Peter Overby

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Small Donors Fueled Sanders' $15 Million Fundraising Haul

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Vermont senator's campaign said its average contribution was $33.51, but reliance on small donors cuts both ways.


GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Releases Tax Returns

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns, the most ever by a presidential candidate. Releasing returns is a way to show he has nothing to hide. It also pressures other to be as transparent.


Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The bank, which helps finance trade deals for U.S. companies, needed reapproval by June 30. Now it is living on borrowed time, after an anti-crony capitalism campaign driven by conservative groups.


The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Donald Trump held up a one-page summary of his wealth that he claimed showed he's worth almost $9 billion. But the public essentially has to take his word for it until more details are disclosed.


Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

Friday, June 12, 2015

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.


Political Consultant To Be Sentenced For Violating Campaign Finance Law

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A political consultant is to be sentenced Friday for the arcane felony of coordinating activities between a congressional campaign and a super PAC. He could get four to 10 years in prison.


Billionaire Or Bust: Who Are Rich Backers Lining Up With?

Monday, June 08, 2015

Since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in the 2016 presidential race, candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with whom.

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Americans Think Money In Politics Is A Problem, But Just How Big?

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A new poll shows Americans think the rich have too much influence and that the political money system needs an overhaul, but they rate it low on the priority list.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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."


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?


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?