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Burris Senate

Poll: Lisa Madigan Leading In Senate And Governor Races, Burris' Hopes Dim

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though she's yet to form an exploratory committee, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan would be the favorite in the 2010 Democratic primary for gov...

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 Obama Speech Reception Frosty

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris got unmistakably polite but distant treatment from House and Senate members at President Barack Obama's address ...

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...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Mr. Burris Goes To Washington: The Inside Story

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Burris Admits He Reached Out To Blago Confidant Named In Criminal Complaint

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

Inches away from securing a seat in the United States Senate, Roland Burris suffered what could be a serious setback on Thursday. Appearing before a...

Burris Praises His Testimony: I Passed With Flying Colors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Roland Burris praised his performance in front of the House panel studying impeachment for Gov. Rod Blagojevich Thursday, saying he "passed the test w...

Sam Stein

Burris: Jimmy Carter Wants Me To Be Senator (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Saying that it will be only a "very short" time until he has the opportunity to serve as the junior Senator from Illinois, Roland Burris added a new w...

Roland Burris: Reid Embraces Him, Says No Deal (VIDEO)

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Roland Burris will not likely take Barack Obama's Senate seat until a court in Illinois rule...

Burris: Conservative Watchdog Sues To Seat Him

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative watchdog group has sued the Senate for refusing to immediately seat Roland Burris as the new senator from Illinois. ...

Blagojevich vs. the Senate

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

In this contest of wills -- the governor's rightful authority to appoint a senator as opposed to the Senate's power to judge the qualification of its members -- the last word simply belongs to the Senate.

Burris Refused Senate Seat On Capitol Arrival (VIDEO)

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Roland Burris announced Tuesday he was rejected for Barack Obama's Senate seat, in a bizarre rainy-day scene on the Capitol grounds...

Jason Linkins

ABC News Claims Dems Racist For Barring Burris

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the first place, it was made very clear in advance that the Senate would refuse to seat even the most Caucasian of potential Blagojevich appointees to the Senate.

Roland Burris: Reid Meeting Top Republican To Plan

AP | RUPA SHENOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Just days before a high-stakes showdown in the nation's capital, the man selected to take President-elect Barack Obama's vacated U.S. ...

Dems: We'll Call Police On Burris To Keep Him Out Of Senate

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democratic leaders think Roland Burris, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, wil...

Burris Plans To Be In Washington Next Week For Senate Swearing-In

Chicago Sun-Times | Kara Spak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

He doesn't have his plane ticket yet, but Roland Burris is planning on traveling to Washington, D.C., for next week's swearing-in ceremony for incomin...

Senate Democrats Planning Cool Reception For Burris

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders plan to grant few if any privileges next week to Roland Burris, the man picked by Illinois Gov. Rod Blago...

Jason Linkins

Roland Burris On The Offensive: Race May Be An Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After yesterday's magical, race-cardulous press conference, where tainted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich announced that he was going to appoint for...

Sam Stein

Roland Burris Almost Certain To Be Seated, Legal Scholars Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint Roland Burris to Illinois' vacant Senate seat, even as the governor faces intense criminal scrutiny, is being tr...

Sam Stein

Bobby Rush: Don't "Hang Or Lynch" Burris Because Of Blagojevich

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a wild press conference where Gov. Rod Blagojevich introduced Roland Burris as the Senate-appointee to replace Barack Obama, congressman Bobby Rush...