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Running list of people and organizations that Rod Blagojevich thought he could leverage, bribe, cajole, or threaten:

President Elect Barack Obama
Warren Buffett
Bill Gates
Service Employees International Union
The Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Tribune
The American Red Cross
EDIT: and Children’s Memorial Hospital

Possibly also Lisa Madigan, Jesse Jackson Jr., and J.B. Pritzker, although those are more speculative.

Nate Silver founded and was the editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.