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  • Senate won't accept Blago choice Burris

     
    by James Oliphant and updated In a statement released minutes ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats would not allow Roland Burris, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's apparent choice as Illinois' next senator, to be seated as a member of the......
  • Blagojevich 'corrupt' cloud over Ill: Reid

     
    by Mark Silva Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "corrupt,'' the way Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sees it, explaining why the Senate cannot seat his appointee, Roland Burris, to the vacant seat of President-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich is about to.....
  • Roland Burris, Harry Reid: D.C. face-off

     
    by Mike Dorning Former Illinois Atty. Gen. Roland Burris and Senate Democratic leaders determined to block his seating in the U.S. Senate plan to sit down Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol for a face-to-face meeting. Aides to Senate Majority Leader......
  • Senate showdown: Sarge, bar the door

     
    by Mark Silva One wonders if the terms of engagement have been worked out for the arrival of Roland Burris, disputed appointee to the Senate from Illinois, at the door of the Senate on Tuesday. Then again, it appears that......
  • Senate official rejects Burris paperwork

     
    By Mike Dorning and Monique Garcia Roland Burris headed to Washington today to claim Illinois' disputed U.S. Senate seat, even as officials at the Senate rejected the paperwork sent by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to formally pave his way. Secretary of......
  • Burris appointment a grave matter

     
    by James Oliphant Rick Pearson and Ray Long are two longtime observers of the Illinois political scene. So when the two Chicago Tribune reporters wrote this week that Roland Burris, Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick for the U.S. Senate, "has always......
  • Swamp Sunrise

     
    Good morning, President-elect Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders in Washington today. Roland Burris, appointed to Obama's Senate seat by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrives to prepare for the swearing-in of senators on Tuesday -- a...
  • Burris: Now, Harry Reid is from Illinois?

     
    Roland Burris, Rod Blagojevich's designee to the Senate from Illinois, was turned away today when he presented his credentials, as Harry Reid -- after inserting himself into New York's Senate succession on behalf of Caroline Kennedy last month --......
  • Tuesday Morning Ten: Selling the stimulus

     
    Obama floats Leon Panetta, former Clinton WH chief of staff, to head the CIA, and the pick immediately ignites controversy because of his lack of intelligence experience, but seems to mark a clean break with Bush era interrogation practices.......
  • Obama, Bush: Two presidents at a time

     
    by James Oliphant and Christi Parsons Barack Obama insists America has only one president at a time. But for the next two weeks, this city shows all signs of hosting two - working a mile apart along Pennsylvania Avenue. On......
  • Roland Burris v Senate: Showdown live

     
    by Mike Dorning and Mark Silva Roland Burris of Illinois, rejected in his attempt to take a new seat in the Senate this morning, averted any public showdown by quietly accepting the refusal of his credentials inside the Secretary of......
  • Ten for Monday: Richardson out, Franken in

     
    Back to work with our daily news review, and hoping everyone had a happy holiday season. In the headlines this morning: Obama is said to be planning, a little unexpectedly, $300 billion in tax cuts as part of his......