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Roland Burris

Roland Burris Pleads For His Career: 'Stop The Rush To Judgment'

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

Embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris defended himself today in the midst of the multiple probes into the circumstances surrounding his appointment by for...

Labor Rips Burris For Unclear Stance On Employee Free Choice Act

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if he wasn't dealing with enough this week, newly appointed Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is coming in for heavy criticism from some of President Bar...

Jason Linkins

Burris Reportedly 'Open' To Ethics Investigation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, isn't this fancy! Back when he was appointed by Illinois' cowboy-poet hair-farmer Rod Blagojevich to the Senate, ol' Roland Burris could brook ...

Sam Stein

Burris' Ethics Bubble Bursts, Opening Door For Expulsion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By admitting that he tried, without success, to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich prior to Blagojevich appointing him to the U.S. Senate, Se...

The Sporadically Honorable Gentleman From Illinois (or, "Mr. Burris Goes Out to Lunch")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"...and here you are, sir: hamburger, medium-rare, and fries. You're sure you don't want anything to drink?"

Washington Post, Tribune, Local Democrats Call For Burris Resignation

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LATEST UPDATES Barely a month after being sworn in as a U.S. Senator, Roland Burris is being called on to resign by the Chicago T...

Burris Invites Senate Ethics Investigation (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Tuesday that he is open to a Senate ethics investigation into how he came to be appointed by impeached former Gov. Rod Bl...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Burris Bound For Ethics Committee Grilling | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That didn't take long. Roland Burris, the newest senator from Illinois, might be setting a new record for the quickest dash from the swearing-in cere...

Burris Probe Urged By Attorney General Madigan

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson, John Chase and Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan led a growing chorus of Democratic officials Monday calling for a deeper investigation of U.S. Sen. Roland Burris' ex...

As Burris Storm Brews, Durbin In Greece With Potential Foe Giannoulias

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a political storm brewed around new U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Tuesday, fellow Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin kept mum, traveling out of the country wit...

Burris 'Vastly Minimized' Blago Affidavit To Reid, Durbin: Report

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

I bet Sen. Roland Burris only casually flagged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin about the affidavit he sent to the Illinois Hous...

Burris Has Blagojevitis (Main Symptom: Denying Any Wrongdoing!)

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stanton Peele

Blagojevitis involves a cognitive confusion over the two great scandal-suppression techniques all public figures learn: "deny, deny, deny," and "confess, apologize, and move on."

Roland Burris Under Ethical Cloud Which Could Cost Him Support In 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A month to the day after he was sworn into office by Dick Cheney, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is under an ethical cloud that threatens to upend his tu...

Democrats Whisper About Plan To Eliminate Burris From 2010 Race

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[S]everal Illinois political operatives said there is an ongoing discussion about how to dissuade Burris from running in 2010. They are eager to avoid...

Roland Burris's Big Money Backer: Businessman Loaned Burris Nearly $1.5M, Little Repaid

ProPublica/Chicago Tribune | Ben Protess And Steve Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris, Illinois' newest senator, likes to talk about his years of service to the people of the state and his steadfast refusal to engage in th...

Emanuel Replacement Candidates Court LGBT Vote

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The applause-o-meter wildly careened as the tuxedoed politicians strutted across the stage Saturday night at the annual Equality Illinois gala. Dawn C...

Roland Burris Says He's In Debt

Chicago Public Radio | Ammad Omar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before he was even sworn in, newly minted Senator Roland Burris had already filed paperwork allowing him to start fund-raising for the 2010 election. ...

Paging Roland Burris: Constituents Finding New Senator Hard To Reach

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

llinois residents anxious to share their thoughts with newly-appointed Sen. Roland Burris are finding it's not an easy task. Wayne Lovern, of Chatham...

Burris Blames Funeral Home Manager For 'Trail Blazer' Tombstone

Chicago Tribune | Jill Zuckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As for his résumé chiseled in granite, Burris said, "that wasn't me." "The cemetery in Oak Woods insisted when I went out to plan my estate that my...

Roland Burris Cramming In "Senate School"

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

WASHINGTON -- Thursday morning, Sen. Roland Burris was in "Senate school," learning, with other new senators huddled around the podium in the Senate c...

A Sideshow? Not Our Blago!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The Irrepressible Blagojevich admits to nothing! He concedes nothing! He never stops smiling! And he does all this while reciting poetry!

Democrats Leading Republicans In 2010 Race For Burris Senate Seat: Poll

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An early look-ahead at the 2010 Senate race in Illinois when newly-appointed Democrat Roland Burris - the choice of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich - is u...

Note to Illinois Voters: Remember Burris Called Lon Monk

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Supporters of Burris liked to point out that when Lon Monk took Burris's call, Monk was no longer working for Blagojevich. The tapes show otherwise.

Advice To Blago: Invoke Caesar

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

If only he had invoked Caesar from the start, instead of civil rights heroes whose legacies are so sacred to so many, perhaps he could go down more gracefully (or at least less offensively).

Burris: My Career Made Obama Presidency Possible

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

Speaking this morning at a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, the state's new junior U.S. senator, Roland Burris said that without Burris' own trailbla...