Michael Beckel
Michael Beckel

Michael Beckel is a politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, where his focus is super PACs and the influence of money on elections.

Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AMHow the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone KnowingThe musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
Politics
Oct. 30 2014 5:01 AMPeak NegativityWe are about to reach 1 million U.S. Senate race ads. Few had anything nice to say.
Politics
Sept. 4 2014 5:00 AMThe Kochs’ Political Ad MachineThe GOP’s Senate hopes have been energized by an ad blitz from the billionaire conservative brothers.
Politics
Feb. 7 2014 7:34 PMWanna Be Ambassador to Argentina?It’ll cost you $500,000. A map of how much some of the plum ambassadorships go for nowadays.
Politics
Feb. 1 2014 2:07 PMHow Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Super PACsThe Democratic money machine is raking in the cash compared to their biggest GOP rivals.
Politics
Nov. 5 2014 10:16 AMPolitical DividendsThe elections are over. Who are the super PACs, politicians, and funders who got the best bang for their buck?
Politics
Oct. 9 2014 5:25 AMThe Battle for the AirwavesDemocrats just buried their Republican opponents in an avalanche of TV ad buys across the key battleground states.
Politics
Sept. 3 2014 5:01 AMDemocrats Hate All “Dark Money,” Except the Millions They Raise
Politics
Feb. 5 2014 4:03 PMThe Rise of the Vanity Super PACsFor the super-wealthy with a cause, super PACs are in vogue.
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Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.