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

Pro-Scott Walker super PAC launched by two of his former strategists

washingtonpost.com — Two former advisers to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) unveiled a super PAC on Thursday to back his expected presidential run, the latest example of a big-money group that has close ties to a 2016 contender.

Clinton’s populist theme heartens liberal donors

washingtonpost.com — If there were a place to detect liberal pining for a populist to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016, it would be at the gathering of wealthy Democratic donors held here this week. The amber wood-paneled lounge of the Four Seasons hummed with conversations about marriage equality, climate change and money in politics.

Hillary Clinton starts small in Iowa as her vast national network whirs to life

washingtonpost.com — On the surface, Hillary Rodham Clinton is starting her presidential run small. She's being driven halfway across the country in what she's dubbed her "Scooby Doo van," getting out at diners and gas stations to chat with people. She plans an intimate listening tour with everyday Americans, beginning Tuesday in the remote Iowa town of Monticello.

Wealthy donors on left launch new plan to wrest back control in the states

washingtonpost.com — A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left's political might in the states, racing to catch up with a decades-old conservative effort that has reshaped statehouses across the country.

Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC

kansascity.com — The federal bribery case against Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey marks the first time large-scale super PAC donations have figured prominently as evidence of a political corruption scheme, renewing questions about how truly independently such groups operate. Menendez pleads not guilty.

Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC

Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC

miamiherald.com — The federal bribery case against Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey marks the first time large-scale super PAC donations have figured prominently as evidence of a political corruption scheme, renewing questions about how truly independently such groups operate. Menendez pleads not guilty.

Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC

star-telegram.com — The federal bribery case against Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey marks the first time large-scale super PAC donations have figured prominently as evidence of a political corruption scheme, renewing questions about how truly independently such groups operate. Menendez pleads not guilty.

Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC

sacbee.com — The federal bribery case against Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey marks the first time large-scale super PAC donations have figured prominently as evidence of a political corruption scheme, renewing questions about how truly independently such groups operate. Menendez pleads not guilty.

Chris Christie set to hit Washington area for fundraiser in May

washingtonpost.com — Nearly two dozen business and civic leaders in northern Virginia have signed on to host a May 14 fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political committee, Leadership Matters for America, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by The Washington Post.
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Apr 18, 2015

RT @kasie: Mike Huckabee suggests Christians shouldn't join the military until President Obama is out of office rightwingwatch.org/content/huckab…

Apr 17, 2015

RT @ktumulty: Interesting how little GOPers are talking about @HillaryClinton, their likely foe in 2016, and how much about Obama, who won't be. #fitn

Apr 17, 2015

RT @ShaneGoldmacher: “You all know how to be a magnet for candidates,” unofficial candidate Jeb Bush says

Apr 17, 2015

RT @kenvogel: Karl Rove lets slip that―in addition to Norman Braman―another donor “has put $10M in (to Rubio's super PAC) already.” rove.com/appearances/25…

Apr 17, 2015

RT @edatpost: This is HUGE news: Spanish TV staple 'Sábado Gigante' to ending after 53 years: fw.to/s6StfKB

Apr 17, 2015

"Sometimes a bagel is just a bagel." @rebeccaballhaus & Brody Mullins recount how FEC can't agree on its own party on.wsj.com/1HcX6Ol

Apr 17, 2015

RT @edatpost: Asked about how he differs with his brother on foreign policy, @JebBush says: "I'm not going to get into that" wpo.st/CdFD0

Apr 16, 2015

RT @PhilipRucker: Very interesting --> MT @Phil_Mattingly: SCOOP: Clinton to hire Gary Gensler, fmr financial regulator, as CFO http://t.co…

Apr 16, 2015

RT @maggieNYT: Jeb: "I actually cook at home. I don't need to go to Chipotle." Says he drives his own car there when he goes, parks his own car.

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