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What stocks are Illinois representatives buying?

A recent addition to the Center for Responsive Politics' database on Congressional Representatives' personal finances spotlights transactions of stocks, bonds and other securities made by members since 2012.

Bruce Rauner is getting a boost from his economic plan, new polls show. | AP Photo

Rauner pads lead against Quinn in new poll

Gov. Pat Quinn is facing an increasingly uphill battle against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll shows.

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Bruce Rauner | AP file photo

CHART: Top contributors to governor's race by type

In their latest analysis of political fundraising in the Illinois governor's race, political website Reboot Illinois has pointed out the stark difference in the types of donors among the top 10 contributors to both the Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner campaigns.

If Hillary Clinton were to run for president in 2016, and if the election was held today, she'd easily win, according to a new poll. | AP Photo

It's a clean sweep for Hillary Clinton in Florida, poll shows

Even in Florida, voters would rather see another Clinton in the White House than another Bush, with a new poll showing Hillary Clinton has as much as a 21 percentage point lead over potential GOP candidates.

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The steep climb in racial disparity behind bars

Are black men in any better position now in the 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? No, and it's not even close, based on research from University of Chicago economists Derek Neal and Armin Rick.

 
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