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.

Corporate cash helps politicians party on

By Michael Beckel

Small-dollar donors boost pro-Obama Organizing for Action

By Michael Beckel

Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Dow Chemical backed anti-union nonprofit with $2 million donation

By Michael Beckel and Erin Quinn

Pulling back the veil on corporate contributions

By Michael Beckel and Erin Quinn

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

By Michael Beckel

‘Nonpartisan’ gun rights group boosted by Democratic-aligned America Votes

By Adam Wollner and Michael Beckel

Negative ads make Peterson 'more inclined' to run

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Don’t support ‘campaign finance reform’? Try combating ‘corruption’

By Michael Beckel

IRS sets its sights on political 'dark money'

By Michael Beckel

Obama's pardoned turkeys courtesy of lobbyists

By Michael Beckel

League of Conservation Voters becoming 'dark money' heavyweight

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Obama nonprofit boosted by undisclosed donors

By Julie Patel and Michael Beckel

Anti-Obama nonprofit tells IRS it's not 'political'

By Michael Beckel

Koch-backed nonprofit spent record cash in 2012

By Michael Beckel

ALEC gets gift from Nuclear Energy Institute

By Michael Beckel

Libertarians declare 'mission accomplished' in Virginia — after super PAC help

By Michael Beckel

Soap opera producer tapped for top diplomatic post

By Michael Beckel

Obama bundlers nominated for diplomatic posts in New Zealand, Iceland

By Michael Beckel

Tea party-aligned FreedomWorks fueled by elite donors

By Michael Beckel

Facebook's lobbying climbs to record level

By Michael Beckel

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

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