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New report: Illinois residents endured 34,600 political ads

Of the estimated $26.4 million spent on TV ads so far in the Illinois governor's race, Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign spent more than half of it, with ads running more than 18,000 times in the state, a new report by the Center for Public Integrity indicates.

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The Congress that hardly works?

Has the 113th Congress been working hard or hardly working? A close look at some data makes it difficult to argue it's anything but the latter.

 
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