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  • 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......
  • Ten for Friday: Unemployment at 15-year high, rising

     
    New numbers show unemployment hitting 7.2 percent, a 15-year high, and it's still going up, framing the entire political conversation for the moment. Obama's transcendency finally touches the earthbound muck of politics, as various Dems in Congress...
  • Senate relents, will seat Burris

     
    by Jill Zuckman Roland Burris won his battle to succeed Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois this afternoon as Senate Democratic leaders dropped their objections and said they expect him to be seated this week. The agreement came......
  • Ten for Tuesday: Hill to the Hill

     
    Sen. Clinton will face tough questions about her husband's fundraising at confirmation hearings today, but the more likely pitfalls are on how she handles substantive questions on foreign policy and past differences with Barack Obama. The AP finds at........
  • Burris, soon-senator: Inaugural tickets

     
    by Mark Silva Roland Burris is so excited about his impending swearing-in as a senator, filling the Illinois seat of President-elect Barack Obama, that he is giving away tickets to Obama's inauguration. Burris plans to present an eighth-grade class in.......