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Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Burris Won't Run For Senate Seat In 2010

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris, whose deep ties to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seemed to doom his Senate tenure from the start, will n...

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

Burris Still Has Senate Clout, Despite Furor

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Despite the furor surrounding Sen. Roland Burris, experts say Illinois is unlikely to suffer much from having a senator who'...

Geoghegan Files Lawsuit To Force Special Election To Oust Burris

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the General Assembly or the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee isn't prepared to unseat Sen. Roland Burris, labor lawyer and 5th Congressional District c...

Quinn Investigating How Burris' Son Got State Job From Blago Administration

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is reviewing how the son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got a state job as a housing-agency lawyer unde...

Burris Special Election Blocked By Top Illinois Dems

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A plan to change the way Illinois fills vacant U.S. Senate seats faces a tough road in the state Legislature, despite the ne...

"Senate Blvd." - Post-Oscar Special

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Lichtman

"You're Roland Burris. You used to be in the Senate. You used to be big." "I AM big. It's the Senate that got small." First, he's in: Illinois Gover...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Burris Bound For Ethics Committee Grilling

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Case Referred To Prosecutor, Admits Blago Fundraising Effort

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged trying to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich before being appointed to the...

Roland Burris Sworn Into Senate, Replaces Obama

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Roland Burris took his place as Barack Obama's successor in the Senate on Thursday, ending a standoff that embarrassed the presiden...

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...

Friday Talking Points [60] -- Democratic Assertiveness Training

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...

Pay-To-Play: Inauguration Tickets, Only $12,500 Each!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.

Burris To Meet With Reid, Durbin Wednesday

Politico | AMIE PARNES & MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roland Burris heads into a pivotal meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin on Wednesday with an unmistakabl...

Secretary Of Senate Rejects Burris Appointment

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Firing the first shot in Washington in the fight over the appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, Gov. Blagojevich's acting chief of staff ha...

Burris, Race, Religion, And The Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am now the junior senator from the state of Illinois. . . . Friends, we're going to have to have some powerful prayer. . . . They can't deny what t...

Burris To DC: "The Lord Has Ordained" This

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats struggled to avert a showdown steeped in race and corruption Monday as a defiant Roland Burris declared, "I'm a Un...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Reid And Durbin Say Franken Won't Be Seated With New Senate Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fallout from the surreal political scandal in Illinois has now wafted into Minnesota. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is refusing to seat Roland B...

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...