The Washington Post

His story is a reminder of how quickly everything can come crashing down in politics.

"It is so cold, former Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. had his hands in his own pockets."

Relive the rise and fall of a man many thought would end up in Chicago City Hall or the White House.

"Well, at least he didn't waste the money on something stupid."

Jackson's exit has been rumored to be part of a plea deal.