Peter Overby As NPR's correspondent covering campaign finance and lobbying, Peter Overby totes around a business card that reads Power, Money & Influence Correspondent. Some of his lobbyist sources call it the best job title in Washington.
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks Thursday during a Lakeside Inn Tea Party rally in Mount Dora, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, at the Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore in June. The Adelsons have donated $5 million each to the pro-Gingrich superPAC Winning Our Future. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens of televisions display a political advertisement with the image of GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich at a store in Urbandale, Iowa, on Dec. 27. Republican candidates and their superPACs have spent millions on television and radio ads. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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SuperPACs, Candidates: Dancing Solo Or Together?

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A screen grab from an anti-Newt Gingrich ad from the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. Restore Our Future, Inc. hide caption

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Attacking Super PACs Fueled By Anonymous Donors

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Congress recently prevented the Energy Department from spending money to enforce the phase-out of the 100-watt incandescent light bulb. But the industry says it's really too late to make a difference. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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A report released by the Sunlight Foundation finds that in the 2010 midterm elections, 26,783 donors nationwide gave more than $10,000 each. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Report: Wealthy 'Elite Donors' Fueling U.S. Politics

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Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds court at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Ga., March 11, 1995, after teaching his final class at the school. The 10-week course was criticized as a partisan forum for Gingrich, and became part of a House ethics investigation against him. Erik S. Lesser/AP hide caption

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, shown at an event on health care on Capitol Hill this March, founded the Center for Health Transformation. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?

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U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak province. On Monday, factory workers who produce MRAPs in York, Pa., rallied to protect the Pentagon budget against the automatic budget cuts that will take effect in 2013. Maya Alleruzzo/AP hide caption

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Defense Workers Lobby To Prevent Automatic Cuts

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President Richard Nixon faced television cameras in the Oval Office on April 30, 1973 to announce the departure of his two closest assistants in the deepening Watergate scandal. CBS/AP hide caption

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