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.

Pierre Omidyar gives $100,000 to new anti-Trump super PAC

By John Dunbar, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Federal Election Commission dismisses complaint against rapper

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC leader charged with fraud

By Michael Beckel

Lobbyists' preferred candidate in GOP presidential race — Marco Rubio

By Michael Beckel

The lobbyists who love Bernie Sanders

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Chris Christie super PAC bankroller accused of breaking law

By Michael Beckel

Can you sell marijuana pipes to help fund Bernie Sanders?

By Michael Beckel

Numbers to know about the 2016 presidential race

By Dave Levinthal, Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

South Carolinians see negative ad barrage ahead of GOP primary

By Michael Beckel and Eleanor Bell Fox

Stealth Christie group attacks Rubio ahead of New Hampshire primary

By Michael Beckel

White House race nearing $1 billion

By Michael Beckel

Meet the GOP congressman who wants to overturn ‘Citizens United’

By Michael Beckel

What is political 'dark money' — and is it bad?

By Michael Beckel

Does Bernie Sanders have a Jeb Bush problem?

By Michael Beckel

Election 2016 by the numbers

By Michael Beckel and Yue Qiu

Tea party groups see win in end-of-year omnibus bill

By Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Marco Rubio: The force awakens?

By Michael Beckel

Campaign finance reform measure: 'a solution in search of a problem'?

By Michael Beckel

Mysterious pro-Mitch McConnell group bankrolled by megadonors

By Michael Beckel

Secret donors fuel Democratic political powerhouse

By Michael Beckel

Drug lobby gave $50,000 to pro-Jindal nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC aims to fix Jeb Bush

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel

Why Joe Trippi thinks Bernie Sanders won’t win in 2016

By Michael Beckel

Small-dollar donors power insurgent candidates from both parties

By Michael Beckel and Carrie Levine

Hillary Clinton dominating presidential race’s TV ad war

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Test your money-in-politics IQ

By Michael Beckel

Shop on Amazon.com, help elect Bernie Sanders?

By Michael Beckel

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

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

Super PACs dominate airwaves in 2016 presidential race

By Michael Beckel

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