Peter OverbyAs 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.
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
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
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
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
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.