Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.


Pursuing IRS Controversy, House GOP Pivots Toward Crossroads

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.


Did A Federal Safety Agency Help General Motors Avoid A Recall?

Friday, April 04, 2014

As details emerge about GM's handling of an ignition switch recall, a question is raised again: What is the relationship between regulators and the regulated, and the revolving door between the two?


High Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took out a major pillar of campaign finance limits. The justices ruled a donor may give the maximum amount to as many federal candidates or committees as they wish.


Court's Decision Will Encourage Joint Fundraising Committees

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down limits on how much a single individual can give in total to candidates and parties. The ruling could give wealthy donors even more influence in elections.


Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Even as the presidential public financing system has been all but abandoned, advocates are trying to bring such a system to New York state. What happens there could be a model for other states.


Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

With little fanfare, President Obama is expected to sign a bill that marks the first legislative step toward undoing the Watergate-era presidential public financing program.


Even Amid Tensions, Russia's PR Team Is At Home In D.C.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As the U.S. seeks to penalize Russia, the country still has a strong lobbying presence in D.C. How much of a pariah must a nation become before it loses its public presence in the U.S. capital?


Is Organizing For Action Too Close To The White House?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Organizing for Action, the social welfare group formed out of President Obama's campaign organization, has stumbled over its own fundraising rules. Now it's trying to clean things up.


What's Holding Up Ukraine Aid Bill In Congress? Anger Over IRS

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be withdrawn.


Outside Groups Lay Millions On Florida Special Election

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The campaign for a congressional seat in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have seen some $10 million in spending by candidates and outside groups. Where did all of this money go?


Running Against The Koch Brothers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The loudest voice taking on vulnerable Senate Democrats right now is not the Republican party, but Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group founded by the billionaire Koch brothers.


FBI's Abscam Videos Are As Unbelievable As 'American Hustle'

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.


America's Richest Political Activists Pour Money Into SuperPACs

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hedge fund billionaires Thomas Steyer and Paul Singer are among those deploying their money to promote their issue agendas. Selected congressional candidates will receive political contributions.


IRS Gets Spending Bill Smackdown From Congress

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

In response to a 2013 scandal, lawmakers are pushing overall IRS funding to a five-year low and ordering the agency to obey the Constitution.


Ethics Panel Hands Down Holiday Gift Rules — In Rhyme

Monday, December 09, 2013

With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.


IRS Targets Money Transfers In Social-Welfare Politicking

Thursday, December 05, 2013

With the sharp growth in politically active social welfare groups, there's a booming business in transferring money among them. The IRS wants to stop those transactions but it won't be easy.


Court Upholds Public Broadcasting Political Ad Ban

Monday, December 02, 2013

The decision, which reversed a ruling last April by a smaller panel of the court, rejected a TV station's argument invoking the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling of 2010.


What A Bitcoin Political Debut Could Mean For Transparency

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Federal Election Commission is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal to allow virtual currency contributions to political action committees.


Obama Donor Behind Third-Party Va. Candidate? Maybe Not

Friday, November 08, 2013

Rumors that a major Obama bundler bankrolled an effort to sink the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia appear to be exaggerated.