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Roland Burris

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.

Hanging Tough

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Blago could care less about being impeached. His strategy is to use the impeachment process to influence the potential jury pool.

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...

Roland Burris Gets Fred Thompson's Old Senate Office

The Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Around noon Wednesday, Burris' sparsely furnished office was occupied by three staffers, at least two of whom were there on a temporary basis. The bl...

Obama Ally Giannoulias Considering Burris Challenge

Politico | Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of President Obama's close friends and basketball buddies is considering a campaign against Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) in the Democratic primary....

GOP Rep. Roskam Eyeing Burris Senate Seat In 2010

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) said Monday that he expects a crowded field to pursue the Senate seat of Roland Burris (D) and that it might include him. ...

Roland Burris Cheered At Obama Inauguration Festivities

The Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Roland Burris was welcomed with hearty cheers at a Capitol Hill reception and shouts of encouragement on the streets of Washington...

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...

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 ...

Blagojevich 2.0

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

What Blagojevich did is so shocking that it could make "Lincoln turn over in his grave." But Caroline getting the seat because of her zillion-dollar fund raising ability wouldn't do the same?

Welcoming Burris? Dems Are Delighted!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

In place of the phrase "Nobody with an ounce of self-respect would ever agree to take this seat under these conditions," please substitute "Mr. Burris is not a man who stands on ceremony."

When Burris Wanted to Get to Blagojevich, He Called Lon Monk

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Burris would surely like Democratic leaders to believe that when Monk exited the governor's staff, their relationship ended. That is almost certainly not true.

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 ...

Governors Gone Wild!

Midwin Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Midwin Charles

The cardinal rule of a nominee is: agree with the candidate at the top of the ticket, at least until the election is won. But Palin spent the last month of the campaign disagreeing with McCain's position on, oh, everything.

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 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...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Mr. Burris Goes To Washington: The Inside Story | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to fill a vacant Senate seat on December 30, Senate Democrats reacted strongly, r...

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...