Peter Overby

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FEC: DOMA Limits Political Donations By Gay Married Couples

Friday, April 26, 2013

Maybe it's not your first thought after saying "I do," but federal election law gives married couples some advantages in making political contributions. The Federal Election Commission tried Thursday to make those same breaks available to couples in same-sex marriages — but commissioners said they're thwarted by the federal Defense ...


Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The partisan rift over disclosing political donors has widened since last year's election. But now, along come Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., with a bill that would radically expand the disclosure of political money trails.

Their bill is aimed at outing the wealthy donors, corporations and unions ...


IRS To 'Social Welfare' Groups: Show Me The Political Ad Money

Saturday, March 30, 2013

There are still unanswered questions about the politically active 501(c)(4) "social welfare" groups. The anonymously funded entities' multimillion-dollar ad budgets helped to clog the airwaves last year.

How much did they really spend to intervene in the 2012 campaign? What kinds of sources supplied their money? What ties do they ...


Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Poke into the obscure corners of the Federal Communications Commission's website, and you can find one of the deepest disclosures in campaign finance.

An FCC database, which the government just approved last April and began making public in August, posts documents that reveal which politicians and ...


For Some Conservatives, It's Homecoming Week

Monday, March 11, 2013

The American conservative movement has its homecoming this week: the Conservative Political Action Conference, where everyone from politicians to peddlers is out to inspire the faithful.

Last year, one of the headline speakers was former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who harked back to the second-ever CPAC in 1975, when ...


After Tough 2012, Conservative Koch Brothers Regroup

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The network of political groups headed by conservative industrialists David and Charles Koch spent millions of undisclosed dollars in last year's elections. Now, after failing to help Republicans win the White House or the Senate, the Koch brothers are re-examining the network, its goals and strategies.

The Koch brothers rank ...


How NYC's Bloomberg Influenced Calif. Rep. Race

Friday, November 23, 2012

Many SuperPACs and other outside groups are still tending their wounds after spending millions of dollars in the presidential and senate campaigns with little to show for it. But New ...


Financial Reports Shed Little Light On GOP Race

Monday, October 17, 2011

President Obama's campaign reported the hefty sum of $61 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at this point in the election contest, that's one of few things that are clear about the race for the White House.


Top Donors Use Super PACs To Sidestep Money Limits To Candidates

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Nineteen wealthy Republicans gave presidential hopeful Mitt Romney the maximum legal contribution — and also sent between $100,000 and $1 million each to an independent committee su...


30 Issues Cont'd: Money, Politics, and Citizens United

Friday, September 24, 2010

Peter Overby, NPR's power, money and influence correspondent, and Bill Allison, editorial director of the Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group, take a look at campain finance spending on a national level and talks about how the Citizens United ruling could impact upcoming elections.

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Hillary: The Movie and Campaign Finance Implications

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The Supreme Court will re-hear arguments today in a case that could have serious implications for campaign finance reform. The case regards the funding and distribution of "Hillary: The Movie", which was backed by conservative group Citizens United, and whether such funding falls under campaign finance regulations. Daphne Eviatar, legal ...

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Healthcare: Who's in the Picture?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

NPR’s Power, Money & Influence correspondent Peter Overby follows up on the healthcare lobbyist photo project and reports on the competing interests at play in reforming healthcare.

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30 Issues: Campaign Finance

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The presidential election series continues with a comprehensive look at campaign finance. Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics and Peter Overby, the Power, Money & Influence correspondent for National Public Radio, explain McCain's and Obama's approach to campaign finance ...

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