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Roland Burris Resignation

Burris Surviving Resignation Calls As Governor Backs Off Special Election

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Roland Burris seems to have weathered the storm. Fellow Democrats are no longer demanding his resignation. The new Illinois ...

Quinn Backs Off Burris Special Election Push

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time to move on from the flap over embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and focus on the economy. Quinn wants a speci...

Quinn Again Calls For Burris To Resign

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday re-iterated his call for Roland Burris to resign the U.S. Senate seat that ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him to, sayi...

Burris Still Has Senate Clout, Despite Furor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Despite the furor surrounding Sen. Roland Burris, experts say Illinois is unlikely to suffer much from having a senator who'...

Burris Gets Support From Senate Republicans

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Burris should stay where he is. "He came nominated by a governor who was in office, he came with the paperwork, the S...

Burris Won't Resign Or Seek Second Term As Durbin Meeting Looms Tuesday: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Embattled Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) meets with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Tuesday afternoon. Burris understands that he needs to try t...

Durbin: Burris Should Resign (VIDEO)

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris refused to resign on Tuesday, rebuffing the call from the Senate's No. 2 Democrat who made it clear that the emb...

GOP Senator Connected To Prostitution Ring Calls For Burris Resignation

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), who survived a 2007 sex scandal, called on Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) to resign Tuesday for his ethical shortcoming...

Illinois GOP Chief: Senate Should Boot Burris If He Won't Resign

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The head of the Illinois Republican Party says the U.S. Senate should kick Roland Burris out of office since he won't resign...

Congressman Danny Davis Defends Burris: 'They've Never Walked In Roland Burris' Moccasins'

Chicago Public Radio | Ammad Omar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[O]ne politician who isn't calling for Burris to step down is Chicago Congressman Danny Davis. He says Burris is a man of integrity, and that his cri...

Quinn: Burris Should Resign Next Week

Politico | ANDY BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) said Saturday that Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) should heed the White House's call and resign next week. "I hope that he s...

White House To Burris: Think About Your Future This Weekend

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday called on embattled Illinois Sen. Roland Burris to take the weekend to think about his future. White Hou...

Roland W. Burris Will You Please Go Now!

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

In the words of the infinitely wise Dr. Seuss: The charade is over/Leave your title behind. The time has come/So please resign.

Governor Quinn Calls On Burris To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has called on Senator Roland Burris to resign and for his seat to be filled by a special election. "I think Roland Burris sho...

Illinois Treasurer Giannoulias Calls For Burris' Resignation

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Add Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO'-lee-ehs) to the roster of those calling for Sen. Roland Burris to resign. In a Fri...

The Silence of the Congressman: Where's Bobby Rush?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

What have we heard from Bobby Rush lately as Burris amends his increasingly unbelievable denial of pay to play?

Sun-Times Joins Newspaper Chorus Calling For Burris Resignation

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times says that U.S. Sen. Roland Burris must resign. The Sun-Times called for Burris to step down in a newspaper editorial published ...

Burris Facing Investigations As Newspapers, Politicians Call For His Resignation

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Should he resign? Can he be forced out? Will he face criminal charges? Illinoisans who thought they had put one big mess behind them ...