Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.
In an election cycle with historic levels of corporate donations, Illinois Green Party candidates reject corporate dollars. While they're running some candidates for high profile offices, they're focusing on local districts where they have a chance to win.
A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.