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The Swampby 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......
Spin CycleSen. 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........
The Swampby 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.......
The Swampby Frank James Ending a several-weeks long political battle that pitted Gov. Rod Blagojevich against Illinois and Senate Democrats to fill the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, Sen. Roland Burris was officially sworn in Thursday as...
The Swampby Mark Silva Sen. Roland Burris, a senator by the grace of the disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich, says he feels sorry for the governor's family for what he is going through now - but if the governor is found guilty......
Tags: Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, Politics, Upper House, Parliament
The Swampby Mark Silva Gov. Rod Blagojevich, capping a two-day whirlwind tour of national broadcast and cable television networks while the state legislature back home is impeaching him, suggested that he, unlike the late Richard Nixon, wants all of the...
Tags: Barack Obama, Health, Physical Conditions, Family, Harry Reid
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.), who arrived in Washington without any staff to back him up, has just snagged his first high-profile hire. Darrel Thompson, senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, will become Burris's chief of........
The Swampby Frank James Sen. Roland Burris gave his first Senate floor speech Monday and, fittingly, it was on behalf of the nomination of Eric Holder to be the nation's first African American attorney general. Burris drew from his own......
The Swampby Ben Protess and Steve Mills Sen. Roland Burris, Illinois' newest senator, likes to talk about his years of service to the people of the state and his steadfast refusal to engage in the politics of favors. He rarely discusses......
The Swampby Mark Silva It's 5 o'clock someplace in the world. At the mansion on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory this evening, Vice President Joe Biden will host a cocktail reception for the freshman class of senators -- that......
The Swampby Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
Tags: John Harris, Politics, Western Springs, Corruption, Upper House
The Swampby Rick Pearson and Janet Hook U.S. Sen. Roland Burris tried Sunday to quell new questions about his controversial appointment, insisting he shouldn't be blamed for only recently detailing his conversations about the job with five close associates of........
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