Nov 24, 2009 18:53 EST
White House, Ill. Democrats say their bid to hold on to Obama's old Senate seat won't be easy. The White House and Illinois Democrats said Tuesday that their bid to hold on to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat won't be easy and their difficulties aren't just because of the scandal that engulfed ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Nov 20, 2009 17:14 EST
Ethics committee admonishes Sen. Burris of Ill. in letter, but recommends no punishment. The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Democratic Sen. Roland Burris for misleading investigators about his maneuvering to get Barack Obama's old Senate seat from the governor who was ousted for trying to sell it.
Nov 20, 2009 16:39 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Roland Burris, saying he had been less than candid about his gubernatorial appointment to the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.
Nov 20, 2009 13:08 EST
Ethics committee admonishes Sen. Burris of Ill. in letter, but recommends no punishment. The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for making "inconsistent, misleading or incomplete" statements about the circumstances surrounding his appointment to the seat once held by Barack Obama. The committee recommended no action beyond the letter.
Nov 08, 2009 06:20 EST
Republicans see opportunity, Democrats see tough environment heading into 2010. Oh, how the tables have turned.
Oct 28, 2009 20:00 EDT
US President Barack Obama paid tribute on Wednesday to fellow political trailblazer Edward Brooke, who in 1966 became the first African-American elected to the Senate by popular vote.
Oct 22, 2009 17:48 EDT
Democrats struggled mightily to obtain their filibuster-proof Senate majority, persuading a Pennsylvania Republican to switch parties and pushing Massachusetts to change its laws to quickly replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Oct 22, 2009 17:48 EDT
Key Democratic senators may prove resistant to Obama's health care pleas. Democrats struggled mightily to obtain their filibuster-proof Senate majority, persuading a Pennsylvania Republican to switch parties and pushing Massachusetts to change its laws to quickly replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
Oct 19, 2009 21:29 EDT
Burris: No complaints, but not going to vote for a health care bill without a public option. For Democrats determined to get a health care bill, Sen. Roland Burris is like the house guest who couldn't be refused, won't soon be leaving and poses a plausible threat of ruining holiday dinner. Suddenly, he can no longer be ignored.
Oct 19, 2009 13:53 EDT
For Democrats determined to get a health care bill, Sen. Roland Burris is like the house guest who couldn't be refused, won't soon be leaving and poses a plausible threat of ruining holiday dinner.
Oct 06, 2009 20:00 EDT
WASHINGTON Behind the closed doors of the Republicans exclusive weekly luncheon Tuesday, Sen. John Ensign inserted himself into the policy debate with force, without any of the expected inhibitions of a lawmaker fighting for his political life.
Sep 16, 2009 20:29 EDT
Ethics panel defers expanded investigation of Jesse Jackson Jr. at prosecutors' request. The House ethics committee said Wednesday it will put off for now an expanded investigation into whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or his representatives tried to buy President Barack Obama's former Senate seat.
Sep 04, 2009 12:10 EDT
Report: Brother of ousted Ill. governor says he's 'not a criminal,' calls charges unfair. The brother of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he isn't a criminal and the federal wire fraud charges against him are unfair.
Aug 31, 2009 14:12 EDT
Ousted Illinois Gov. Blagojevich explains himself, pick for Obama's Senate seat in new book. Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel wanted his help in arranging to leave the Obama administration after two years to reclaim his seat in Congress.
Aug 27, 2009 20:28 EDT
With Kennedy's death, debate heightens over Senate succession process. With the death of Edward M. Kennedy, seven seats in the Senate have been opened since the last election or soon will be, the most in any one year in six decades.
Aug 18, 2009 17:57 EDT
Son of late Robert F. Kennedy rules out run for Obama's former Senate seat in 2010. A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy says he won't run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
Aug 10, 2009 19:17 EDT
Top aide to former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich plans to run for US Senate seat once held by Obama. A political rookie who was a top aide to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday that she intends to run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.
Jul 27, 2009 10:50 EDT
Today in History. Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2009. There are 150 days left in the year.
Jul 23, 2009 03:18 EDT
Senate could lose some diversity in contest for Obama's seat, push is on to find candidates. When Illinois chooses a new senator next year, voters will decide not only who wins an election but whether the overwhelmingly white U.S. Senate loses some of its diversity.
Jul 21, 2009 15:30 EDT
Illinois' Democratic state treasurer says he'll run for Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Illinois' state treasurer says he's going to run for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.