Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

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.


'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.


Unpacking What The American Israel Public Affairs Committee Does

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

When Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee with anti-Semitic stereotypes, she also may have inflated AIPAC's clout.


Trump's Inaugural Committee Says It Intends To Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The 2017 inaugural committee burned through far more money than any previous inauguration, Now, it says it will comply with a documents subpoena from federal prosecutors.


Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Compete To Spurn Establishment Cash

Saturday, February 02, 2019

All of the party's announced presidential candidates say they don't want money from corporate PACs. But they wouldn't have gotten much from those PACs anyway.


Democratic Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Corporate PAC Money

Friday, February 01, 2019

Several Democrats have already entered the 2020 presidential race, and they all have one thing in common. They've agreed not to accept money from corporate political action committees.


Federal Watchdog Finds Government Ignored Emoluments Clause With Trump Hotel

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Inspector General for the General Services Administration said agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.


Shutdown Shutters Many D.C. Tourist Attractions — But Not The One In Trump's Hotel

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Unlike other National Park Service properties, the clock tower above the Trump International Hotel is open and staffed by park rangers. Government officials insist the arrangement is aboveboard.


Historic Clock Tower At Trump's D.C. Hotel Remains Open Despite Shutdown

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Caught in the shutdown, the National Park Service has closed all of its sites around the National Mall — all of them, that is, except the clock tower at President Trump's hotel.


House Democrats Introduce Anti-Corruption Bill As Symbolic 1st Act

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Democrats say the bill is for people who "feel left out and locked out from their own democracy." It addresses voting, political money, redistricting and ethics.


The Year In Washington Scandals: The 'Swamp' Remained Murky In 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

"Bad optics," charter jets, abusive tweets and insider trading. It has been that kind of year in President Trump's Cabinet and on Capitol Hill.


Why It's Been A Dismal Year For Ethics In Washington

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Even setting aside the investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller and other federal prosecutors, Washington had more than its usual list of scandals in 2018.


Trump Foundation Will Close As Investigation Into Their Activities Continues

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New York's attorney general announced that the Trump Foundation, founded by President Trump before he ran for office, will close as an investigation into the foundation's activities continues.


Trump Hush-Money Allegations

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison this week. How does his sentence compare to that of John Edwards back in 2011, who faced similar charges for paying hush money to his mistress.


Florida Congressman Has Yet To Take Office Amid Talk Of Investigations

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Last month, Ross Spano won the race to represent Florida's 15th District. But there there are questions about how he financed his campaign. At least three federal authorities could be involved.


Trump Emoluments Case: A Blast Of Subpoenas And A Politically Risky Schedule

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

A lawsuit involving President Trump and his D.C. hotel could hit the headlines in the fall of 2019, prime time in the next presidential campaign.


Federal Judge Signs Off On Subpoenas To Businesses Associated With Trump

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Some of President Trump's associates and businesses are expected to get subpoenas on Tuesday, as a lawsuit advances alleging that Trump violated the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause.


Ethics Agency Warns Federal Workers Not To Discuss Impeachment Or 'Resistance'

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Hatch Act keeps partisan politics out of the federal workplace. Should it keep civil servants from talking about impeachment or using the #resist hashtag?


Democrats Built A Small-Donor Money Machine. Now, Republicans Want Their Own

Friday, November 23, 2018

In 73 of the most competitive House races, Democrats raised more than $62 million from donors who gave $200 or less while Republicans raised barely $27 million.


Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home

Monday, November 12, 2018

The first bill House Democrats' will vote on would establish automatic voter registration, strengthen the Voting Rights Act, limit partisan redistricting and tighten campaign finance laws.