More Than You Wanted to Know
While this is probably more than most people want to know, here are my disclosures and policies offered in the spirit of transparency:
I do not make financial donations to political candidates. I do not not work or consult for political candidates, and haven’t done so since 2005.
From 2002 to 2003, I worked for Sen. Maria Cantwell as a legislative aide. From 2003 to 2004, I worked as a national staff member for the John Kerry Presidential Campaign.
From 2009 to 2013, I was a practicing attorney. I am not currently practicing law on behalf of any clients, and I generally refrain from publicly commenting on, or writing about, my former clients in my role as an anchor and writer. I have also worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and served as a pro bono legal employee at the New York County Defender Services (clerk internship) and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU (legal externship).
I accept speaking fees for public speaking, such as talks at conferences and universities. I do not accept speaking fees from companies or organizations that I cover as a writer or commentator.
I also occasionally do public speaking or appearances at events that are affiliated with organizations that I cover, but only on an unpaid, voluntary basis. (Past examples include speaking at an event affiliated with Common Cause, appearing on a panel at the Center for American Progress, and speaking at Netroots Nation.)