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.
President Trump speaks to the media on Tuesday in Charleston, W.Va., shortly after the guilty plea of his former lawyer Michael Cohen on campaign finance violations, among other charges, and the guilty verdict against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. (shown last year), and his wife are alleged to have spent more than $250,000 of campaign donors' money on family expenses like trips, groceries and theater tickets.
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that other presidential administrations also used nondisclosure agreements. Employment lawyers say that's not the whole story.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has written decisions on several important campaign finance cases and would likely move the Court's jurisprudence further towards deregulation.
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Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in a 2007 photo, issued a ruling last week striking down a FEC regulation on anonymous gifts to "dark money" groups.
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After opening shortly before the 2016 election, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., has quickly became a favorite gathering place for the president's supporters.
A 2013 file photo of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC. New rules issued by the agency say that politically active nonprofits no longer have to disclose their donors to the IRS.
Scott Pruitt attends a picnic for military families at the White House on July 4, a day before he was forced out of as head of the Environmental Protection Agency for various alleged ethical lapses.
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