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Barack Obama Senate Seat

WATCH: Illinois Senate Candidates Exchange Harsh Words, Old Accusations In Final Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BY: CHRISTOPHER WILLS CHICAGO (AP) -- The candidates for President Barack Obama's former Senate seat assailed each other as immature, indecisive and...

Salon: Illinois Senate Race 'Between The Worst Candidates Ever'

Salon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In "Brewster's Millions," a forgettable comedy from 1985, Richard Pryor's eccentric Monty Brewster spends millions of dollars to drive "None of the Ab...

White House Leaves Dick Durbin Hanging

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin slipped into the West Wing last week to ask Rahm Emanuel for White House help in saving Barack Obama's old Senate seat. But he didn'...

If This Becomes the Face of the Democratic Party, Say Goodbye to the Democratic Party

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Sirota

If Alexi Giannoulias is the winner of the Democratic primary, we can expect to hear for the next year about how the Democratic Party is so corrupt it is now promoting a scandal-plagued banker to fill Obama's old Senate seat.

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...

Harry Reid's Views on Race

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It kinda makes you wonder if Reid would have told Illinois Democratic leaders back in 2004 not to back Obama for Senate because he was supposedly "unelectable."

Illinois Can't Afford Special Election: State Officials

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Election officials statewide say they don't have the money to pay for a special election that could be held to fill President-elect Ba...

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 MO...