Reporter for the Washington Post, covering money in politics. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Jeb Bush’s move to release book, e-mails stokes expectations of White House bid

washingtonpost.com — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his e-mails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid. Bush announced the moves in an expansive interview that aired Sunday on a Miami television station.

A defiant Dick Cheney defends CIA’s brutal interrogation program

washingtonpost.com — A defiant former vice president Dick Cheney ceded no ground Sunday in his defense of the United States' brutal interrogation of terrorist suspects, saying he is confident that the program protected American lives. "We've avoided another mass-casualty attack against the United States," Cheney told interviewer Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press.

Jeb Bush sending signals that he may be getting ready for 2016 presidential run

washingtonpost.com — Jeb Bush and his emissaries are sending increasingly strong signals that the former Florida governor is gearing up for a 2016 presidential campaign, with associates saying he could announce his intentions within a month. Bush recently e-mailed major Republican donors asking them to, as several of them put it, "keep your powder dry."

Hillary Clinton begins weighing details of a 2016 bid, with a spring announcement likely

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Rodham Clinton is considering the nitty-gritty details of how and when to organize a presidential campaign amid signs that she will postpone making her shadow campaign official until later in 2015 than expected, according to advisers and Democratic strategists.

Parties could see fundraising windfall in spending bill

courant.com — A massive expansion of party fundraising slipped into a congressional budget deal this week would fundamentally alter how money flows into political campaigns, providing parties with new muscle to try to wrest power back from independent groups.

Party fundraising provision, crafted in secret, could shift money flow in politics

washingtonpost.com — A massive expansion of party fundraising slipped into a congressional budget deal this week would fundamentally alter how money flows into political campaigns, providing parties with new muscle to try to wrest power back from independent groups.

Fundraising expansion slipped into spending deal could power financial bonzana for parties

washingtonpost.com — The national political parties, weakened by a ban on soft money and the rise of super PACs, could see a financial resurgence due to a last-minute provision buried in a congressional spending deal struck Tuesday.

Spending deal would allow wealthy donors to dramatically increase giving to national parties

washingtonpost.com — The end-of-year spending bill deal crafted by congressional leaders Wednesday would dramatically expand the amount of money that wealthy political donors could inject into the national parties, drastically undercutting the 2002 landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance overhaul.

A crowded GOP field for 2016 encounters donors reluctant to commit early

washingtonpost.com — Efforts by potential Republican presidential candidates to win over wealthy donors have set off a series of contests for their support that could stall the GOP race for months. In Florida, allies of former governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are tussling over many of the same donors.

As Hillary Clinton ponders 2016, Clinton-themed super PACs seek a piece of the action

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Rodham Clinton may not yet be ready to announce whether she'll launch a bid for the White House in 2016 just yet, but a growing crowd of political operatives are ready to to get in on the action of her expected candidacy right now.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @costareports: House GOP leaders are reviewing House rules regarding Grimm, per sources familiar with talks...

Dec 22, 2014

RT @pkcapitol: Here's the Grimm news via @jdelreal washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol… Still awaiting word on resignation. Potentially competitive district.

Dec 22, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: North Korea experiencing widespread Internet outages in the wake of Sony hacking attack: apne.ws/1CqGPUI

Dec 22, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Rolling Stone enlists Columbia Journalism School to audit its discredited story of rape at the University of Virginia wapo.st/1zWNPqf

Dec 22, 2014

Great @Fahrenthold read about how activists are trying to provoke Christie's ire: wapo.st/1x7HQ2D

Dec 22, 2014

Police-community relations more fragile after officers shot dead, @JerryMarkon @phscoop report: wpo.st/SWsy

Dec 22, 2014

RT @JasonUkman: Today marks five months since Washington Post reporter @jrezaian was arrested in Iran. wapo.st/1B8OQKs

Dec 21, 2014

RT @warrenleightTV: Maybe it's meta: Carrie is bipolar, her dad was bipolar, and the show itself is bipolar. #HomelandFinale

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