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Roland Burris: Lack Of African Americans In Senate Is 'Troubling'

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet on November 18, 2010 12:41 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his farewell speech, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), the only African American in the Senate, said it was "troubling" that when he leaves at the end o...

Torn Apart By DOMA

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

One can only hope that quick passage of the UAFA will help people like Karla and Stacy have a fair shot at making a loving committed relationship work for the long term.

Burris On Senate Run: 'You Never Say Never' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris sounded like a man who had made up his mind when he said last month that he would not seek to retain his Senate seat in 2010. "I was ca...

Burris Backer Anthony Williams Plans To Enter Senate Race

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris' decision to stay out of the 2010 election has prompted one of his supporters to jump in the race. ...

Burris Yet To Sponsor A Single Floor Amendment In Senate

Politico | MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pressed by reporters about his entanglements with ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) has had a familiar refrain: Let me...

Transcript Vindicates Burris

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

The media continues to exaggerate evidence of malfeasance on the part of Roland Burris.

Roland Burris: Running In 2010 Comes Down To Money

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) said he would like to keep his job in the Senate, but will make a formal decision whether to seek reelection in the next f...

Burris Adds Kenneth Montoya, Former Wellstone And Simon Staffer, To Senate Staff

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Roland Burris is filling more key staff positions in his Senate office. The Illinois Democrat announced today that he's appointing...

GOP Calls Chances 'Good' To Win Illinois Senate Seat In 2010

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is dominated by Democrats, but national Republicans see a chance to take away Sen. Roland Burris' seat because disgraced former Gov. Rod Blag...

Burris Product Of Chicago Machine: "No One Took Him Seriously"

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris still occupies temporary office space in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in a suite far from the floor of the United States Senate, ...

Hispanic Leaders Say They Support Burris Despite Controversy

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hispanic leaders in Chicago have met with Democrat Roland Burris and say they support him despite outstanding questions about his appointment to the U...

Burris Buried By Other Candidates In New Senate Race Poll

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is drawing single digits in a primary with two other candidates, according to a new poll. [...] The poll matched him with ...

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Challenge Burris For Senate Seat

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Add U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, D-Chicago, to the list of those pondering a run for the Senate seat now held by Roland Burris. "I am going to consider r...

Obama Ally Planning To Challenge Burris For Senate Seat

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Commerce Secretary William Daley is leaning toward running for the Senate seat President Obama once held, sources close to Daley tell The Hill....

Special Election For Burris Seat Rejected By State Senate Panel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An effort to oust Democrat Roland Burris from his appointment as a U.S. senator was voted down Thursday by Illinois lawmaker...

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 ...

Burris Campaign Site Created By Lobbying Partner, Accepts Donations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris isn't saying whether he'll run for a full term in the Senate next year, but he has laid the groundwork on the In...

Alexi Giannoulias Launches Exploratory Campaign For Burris' Senate Seat

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

Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, 32, opens his exploratory bid for Senator today hoping his close association with President Obama, generat...

Schakowsky To Run For Burris Senate Seat If Special Election Held

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said Monday that if Illinois holds a special election for Sen. Roland Burris's (D) seat, she will be a candidate. In an...

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...

Bill Daley May Run For Burris Senate Seat: Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary and mayoral brother Bill Daley is considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Roland Burris, Sun...

The Three R's: Roland, Racism and Resignation

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune editorials have called for the resignation of Senator Roland Burris. I oppose their position. I should hope fr...

Geoghegan Files Lawsuit To Force Special Election To Oust Burris

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the General Assembly or the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee isn't prepared to unseat Sen. Roland Burris, labor lawyer and 5th Congressional District c...

Quinn Investigating How Burris' Son Got State Job From Blago Administration

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

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...