iOS app Android app

Blagojevich Burris

Note to Illinois Voters: Remember Burris Called Lon Monk

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Supporters of Burris liked to point out that when Lon Monk took Burris's call, Monk was no longer working for Blagojevich. The tapes show otherwise.

Onward and Downward

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

In their zeal to fritter away their substantial numerical advantages, Democratic leaders are letting a member of their own party roll them.

Burris Praises His Testimony: I Passed With Flying Colors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris praised his performance in front of the House panel studying impeachment for Gov. Rod Blagojevich Thursday, saying he "passed the test w...

Supreme Court Decision Means Senate Is Stuck With Burris

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Friday's decision by the Illinois Supreme Court reinforces what I've been saying for days: Harry Reid and his colleagues are faced with only two choic...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Burris Admits He Reached Out To Blago Confidant Named In Criminal Complaint | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Inches away from securing a seat in the United States Senate, Roland Burris suffered what could be a serious setback on Thursday. Appearing before a...

Poll: 52 Percent Of Illinois Voters Oppose Burris Appointment

ABC 7 | Andy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris is paying the price for an appointment that is tarnished and tainted by the cloud of corruption and scandal that hovers menacingly over ...

Sam Stein

Burris: Jimmy Carter Wants Me To Be Senator (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Saying that it will be only a "very short" time until he has the opportunity to serve as the junior Senator from Illinois, Roland Burris added a new w...

Blagojevich vs. the Senate

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

In this contest of wills -- the governor's rightful authority to appoint a senator as opposed to the Senate's power to judge the qualification of its members -- the last word simply belongs to the Senate.

Blagojevich Not Accompanying Burris To Washington

Chicago Tribune | Pat Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has no plans to go to Washington, D.C., to present Roland Burris as his appointee to the U.S. Senate, a spokesman for the governo...

The Governor's Audacity to Appoint

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The world may not understand it, but we who live in Illinois got it. And most of all, the politicians got it. I am still the Governor of the State of Illinois, confirmed Mr. Blagojevich.

Roland Burris: Reid Blasts Blagojevich For Making Pick

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released a statement today in response to reports that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will nominate Roland Burr...

Blagojevich Senate Appointment May Hasten His Impeachment (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defiant appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate could wind up hastening his own impeachment, a member of the House impe...