Michael Beckel

Politics reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politically active nonprofits and the influence of money on elections. He previously worked for three years as the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics. Beckel's exploits have taken him inside the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including the oral arguments of the landmark campaign finance cases Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC. Earlier, he completed a yearlong editorial fellowship with Mother Jones magazine, wrote for two alternative newsweeklies in Colorado and performed legislative research at Project Vote Smart. Beckel is a 2005 graduate of Colorado College.

CVS backs Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's NERD Fund

By Michael Beckel

What Obama left unsaid about big money in politics

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court mulls axing campaign donation limits in 'McCutcheon' case

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court 'McCutcheon' case could aid GOP

By Michael Beckel

Top Democratic donor breached aggregate contribution limit last year

By Michael Beckel

Supreme Court plaintiff McCutcheon exceeded campaign contribution limit

By Michael Beckel

GOP lawyer launches political donation refund group

By Michael Beckel

7-Eleven takes political big gulp

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Clinton super PAC creators have dubious pasts

By Michael Beckel

Will new super PAC turn urban voters Republican?

By Michael Beckel

Obama taps Goldman Sachs executive as ambassador to Canada

By Michael Beckel

D.C. corruption probe spreads to Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign

By Michael Beckel and Alan Suderman

Senate committee delays vote on FEC nominees

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

West Virginia races primed for super PAC activity

By Michael Beckel

Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations

By Michael Beckel

Rail industry, utilities boost 'clean coal' coalition

By Michael Beckel

Big Labor: still a political force

By Michael Beckel

Five money-in-politics facts about John Lewis

By Michael Beckel

Jindal's education cuts inspire super PAC formation

By Michael Beckel

Booker supports e-filing in theory, not in practice

By Michael Beckel

Giffords' gun group to return Midler foundation donation

By Michael Beckel

Investors, companies fuel super PAC tied to Boehner

By Michael Beckel

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC to boost women candidates

By Michael Beckel

Anti-Obama PAC targets Boehner over Benghazi

By Michael Beckel

Before death, Bob Perry gave to tea party hero Cruz

By Michael Beckel

GOP congressman provides super PAC seed funding

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC on Arkansas' horizon

By Michael Beckel

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

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