National political reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Fox News to limit the field for first GOP presidential debate

washingtonpost.com — Fox News, which is hosting the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign, will require participants to place in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls in the run-up to the event, according to details obtained by The Washington Post Thursday.

Buffy Wicks poised to jump from pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC to campaign side

washingtonpost.com — Buffy Wicks, a top Democratic political organizer who has been steering a super PAC backing Hillary Rodham Clinton, is in talks to join her official operation, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Her likely move was first reported by BuzzFeed.

What $1 million will get you from the Scott Walker super PAC

washingtonpost.com — The 2016 presidential race is the super PAC campaign, as we have written. For the first time, many of the likely White House contenders have embraced the big-money groups before they declare their candidacies, a maneuver that allows them to help raise unlimited donations from individuals and corporations.

Hillary Clinton was paid millions by tech industry for speeches

washingtonpost.com — In one of her last gigs on the paid lecture circuit, Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed an eBay summit aimed at promoting women in the workplace, delivering a 20-minute talk that garnered her a $315,000 payday from the company.

Hillary Clinton’s litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United

washingtonpost.com — Speaking to fundraisers in Brooklyn, Clinton also reiterated her support for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision.

Hillary Clinton’s litmus test for Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court's 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to people who heard her remarks.

Special prosecutor intent on pursuing investigation in possible illegal coordination by Scott Walker campaign, but major legal hurdles remain

washingtonpost.com — A special prosecutor overseeing a blocked investigation into possible illegal coordination by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's state political operation is intent on pursuing the nearly three-year-old case - if the legal roadblocks are ever cleared. Francis D.

How a super PAC plans to coordinate directly with Hillary Clinton’s campaign

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton's campaign plans to work in tight conjunction with an independent rapid-response group financed by unlimited donations, another novel form of political outsourcing that has emerged as a dominant practice in the 2016 presidential race.

GOP wrestles with how to fit ballooning 2016 field on debate stage

washingtonpost.com — A pivotal turning point in the Republican presidential race will come in August, when the first debate of the primary season is held in Cleveland. But there's already a problem: Not everyone will make it on stage. There are likely to be as many as 16 or more declared candidates by then in one of the most robust GOP presidential fields in history.

Jeb Bush leans on nonprofit group as he prepares likely presidential run

washingtonpost.com — A nonprofit group allied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is playing a more expansive role in his current political operation than previously known, housing several top policy advisers expected to join his eventual campaign, according to people familiar with the structure.
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May 22, 2015

RT @dataeditor: Here are the 296 Clinton emails released today by State. You can now read them like an email inbox: washingtonpost.com/graphics/polit…

May 22, 2015

RT @costareports: Hillary Clinton: 'No role whatsoever for American soldiers on the ground' in Iraq wpo.st/M-YI0

May 22, 2015

RT @benpershing: It seems like Larry Hogan just vetoed almost every element of the current criminal-justice reform movement pic.twitter.com/5k4aCQGe2M

May 22, 2015

A great @glennthrush explication of the Hillary-Sidney relationship politico.com/story/2015/05/…

May 22, 2015

"She’s not a paranoid person...but she wants some paranoid people around her," former Clinton aide tells @ktumulty. wpo.st/GgXI0

May 22, 2015

RT @postlocal: More than one person may have been involved in quadruple killing, police say wpo.st/deXI0

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