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111th Congress / Senate Seats #917191

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The convening of the new Congress noted.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The media spectacle over Roland Burris, who is trying to be seated as senator from Illinois, and the appeal by Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman of his defeat by Al Franken in the recount vote featured; details given about hints Democrats may seat Burris depending on what happens to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; scenes shown from the House. [BURRIS - says he will not be accepted; states there is nothing wrong with the appointment.] [Senator Harry REID - asks Coleman to concede.] [COLEMAN - responds.] [Representative John BOEHNER - says Republicans will respond to President-elect Barack Obama.]

Couric, Katie;
Andrews, Wyatt

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