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Senator Roland Burris

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barrow Looks Back

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As her goddaughter, I don't think of civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow as "The Little Warrior" so much as "The Little Engine that Could."

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Bill: Roland Burris Joins The Fight To End DADT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even though President Obama and the majority of the American people want Don't Ask, Don't Tell gone, there has yet to be much movement on the issue of...

Burris Is An Outcast In Clubby Senate: AP

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Even in a Senate club famous for how it ostracizes the unwanted, the shunning of Democratic Sen. Roland Burris is unprecedented. T...

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...

Senate Violates the Constitution in Turning Away Roland Burris

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

From a legal and Constitutional perspective, the question of whether or not Burris should be allowed to take his seat as the Junior Senator from Illinois is not especially difficult. He should.

Mr. Burris Goes to Washington

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Where others had the moral wherewithal to turn down the Senate seat, this appointee carries the same sense of defiance and entitlement as the appointer.

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...