Video: Burris joins the Senate

Roland Burris was just sworn into the US Senate by Vice President Dick Cheney, a moment greeted by sustained applause rather than the brickbats during a long-running controversy.

Fellow Democrats initially balked at Burris, because he was appointed by Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, who faces federal corruption charges that include trying to sell the seat — once occupied by President-elect Barack Obama — that Burris now holds.

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  1. May 10th, 2012
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