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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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is one of four "un-candidates" being targeted by liberal groups Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21. They say the politicians have crossed the line into candidacy based on their activities in recent months. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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"Who, me? Run?" Would-be presidential candidates are ditching "testing the waters" and "exploratory committees" to hold onto unlimited and undisclosed cash for longer. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

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Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations on Tuesday in New York City. Clinton answered questions about recent allegations of an improperly used email account during her tenure as secretary of state. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sips tea on Turkish television program "Lets come to be with us" at the US Embassy in Ankara March 7, 2009. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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So Far The 2016 Campaign Is More Like The 2016 Un-campaign

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The Clinton Foundation has taken contributions, of $1 million to $10 million, from the governments of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. The Saudi Arabian government has given as much as $25 million. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

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Supporters cheer in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a television broadcast declares that Republicans have taken control of the Senate. Republican candidates, party committees and outside groups spent about $44 million more than Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images hide caption

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FEC Invites Comment On Campaign Finance Laws At First Public Hearing

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Delegates at the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's 2014 convention. The party says its budget has dropped sharply since 2002. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Why State Parties Are Losing Out On Political Cash

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Koch Brothers Rival GOP With Plans To Spend $900 Million In 2016

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, meets with members of the Londonderry Fish and Game Club in Litchfield, N.H., on Jan. 14. Paul was one of three GOP presidential hopefuls who attended Sunday's semiannual gathering of David and Charles Koch's donor network in California. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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5 Years After Citizens United, Secret Money Floods Into U.S. Politics

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Congressional Republicans have "been given a second chance by the American people," AFP President Tim Phillips said. "And we're going to hold them accountable. We're determined about that." Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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