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Roland Burris Senate

Do the Right Thing

Susan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Greenhalgh

The Senate is doing the right thing by seating Burris, now Burris should do the right thing and pledge to resign if Blagojevich is convicted.

Dem Congresswoman May Run For Burris's Seat In 2010

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is open to running against Roland Burris in 2010, potentially setting up a contested Democratic primary for the scanda...

As Attorney General, Roland Burris Steered State Business To Friends, Gave Jobs To Family

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Politicians and the media [1] largely have portrayed Sen. Roland Burris as an upstanding public official. As Barack Obama described his replacement in...

Mr. Burris Goes to Washington (Finally)

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The only thing missing from this scandal is sex. (Oh, wait. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is an alum of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" hall of fame, so there ya' go.)

Durbin To Hold Reception For Burris After Initially Opposing Seating

Chicago Tribune | Jill Zuckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Appointed U.S. Sen. Roland Burris will be sworn in Thursday, ending the saga of his selection by impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Vice President Dick ...

Burris Celebrated By City Council: He 'Untainted The Process'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the cusp of being sworn in as the junior senator from Illinois, Roland Burris spent nearly an hour soaking in accolades at City Hall Tuesday. The ...

Politics Gone Wild

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Our politicians are looking like lunatics at this hour and we, the people of Illinois, deserve better.

Burris To Be Seated This Week

Chicago Tribune | Jill Zuckman and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris won his battle to succeed Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois this afternoon as Senate lawyers agreed that he met the chamb...

Republicans Unlikely To Block Burris

MSNBC | Ken Strickland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The only thing that could stop Burris from being seated quickly as a U.S. Senator is an "objection" from the Senate floor, specifically from Republica...

Burris Aided Blagojevich In 2006 Re-Election Campaign

Chicago Tribune | David Kidwell and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days after Gov. Rod Blagojevich accepted his party's nod for re-election in 2006, a letter arrived at state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka's office ...

Burris' Fate Could Be Decided Monday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fate of Senate-appointee Roland Burris could be decided as soon as Monday, Democratic sources said, as the Senate's Parliamentarian and legal coun...

Roland Burris Says He Won't Be "Rubber Stamp" For Obama In Senate

Chicago Tribune | John Chase and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a Tribune interview, Roland Burris sketched the outlines of his positions on key issues for the first time, acknowledging that he has much to learn...

Burris May Return To DC To Demand Seat

Politico | JOHN BRESNAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris may return to Washington next week to demand that he be accepted as the legitimate Senate appointee to replace President-elect Barack Ob...

Durbin: Senate Won't Seat Burris Without Secretary Of State Signature

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Dick Durbin said Friday that the Senate will not seat Roland Burris without a signature from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, putting ...

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...

Burris: White Says He Should've Signed Senate Appointment (VIDEO)

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Roland Burris -- the senator-designate from Illinois -- said upon landing at Midway Airport Wednesday that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to...

Durbin: Burris Testimony Will Get 'Careful Review'

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he and his colleagues will "carefully review" Roland Burris' testimony before an Illinois House panel that h...

Obama Teaches Senate The Chicago Way With Burris Push: John Kass

Chicago Tribune | John Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So the Chicago Way hauled off and slapped the U.S. Senate in the face--one of those backhands with the knuckles to unsuspecting lips--and guess who bl...

Burris Could Win Election In 2010: Rich Miller

Chicago Sun-Times | Rich Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's been a lot of talk lately that Roland Burris can't possibly win a full term if he's seated in the United States Senate. I'm not 100 percent c...

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.

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 ...

Democrat: Blagojevich "Called Our Bluff" On Senate Pick

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats have no choice but to change their tone about Roland Burris becoming a U.S. senator because Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich "called our...

Burris Should Withdraw: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Senate leadership is right to block this appointment and let it be settled in court if it has to be. The Senate has taken a stand based on princip...

Jason Linkins

Reid Gives Burris A Pass On Race-Card Playing (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roland Burris path to getting some new resume details to engrave on his graveside monolith got a little less obstructed today. President-elect Barack ...

Burris Impeachment Panel Testimony Key To Senate Seating

Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After meeting yesterday with Roland Burris, who is a Democrat and a former attorney general of Illinois, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.)...