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Roland Burris Senate

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...

Burris Presides Over Senate, Gives Speech Day After Being Told To Resign

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris went back to work Wednesday, giving a speech on the Senate floor and presiding over a body he's been told by man...

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...

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...

Burris Returns To Senate Under Cloud Of Controversy

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

This week will be a critical test of Burris's hold on that seat. The three-week-old senator shut out the press this weekend, forgoing any public appea...

Burris Attending Obama's Speech To Congress After White House Warning

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris plans to return to Washington in time to attend President Barack Obama's address to a joint sessi...

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.

U.S. Nationalizes Illinois Senate Seat

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

The White House quickly defended the measure, arguing that Burris' seat had become a "zombie seat" that was a drain on the rest of the Senate.

Despite Senate Fight, Burris Gets Solid Committee Assignments

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

WASHINGTON--Newly appointed Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is getting assignments from the Democratic leaders that will give him credentials in areas whe...

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.

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...

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...

Illinois GOP Rips Democrats Over Burris

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- On the day Roland Burris was sworn in as a new U.S. senator, the Illinois Republican Party blasted Democrats for letting the state bec...

Roland Burris Sworn Into U.S. Senate, Officially Replaces Obama

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Roland Burris took his place as Barack Obama's successor in the Senate on Thursday, ending a standoff that embarrassed the presiden...

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 ...

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.)

Burris: I Never Doubted I Would Be Seated

AP | JULIE HIRSHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Senate appointee Roland Burris will be sworn into office Thursday, his office said, closing a painful and protracted certification ...

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 ...

Burris Staying In Chicago As Lawyers Go To DC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris plans to stay in Chicago Monday while attorneys head to Washington to urge the Senate to accept his app...

Burris Likely To Be Seated This Week

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Eager to put the scandal-tainted standoff behind them, Senate Democrats accepted Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's Se...

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...

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.

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 ...