Sunday Senate Session Clears Land-Use Bills

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A Sunday session gathers most of the Senate to break a logjam that was blocking dozens of land-use bills. The move includes measures to designate millions of acres of wildnerness for federal protection.

Also on the Senate's mind is the status of Roland Burris, the man embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has put forward to replace President-elect Obama as the junior senator from Illinois. A sense of resignation seems to be developing among Senate Democrats — who oppose Burris largely because Blagojevich appointed him — that they will have to seat him.



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