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.
A large earth-mover carries PCB-contaminated soil from the Hudson River in New York to a burial pit at Waste Control Specialists near Andrews, Texas, in October 2009.
Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry has three superPACs supporting his race. A new pay-to-play rule that does not affect his rivals is expected to put a crimp in Perry's campaign fundraising and likely will also hurt the superPACs that support him.
U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack addresses a crowd of slightly more than 200 people during a town meeting Wednesday at the Duluth International Airport in Minnesota.
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