Dave Levinthal is senior political reporter for the Center for Public Integrity.
President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Republican Matthew Petersen to a federal judgeship, meaning the FEC is poised to putter on with the minimum number of commissioners — four — required to take official action on most anything of consequence.
At least three of President Donald Trump’s political appointees are drawing taxpayer-funded paychecks while owing the Internal Revenue Service tens of thousands of dollars, a Center for Public Integrity review of federal financial disclosures reveals.
At least six justices — and potentially all nine — are worth seven figures
Poll: Most Americans want to shorten length of presidential campaign seasons
Matthew Masterson says Election 2016 was ‘extremely well administered’
First House oversight hearing in years a possibility, Senate also mulling review
No, it’s not the president himself or his core supporters.
At least three-dozen municipal governments and law enforcement agencies say presidential campaigns have ignored hundreds of thousands of dollars in outstanding bills stemming from police security for campaign events — from Vallejo, California, to the University of Pittsburgh. That’s according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of federal campaign disclosures and municipal invoices, as well as interviews with more than 60 local government officials.
The Federal Election Commission could help Donald Trump "drain the swamp" — but the agency charged with regulating US elections has been all but marginalized.
A head-to-head comparison on health, taxes, campaign cash, press access shows that neither candidate gets high marks for transparency.