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Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Ads Loom Over 2nd District Debate

The primary election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat is next Tuesday and some of the candidates meet Monday for a debate.

02/18/2013

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation Into Schock

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.

02/06/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove Is The Most Overrated Person In Politics Today

Rove has managed to spin himself a personal fortune in national politics. His reputation, however, does not match his accomplishments.

11/08/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: If Republicans Can’t Run A Campaign How Can They Run A Government?

It is clear that Democrats have shown a greater propensity to spend money wisely with their campaigns and allied groups. At the end of the day, that is what America needs.

10/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Needs To Tell Andrea Saul, “You’re Fired!”

Wishing a pink slip on anyone during these economic times may be harsh, but for saying that Romney’s Romneycare in Massachusetts would have saved Soptic’s wife and drawing conservative ire across the country, Andrea Saul deserves it.

08/10/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/06/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?

Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.

07/20/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Could A Foreign Country Buy A U.S. Election?

What is to stop a foreign country from funneling money through US businesses or political donors into Super PACs to buy US elections?

06/25/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]

06/08/2012

President Obama

Cubs Owner’s Father Won’t Launch Hard-Line Campaign Attack On Obama

A Republican super PAC funded by the father of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has decided against launching a hard-line attack on President Barack Obama as he campaigns for reelection.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Tuesday Preview: Romney Hopes To Regain Front-Runner Status

Super Tuesday is seen as a major turning point in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary race; Mitt Romney hopes to extend his delegate lead and finally cement his front-runner status with multiple wins across the country.

03/06/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jackson’s Re-Election Bid Vs. Halvorson Heating Up

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was facing a new obstacle in his fight to retain his seat in Congress amid his toughest primary challenge yet.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: PAC Money The Big Winner In The Election

We’ve been hearing it all night: the winner of the GOP primary election in Florida is the winner is Mitt Romney. Or so it is in the news, but I don’t buy it.

CBS 2–01/31/2012