Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is in court today for the first day of his political corruption trial.
Blagojevich faces a handful of charges including perhaps the most salacious one – the charge that he allegedly tried to sell President Obama’s old Senate seat. If Blagojevich is convicted, he could be the fourth Illinois governor to head to federal prison in the past 40 years.
Follow Up Friday looks at what your computer can accomplish while it's resting with John Abell, NY Bureau chief for Wired; and an update with Jonathan Allen of CQPolitics on what Alaska, Minnesota, and Georgia have yet to accomplish: picking their next Senator.
David Mendell, Chicago Tribune reporter and the author of Obama: From Promise to Power (Amistad, 2007), and Jonathan Allen, reporter for the Congressional Quarterly's CQPolitics.com, go through the specifics of Barrack Obama's record as a U.S. Senator.