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.
Last fall, Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio was the subject of a political ad paid for by the Concerned Taxpayers of America — which turned out to be a million-dollar front group financed by just two men. Read more about that ad, and how DeFazio followed the money.
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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence.
President Obama, shown answering questions during a news conference Tuesday, is expected to hit the billion-dollar mark in fundraising for his re-election bid. His Republican opponent may raise that much as well.