Senate Democrats Expect To Seat Burris

It looks like Roland Burris will take President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat later this week.

Senate Democratic leaders say they expect to swear in the former Illinois attorney general in the coming days, barring objections from Republicans.

Senators Harry Reid and Dick Durbin made that statement after Burris' lawyer met with Senate officials, who said his formal paperwork was in order.

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  • by GB Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    Devil Dog, I sure do agree with you,& Anonymous.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    Ole REID and DURBIN spent more time saving face than working on the problems facing the country. Another example of the "spineless" wonders elected to Congress.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic (not a Democracy) for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
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