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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With a Twitter post — including a doctored photo that made it appear as if actor Aziz Ansari was encouraging voters to vote from home — displayed behind him, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. questions witnesses during an October 2017 Senate hearing on Russian disinformation during the 2016 campaign. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal prosecutors with the Department of Justice have charged William and Robert Tierney with pilfering nearly $4 million from conservative political donors by setting up sham political action committees. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Trump waves to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev as he leaves following a visit to the White House on Wednesday. In his annual disclosure of personal finances, Trump acknowledged that he paid lawyer Michael Cohen between $100,000 and $250,000 last year. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Did Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Need To Register As A Lobbyist?

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, accompanied by EPA Chief Financial Officer Holly Greaves, testifies before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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EPA Chief Pruitt Faces Tough Questions On Capitol Hill

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Newly filed campaign finance reports show that many Democratic challengers are raising a lot of money compared to Republican incumbents. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Many Districts, Democratic Challengers Have Raised As Much As GOP Incumbents

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Relations Between Washington And Tech Industry Are Frosty

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From right: Kent Walker, vice president and general counsel with Google Inc.; Colin Stretch, general counsel with Facebook Inc.; and Sean Edgett, acting general counsel with Twitter Inc., swear in to a House Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 1, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia regarding President Trump's profits from the Trump International Hotel near the White House can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies during a U.S. House hearing on March 15. Shulkin has been criticized for taking his wife along on a 2017 official trip to Europe. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Trump Appointees Refer To 'Optics' When Discussing Spending Scandals

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Some of Cambridge Analytica's claims about its role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign suggest it may have violated U.S. campaign finance laws. Chris J. Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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