Senate Showdown Looms

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Despite widespread objections, Blago appointee Roland Burris plans to be among new lawmakers being sworn in at the Capitol Tuesday.

Democratic leaders expected to extend few privileges to Burris.

TIME’s Karen Tumulty examines options to avert a confrontation on the Senate floor.

Illinois secretary of state: I can’t stop Burris.

Senate sergeant at arms expects no trouble from Burris: “He plays by the rules.”

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