Peter Overby

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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 — 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.


Big Money Is Helping GOP Win In State Legislatures Too

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Every election cycle, big donors open their checkbooks for two Washington-based party organizations that are gradually remaking state legislative elections.


Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Monday, November 17, 2014

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.


Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.


Climate Change Activists Come Up Short In Midterm Elections

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tom Steyer, the hedge-fund billionaire, spent tens of millions of dollars in the midterms, mostly in seven senate and gubernatorial races. Most of his candidates lost, as will — presumably --one of his Steyer's key ambitions: major action on climate change.