Turnaround

Democrats to Seat Burris?

A day after denying Roland Burris the opportunity to enter the 111th Congress, Democrats in the Senate appear ready to change their tune on Wednesday. The Associated Press reports they now plan to seat the former Illinois state legislator as President-elect Barack Obama's replacement. The news came after Burris met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Majority Whip Dick Durbin, though Democratic aides deny a decision was made. "There's a growing sense that there is a prety flimsy basis to deny what is clearly a legal appointment," Sen. Russ Feingold said. Controversy surrounded Burris' appointment because it was made by disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to sell Obama the Senate seat.