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Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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By Lisa Balde

Rev. Jesse Jackson Attends Hugo Chavez Funeral

Of all the people attending Hugo Chavez's funeral Friday in Caracas, Venezuela, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is among them. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Who's Who in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career

All the key players in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career View gallery »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Talks About Jr.'s Release

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Talks About Jr.'s Release

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will not be back in office any time soon, according to his father. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Jackson Jr Reportedly Debilitated by Depression

Jackson Jr Reportedly Debilitated by Depression

His wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson told the Sun-Times gossip columnist Michael Sneed over the weekend that the congressman was "completely debilitated by depression," and that the family imposed a... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr., received a big endorsement today in the race for the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary. Read »

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