Politics Feb 19

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Amid Calls for Ouster, Burris Proclaims Innocence

Illinois Sen. Roland Burris pleaded with his state's residents, politicians and media to "stop the rush to judgment" Wednesday as calls for his ouster grew over new details about his contacts with deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Politics Jan 12

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Roland Burris Cleared to Take Illinois Senate Seat

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.

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