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Blago Impeached

Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois might have just been impeached but he still doesn't think he did anything wrong. In a news conference today just hours after the Illinois House voted 114 to 1 against him, Blago said he will fight "every step of the way," adding that he's confident he'll be "properly exonerated." He went on to accuse the House of impeaching him not for attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat, but for trying to cut property taxes and expand health care benefits to Illinois residents. "Is that an impeachable offense?" he asked. It is the first time in Illinois history that a governor has been impeached. The matter now moves on to the state Senate, where a two-thirds vote is required to remove the governor from office.