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Congress: Jackson Jr. back in the news

— "Federal authorities have asked U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D.-Ill) why former Gov. Rod Blagojevich believed he would get campaign cash in exchange for appointing Jackson to President Obama's vacant Senate seat, sources told the Sun-Times. More than a week ago, Jackson and his criminal defense lawyer sat down for an interview with investigators in connection with the ongoing corruption probe of the now-indicted Blagojevich. Among the areas of interest, sources say, was what Jackson told his representatives to convey to the Blagojevich camp on his behalf last year -- a time Jackson sought the Senate seat appointment." 
 
Is the Lieberman-Obama honeymoon over? "Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has tried to mend his relationship with President Obama in recent months, but their reconciliation hit a snag Monday over ballistic missile defense," The Hill reports. "Lieberman, the self-described independent Democrat who during the 2008 campaign questioned Obama's credentials to serve as commander in chief, has panned the Obama administration's proposal to cut the nation's missile defense shield." 
 
Another nail in the card check coffin (for now)? Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said, "I cannot support that bill… Cannot support that bill in its current form. Cannot support and will not support moving it forward in its current form." 
 
A federal judge is expected to toss out Ted Stevens' conviction today.