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Ill. atty: Burris unethical in slay case

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Chicago attorney says Roland Burris should decline a U.S. Senate appointment because he failed to stop the murder prosecution of an innocent man.
Obama signals Burris deal

Obama signals Burris deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama signaled Wednesday the Senate will seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris as the junior senator from Illinois.

Reid predicts long run as majority leader

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted he'll lead the body for years, saying Nevada voters will give the Democrat a fifth term in Washington.

Poll: Senate should reject Burris

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A majority of Americans say Roland Burris should not be allowed to join the U.S. Senate, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll indicates.
Senate turns Burris away at door

Senate turns Burris away at door

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris Tuesday was turned away at the door as he tried to claim the open U.S. Senate seat for Illinois.
Senate appointment legal, Burris says

Senate appointment legal, Burris says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Roland Burris, the controversial appointee to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, said Monday he will present himself to be seated in the chamber.

Durbin: Burris's problem is Blagojevich

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday his opposition to Roland Burris being named to President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat has nothing to do with race.

Reid: Democrats won't seat Burris

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday Democrats will not seat Roland Burris, the man named by Illinois' embattled governor to Barack Obama's seat.

Burris flap raises Dem racial questions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The attempt to seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris in the U.S. Senate is raising difficult racial questions for Democrats, observers say.

Burris won't be seated by Congress' start

CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate likely won't be certified by Illinois state officials in time for the start of the 111th Congress, analysts say.

Ill. House could vote on gov next week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Illinois House of Representatives could be voting on the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich as soon as next week.

Burris takes Senate certification to court

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate nominee Roland Burris has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to confirm his appointment to fill Barack Obama's seat in Congress.

Burris 'fine,' but Obama backs Senate Dems

CHICAGO, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama restated his support of the Senate Democrats' plan not to seat his successor, even though Roland Burris is a "fine public servant."

Obama says Burris shouldn't be seated

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama said Tuesday he agrees the U.S. Senate shouldn't seat the ex-Illinois attorney general Gov. Rod Blagojevich picked to replace him.

Blagojevich appointee faces opposition

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris was tapped by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill President-elect Barack Obama's open Senate seat.

Blagojevich, Ryan win governor race nods

CHICAGO, March 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., overcame a poor showing in Chicago and its suburbs to eke out a narrow victory over former Chicago schools chief Paul Vallas and c
MARCELLA S. KREITER, UPI Regional Editor

New technology star of Illinois primary

CHICAGO, March 18 (UPI) -- With contentious contests for the gubernatorial nomination in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in Illinois and visions of Florida's hanging chads st
MARCELLA S. KREITER

Jesse Jackson: Still PUSHing

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- More than 35 years after coming to Chicago to open "Operation Breadbasket," an economic empowerment program as a disciple of Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Je
AL SWANSON

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 2, 2001

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International
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