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Senate / Burris and Blagojevich (Part II) #917256

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009
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[Roland BURRIS - says he is prepared to represent Illinois.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Candy Crowley, Errol Louis and Jeffrey Toobin about Burris and the Illinois Senate seat, the New York Senate seat and where President-elect Barack Obama can live in Washington, DC. [CROWLEY - explains why Obama wants this {Burris} settled because this is bad theater for the Democrats; states IT was inside the governor's purview to make the appointment.] [TOOBIN - says Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich just played the Democrats; states the Democrats want this to go away.] [LOUIS - says there was a problem with how the senators tried to block Burris and race became a factor.] [LOUIS, TOOBIN - talk about Caroline Kennedy, New York Governor David Paterson and the seat left empty by Senator Hillary Clinton.] [CROWLEY - comments on who is at Blair House so the Obamas cannot stay there.]

Cooper, Anderson

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