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.

Export-Import Bank Set To Expire At Midnight After Congress Fails To Act

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Republican political operative Tyler Harber admitted in federal court to illegally coordinating between a campaign and superPAC. He was sentenced to two years in prison and two years' probation. Neil Conway/flickr Creative Common hide caption

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Political Consultant To Be Sentenced For Violating Campaign Finance Law

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush poses with supporters for photos during a fundraiser in May. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Billionaire Or Bust: Who Are Rich Backers Lining Up With?

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Gyrocopter Pilot Calls Capitol Flight An Act Of Civil Disobedience

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Doug Hughes said he sees his future as working for "the cause of getting a Congress — not more liberal, not more conservative — but a Congress that is working for the people." Peter Overby/NPR hide caption

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Gyrocopter Pilot On His 'Incredible' Flight Onto Capitol Lawn

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A gyrocopter rests April 15 on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old postal worker from Ruskin, Fla., landed the lightweight helicopter on the Capitol lawn to promote campaign finance reform. He's scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Foundations To SEC: Force Corporations To Disclose Political Giving

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Candidates, and "un-candidates," for the presidency are slicing and dicing campaign-finance law, testing the boundaries of what's legal. TaxCredits.net via Flickr hide caption

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"Exploratory" Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks April 17 at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, N.H. His super PAC — Right to Rise — is aiming to raise $100 million dollars by June 1. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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17 Months Before Election Day, One Campaign Aims For $100 Million

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Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

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