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Brendan Fischer is general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of PR Watch.
Cashing in on Kids: Corporate Lobbying Powerhouse ALEC Pushed 172 School Privatization Bills Last Year
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016, Source: PR Watch
ALEC's agenda would destroy public education and turn it into one that serves for-profit interests.
IRS Gives Up and Grants Karl Rove's Dark Money Group 'Social Welfare' Certification
Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
Every fake political front group is freed to throw the mud.
Exposing the Kochs' Real Motive to Reform the Criminal Justice System
Posted on: Dec 17, 2015, Source: PR Watch
There appears to be good reason for concern that 'reform' efforts could be a Trojan Horse.
Koch Spy Agency Targeting Progressives Led by Notorious GOP Voter Fraud Huckster
Posted on: Nov 21, 2015, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
A right-wing propagandist rises in Koch political circles.
Scott Walker, Back in Wisconsin After Quitting The 2016 Race, Targets His Critics With Revenge Legislation
Posted on: Oct 19, 2015, Source: PR Watch
Accused of campaign finance violations, Walker wants the inconvenient laws repealed.
Scott Walker's Message To Black Lives Matter Movement: Sit Down and Be Quiet
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015, Source: PR Watch
Governor of the worst state in nation for blacks.
ALEC's Scary Corporate Agenda: 7 of Its Most Anti-Democratic and Science-Denying Ideas
Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: PR Watch
ALEC's annual gathering revealed how right-wingers will push dangerous legislation across the country.
5 Ways Scott Walker's Allies on Wisconsin's High Court Just Legalized Political Corruption
Posted on: Jul 16, 2015, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
One of the worst court rulings since Citizens United.
Would Scott Walker Be a Puppet President Controlled by Arch Right-Wingers at ALEC?
Posted on: Jun 3, 2015, Source: PR Watch
Walker has followed the right-wing policy shop's instructions for years.
Bipartisan Prosecutors Call Scott Walker a Liar for His Attacks on Corruption Probe
Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
Walker's past campaign finances and links to right-wing front groups are at issue.
This Is What a Terrorist Looks Like to Scott Walker
Posted on: Feb 27, 2015, Source: PR Watch
The Wisconsin governor made the insane claim that he fought unions, so he can fight ISIS.
U.S. Democracy Held Hostage By The Rich As Never Before
Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
Five years after the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling, politicians increasingly court the rich.
Why 'Selma' Resonates so Strongly Right Now in America
Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: PR Watch
There are undeniable parallels between MLK's civil rights marches and protests against police racism?
A Dozen Greedy, Inhumane and Cruel Policies That Top Corporate Lobbyists Will Push In 2015
Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
A dastardly legislative blueprint will be the focus of an upcoming national policy summit.
Koch-Tied Group Tries to Trick Stoners Into Voting for Wisconsin Libertarian
Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: PR Watch
Libertarian Robert Burke tries to distance himself from the ads and the Kochs.
Google Condemns ALEC For Lying About Climate Change
Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: PR Watch
The company ended its membership, claiming that "the facts of climate change are not in question anymore."
Paid Sick Day Campaigns Gaining Traction Across U.S. Despite Opposition From Fast Food Chains
Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: PR Watch
Across the country, cities are passing paid sick time laws.
Wall St. Journal Freaks Out as Scott Walker Seeks Legal Settlement Over Campaign Money Laundering
Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: PR Watch
First they loudly defend Walker. Then they turn on him.
Scott Walker, ALEC and RNC Lies Unmasked In Court Ruling Tossing Wisconsin's Tough New Voter ID Law
Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
No sane person would commit voter fraud, the federal judge said.
Wisconsin Legislature Joins Radical Right's Call For A Federal Constitutional Convention
Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: PR Watch
The most recent state to adopt ALEC'S model to amend the U.S. Constitution
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