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.

High-speed rail could transform Fresno's poorest neighborhood. Will Trump get on the train?

By Dave Levinthal

Election 2018 is awash in special interest cash

‘Dark money’ in politics is about to get lighter

By Dave Levinthal and Sarah Kleiner

Asbestos concerns arise at the Federal Election Commission

By Dave Levinthal

Watchdog calls for investigation into Wilbur Ross' financial dealings

By Carrie Levine and Dave Levinthal

Nate McMurray doesn’t like ‘giant super PACs.’ But will they be his unlikely salvation?

By Dave Levinthal

Inside John Bolton Super PAC’s deal with Cambridge Analytica

By Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

Donald Trump continues to build 2020 re-election war chest

By Dave Levinthal

Five years ago, the FEC’s top lawyer resigned. No permanent replacement has yet been named.

By Dave Levinthal and Suhauna Hussain

Democratic super PAC hits jackpot with Chinese company stock

Donald Trump, Michael Cohen and the Stormy Daniels payment: a Q&A

By Dave Levinthal and Carrie Levine

A dubious anniversary for the Federal Election Commission

By Dave Levinthal

Stormy Daniels' payoff an illegal contribution? FEC ruling could take years

By Dave Levinthal

Lawmakers question the wisdom of $16 billion in ‘tax extenders’ for special interests

By Dave Levinthal

Congress snuck dozens of tax breaks into the budget deal. Here's where they went.

Are congressional Democrats lying their way to riches?

By Dave Levinthal

​​​​​​​Lesson of 2017: Political campaign season truly never ends

By Ashley Balcerzak and Dave Levinthal

Actions, not words, tell Trump's political money story

By Dave Levinthal

By the numbers: a 2017 money-in-politics index

New hope, new problem: Will the Federal Election Commission shut down?

By Dave Levinthal

Watchdog demands Federal Election Commission crack down on fine-dodging nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal

How slamming campaign finance laws helped Greg Gianforte get elected

By Lateshia Beachum and Dave Levinthal

Scofflaw politicos ignore federal fines — with few consequences 

By Dave Levinthal

Donald Trump campaign ramps up 2020 re-election fundraising

By Ashley Balcerzak and Dave Levinthal

FEC fines contractor that gave pro-Clinton super PACs illegal cash

By Dave Levinthal

Will Donald Trump let the Federal Election Commission rot?

By Dave Levinthal

Three Donald Trump appointees owe IRS back taxes

By Dave Levinthal

Super PACs already racing toward 2018 — and 2020

By Ashley Balcerzak and Dave Levinthal

Become a #CitizenSleuth and uncover Trump administration mysteries

Supreme Court a millionaire's club

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