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 honors, including two 2017 National Headliner Awards and two 2017 Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards. 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 work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico MagazineSlate 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 Orangewhere he today serves on the nonprofit publication's board of directors.

Merriam-Webster makes 'super PAC' official

By Dave Levinthal

Congressional investigations of FEC stalled

By Dave Levinthal

FEC wants millions in new cash to fix security woes

By Dave Levinthal

Super PACs, nonprofits fueling GOP strife

By Dave Levinthal

Obama budget no windfall for beleaguered FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Zombie super PACs face termination

By Dave Levinthal

Next up: 'Citizens United v. IRS'?

By Dave Levinthal

FEC to Claire McCaskill: Show us your money

By Dave Levinthal

Netflix stacking deck on Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Troubled FEC hangs 'help wanted' sign

By Dave Levinthal

GOP megadonor Harold Simmons bankrolled liberal causes

By Dave Levinthal

Senate Democrats' January of doom

By Dave Levinthal

Hillary Clinton: the 'Citizens United' candidate

By Dave Levinthal

Congress, FEC meet about security breakdowns

By Dave Levinthal

Spending bill: FEC budget still below 2010 levels

By Dave Levinthal

Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Stockman ditching troubled campaign committee

By Dave Levinthal

Audit: FEC still in 'significant' danger of hacking

By Dave Levinthal

Top GOP donor Harold Simmons dead at 82

By Dave Levinthal

Incoming FEC bosses pledge to work together following blistering Center report

By Dave Levinthal

How Washington starves its election watchdog

By Dave Levinthal

Regulators to axe secretive super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Kill the Election Assistance Commission?

By Dave Levinthal

'Lobbyist' not curse word to all influencers

By Dave Levinthal

The 'lobbyist' is dead

By Dave Levinthal

American League of Lobbyists changes name

By Dave Levinthal

Former congressman — a practicing lawyer — may be breaking campaign reporting laws

By Dave Levinthal

FEC: Prison is no excuse for campaign filing failures

By Dave Levinthal

Business groups assail political transparency

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

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