Carrie Levine

Carrie Levine is a federal politics reporter investigating the influence of money in politics for the Center For Public Integrity.

Carrie Levine joined the Center for Public Integrity in October 2014 as a federal politics reporter investigating the influence of money in politics. For four years before joining the Center, she worked as research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, where she managed a five-person staff that exposed the activities of politically active “dark money” nonprofits and uncovered instances of congressional self-dealing. Carrie previously worked as a reporter and associate editor for The National Law Journal, where she covered the inner workings of lobbying firms and lobbyists’ strategies. Carrie also previously reported for The Charlotte Observer, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts, and The Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts). She is a graduate of Boston University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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By the numbers: A 2018 money-in-politics index


The Center for Public Integrity’s reporters crunched a lot of numbers during 2018 — a year that distinguished itself for record election spending and extreme political turbulence.

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How will the Federal Election Commission apply the new decision?

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Donald Trump, Michael Cohen and the Stormy Daniels payment, explained


The president and his representatives have offered sometimes contradictory narratives about the payments, what the president knew and when and the circumstances surrounding them.

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Did Donald Trump profit from his own presidential transition?


Special interest dollars may have paid rent in Trump Tower.

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

Global Politics

We crunched a lot of numbers this year. Here are a few that stand out.

Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on her nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, Nov. 8, 2017.

A former Panama agent is guiding Trump’s Homeland Security pick

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The president previously decried the influence of foreign lobbyists.