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  • Burris on Blago: 'No intention' of paying

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Roland Burris played Hardball today, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked the junior senator from Illinois if he had tried to "squeeze'' former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for appointment to the Senate when he spoke with the......
  • Sen. Burris' 'Extraordinarily slim' chances

     
    by Mark Silva Charlie Cook, the seasoned political analyst, counts six Senate races next year as "toss-ups,'' including two seats now held by Democrats. Illinois and Connecticut hold the Democratic seats in question. "We rarely put any incumbent in a........
  • Rod Blagojevich: 'Anti-Nixon' in "truth'

     
    by Mark Silva Rod Blagojevich, the indicted former governor of Illinois, says his wife Patti is "doing a great job'' on that reality TV show in the Costa Rican jungle, and vows that when his own reality show plays out......
  • ACORN: Trial, hanging, federal funding

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 leader of the Senate, senior senator from Illinois and one of seven senators who voted against cutting off federal housing funds for ACORN, the community organization enmeshed in controversy......
  • Roland Burris: 'Public option' deal-break

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois insists that he will not vote for health-care reform unless it contains a "public option'' for those who cannot find insurance privately. "I have stated it, unequivocally, that if the final package......
  • Mark Kirk: Sarah Palin courted -- oops

     
    by Mark Silva First Rep. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican who has his eyes and fundraising set on President Barack Obama's old Senate seat, voted for a "cap and trade'' energy bill that fellow Republicans like to denounce as "cap......
  • Sen. Roland Burris admonished by ethics panel for being 'less than candid' during probe

     
    The Senate Ethics Committee admonished Sen. Roland Burris today for being "less than candid" about his contacts with impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the months before Burris' appointment to the Senate. In a letter to the Illinois Democrat, the ethics......
  • Who received Obama's presidential calls after today's Senate healthcare vote (Hint: Not Mitch McConnell)

     
    The president called 14 people including the widow of Ted Kennedy. But he added one surprise call in there too....
  • Dodd, Dorgan: Two Democrats leaving

     
    by Mark Silva The word today is that two senior Democratic members of the Senate are on their way out at year's end: Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota announced his retirement on Tuesday, and Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut......
  • Illinois: National proving grounds open

     
    by Mark Silva and updated This was Barack Obama's seat. The nation's longest-running 2010 Senate race -- with a field set Tuesday in Illinois' early party primaries, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias vs. Republican Mark Kirk -- will quickly become a national.......
  • Scott Brown wins an election. An election!

     
    Something rare and welcome happened in Massachusetts yesterday. I'm not referring just to a Republican's victory in the race to fill the Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy. I'm also referring to the fact that there was an......
  • One in, one out: Jerry Brown to announce for Calif. governor, as Harold Ford opts out of N.Y. Senate tilt

     
    Your up-to-date Ticket scorecard on who's in and who's out in the nation's shifting races....