Breaking news: Senate leaders move towards seating Burris

This is about the seating of the person who would fill Barack Obama’s vacated seat in the Senate. The rule is that the Governor of Illinois appoints the person. Though, with Gov. Rod Blagojevich caught up in scandal, it had been suggested that the choice Gov. Blagojevich made might be blocked…

(excerpt from) CFTKTV in Canada

U.S. Senate leaders meet Burris, reported moving toward seating him

By: Laurie Kellman, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – In an abrupt reversal, Senate Democratic leaders are sitting down with Roland Burris in the Capitol amid indications that he’s likely to be seated as the new senator from Illinois.

But there is no final deal yet. Senate officials say Burris’ appointment still has to be certified by the Illinois secretary of state…

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