Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

David Koch Dies; Conservative Billionaire Helped Reshape U.S. Politics

Friday, August 23, 2019

Koch and his brother Charles built one of the nation's largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.

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Big Tech Lobbying Looks For Allies Among Republicans And Libertarians

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

As the uneasy relationship between the tech industry and Washington has worsened, big tech has dramatically ramped up its lobbying presence in the nation's capital.

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How The Internet Has Changed The Way Politicians Raise Campaign Funds

Monday, July 01, 2019

Small donors carried Democrats to victory in 2018 races. Now Republicans, who once had the magic touch with small-dollar givers, are struggling to match Democrats' fundraising platform, ActBlue.

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Red Shift: How Republicans Plan To Catch Democrats In Online Fundraising

Monday, July 01, 2019

Republicans hope their new online fundraising platform will close the gap between the GOP and Democrats, even though the digital highway is littered with several previous failed attempts.

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Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired For Violating Ethics Law, Oversight Office Says

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The White House adviser disregarded the Hatch Act by repeatedly criticizing Democratic candidates while speaking in her official capacity, the Office of Special Counsel finds.

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Trump Says He Wasn't Trying To Promote Business By Staying At His Ireland Golf Course

Thursday, June 06, 2019

President Trump spent his last two nights in Europe at a golf course he owns in Ireland. He said he wasn't trying to promote his business.

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N.Y. Bill Would Give 3 Congressional Committees Access To Trump's State Tax Returns

Thursday, May 23, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill, passed by the state legislature, that would let three congressional committees gain access to President Trump's state tax returns.

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Democrats Want To End Dark Money, But First They Want To Use It

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

"I have no misgivings," said the head of one group. "On election night 2018, I didn't hear anybody go, 'Oh jeez, we won! But gosh, wasn't all that stuff really bad that helped everybody win?' "

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House Democratic Candidates Outraise Republicans In Effort To Hold On To Majority

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

White House hopefuls aren't the only politicians who recently disclosed their campaign finances. Democrats running for the House and Senate are reporting strong fundraising.

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President Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders Are Front-Runners In The Money Race For 2020

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As presidential hopefuls enter the Democratic primary contest, they have to figure out how to raise the money they need, and the different options available.

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Lobbyists See The Indictment Of Powerful Lawyer Gregory Craig As A Warning

Friday, April 12, 2019

The indictment of lawyer and lobbyist Gregory Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, is sending a shockwave through the ranks of those who represent foreign entities.

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White House Lawyers Discussed Trump Tax Returns With Treasury Department

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Democrats point to a 1924 law that allows Congress to request the tax returns of any taxpayer. But Trump and his defenders say the president's returns are private and can't be reviewed by Congress.

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Ted Cruz Sues Federal Election Commission

Friday, April 05, 2019

The Texas GOP senator says donors should be able to cover his campaign loans after an election. Anti-corruption advocates warn against a loophole for wealthy contributors to influence lawmakers.

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Key House Democrat Formally Asks For Trump's Tax Returns

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Rep. Richard Neal, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked the IRS commissioner for six years of President Trump's personal tax returns, as well as returns for some of his businesses.

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How Trump's Campaign Fundraising Compares With 2020 Democratic Contenders

Monday, April 01, 2019

President Trump's re-election campaign is turning to everything from MAGA hat sales to six-figure fundraisers as it faces an energized Democratic field that is focused on small-dollar fundraising.

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Small Donors Hold The Key To Campaign Buzz And The Democrats' Debate Stage

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Democratic National Committee wants to avoid a crush of candidates in TV debates during the presidential primaries. So it set a qualifying threshold: 65,000 donors spread across 20 states.

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Democratic Presidential Contenders Look To Small Donations For Funding

Friday, March 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates are working to fund their campaigns. But instead of getting that money through large checks and big donors, they're mostly trying to collect it in small donations.

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Appeals Court In Virginia To Hear Arguments In Trump Hotel Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

As one of the emoluments lawsuits against President Trump goes before an appeals court, ethics controversies have become a persistent cloud over the White House, federal agencies and Congress.

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Democrats' Election Reform Bill Takes Aim At 'Dark Money'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

House Democrats' election reform bill requires "dark money" political groups to publicize their donors. In last year's elections, liberal groups led in "dark money" spending for the first time.

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'Not In Compliance': Wilbur Ross, The Trump Official Who Keeps Watchdogs Up At Night

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

In an extremely rare rebuke, a government ethics watchdog refused to certify Ross' recent financial disclosure. But he's still in office even as other Trump officials have resigned for ethical lapses.

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