A lawsuit challenging the results of the Minnesota Senate race went to court Tuesday and the state impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began. Amy Walter of the Hotline updates the stories as well as the latest on the…
By PBS NewsHour
Senate Democratic leaders moved Monday to formally accept Roland Burris as President-elect Barack Obama's Senate successor, hoping to move beyond the spectacle that emerged around Burris's appointment by the scandal-plagued Illinois governor.
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick for Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, Roland Burris, plans to take office next week despite objections from Senate leaders. Burris discusses the controversy surrounding his appointment with Ray Suarez.
After embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's named Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, Democratic Senate leaders claim they will invoke their constitutional power to block the appointment. Analysts discuss the situation's legal and political implications.
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed former state Attorney General Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat Tuesday, prompting objections by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. Reporters mull the move.
President-elect Barack Obama released a report Tuesday showing no inappropriate communications between members of his staff and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused to trying to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat. NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Brackett provides an update.
This week, the White House announced an aid package to keep the Big Three afloat, and Gov. Rod Blagojevich denied accusations of plotting to sell President-elect Obama's senate seat. Mark Shields and David Brooks offer their analysis.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
In his first public comments since his arrest last week on charge of corruption, embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday he will be vindicated and has no intention of letting what he called a "political lynch mob" force him…
Lawmakers are still grappling with how to fill the open Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama, while Obama's latest selections to his Cabinet will create more high-level vacancies. Stuart Rothenberg gives an update on how the seats might be filled.
President-elect Barack Obama repeated his call Thursday for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to step down as more details of the governor's corruption and bribery scandal continue to emerge. NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW in Chicago updates the case.
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