With less than 100 days before the general election, August temperatures aren’t the only things on the rise. Political campaigns have grown more contentious—and expensive. President Obama shattered fundraising records when he raised more than $750 million for his 2008 campaign.
Updated at 7:45 p.m. There's a blurring of ethics guidelines at the office of a member of Congress from Illinois. Staff to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., sent election-related messages from their government email accounts, in apparent violation of U.S.