Burris defiant in face of transcript
The senator from Ill. didn't shy from the media the day after a judge released a wiretap transcript in which Roland Burris offered to "personally do something" for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund. Blagojevich, who appointed Burris to the Senate, was impeached and forced from office. Burris told reporters: "Did I try to buy the seat? Never. Did I commit perjury? No."
A coalition of gay rights groups said that a federal same-sex marriage lawsuit brought by 2 high-profile lawyers was premature and that the groups would rather work through state legislatures and voters to win marriage rights. Freed reporter Roxana Saberi visited the State Dept. and personally thanked Sec'y of State Hillary Clinton for pressing Iran to release her from 3 months imprisonment. The U.S.-born journalist was arrested in Iran in Jan. and accused of spying, a charge that could have resulted in a death sentence. Police in Colorado detained a 12-year-old boy who they said tried to take an incendiary device through a security checkpoint 20 Denver Int'l Airport.
Source: Investor's Business Daily