Eliza Newlin Carney
Carney is a senior writer covering politics, campaign financing and lobbying for CQ News. She writes features, investigative stories and news articles for CQ Weekly and CQ News. She also writes a political money column for CQ Weekly.
Carney previously worked at National Journal, first as a staff writer and then as a contributing editor. She was an election law columnist for NationalJournal.com and NationalJournalDaily.
Before joining National Journal in 1991, Carney covered Capitol Hill for States News Service, where her subscribing newspapers included the New York Times and the Evening Sun of Baltimore. She previously worked as a daily newspaper reporter in the Philadelphia area.
Carney has offered commentary on C-SPAN, CNN, National Public Radio and the PBS NewsHour, among others. She also has taught journalism at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and has written a chapter in a book, Abortion Politics in American States.
Stories by Eliza Newlin Carney:
June 22, 2012
A Senate-passed measure to end public subsidies for the national political party conventions is expected to win quick approval in the House, delivering a long-awaited, if symbolic, victory to opponents of public campaign financing.
June 21, 2012
Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday yet again point to the basic problem facing Democrat-friendly super PACs as they struggle to catch up with their GOP counterparts: Wealthy liberals are still not playing the big-money game.
June 20, 2012
Nonprofit groups that spend big money on campaign-style ads will face growing pressure to comply with tax and campaign finance laws in the wake of a federal court ruling last month, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said in a speech at the National Press Club today.
June 19, 2012
As evidence mounts that the IRS is more closely scrutinizing politically active nonprofit groups, Republicans on Capitol Hill have lashed out with assaults on the tax agency and fresh demands for an explanation.
June 15, 2012
In an election increasingly defined by big money, the Federal Election Commissions recent move to permit campaign contributions via text message strikes many as the perfect antidote.
June 13, 2012
Its hard to say who gets more out of Mitt Romneys increasingly cozy relationship with Washington, D.C., lobbyists the presumptive GOP nominee or the K Street insiders rounding up checks for him.
June 12, 2012
In a move hailed by watchdogs and candidates on both sides of the aisle, the Federal Election Commission has approved using mobile text messaging to make campaign contributions.
June 8, 2012
What really keeps Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel up at night is super PACs Republican-friendly super PACs to be exact.
June 7, 2012
When a House Appropriations subcommittee voted this week to block funding for a new Federal Communications Commission program that would require broadcasters to post campaign ad data online, watchdogs quickly blamed the National Association of Broadcasters.
June 7, 2012
On the surface, the public furor over the Supreme Courts 2010 ruling to deregulate political money looks far removed from K Streets lobbying and advocacy world. After all, much of the controversy triggered by Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has centered on unrestricted super PACs, which engage in campaigns and politics, not lobbying. And for the most part, lobbyists register and report their activities under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, not campaign finance laws.
June 3, 2012
On the eve of Tuesdays Wisconsin gubernatorial recall vote that has become a proxy for the national election, labor organizers and Democrats remain plagued by missteps, internal squabbles and money woes that could reverberate into November.
May 31, 2012
APCO Worldwide has tapped veteran GOP strategist and health care policy consultant Mike Tuffin as managing director of its Washington, D.C., headquarters office.
May 30, 2012
The Supreme Court will decide in a private conference on June 14 whether to take up a constitutional challenge to a Montana law that restricts corporate political spending.
May 30, 2012
As the Supreme Court mulls the first direct challenge to its 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, reform advocates have lobbied the court to revisit and fully debate the constitutionality of corporate political spending.
May 24, 2012
Amid speculation that Senate Democrats will bring up a campaign finance disclosure bill as early as June, the League of Women Voters has launched a $90,000 radio ad campaign calling on four GOP Senators to tell us you support full disclosure.
May 23, 2012
The multibillion-dollar trading losses at JPMorgan Chase & Co. have thrust Wall Street banks into a defensive crouch on K Street, prompting financial services lobbyists to clam up, regroup and, in some cases, suspend lobbying altogether.
May 22, 2012
As it gears up for an ambitious get-out-the-vote effort this year, the AFL-CIO is expanding its legal team with the addition of Craig Becker as co-general counsel.
May 21, 2012
Super PACs have jumped feet first into Congressional races in recent weeks, the latest public disclosures show, with the conservative groups Club for Growth Action and FreedomWorks for America leading the way.
May 18, 2012
With the stroke of a pen, a federal appeals court ruling has drastically altered the calculus for nonprofits and trade groups poised to spend millions of dollars in this election, from well-funded partisan players to grass-roots groups on the left and right.
May 18, 2012
A stream of amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on a closely watched political spending case turned to a flood by the end of last week, as Members of Congress, attorneys general and advocacy groups weighed in.
May 17, 2012
Opening a new front in the GOP’s ongoing bid to end public campaign financing, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has called on the chairs of the Democratic and Republican National Committees to reject public funding for their upcoming party conventions.
May 15, 2012
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has won another victory in his legal battle to force the Federal Election Commission to write stricter disclosure rules for certain types of political ads.
May 8, 2012
For Democratic super PACs struggling to catch up with their cash-flush GOP counterparts, the news that financier George Soros will soon give $2 million to a couple of progressive groups comes as small consolation.
May 7, 2012
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May 2, 2012
Sen. Marco Rubio has lost no time paying an $8,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for taking campaign donations beyond the legal limit in his 2010 Senate race. But the Florida Republicans disputes with the agency may not be over.