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Democrats eye Burris's seat

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Several Illinois Democrats are sending feelers on runs for the U.S. Senate seat held by Roland Burris, regardless of whether he runs for a full term in 2010.
Prosecutor seeks Burris tapes

Prosecutor seeks Burris tapes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- An Illinois prosecutor probing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., has asked federal prosecutors for any recordings they made of him, a newspaper reported Friday.
Race becoming issue in Burris matter

Race becoming issue in Burris matter

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, trying to hang on to his Senate seat, is being subjected to an effort to "sully his good name" and race is involved, his office says.
Durbin: Senate considered Burris' race

Durbin: Senate considered Burris' race

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says race was a factor when the Senate moved to seat embattled Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., the body's only African-American.
Burris's son hired by Blago administration

Burris's son hired by Blago administration

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The son of embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., scored a $75,000-a-year job under former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich five months ago, sources said.

Durbin urges Sen. Burris to resign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Illinois' senior senator, Dick Durbin, says he told the state's junior Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., if he were in Burriss's shoes he'd resign.

Aides: Burris unprepared for controversy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Embattled Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., was unprepared to handle the public relations and political fallout of his controversial appointment, supporters say.
U.S. investigators question Sen. Burris

U.S. investigators question Sen. Burris

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Federal investigators interviewed U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., on Saturday in Chicago, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
White House: Burris should mull future

White House: Burris should mull future

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris should "take some time" to consider his future amid controversy about his statements on his appointment, the White House said Friday.

Step down Burris, editorials say

CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., should resign from the job he probably shouldn't have accepted, editorials in several U.S. newspapers said.
Durbin: Burris's future as senator murky

Durbin: Burris's future as senator murky

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris's failure to fully disclose his ties to impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich has clouded his future in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin said.
Illinois' Hare calls on Burris to resign

Illinois' Hare calls on Burris to resign

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill. became the first member of Congress to call on besieged U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., to resign.
Burris ready for investigators

Burris ready for investigators

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris. D-Ill., Tuesday said he is open to state and federal investigations into how he was appointed to his Senate seat.
Burris files affidavit on Blago contacts

Burris files affidavit on Blago contacts

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., said he filed an affidavit of contacts with ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich after realizing his congressional testimony was incomplete.
Burris: 'I conducted myself with honor'

Burris: 'I conducted myself with honor'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., Sunday denied having inappropriate contact with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who appointed Burris to the Senate.

Burris: Blago brother asked for cash

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., was asked for up to $10,000 in campaign cash by the brother of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, records show.
Poll: Ill. voters lukewarm on Burris

Poll: Ill. voters lukewarm on Burris

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois voters are doubtful about Roland Burris, who replaced Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate, a new poll released Wednesday finds.

Top Dems helping Burris get up to speed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., is working with top Democratic Party staffers to get up to speed in his new post, the Senate majority leader says.

Burris sworn in as U.S. senator

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Illinois's complement of U.S. senators was full Thursday when former state attorney general Roland Burris was sworn in as the state's junior senator.
Burris 'humbled' by acceptance to Senate

Burris 'humbled' by acceptance to Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Roland Burris says those who opposed him filling Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat changed their minds when they examined his background.

Senate Democrats agree to seat Burris

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Leading Senate Democrats Monday said Roland Burris, a former attorney general from Illinois, is to be certified as the state's newest U.S. senator.
Burris demands to be seated in Senate

Burris demands to be seated in Senate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment to the U.S. Senate demanded Sunday that he be seated before Inauguration Day.
Ill. high court rejects, helps Burris

Ill. high court rejects, helps Burris

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois' high court ruled Friday Roland Burris did not need the signature of the state secretary of state to take his U.S. Senate seat.

Expert says Senate likely to seat Burris

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders have little choice but to accept the pick by Illinois' embattled governor for President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, an expert says.
Burris calls meeting 'great'

Burris calls meeting 'great'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris Wednesday voice optimism about representing Illinois in Washington after some questions are resolved.
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