Jackson Denies Making a Deal for Senate Seat; Obama Names Energy Secretary

By The News Dec 11, 2008

Obama Taps Physicist Steven Chu as Energy Secretary President-elect Barack Obama intends select a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Steven Chu, to his energy and natural resources team. Yahoo News. Tuskegee Airmen to Attend Inauguration "Now, roughly 330 of the all-black WWII pilot force are left from about 16,000 who served are receiving another honor that has surpassed their dreams: They are being invited to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama as the country’s first black president." New York Times. Rep. Jackson Denies Role in Blagojevich Scandal Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr., on Wednesday, admitted to being the “Senate Candidate 5,” associates of whom, the governor said in a wire-tapped conversation, were willing to raise money for Mr. Blagojevich in exchange for the seat, but he denies any role in a deal. New York Times. Chertoff Accused of Illegally Hiring Immigrants "Even though the Secret Service screened the IDs of employees for a Maryland cleaning company before they entered the house of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the nation’s top immigration official, the company’s owner says the workers sailed through the checks — although some of them turned out to be illegal immigrants." Washington Post.