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Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Campaign Finance Reports Lack Details On Credit Charges, Furniture Purchase

CBS 2 has learned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign finance reports do not provide details for hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card charges, or for an $8,000 purchase from a suburban furniture store. That, amid reports the federal probe is focused on alleged misuse of campaign cash to redecorate his home.

CBS 2–10/17/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Biased Media Criticizes Romney’s Top Fundraisers

As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.

08/31/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White Men

Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.

07/18/2012

U.S. Supreme Court Building (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Illinois Backs Move To Preserve Montana Campaign Finance Law

Illinois is among the states backing Montana in its fight to prevent the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision from being used to strike down state laws that restrict corporate campaign spending.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

FILE PHOTO (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects State Law Restricting PAC Fundraising

A federal judge has struck down part of Illinois’ campaign finance law that restricted fundraising by independent political action committees.

03/13/2012