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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Progressives Create State Innovation Exchange To Counter ALEC

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Solar energy panels on a roof in Marshfield, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

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Spending Bill Provision Would Provide Big Boost To Party Fundraising

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President Obama walks to the podium at his 2008 nominating convention. Lawmakers are inserting into the spending bill a provision allowing political parties to collect up to $97,200 from each donor to pay for their conventions. Chuck Kennedy,Scott Andrews/AP hide caption

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In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

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Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

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House members and those newly elected to the Legislature gather in the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Nov. 7, 2014. Arkansas' legislature is just one of 31 state legislatures in Republican control. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Big Money Is Helping GOP Win In State Legislatures Too

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The amount of money spent on Capitol Hill is way more than small change — but the impact of that money is a little murky. Here, the U.S. Capitol is reflected in a fountain full of coins on Election Day this year. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan greets supporters on election night in Anchorage. The as-yet-undecided race between Sullivan and Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich was the hottest in the state. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Climate Change Activists Come Up Short In Midterm Elections

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The 4 Big Numbers To Know In The Midterm Elections

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Money Mixes Up Missouri Circuit-Court Race

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Tom Steyer recently said in a video that "climate change is not just an important issue, it's the issue. And we need leaders who will take it seriously." Isaac Brekken/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

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