Who funds the super PACs that are influencing the 2012 elections?

It's a handful of the super rich, many of them billionaires, who can give unlimited amounts to the PACs. The super PACs raised $230 million so far in this election and $131 million of it (57 percent) came from just 47 individuals, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and several other organizations reported Thursday. The top contributor is billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, who give exclusively to Republicans.

Is Burger King Highway coming to Virginia?

Only if Burger King pays for it. Virginia lawmakers voted this year to sell the naming rights to state roads, bridges and other infrastructure to raise money for transportation projects. Gov. Bob McDonnell proposed the naming program. State regulators are working out rules for who would be allowed to name a road, how much they'd pay and what restrictions should be placed on the names, such as the ban on "excretory-related" titles.

Did the House and Senate prevent a tax increase from hitting on Jan. 1?

Both chambers voted to extend the Bush-era income-tax cuts that expire at year's end, but they approved different proposals. Senate Democrats voted to extend tax cuts only to families making less than $250,000 a year. House Republicans voted to extend cuts for everyone. A compromise isn't expected until after the Nov. 6 elections. If there is no compromise, everyone's taxes go up Jan. 1.