Peter Overby

Peter Overby appears in the following:

Trump's Government Ethics Appointee Gets Questioned By Senate Committee

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.


Arizona Brothers Charged With Scamming Conservative Political Donors

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.


Trump Acknowledges Financial 'Liability' For Stormy Daniels Payment

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The federal ethics office flagged the disclosure in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.


Were Trump Lawyer Cohen's Actions Legal?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Corporations paid Michael Cohen six-figure fees, apparently to fix them up with White House officials. The lobbying law has a loophole for that.


Did Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Need To Register As A Lobbyist?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Selling access to power is an old business in politics, but leaked documents related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, show just how lucrative and expansive that business can be.


A Scramble For Cash In Senate Races

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Democratic incumbents and challengers are generally out-raising their GOP rivals. But conservative superPACs and nonprofit groups could come Republicans' rescue.


Trump And Campaign Finance Law: The Fundamentals Still Apply

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The TV and Twitter comments by Rudy Giuliani and President Trump add new elements to the Stormy Daniels saga.


EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 26, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the recent scrutiny he has received over ethical issues is an effort to undermine the president's agenda.


In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Some Democratic challengers are outraising Republican incumbents in the midterm congressional elections. This revelation comes as House candidates file their first-quarter financial reports.


Relations Between Washington And Tech Industry Are Frosty

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This week's congressional hearings on social media, data mining and politics are shaping up as a watershed moment in the touchy relationships between Washington and Silicon Valley.


Lobbyists, Campaign Cash And Think Tanks: How Silicon Valley Tackled Politics

Monday, April 09, 2018

Facebook didn't open an office in Washington, DC until it was five years old and already worth billions. Last year, the company spent $12 million lobbying lawmakers and the federal government.


Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump Allowed To Proceed

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A federal judge ruled that Maryland and the District of Columbia can sue Trump. The states allege that he wrongly profits when foreign officials do business at the Trump hotel near the White House.


Why Trump Appointees Refer To 'Optics' When Discussing Spending Scandals

Monday, March 26, 2018

One linguistics expert said referring to "optics" was a way to offer a non-apology along the lines of "I'm sorry you were offended."


Cambridge Analytica's Role In Trump's 2016 Campaign Raises Potential Legal Flags

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The British firm, which worked for President Trump's campaign, gathered data from as many as 50 million Facebook users. Did it break the limits on what foreign nationals can do in U.S. campaigns?


Cambridge Analytica's Legal Challenges

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cambridge Analytica could face legal problems related to how it harvested and used data of millions of Facebook users.


Long-Divided Federal Election Commission Unites On Digital Ad Transparency

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The FEC is under pressure after Russian trolls used social media to meddle in the presidential election.


Finding Common Threads In Trump Cabinet Members' 'Unethical Behavior'

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

There's a scandal in the Trump administration. Not the one that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating, but one involving several of Trump's Cabinet officials and their use of taxpayer funds.


Resistance To Trump's Presidency Is Helping Groups On The Left Raise Money

Monday, February 26, 2018

Act Blue is a non-profit that has become a start of Democratic fundraising. The digital fundraising platform for progressive candidates and causes raised $522 million in 2017 — that's more than double its take in 2015.


Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Former Adult Film Star $130,000 In A Private Transaction

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump says he paid adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known otherwise as Stormy Daniels, $130,000. The payment happened during the campaign after Clifford alleged she had an affair with Trump.


How The Campaign Finance System Has Changed To Benefit The Wealthy

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.