In the day's other news headlines, California lawmakers failed to resolve the state's budget crisis, and Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., denied any dishonesty over his contacts with ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks consider the Republican National Committee's selection of a new chairman and Illinois politics following the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The Illinois state Senate officially removed Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office over the fallout from a corruption scandal and stocks fell sharply on another day of bleak economic news. Jim Lehrer recaps the day's other news headlines.
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…
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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.
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