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Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: January 7, 2007 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, the big news today is that after all manner of tough talk from Harry Reid, vowing to never seat a Senator appointed by Rod Blagojevich, the Sena...

Tuesday's Best Late-Night Jokes: Burris, Richardson And Angelina Jolie

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tuesday night offered a plethora of late-night jokes. Jokes ranged from Bill Richardson and the economy to Roland Burris and Angelina Jolie, here are ...

Senate Opposition To Burris Weakening

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats beat a hasty retreat Wednesday from their rejection of Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's successor, ...

Race A 'Diversion' In Burris Issue: Rev. Jesse Jackson

Crain's Chicago Business | Robert Herguth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says race should not be part of the debate over Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate seat previously held by President...

Burris Says He Had Only One Conversation With Blagojevich

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD-- In a formal affidavit, Roland Burris says he had only one limited conversation with Governor Rod Blagojevich before accepting his appoin...

Jason Linkins

2009 Rung In With Unfinished Electoral Business | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2008 Election! It was supposed to end in, what? 2008 or something? So that we could prepare for March's Iowa caucuses and stuff? These were th...

Jason Linkins

Media Goes Crazy As Burris Denied Entry To Senate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite the fact that it doesn't really do any man, woman, or child any good, there was a full court press on Capitol Hill as Roland Burris performed his role in an anti-climactic melodrama.

Feinstein: Seat Burris In Senate

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but th...

Burris Rejects Blagojevich's Offer Of Washington Office Space

CNN Political Ticker | Mark Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has offered Burris space in the state's Washington office, which rests at the foot of Capitol Hill. "The way we look at...

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.

Senate Showdown: Burris Determined To Take His Seat Tuesday, Maintains That He's A Senator

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but th...

Replace Harry Reid?

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The Democrats should cut their losses and seat Burris. Perhaps they should cut their losses with Reid, too.

When Another Senate Seat Was Up for Sale

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

A hundred years ago, political tensions were running high in Illinois. Everyone wanted to know the answer to one question: Who would be the new U.S. Senator from Illinois?

Please Dems, Obey the Law

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent upset and political theatre over the appointment and seating of the Junior Senator Rolland Burris (D-Ill) made me cringe. As I sat and watc...

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 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...

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 9: Massaging The Magic Chuckhole

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

The guys talk with Ray Wu, the Chicago guy who came up with a special app that turns your iPhone into a personal massager, and "What Would Jay (Marriotti) Say?" makes its triumphant return.

Latinos Split On Burris Senate Appointment

Chicago Public Radio | Joe Gardner Wessely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Latino leaders in Chicago are at odds over whether the U.S. Senate should seat the politician appointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich....

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.

Burris Awarded Millions In Contracts To Campaign Contributors As AG

Illinois Issues | Dana Heupel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During Roland Burris' first full fiscal year as Illinois attorney general, more than half of the money his office awarded for outside legal work went ...

Congressional Black Caucus Vice Chair Contradicts Rush: Obama Seat Not A 'Black Seat'

CNN Political Ticker | Deirdre Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, the new vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat should not ...

Jason Linkins

ABC News Claims Dems Racist For Barring Burris | 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.

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...

Enough About 'Roland Burris, Good Guy'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It doesn't matter how clean his record was when he was in office a decade ago or if he didn't pay a cent for his appointment: Roland Burris is a willing pawn in a very corrupt game.

Blagojevich Not Accompanying Burris To Washington

Chicago Tribune | Pat Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has no plans to go to Washington, D.C., to present Roland Burris as his appointee to the U.S. Senate, a spokesman for the governo...