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  • Roland Burris-Senate standoff 'thaws'

     
    by Mike Dorning Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opened a potential path to seating Roland Burris in the Senate after a 45-minute meeting with the former Illinois attorney general at the Capitol this morning. After days in which Senate leaders......
  • Obama: Waste-patrol to control spending

     
    by Peter Nicholas President-elect Barack Obama announced today that he is creating a new high-level position to wring waste and inefficiencies from government, as part of a broader push to bring more discipline to federal spending. At a news conference,.....
  • Obama: Stimulus not as big as some want

     
    by Frank James President-elect Barack Obama said he expected his economic stimulus package wouldn't be near the top end of economists estimates because of growing concerns about federal deficits. At a Washington press conference where he announced his...
  • Obama can't and shouldn't bully Burris

     
    by Frank James Mark Brown, the Chicago Sun-Times columnist, argues President-elect Barack Obama should either tell Roland Burris directly, or have some tough-talking emissary (Rahm Emanuel perhaps), tell the senator-in-limbo to end his bid to be seated in...
  • Burris should be seated: Dellinger

     
    by Frank James Democrat Roland Burris should be seated by the Democratic-controlled Senate, says the highly regarded lawyer Walter Dellinger, who headed the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in the Clinton Administration. He makes the same...
  • Video: Obama likes Burris

     
    The deal to seat Roland Burris isn't quite done yet, but Obama signals that he's going to get seated with warm words. TPM has the video:......
  • Ten for Thursday: Obama to speak

     
    Obama, in a big speech this morning at George Mason University, will try to make the case for his stimulus package by painting a dire picture of the country's economic condition. It follows another awful day on Wall Street,......
  • Burris: In? (Updated)

     
    AP reports: "Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant seat." Update: AP pulls back a little. Here.......
  • Ten for Wednesday: Andrew, behind the scenes

     
    An aide to Andrew Cuomo has been trying to submarine Caroline Kennedy's Senate bid in political maneuvering that, once disclosed, could undercut Cuomo's carefully crafted image of nonchalance and damage his own chances. He's also getting a boost from........
  • Obama played best Burris hand he had

     
    by Frank James David Broder highlights in his Sunday column what he views as early missteps by the Obama presidential transition team -- the misbegotten Bill Richardson nomination, President-elect Barack Obama's initial opposition to Roland Burris's...
  • Dick Durbin: Senate seat remains open

     
    by Mark Silva Probably no one would like to see a new junior senator from Illinois seated more than the senior senator from Illinois. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asserts this evening that no one can fill the vacant seat......
  • On Burris, what will U.S. Senate do now?

     
    by Frank James, updated at 5:05 pm ET What will the U.S. Senate do now in the curious case of Roland Burris, the would-be U.S. senator from Illinois? The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today it's not necessary for Illinois Secretary......