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Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:10 AM
By Lisa Balde

Rev. Jackson Mostly Mum on Son's Exhaustion

The father of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. remained mostly mum Tuesday about his son's treatment for an ailment that staffers have so far called exhaustion. When asked exactly what's wrong with the congressman, Read »

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM
By Ward Room Staff

Rev. Jackson Plans to Protest During NATO Visit

Rev. Jackson Plans to Protest During NATO Visit

Jackson compared the planned march to those during the war in Vietnam. He said the main issue is the same, spending millions of dollars and losing lives on war at the expense of funding for education and health... Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to make an election-related announcement Saturday during her stay in Chicago. Read »

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