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That $5,000 Football "Signed By American Presidents" Is The Most Damning Of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Alleged Illicit Spoils

If the federal case against him is accurate, Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a fall in part because of his covetousness for a "football signed by American Presidents" valued at $5,000. The former U.S. Congressman from Illinois and a conspirator are accused of fraudulently raising campaign funds and using the money "for…

Why Did Four Congressmen Vote Against Awarding Jack Nicklaus A Congressional Gold Medal? Deadspin Investigates.

On April 16, the U.S. House of Representatives awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Jack Nicklaus "in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf." Previous medal recipients have included everyone from George Washington to Howard Hughes to Bob Hope. Byron Nelson…

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