U.S. Senate In Flux Roland Burris' appointment by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama is just one factor keeping the Senate membership in flux. Incumbent Norm Coleman (R-MN) is contesting Al Franken's narrow win in a recount, and debate about Hillary Clinton's successor in New York continues.
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U.S. Senate In Flux

Burris Gets The Senate Boot, Vows To Take Seat

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What's Next For Burris' Senate Pursuit?

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Burris, At Center Of Storm, Calls Appointment Legal

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Legality Of Blagojevich Appointment Examined

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