Obama Shifts Schedule Following Gov's Arrest

President-elect Barack Obama has shifted his morning schedule amid the arrest of his home state governor Tuesday, pool reports said.

Federal authorities alleged in a complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) that, among other things, he sought to glean political or financial benefits in exchange for his appointment of a successor to replace Obama in the Senate.

"President-elect Obama was scheduled to travel this morning to the Chicago FBI briefing before his mid-day meeting with former Vice President Al Gore," wrote the Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman in the morning's first pool report. "But it has been announced that he will instead be going straight to his transition office."

It was not clear whether the change in plans was caused by the arrest of Blagojevich, but a pool spray of the president-elect will take place after Obama's meeting with Gore this morning, instead of before, as planned.

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