from Jesse Jackson Jr. has been canceled by U.S. marshals because an Eddie Van Halen signature on a guitar may be fake.

Some Jesse Jackson Jr. possessions up for sale in online auction

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Signed Michael Jackson posters and Bruce Lee photos owned by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. are drawing bids for hundreds of dollars in an online auction.
The Issue: Political corruption

The Issue: Political corruption

Illinois has a long tradition of sending politicians to prison -- congressmen, governors, local politicians, Republicans, Democrats -- it's all good.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson apologizes at sentencing

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson apologizes at sentencing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., apologized Wednesday before he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for misusing campaign funds.

Jackson Jr. vows best efforts to repay $750,000 forfeiture

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he intends pay a $750,000 forfeiture in 90 to 180 days, despite the prospect of a prison sentence, a court filing shows.

Sentencing for ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., wife postponed

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi won't be sentenced this week as scheduled, court documents filed in Washington Monday showed.

Smiley, Jordan show support for Jackson Jr., before sentencing

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Two prominent African-Americans have weighed in as character witnesses for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., who was convicted of stealing campaign funds.

Jackson Jr. asks to go first if he and wife are sentenced to prison

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife say if both are sentenced to prison for wire and mail fraud, Jackson would prefer to serve first.

Feds ask for prison time for Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, June 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors asked a federal judge to send former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., to prison for four years for illegal personal use of campaign funds.

Judge won't seal Jackson's medical information until she sees it

CHICAGO, June 5 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago says she will not seal parts of the sentencing memorandum for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., until she has seen it.

Former Rep. Jackson wants medical documents sealed

CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has asked a federal judge to seal parts of a sentencing memorandum dealing with his medical condition.
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SLP2002042704 - ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., attends the Ernest A. Calloway, Jr., scholoarship brunch at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, on April 27, 2002. Jackson, son of noted civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, spoke about his work in the movement and his role in the House of Represenatives. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (born March 11, 1965) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district, serving since the special election in 1995. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

The district includes the part of the Southland southeast suburbs of Chicago and part of the Chicago South Side. He is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson. His wife, Sandi Jackson, serves on the Chicago City Council. He served as a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.

Prior to elective politics Jackson was active in international civil rights activism. He participated in his father's presidential campaigns and then in the office of his Rainbow Coalition. During his time in public office he has co-authored three books, two of them with his father. Jackson has a consistent liberal record on both social and fiscal issues. His most important political issue has been the pursuit of the proposed Chicago south suburban airport to serve as a third major airport for the Chicago metropolitan area. He has been a very active Democratic spokesperson for other Democratic candidates and a popular interviewee and broadcast media guest. In his majority black district, he has generated broad-based support, which has repeatedly earned him re-election by wide 5-to-1 and 10-to-1 margins.

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