Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

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Debate Endures Over Tax Exempt Status Of Crossroads GPS

Friday, May 09, 2014

Crossroads GPS, the social welfare organization guided by conservative strategist Karl Rove, is practically invisible so far in the midterm political battles.

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Why Has China Become More Aggressive Toward Vietnam?

Friday, May 09, 2014

The South China Sea is an area that's said to be rich in resources. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Kaplan about the tension between China and Vietnam over the sea, and whether it may escalate.

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Against 'Dark Money,' A Star Witness Speaks In Congress

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Congress held its first hearing on "dark money," the donations to tax-exempt political groups that can keep donors' names secret. The star witness at the Senate committee was former S...

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Rep. Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New York City Congressman Michael Grimm has been indicted on tax, perjury, fraud and other charges. He announced on Monday that he would step down from the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

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Deadly Storms Rip Through Southern States

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Over the last two days, deadly tornadoes have left a path of destruction in their wake. One subdivision in Vilonia, Arkansas, was particularly hard hit on Sunday.

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Pay-To-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Friday, April 25, 2014

The latest Supreme Court ruling easing campaign finance laws could trigger a challenge to pay-to-play laws. That would affect two governors with national ambitions: Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.

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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newt 2012, the presidential campaign vehicle for Newt Gingrich last time around, couldn't bag the Republican nomination for him.

And now, the former House speaker's committee still owes $4.7 million from the attempt.

The campaign tells the Federal Election Commission that its debt on April 1, 2014, was just ...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

Thursday, March 13, 2014

With members of the House and Senate scrapping over a Ukraine aid bill, Republicans say a magic bullet could break the logjam.

It has nothing to do with the former Soviet republic, its ability to withstand Russia's military intervention in Crimea, or this weekend's referendum in the Ukrainian territory.

It ...

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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?

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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.

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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.

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