Dave Levinthal

Federal Politics Editor and 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 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 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.

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Bob Casey bucks fundraising trend with beer bash

By Dave Levinthal

Lobbying firm PACs start 2013 slow

By Dave Levinthal

Tobacco giant funded conservative nonprofits

By Dave Levinthal

Senators investigating Apple own company stock

By Dave Levinthal and Reity O'Brien

IRS scandal sparks fundraising blitz

By Dave Levinthal

IRS nonprofit division overloaded, understaffed

By Dave Levinthal

Benghazi debate sparks little formal lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Sheldon Adelson's anti-cancer campaign

By Dave Levinthal

Colbert Busch backed by D.C.-based groups

By Dave Levinthal

Need political cash? Use the force

By Dave Levinthal

All the presidents' debt

By Dave Levinthal

Gun groups, defense contractors buck downward trend in lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Obama inauguration fueled by corporations, unions

By Dave Levinthal

NRA spends record money on lobbying this year

By Dave Levinthal

Terrorism, disasters can't stop political fundraising

By Dave Levinthal

Meehan stockpiling cash for future political run?

By Dave Levinthal

Massa quits paying wife from campaign account

By Dave Levinthal

Allen West fuels his nonprofit with campaign cash

By Dave Levinthal

GOP super donor Bob Perry dead at 80

By Dave Levinthal

Wealthy supporters fuel Obama nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

McCain campaign reels in riches from 2008 legal fund

By Dave Levinthal

Ron Paul using campaign cash to aid his nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal

Air show lobbyists to buzz Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

By Dave Levinthal

Rockstar Energy Drink targets beverage laws

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-Rand Paul PAC to amplify conservative message

By Dave Levinthal

Obama nonprofit not disclosing all donor data

By Dave Levinthal

Purdue University to slash government lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

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

By Michael Beckel and Dave Levinthal

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