Peter H. Stone

Team Leader, Money and Politics  The Center for Public Integrity

For the last two decades, Peter Stone has covered a wide array of lobbying and campaign finance issues in Washington. At National Journal, where he spent almost 18 years, Stone broke several scoops on the Jack Abramoff influence peddling scandal. He came to Washington to work for Legal Times in 1990 where he helped lead the paper’s reporting on the BCCI lobbying scandal. Prior to Washington, Stone did a three year stint at The Hartford Courant reporting on insurance and banking, and spent a decade in New York freelancing for papers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Newsday and magazines including The Atlantic, The Nation, and New Times. He started his career at the late muckraking magazine Ramparts, where he was one of the editors in the early 1970’s. Stone is the author of the recently released paperback Casino Jack and the United States of Money about the Abramoff scandal (this is an expanded and updated version of his 2006 book Heist). Stone studied modern European history at the University of Chicago.

Fine line between politics and issues spending by secretive 501(c)(4) groups

By Peter H. Stone

Allies of Rick Perry form group that accepts unlimited, undisclosed donations

By Peter H. Stone

Democratic groups re-group to clear up confusion among frustrated donors

By Peter H. Stone

New GOP campaign is aimed at Hispanics

By Peter H. Stone

Rick Perry's devotion to NRA-backed proposals reaps campaign aid and grassroots support

By Peter H. Stone

Karl Rove-linked Crossroads has more than doubled its earlier fundraising goal of $120 million

By Peter H. Stone

Perry assembles extraordinary bundler ranks in early weeks of campaign

By Peter H. Stone

527 group waned after Gingrich campaign imploded in June

By Peter H. Stone

Romney fundraiser jumps from campaign to super PAC

By Peter H. Stone

Romney hosts fundraiser at La Jolla home that is a 'tear down' property

By Peter H. Stone

Rick Perry can come from behind in fundraising with Texas-size donations

By Peter H. Stone and Aaron Mehta

Dave Camp, Ways and Means chair, would cut "out of control" spending

By Amy Biegelsen, Josh Israel and Peter H. Stone

Loophole lets big political donors wear multiple fundraising hats

By Peter H. Stone

Democrats and Republicans alike are exploiting new fundraising loophole

By Peter H. Stone

27 Obama bundlers have already topped $500,000

By Peter H. Stone and Aaron Mehta

Mitt Romney to reward bundlers with "gold, silver and bronze"

By Peter H. Stone

Obama, first lady, VP combine for 45 fundraisers since official campaign launch

By Aaron Mehta and Peter H. Stone

Koch fined for making 12 illegal campaign contributions that it self-reported

By Peter H. Stone

Bayh-Card road show for the Chamber of Commerce rolls out

By Peter H. Stone

Obama groups raise $4-5 million in first two months

By Peter H. Stone

Stimulus watchdog says combining data from 25-30 government contract agencies could save millions

By Peter H. Stone

Chamber of Commerce hires odd couple Evan Bayh and Andy Card for anti-regs roadshow

By Peter H. Stone

Tim Pawlenty's ties to Morgan Stanley executives could create image issues

By Peter H. Stone

CREW challenges tax status of GOP political organization

By Peter H. Stone

After skipping Ground Zero event with Obama, Bush made three paid speeches

By Peter H. Stone

Romney corrals hundreds of fundraisers to dial-for-dollars from Las Vegas

By Peter H. Stone

Gingrich selects Rob Johnson as campaign manager for presidential bid

By Peter H. Stone

Donald Trump's lawsuits could turn off conservatives who embrace tort reform

By Peter H. Stone

Democratic donors and operatives talk money at posh Laguna Beach resort

By Peter H. Stone

Democrats launch $5 million campaign to defend health care law

By Peter H. Stone

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