Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


Former Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty To SuperPAC Spending

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tyler Harber admitted that he had his superPAC spend $325,000 to attack a Democratic candidate. It's the Justice Department's first prosecution of this kind.


FEC Invites Comment On Campaign Finance Laws At First Public Hearing

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More than 32,000 Americans recently filed comments with the Federal Election Commission, telling the agency what's wrong with political money and how it's regulated. Now the FEC is about to have a public hearing โ€” the first time in the agency's 39-year history that it's invited ordinary citizens to speak on these big issues.


State Political Parties Blames Congress For Lack Of Funds

Monday, February 09, 2015

With all the cash pouring into politics, there's one group of losers: state parties. Big donors are turning to outside groups, and many state parties watch their budgets and clout dwindle.


Koch Brothers Put Price Tag On 2016: $889 Million

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.

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Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have announced their fundraising goal for the 2016 election: nearly $900 million, which puts the assorted secret-money groups in the same league as the national Republican Party.


At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Monday, January 26, 2015

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.


A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.


5 Years After Citizens United, Secret Money Floods Into U.S. Politics

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Citizens United case, that opened the door for secret donors to make big-dollar contributions and up spending in elections.


Conservative Koch Brothers' Group Puts Congressional GOP On Notice

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Americans for Prosperity set out its own agenda for congressional Republicans, including a call to build the Keystone XL pipeline and repeal the Affordable Care Act.


5 Years After 'Citizens United,' SuperPACs Continue To Grow

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A new political committee will pay for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's pre-presidential announcement politicking. But don't confuse it with the separate superPAC of the same name.


Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Monday, January 12, 2015

Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?

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Progressives Create State Innovation Exchange To Counter ALEC

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Liberals are trying, again, to set up a group that would counteract ALEC. That's the conservative nonprofit that produces pro-industry measures drafted by state legislators and corporate lobbyists.


Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Friday, December 19, 2014

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.


Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.


Spending Bill Provision Would Provide Big Boost To Party Fundraising

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 1,600-page omnibus spending bill includes language that raises contribution limits to the national party committees, bringing them above the realm of merely wealthy donors. Under the provision, donors can give a party a total of $778,000 โ€” each year, an eight-fold increase.


In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Republican and Democratic parties will be able to collect an additional $97,200 per year from donors to pay for presidential nominating conventions.


In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.


Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Senate still prefers paper instead of electronic filings for disclosures of donors and spending. The massive amounts of paper create all sorts of disclosure headaches.


Study: Campaign Cash Brings Tax Benefits On Capitol Hill

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A new analysis finds that corporations that deploy lobbyists and make contributions experience lower and more consistent tax rates over the long term.