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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has some final words for the media after he announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has some final words for the media after he announces his choice of former Ill. Attorney General Roland Burris to fill President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
CHICAGO. May 26 -- Sen. Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) can be heard on an FBI audio recording promising to make a campaign contribution to then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) at the same time he was pressing the governor for a Senate appointment.
 
Clouds Gather Over Roland Burris: After Conflicting Answers to Blagojevich Questions, Senator Fights to Save His Seat -- and His Reputation (Post, February 19, 2009)
 
Burris Stands Firm Despite Urging of Illinois Governor (Post, February 21, 2009)
 
Burris Admits to Fundraising Attempt: Senator Now Says He Tried to Solicit Money for Blagojevich (Post, February 18, 2009)
 
Sen. Burris Denies Intent to Mislead; GOP Seeks Probe (Post, February 16, 2009)
 
Burris Discloses Fundraising Requests: Senator Reveals Contacts With Blagojevich's Brother, Other Associates of Ex-Governor (Post, February 15, 2009)
 
It's No Joke to Illinois (By David S. Broder, January 29, 2009)
 
Blagojevich Seeks to Make Last Stand at Ill. Impeachment Trial (Post, January 28, 2009; 5:41 PM)
 
Blagojevich Skips Trial, Hits Tube: Governor Is in N.Y. As Illinois Senators Decide His Fate (Post, January 27, 2009)
 
Senators Hear FBI Tapes of Governor: Blagojevich Still Boycotting Trial (Post, January 28, 2009)
 
The Blago Blitz (By Howard Kurtz, January 27, 2009; 10:24 AM)
 
Gov. Blagojevich Vows to Boycott His Senate Trial (Post, January 24, 2009)
 
Blagojevich Attorneys Withdraw From Senate Trial (Post, January 17, 2009)
 
Burris to Take Seat in Senate As Credentials Standoff Ends (Post, January 13, 2009)
 
Gov. Rod Blagojevich Delivers Remarks at Impeachment Trial (washingtonpost.com, January 29, 2009; 3:12 PM)
 
Transcript: Blagojevich Addresses Reporters (washingtonpost.com, January 9, 2009; 3:36 PM)
 
Blagojevich Answers Impeachment Vote (Post, January 10, 2009)
 
Democratic Senators Yield to Burris (By Dana Milbank, January 8, 2009)
 
Panel Hears Burris, Votes To Impeach Ill. Governor (Post, January 9, 2009)
 
Transcript: Burris Discusses Meeting With Senate Leaders (washingtonpost.com, January 7, 2009; 1:42 PM)
 
Senate Appointee Makes Inroads: Leaders Define Steps for Burris (Post, January 8, 2009)
 
Reid Stands by Decision to Block Burris: Majority Leader Says Senate Appointment Is Tainted by Illinois Scandal but 'Anything Can Happen' (Post, January 5, 2009)
 
The Craft of Graft (By Gene Weingarten, January 4, 2009)
 
As 111th Senate Is Set to Begin, Four Seats Still Up in Air (Post, January 3, 2009)
 
Blagojevich Makes Senate Pick Despite Democrats' Objections (Post, December 31, 2008)
 
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