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Congress: Only the lonely...

The AP looks at Roland Burris' lonely Senate life: "A week of lonely walks, calls for his resignation and cameras following his every move didn't seem to affect the new senator from Illinois. The opposite, actually: Burris spent most of his time digging in."

Even though the Senate last week passed legislation that would give DC (as well as Utah) a member of Congress, the Los Angeles Times looks at the obstacles ahead -- including reconciling an amendment regarding gun rights and a potential court challenge.

Speaking of Utah, the Washington Times has a potentially troubling allegation against Sen. Orrin Hatch -- regarding donations from the pharmaceutical industry to a charity Hatch started, as a well as the fact one firm has Hatch's son on payroll as a lobbyist.