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The Swampby Mark Silva There may be more than a few complications with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to the open Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama: 1) The Senate's Democrats say they will refuse to seat Burris --......
The Swampby 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......
Tags: Roland Burris, Illinois, Parliament, Politics, Local Elections
The SwampBy 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......
The Swampby 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......
Tags: Illinois, Politics, Public Relations, Lawyers, Weather
The Swampby 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......
Tags: Roland Burris, Illinois, Parliament, Politics, Harry Reid
The Swampby 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......
The Swampby 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......
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......
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 Swamp(Cross posted from Clout Street) by John Byrne and Rick Pearson President Barack Obama today told Democratic campaign donors that U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias is running "for all the right reasons." "He's not doing this to help lobbyists. He's....
Somebody is not telling the truth. At issue is whether deliberate actions by state officials are letting Texas gas industry robber barons do more damage to the environment than was done by coal industry robber barons in the last century, and are...
One of the best lines in the movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" came as control tower personnel were engaged in desperate efforts to get a plane down safely, with frantic nincompoops Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney in the cockpit. "Why don't we...
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