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Burris Race

Durbin: Race Factored In Burris Seating

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson and Deanese Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dick Durbin, who advised Sen. Roland Burris last week to step down from the Senate, acknowledged Sunday that racial considerations were at play i...

Burris Gets Support From City Council's Black Caucus

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Some Chicago aldermen say calls for Sen. Roland Burris' resignation are unfair and politically motivated. Members of the City Council's Bla...

It's Time for the Senate to Hold Its Nose and Seat Burris

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What is the worst case scenario? Burris runs for re-election in 2010 and loses? If a Democrat loses a U.S. Senate race in Illinois, Roland Burris will be the least of the Democrats' problems.

Congressional Black Caucus Vice Chair Contradicts Rush: Obama Seat Not A 'Black Seat'

CNN Political Ticker | Deirdre Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, the new vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat should not ...