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 in 2014 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 also provides weekly political analysis for 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.

New FEC chairman aims to calm agency at war with itself

By Dave Levinthal

Koch brothers supersize higher-ed spending

By Dave Levinthal

Liberal 'dark money' group rails against 'dark money'

By Dave Levinthal

Super PAC aims to fix Jeb Bush

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Twitter <3 enhanced political #disclosure

By Dave Levinthal

Koch brothers' higher-ed investments advance political goals

By Dave Levinthal

The Koch brothers' foundation network explained

By Dave Levinthal

IRS petitioned to punish politically active nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton dominating presidential race’s TV ad war

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Corporations improve reporting of political activity — with exceptions

By Dave Levinthal and Cady Zuvich

FEC to hackers: We're ready this time if government shuts down

By Dave Levinthal

FEC employees: a bedraggled lot

By Dave Levinthal

New filing raises more questions about shady pro-Bernie Sanders group

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

On 9/11 anniversary, politicians collecting campaign cash

By Cady Zuvich and Dave Levinthal

9 things to know about Lawrence Lessig

By Dave Levinthal and Jared Bennett

Lobbying firm fined for disclosure violations

By Dave Levinthal

'Deez Nuts' puts Federal Election Commission on bozo patrol

By Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission refuses to release computer security study

By Dave Levinthal

Federal Election Commission finally names top lawyer — sort of

By Dave Levinthal

In Republican debate, little talk about big money

By Dave Levinthal

Super PAC doppelgangers eclipse candidates in campaign money chase

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Sarah Palin's PAC, like her TV career, on the wane

By Dave Levinthal

Republican presidential hopefuls: the Uber super users

By Dave Levinthal

Presidential campaign donors hedge bets

Gridlocked elections watchdog goes two years without top lawyer

By Dave Levinthal

9 things to know about Donald Trump

By Dave Levinthal and Jared Bennett

Anti-Hillary groups to FEC: Take a hike

By Dave Levinthal

12 things to know about Rick Santorum

By Dave Levinthal and Jared Bennett

Charlie Rangel is retiring. So why is he raising campaign cash?

By Dave Levinthal

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