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The Swampby Mark Silva and Christi Parsons As the Obama administration begins an unprecedented publication of lists of people who have visited the White House on its Web-site -- yes, philanthropist George Soros has dropped in -- a senior adviser says......
Tags: Football, Politics, George Soros, Jeremiah Wright, David Axelrod
The Swampby Mark Silva Probably no one would like to see a new junior senator from Illinois seated more than the senior senator from Illinois. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asserts this evening that no one can fill the vacant seat......
The Swampby Frank James, updated at 5:05 pm ET What will the U.S. Senate do now in the curious case of Roland Burris, the would-be U.S. senator from Illinois? The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today it's not necessary for Illinois Secretary......
Tags: Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Upper House, Politics, United States
The Swampby Richard Simon The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have...
Spin CycleSen. Schumer, when he was not deciding for the governor who should get NY's share of stimulus money yesterday, was busy negotiating with Citibank on a plan to give bankruptcy judges the power to give homeowners relief from foreclosure......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman Roland Burris won his battle to succeed Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois this afternoon as Senate Democratic leaders dropped their objections and said they expect him to be seated this week. The agreement came......
Tags: Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Upper House, Politics, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva Count Sen. Dick Durbin among those doubtful about the new deployment of troops in Afghanistan that President Barack Obama has ordered. "I'm skeptical as to whether 30,000 more troops will make a difference,'' Durbin, the senior senator......
The Swampby Mark Silva Roland Burris is so excited about his impending swearing-in as a senator, filling the Illinois seat of President-elect Barack Obama, that he is giving away tickets to Obama's inauguration. Burris plans to present an eighth-grade class in.......
The Swampby Mark Silva With the Senate's 60-40 vote early this morning to move its health-care legislation to expected passage this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate had taken a "historic step'' toward delivering on the promise of......
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
Tags: Upper House, Politics, Chicago, Wyoming, Richard Burr
The Swampby Frank James Ending a several-weeks long political battle that pitted Gov. Rod Blagojevich against Illinois and Senate Democrats to fill the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, Sen. Roland Burris was officially sworn in Thursday as...
The Swampby Mark Silva Gov. Rod Blagojevich, capping a two-day whirlwind tour of national broadcast and cable television networks while the state legislature back home is impeaching him, suggested that he, unlike the late Richard Nixon, wants all of the...
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