Dave Levinthal

Senior Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its federal politics reporting team. Under Dave's direction, the Center's political coverage has earned numerous awards, including an Editor & Publisher EPPY Award honoring the nation's best political blog. For two years prior to joining the Center, Dave reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues for Politico and co-wrote the daily Politico Influence column. He also edited OpenSecrets.org from 2009 to 2011. From 2003 to 2009, Dave worked for The Dallas Morning News, primarily covering Dallas City Hall also reporting on national elections and aviation security. From 2000 to 2002, he covered the New Hampshire Statehouse for The Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Mass. Dave's recent work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Slate and Public Radio International, among several dozen other publications. He regularly provides political analysis for television and radio networks and stations, including NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, the BBC and National Public Radio. Dave is also an on-air contributor for the CBC News in Canada and WBEN-AM 930 in Buffalo, N.Y., his hometown. Beyond politics, Dave is also a two-time winner of Canada’s Northern Lights Award for his writing about the Arctic. Dave graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in newspaper journalism and political philosophy and edited The Daily Orange.

Will Donald Trump let the Federal Election Commission rot?

By Dave Levinthal

Three Donald Trump appointees owe IRS back taxes

By Dave Levinthal

Super PACs already racing toward 2018 — and 2020

By Ashley Balcerzak and Dave Levinthal

Become a #CitizenSleuth and uncover Trump administration mysteries

Supreme Court a millionaire's club

Pro-Trump super PACs have already spent $1 million on Election 2020

By Dave Levinthal

Meet Donald Trump’s messaging army

By Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal

Donald Trump inauguration bankrolled by corporate giants

By Dave Levinthal

Top federal election official: voting fraud ‘not an epidemic’

By Dave Levinthal

Documents: Office of Government Ethics, Trump team reached détente

By Dave Levinthal

FEC earning congressional attention — for the wrong reasons

By Dave Levinthal

FEC’s Ann Ravel: resigning, but ‘not going away’

By Dave Levinthal

Business Roundtable softening stance on political transparency?

By Dave Levinthal

Meet the true source of those viral Donald Trump TV ads

By Dave Levinthal

With morale in tatters, Federal Election Commission eyes changes

By Dave Levinthal

Cities to Trump, Clinton and Sanders: pay your police bills

By Dave Levinthal

Barack Obama's ambassador legacy: plum postings for big donors

By Dave Levinthal and Chris Zubak-Skees

By the numbers: Election 2016

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission: a forgotten tool in Donald Trump’s ‘drain the swamp’ effort

By Dave Levinthal

Donald Trump rewarding million-dollar donors with plum postings

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Donald Trump dismantles Hillary Clinton's big money machine

By Carrie Levine, Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

FEC inspector general says top agency official duped her into releasing confidential criticisms

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC accepted illegal contributions

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary’s big money machine steams toward Election Day

By Dave Levinthal, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Whoops: Pro-Donald Trump super PAC publishes donor credit card numbers

By Dave Levinthal

23 numbers to know about Election 2016

By Michael Beckel, Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Federal Election Commission moving to new headquarters building

By Dave Levinthal

Trump group's Iranian bank dealings draw condemnation

By Michael Hudson, Sasha Chavkin and Dave Levinthal

Trump’s organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

By Sasha Chavkin, Michael Hudson and Dave Levinthal

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