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Burris Denies Senate-Seat Deals, Waits For Court

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Roland Burris raised his right hand in a committee room at the Illinois Capitol, swearing to tell a room full of lawmakers the truth about his appointment by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich to the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat.

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Obama To Finalize National Security Team Friday

Posted: 01/09/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama is completing his national security team by announcing his unusual choices for CIA director and a national intelligence director.

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Illinois House On Verge Of Impeaching Blagojevich

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces almost certain impeachment by the Illinois House, a historic step that would trigger a trial to determine whether the Democratic governor should be tossed out of office.

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Blagojevich Office Says Vote Was 'Not A Surprise'

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The Democratic governor's office calls Thursday's unanimous House impeachment panel vote "not a surprise." It also predicts he'll be impeached by the full House, saying the outcome will be different "when the case moves to the Senate."

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Stimulus Aside, Obama Vows Future Budget Restraint

Posted: 01/07/2009 - To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: the promise of long-term fiscal discipline.

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Coleman Sues Over Minnesota Senate Recount Result

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Republican Norm Coleman filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Democrat Al Franken's apparent recount victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, delaying a resolution of the contest for weeks or months.

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Democratic Leaders Seek To Resolve Burris Saga

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but the Democrats' opposition cracked when a key chairwoman said seating him was simply the legal thing to do.

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Perdue Completes Cabinet Picks

Posted: 01/06/2009 - North Carolina Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue has wrapped up her Cabinet picks by choosing a former deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to lead the agency.

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Lawsuit Last Option For Coleman In Minn. Recount

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The morning after the Nov. 4 election, Norm Coleman stood before TV cameras, declared victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate election and said that if he were opponent Al Franken he'd "step aside."

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Economic Crisis, Obama Response Face New Congress

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The Democratic-dominated Congress convenes Tuesday to confront perhaps the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and to grapple with a hugely ambitious agenda set by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Burris Making Personal Bid To Join The New Senate

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Although he calls himself a senator, Roland Burris has found little support among fellow Democrats in his effort to take the Senate seat to which embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him.

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Obama Says His Plan With Tax Cuts To Get Quick OK

Posted: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama plunged into rare pre-inaugural crisis talks with congressional leaders Monday, declaring the national economy was "bad and getting worse" and embracing tax cuts now expected to reach $300 billion.

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Obama: Country Needs Economic Stimulus Plan

Posted: 01/03/2009 - In the face of a massive economic crisis and just two and a-half weeks away from moving into the White House, President-elect Barack Obama is urging congressional leaders to move quickly on a recovery plan.

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Perdue Makes First Cabinet Picks

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Beverly Perdue named her first cabinet choices today, those that will lead the new governor's law enforcement and justice agencies.

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Obama To Meet With Lawmakers, Former Presidents

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Back from his Hawaiian holiday, President-elect Barack Obama is set to meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss his economic stimulus plan.

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Senator Claiborne Pell Of Rhode Island Dead At 90.

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Claiborne Pell who represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college has died.

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Former Illinois Attorney General Named To Obama Senate Seat

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state's lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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