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Ill. Gov. Blagojevich Makes Senate Pick Over Democrats’ Objections

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 31st, 2008 5:32 am by HL

Ill. Gov. Blagojevich Makes Senate Pick Over Democrats’ Objections
Brushing aside the objections of Democratic leaders, embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich selected former state attorney general Roland W. Burris yesterday to take the Senate seat previously held by President-elect Barack Obama, setting up a potential constitutional showdown.

Atheists Sue to Get Prayer, God Out of Obama’s Swearing-In
A group of atheists, led by a California man known for challenging the use of the words “under God” in recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance at public schools, filed a lawsuit yesterday to bar prayer and references to God at the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama.

Degrees of Separation? Not in Illinois Politics.
President-elect Barack Obama spent yesterday afternoon in Honolulu, going to the zoo with his daughters and visiting his high school campus. And yet, he couldn’t escape the political melodrama unfolding more than 4,000 miles away.

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