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.

More bundlers picked for plush ambassador posts

By Michael Beckel

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Spurs owner brings the heat in political money game

By Michael Beckel

New super PAC forms in contested Calif. district

By Michael Beckel

Obama campaign fundraisers picked for plum ambassadorships

By Michael Beckel

Elizabeth Warren, nonprofit seek green together

By Michael Beckel

Charitable 'matches' used to entice PAC giving

By Michael Beckel

Stealthy super PAC strikes in Mo. special election

By Michael Beckel

Norm Coleman sees big paydays from nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Chevron shareholders reject ban on political spending

By Michael Beckel

Small donors fueled Michele Bachmann's campaign

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC to tout North Carolina House speaker

By Michael Beckel

Vitter's hunt for super PAC cash limited — but watch out, alligators

By Michael Beckel

Conservative nonprofit seeks to oust IRS official

By Michael Beckel

Pro-Rand Paul super PAC's name may violate law

By Michael Beckel

IRS rarely denies 'social welfare' applications

By Michael Beckel

Funds from Adelson-backed super PAC boost Georgia nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Do nonprofits' names imply political activity?

By Michael Beckel and Ben Wieder

'Tea party' nonprofits rarely endorsed political candidates

By Michael Beckel

Judicial candidate blames mystery nonprofit's attacks for defeat

By Michael Beckel

IRS employees back Obama, Democrats

By Michael Beckel

Negative ad blitz can't stop Mark Sanford in S.C.

By Michael Beckel

Environmentalists boost ally in Massachusetts special election

By Michael Beckel

Environmental nonprofit makes big ad buy thanking senators

By Michael Beckel

Lobbyists make it rain for Democrats

By Michael Beckel

Graham's campaign collects bundle from lobbyists

By Michael Beckel

Super PACs invest in D.C. Council race

By Michael Beckel

Retiring senators sitting on $10.5 million

By Michael Beckel

More senators opt to e-file campaign disclosures

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy supporters fuel Obama nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

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