Roland Burris dominated the Sunday morning tongue-wagging, though the would-be senator himself was a no-show, reports the Hill. Elsewhere, mixed messages on whether to seat him:
- Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said on This Week that the Senate has no plans to seat Roland Burris. Burris was scheduled to appear alongside his state's senior senator.
- Meanwhile, top Senate Dem Harry Reid told Meet the Press that while the body has the power to block Burris, "there’s always room to negotiate."
- Burris told a Chicago television station that he hasn't ruled out a legal fight for the seat.
- On Fox News Sunday, George HW Bush focused on Florida's Senate seats, which he hopes son Jeb will occupy—en route to the White House. Bush admits that "right now is probably a bad time" for talk of another President Bush.