T.W. Farnam
The Influence Industry

Tim Farnam reports on the intersection of politics with business and money. He joined the Post in 2010 after three years in the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal. A native of New Haven, Conn., he attended New York University and studied politics, journalism and computer science. He was a writer for Newsday, covering crime and other local issues, and a blogger for Talking Points Memo in 2007. He won the 2010 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress for a series on taxpayer-funded overseas travel by U.S. lawmakers.

Latest by T.W. Farnam

The winners and losers of the third quarter fundraising period

The winners and losers of the third quarter fundraising period

A look at who soared and who fizzled.

Parties unveil new megadonor lists

New big-money contributors can give checks of $100,000 or more directly to the parties thanks to a Supreme Court decision earlier this year.

Virtual gold or cyber-bubble? Behind the rise of bitcoin

Virtual gold or cyber-bubble? Behind the rise of bitcoin

The online-traded currency mines new ground with investors and antigovernment activists.

Obama campaign aides join bid against Democratic congressman

Obama campaign aides join bid against Democratic congressman

Top staffers will work for Ro Khanna in primary challenge to Rep. Honda, who is endorsed by Obama himself.