Peter Overby appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The federal ethics office flagged the disclosure in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
The TV and Twitter comments by Rudy Giuliani and President Trump add new elements to the Stormy Daniels saga.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Cambridge Analytica could face legal problems related to how it harvested and used data of millions of Facebook users.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The FEC is under pressure after Russian trolls used social media to meddle in the presidential election.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.