A federal judge has denied a request
by Rod Blagojevich's defense team to subpoena President Barack Obama to
testify in the former governor's corruption trial this summer. U.S.
District Judge James Zagel said Obama's testimony "is not material to
this case." Zagel has previously nixed Blagojevich's appeal to delay the trial and play all of the secret FBI wiretaps collected by U.S.