Bill Allison is a senior staff writer at Foreign Policy. He comes to FP after a lengthy career in nonprofit investigative journalism. Bill most recently worked at the Sunlight Foundation, where among other things he exposed then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s personal profiteering from a $207 million earmark; conceptualized projects including the Real-Time FEC tracker and Political Party Time, which tracks fundraising events held by politicians; and trained hundreds of journalists on how to use campaign finance, lobbying and other disclosure data and forms. Prior to Sunlight, Bill worked for the Center for Public Integrity, where he co-authored The Cheating of America with Charles Lewis, was senior editor of The Buying of the President 2000 and co-editor of the New York Times bestseller The Buying of the President 2004. He edited projects on topics ranging from the role of international arms smugglers and private military companies in failing states around the world to the rise of section 527 organizations in American politics. Prior to joining the Center, Bill worked for eight years for The Philadelphia Inquirer—the last two as researcher for Pulitzer Prize winning reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.