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Roland Burris

The Governor's Audacity to Appoint

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The world may not understand it, but we who live in Illinois got it. And most of all, the politicians got it. I am still the Governor of the State of Illinois, confirmed Mr. Blagojevich.

Roland Burris Built Monument To Himself In Chicago

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris, the man Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked to succeed Barack Obama in the Senate, might get to etch another accolade into the monumen...

Roland Burris Once Sought Death Penalty For Innocent Man

ProPublica | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris, embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick to replace Barack Obama in the Senate, is no stranger to controv...

Seat Burris Now!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

For me, this is about Burris, not Blagojevich. Unless there is something about Burris that renders him unqualified, I say seat Burris now.

Roland Burris: Reid Blasts Blagojevich For Making Pick

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released a statement today in response to reports that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will nominate Roland Burr...

Sam Stein

Bobby Rush: Don't "Hang Or Lynch" Burris Because Of Blagojevich | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a wild press conference where Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduced Roland Burris as the Senate-appointee to replace Barack Obama, congressman Bobby Rush...

Blagojevich Senate Appointment May Hasten His Impeachment (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defiant appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate could wind up hastening his own impeachment, a member of the House impe...

ROLAND BURRIS: Who Is Blagojevich's Pick For Illinois Senator? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday appointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Obama's vacant Sen...

Blagojevich Appoints an Orphan to the Senate

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If his appointment is not rejected, Roland Burris will be the first Centralia Orphan to hold a Senate seat.

Sam Stein

Blagojevich Pick Raised Money For The Governor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's choice to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat, Roland Burris, helped raise money for the governor on multiple occasions. Blagojevich's ...

Jason Linkins

Roland Burris, Blagojevich Hold Nuttiest Press Conference Of 2008 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, Governor Rod Blagojevich just held a press conference where he gamely put forward Roland Burris as his appointment for the vacant Illinois Senate ...

Sam Stein

Roland Burris Almost Certain To Be Seated, Legal Scholars Say | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint Roland Burris to Illinois' vacant Senate seat, even as the governor faces intense criminal scrutiny, is being tr...

Burris Hoping to be Crowned Emperor of Universe

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Just hours after being denied a seat in the U.S. Senate, Roland W. Burris said that he was no longer interested in that position and would instead seek to be crowned Emperor of the Universe.

Obama's Replacement: Blagojevich Mulls Senate Pick

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Indictment News Updates, 12-9-08: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SELL OBAMA'S SEAT ARRESTED THIS MOR...