Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Voters Could Clamp Down On Ethics, Campaign Finance At The Ballot Box

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

More than a dozen states have ballot measures aimed at putting stricter rules on candidates and officeholders. One activist says even Watergate didn't ignite such interest in enacting ethics rules.

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Democrats Promise More Trump Investigations If They Win The House

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

If Democrats win control of the House, they'll have the power to investigate alleged misconduct of the Trump administration. They have a long list of misdeeds they want to look into.

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Democrats Vow To Rein In Trump Administration If They Win The House

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Democrats plan to launch oversight investigations of the Trump administration — a congressional duty that House Republicans resisted.

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Emails Reveal President Trump's Involvement In Halting Redevelopment of FBI Headquarters

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Emails among federal officials indicate that President Trump vetoed a redevelopment plan for the site of the FBI headquarters. The project could have featured a hotel to compete with Trump's hotel, a block away.

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Trump Intervened In FBI HQ Project To Protect His Hotel, Democrats Allege

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The president has been personally involved with the future of the FBI's Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters building, and Democrats say it is an abuse of power intended to help his hotel up the street.

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Congress Really Can Demand, And Get, Trump's Tax Returns. Here's How

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Three House and Senate committees have "the unqualified right" to request taxpayers' returns from the IRS. There's no provision exempting the president.

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Democrats Enter Campaign's Final Stretch Flush With Cash

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

One party celebrates its fundraising, while the other starts culling out the weakest candidates.

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Democratic House Candidates Celebrate Financial Bonanza 28 Days Before Midterms

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Democrats challenging House Republicans are starting to announce jaw-dropping totals for their third-quarter fundraising.

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Kavanaugh Nomination Battle Is Fought With Millions In Secret Cash

Thursday, October 04, 2018

After Kavanaugh called attacks on him "a calculated and orchestrated political hit," the advertising war escalated.

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Judge Says Democratic Lawmakers Can Sue Trump On Emoluments

Friday, September 28, 2018

About 200 Democrats contend Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel is violating the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause. Now a federal judge will let them make the argument in court.

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There's A $500,000 Gender Gap When It Comes To Campaign Fundraising

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the 67 Republican-held House districts that Democrats have the best chance of winning this fall, male Democratic candidates raised an average of about $500,000 more than women candidates.

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Supreme Court Orders Disclosure For Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some Donors

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Groups such as the NRA and Chamber of Commerce must disclose who paid for campaign ads they run this fall. A new report says such groups pumped about $600 million into elections between 2010 and 2016.

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Campaigns Creating Ads That Bring Money In, Not Just Send Messages Out

Monday, September 17, 2018

Well-made videos can go viral and boost a candidate's popularity, and now they can bring in the cash for a viable campaign.

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Emoluments Lawsuit Moves A Step Closer To Trump

Saturday, September 15, 2018

If the president ever promoted his D.C. hotel to foreign dignitaries, the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia want to know about it.

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EPA Spent An Extra $2 Million To Give Scott Pruitt Security

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The agency administrator's protective services detail expanded from six to 19 agents, but it never made a threat analysis to size up his security needs.

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McCain's Impact On Campaign Finance

Sunday, August 26, 2018

For much of his career John McCain fought to control unregulated money in politics and helped author the McCain-Feingold reform act.

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McCain Made Campaign Finance Reform A Years-Long Mission

Sunday, August 26, 2018

"The people whom I serve believe that the means by which I came to office corrupt me. That shames me," the senator said in 1999

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Misguided Defense Of Cohen Payments

Thursday, August 23, 2018

When President Trump said the money didn't come from his campaign, he was making the wrong defense. The problem is that it didn't come from the campaign.

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Indicted On Charges Of Misusing Campaign Money

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A 48-page indictment detailing how Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife diverted campaign money for family trips and household expenses was released by the Department of Justice on Tuesday.

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FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement. But an employment lawyer says, "She's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."

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