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Burris' Senate Seating in Question

Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris arrives in D.C. today in the hopes of taking the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Senate leaders have said they won't seat Burris, who was appointed by scandal-ridden Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich last week. Majority leader Harry Reid says he hopes senators will come to a bipartisan decision to bar Burris from this week's new session. Burris, in turn, is scheduled to meet with senate leaders on Wednesday. So, what's ahead for Burris and the Senate this week? 

Mark Silva from The Swampthe Chicago Tribune's Washington Bureau has more.

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