WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Senate officials say even though he was
turned away yesterday, Roland Burris will likely prevail in his
effort to claim President-elect Barack Obama's old seat.
Burris, who was appointed to the post by disgraced Illinois Gov.
Rod Blagojevich, is scheduled to meet with the Senate's top two
An influential senator has broken with her party over whether
Burris should be seated. California's Dianne Feinstein says that
even a discredited governor like Blagojevich retains the power to
make the appointment.
Feinstein says Burris has wide-ranging experience, and that
blocking him would impact appointments made by other governors.