Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sen. Roland Burris -- News Updates For February 17, 2009

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Burris Acknowledges Trying to Raise Money For Gov. -- Yahoo News/AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged trying to raise money for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich before being appointed to the Senate.

According to a transcript posted on the Chicago Tribune's Web site, Burris told reporters in Peoria Monday night that he talked to some friends about putting together a fundraiser after being called by the ex-governor's brother.

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More News On Sen. Roland Burris

Transcript has Burris dancing around the truth -- Chicago Sun Times
House speaker refers Burris case to prosecutor -- AP
House speaker Madigan refers Burris case to prosecutor -- Chicago Sun Times
Senator Burris Denies Wrongdoing -- MSNBC
Burris now acknowledges fundraising effort for Blagojevich -- Chicago Tribune
Burris Donated to Blagojevich Last June -- Chicago Public Radio
Roland Burris tried to help Blagojevich -- The Swamp
Illinois State Representative Wants Senator Burris to Resign -- FOX News
Illinois State Attorney Investigating Burris Testimony to House Impeachment Panel -- FOX News
Downstate prosecutor looking into Burris' testimony -- Daily Herald
'Special Report' Panel on Political Scandal in the Land of Lincoln -- FOX News
Burris Tripped Up in Blagojevich Timeline -- FOX News
The Beginning of the End for Senator Burris -- New York Observer opinion
Burris lied, and liars get fired -- Chicago Sun Times opinion
Burris backers not ready for real change -- Chicago Tribune opinion
How Much Damage Does Burris Do to Harry Reid? -- The Nation opinion
The Burris follies (cont'd) -- USA Today opinion

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