New York Times Mention

A New York Times editorial about the Federal Election Commission referenced my column on the same topic and included Commissioner Ellen Weintraub’s comment to me that inter-agency bickering is contributing to the FEC’s mounting work backlog: “Everything gets objected to. Everything requires a lengthy discussion.” Read the New York Times piece here. To see the […]

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Thank You, Jane Mayer

When I saw that Jane Mayer had written an article about election lawyer Hans von Spakovsky in the Oct. 29 issue of the New Yorker, I thought to myself: I wonder if Jane Mayer saw my Roll Call story referring to von Spakovsky as leader of Washington’s voter fraud brain trust? Sure enough, early in the story […]

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Crowdwire Q & A

I had a lot of fun doing a Q & A with The Crowdwire on the term “super PAC,” and how I came to coin that phrase. Full disclosure: The initial inquiry came from my friend and former National Journal colleague Bill Powers, author of the New York Times bestseller “Hamlet’s Blackberry.” Bill now directs […]

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Politico on Origin of “super PAC.”

Dave Levinthal, of Politico, was nice enough to recognize me for coining the term “super PAC” in an article titled: “Genesis of a Super Name.” Dave writes: Carney, a Roll Call reporter, made the first identifiable, published reference to “super PAC” as it’s known today while working at National Journal, prophetically writing on June 26, 2010, of […]

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