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.

GOP senators urge FCC to avoid new disclosure rules

By Michael Beckel

Political strategists praise power of online fundraising

By Michael Beckel

NCAA spent $1.6 million on lobbying in past decade

By Michael Beckel

Sanford gets late boost from N.Y. millionaire

By Michael Beckel

No joke: Clowns have lobbyists, too

By Michael Beckel

Dodd's failed presidential campaign fixes its books

By Michael Beckel

Judicial seminar backed by ex-president of Bolivia

By Michael Beckel and Chris Young

Democrats seeking money for Massachusetts' special Senate election

By Michael Beckel

Family Research Council defends traditional marriage by bankrolling Republicans

By Michael Beckel

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Tester offers e-filing amendment to budget bill

By Michael Beckel

Oil industry trade group takes to D.C. airwaves

By Michael Beckel

Former FEC lawyer, a Republican, touts transparency

By Michael Beckel

Tea party-aligned S. Carolina candidate bankrolled by Kentucky natural gas exec

By Michael Beckel

Shaun McCutcheon hopes donation in S. Carolina election will be first of many nationwide

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

McConnell tries to paint Democrats as party of the rich

By Michael Beckel

CPAC panel: Shrink the Federal Election Commission

By Michael Beckel

DCCC's most vulnerable House members reaped millions in 2012

By Michael Beckel

Obama campaign identifies 11 new bundlers

By Michael Beckel

Obama bundlers closely tied to influence industry

By Michael Beckel

Jeb Bush's education nonprofit rakes in cash

By Michael Beckel

University of Alabama plays politics as well as football

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC caters to Catholics

By Michael Beckel

Lone Star lobbyist launches hybrid super PAC

By Michael Beckel

NYC public advocate: State, local governments must lead efforts to regulate dark money

By Michael Beckel

Fox News host Sean Hannity bankrolls Republicans despite assertion he's not one

By Michael Beckel

Marriage equality proponents take arguments to the airwaves, courts

By Michael Beckel

Club for Growth ranks congressional members

By Michael Beckel

FEC chairwoman warns of super PAC corruption

By Michael Beckel

Did GOP congressman make illegal super PAC solicitation?

By Michael Beckel

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