Peter Overby

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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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Rules Don't Apply To Hillary Clinton ... Or Any Of The Other Un-Candidates

Friday, March 13, 2015

A unanimous ruling from the Federal Election Commission reaffirms that Hillary Clinton is, in fact, not a candidate for president — yet.


So Far The 2016 Campaign Is More Like The 2016 Un-campaign

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For all the presidential aspirants, just three have launched exploratory committees. The others are jumping through hoops to make clear that they're just thinking about the possibility of running.


Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.


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 — 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.