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Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?

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Gyrocopter Pilot Calls Capitol Flight An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Douglas Hughes, the mailman who flew a gyrocopter to the Capitol to raise alarms about the surge in political money, appeared in court Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on six charges.

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Gyrocopter Pilot On His 'Incredible' Flight Onto Capitol Lawn

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doug Hughes flew into Washington, D.C., on something resembling a hybrid bicycle and helicopter. He did it to protest money in politics, but he could face up to a decade in prison. He has no regrets.

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Postman Who Gyrocoptered Onto Capitol Lawn Faces Two Felonies

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Doug Hughes, who delivered letters decrying the role of big money in politics, is only accused of misdemeanors for breaching federal airspace; the felonies are lack of proper license and registration.

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Foundations To SEC: Force Corporations To Disclose Political Giving

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Secret money in politics has been controversial since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling. Some 70 charitable foundations are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to end that secrecy.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

Friday, May 15, 2015

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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'Candidates' Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes

Friday, May 15, 2015

Candidates, people likely to become them and their supporters on both the left and right — from Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush — are exploiting holes in campaign-finance law loopholes. Here's how.

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17 Months Before Election Day, One Campaign Aims For $100 Million

Friday, May 08, 2015

The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular, but now fewer people are checking the box — and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.

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Who Needs One SuperPAC When You Can Have Four?

Monday, April 13, 2015

SuperPACs, financed by unlimited but disclosed donations, now appear to be the presidential candidate's new best friend. One backing Marco Rubio is revving up, and Ted Cruz already has four.

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SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Monday, April 13, 2015

Presidential campaign donors can give as much as they want to superPACs. These groups aren't officially affiliated with the candidate, but they're changing the nature of presidential campaigns.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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The Menendez Paradox: Facing Charges After Testifying Against Corruption

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.

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Watchdog Groups File Complaints Against Likely Candidates

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two liberal groups say some politicians have crossed the legal line that defines a candidacy in campaign finance law, even though they haven't declared anything yet.

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Monday, March 30, 2015

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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