Peter Overby appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Kavanugh's decisions have effectively pulled the campaign finance system rightward, letting in more money with less regulation.
Monday, August 06, 2018
Noah Bookbinder, of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said the case "closes one of the loopholes that has allowed the system to get out of control."
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
A group of high-profile lobbyists and lawyers who worked for Ukraine's former pro-Russian government maybe under investigation for violating a law requiring lobbyists for foreign governments to register with the U.S. government.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
As a federal appeals judge, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh upheld some campaign finance laws while slamming their underlying principles.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A federal judge has rejected a motion from the Department of Justice to dismiss the suit. The lawsuit alleges Trump's businesses, especially his hotel in D.C., violate the Constitution.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Trump administration has weakened a donor disclosure rule for tax-exempt groups, possibly letting more foreign cash into U.S. politics — and complicating the confirmation of a new IRS commissioner.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Advocates say it's a First Amendment issue. Critics say it's opening the door to secret money from foreign sources.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Congressional seats continue to lean further in the direction of Democratic candidates, as donors give unusual support to challengers.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
"It's going to take different leadership at the top," said Don Fox, a former acting director of the Office of Government Ethics. "And that means a different occupant in the White House."
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt became the subject of at least a dozen investigations. Some advocates argue ethics standards in government need to be rebuilt.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Conservatives immediately put up ads supporting the nominee-to-be, while a liberal group aims to make the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare part of the debate.
Friday, June 29, 2018
"On their phone, on their desktop, on their laptop, on their tablets, however they are seeing information, they're entitled to know where it's coming from," said FEC Vice Chair Ellen Weintraub
Thursday, June 28, 2018
After two days of hearings, the Federal Election Commission is a bit closer to ending anonymous funding for online pro- and anti-candidate ads. But that's just one portion of the political ads online.
Friday, June 15, 2018
At least eight funds now exist to help Trump administration aides and allies pay legal bills. But there are few rules to promote transparency or avoid conflicts of interest.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
One of Pruitt's closest political allies in Congress said he would call for the EPA chief to step down if his ethical scandals don't stop.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said the conflict between Trump's foreign-policy decisions and his business ventures "epitomizes why the founders put that emoluments clause into the Constitution."
Monday, June 04, 2018
The aide said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asked for help procuring a mattress while he was apartment hunting. Federal ethics rules prohibit staff from doing private work for their superiors.
Friday, May 25, 2018
The FEC has been wrestling with questions about foreign donors and possible election interference since 2011. It's not making any progress.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Emory Rounds III, if confirmed by the Senate, will take charge of the Office of Government Ethics, a once obscure agency that advises federal workers on how to comply with ethics laws.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Federal prosecutors allege that William and Robert Tierney pocketed nearly $4 million through sham political action committees. Only $109,000 went to candidates.