Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
Roland Burris on Tuesday (AP)
Who is Roland Burris? I mean, seriously, who is he? And look! He has a tomb in place.
-- At 71, hes but one year younger than Republican presidential nominee John McCain.
-- He last held office in 1995, the last year in his four-year stint as Illinois attorney general.
-- Burris was the states comptroller from 1979...Read more »
Pelosi and Reid on Tuesday (AP)
Congress convened Tuesday at noon to crack down on a highly anticipated stimulus plan, but two Senate seats were left in contention: Illinois, where the scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich defiantly appointed Roland Burris to President-elect Barack Obama's former seat, and Minnesota, where "Saturday Night Live" alum Al Franken was just certified winner...Read more »