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Brendan Fischer is general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of PR Watch.
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
Right-Wing Front Group Poses as Journalists to Attack Investigation Into Political Money Laundering
Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: Center for Media and Democracy
Wisconsin's secretive right-wing political operators are nervous.
ALEC Stands Its Ground, But Stumbles
Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: PR Watch
It's been a rough week for the organization that has become known as a corporate bill mill.
Our Biggest Enviro Threat? 77 ALEC Bills in 2013 Advance a Big Oil, Big Ag Agenda
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013, Source: PR Watch
ALEC bills favor the fossil fuel barons and promote a retrograde energy agenda that pollutes our air and water and is slowly cooking the planet to what may soon be devastating temperatures.
NC Passes Voter Suppression Measures as DOJ Moves to Protect Voters in TX
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: PR Watch
Predictable steps taken to suppress the vote after SCOTUS struck down Voting Rights Act.
Justice Denied: 71 New 'Tort Reform' Bills Make It Harder to Hold Corporations Accountable for Causing Injury and Death
Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: PR Watch
Legal rights of ordinary people are being whittled away.
Meet the Right-Wing Bankrollers Behind High Court Challenges to the Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action
Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: PR Watch
Ed Blum and the Bradley Foundation are one for two this term. They'll be back.
Assault on Democracy in Wisconsin: Proposed Bill Would Enact Voter ID, Limit Early Voting and Expand Lobbyist Influence
Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: PR Watch
Announced just before holiday weekend, Republican bill is so huge, it's difficult to know where to start dismantling it.
"Issue Ad" Scam By Right-Wing Education Group Uncovered in Wisconsin
Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: PR Watch
American Federation for Children deceived public about how much they were spending to sway elections.
Kochs Form New Dark Money Group To Hide Political Activities From Public
Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: PR Watch
"Business League" will keep political spending in the shadows.
U.S. Supreme Court Considers ALEC Voter Registration Bill And Limiting Federal Oversight of Eligible Voters
Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: PR Watch
Arizona imposed stricter voter registration requirements. But the GOP doesn't want to stop there.
Walker's Anti-Union Law Should Remain Blocked, Court Says
Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: PR Watch
A Wisconsin appeals court cleared the way for teachers unions to keep collectively bargaining their contracts, despite Walker's attempt to stop them.
FreedomWorks Putting Its War Chest to Work for ALEC’s Union-Busting Agenda in the States
Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: PR Watch
The Koch-funded organization is getting a boost from one of the leading Tea Party front-groups.
Wisconsin's Scott Walker Trusts Teachers with Guns, But Not Collective Bargaining
Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: PR Watch
The divisive governor believes more guns are the answer.
Rightwing Legislation Mill ALEC Anticipates Losing Non-Profit Tax Status
Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: PR Watch
ALEC has drafted bills for union-busting, voter suppression and vigilante gun rights.
Under Fire for its Hard-Right Policies, ALEC Meets in DC to Try to Stop the Bleeding
Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: PR Watch
The corporate front-group came under scrutiny after the Trayvon Martin Killing.
After a Controversial Year, ALEC Convenes in Washington; Damage Control at Top of Agenda
Posted on: Nov 29, 2012, Source: PR Watch
No one should be fooled by ALEC's upcoming makeover.
Wisconsin Progressive Tammy Baldwin Is Ahead And Could Tip U.S. Senate Balance
Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Baldwin's strength as a candidate has grown, despite GOP efforts labeling her as "too liberal."
Koch Industries Orders Workers Not To Discuss Kochs' Politics On Social Media
Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Decree could violate National Labor Relations Board ruling.
Wealthy Right Wingers Including the Kochs Have Pledged to Raise $1 Billion to Elect Romney and Other Republicans
Posted on: Sep 24, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Support from nominally independent Super PACs and dark money groups gives Romney a significant financial edge over President Obama.
Romney's 47%: What Other Rights Would The GOP Deny Them?
Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Demonizing Obama's supporters as government dependents makes it easier to pass repressive voting laws.
GOP Shadow Groups Alter Attack Ads To Keep Donors Hidden
Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: PR Watch
David Koch, Karl Rove, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce are turning to an old loophole.
US Funded Death Squads in El Salvador Casts Shadow Over GOP Ticket
Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Paul Ryan is getting foreign policy briefings from Elliot Abrams, who actively covered-up atrocities in El Salvador.
Forget GOP Unity: Tuesday's US Senate Primary in Wisconsin Shows Party At War With Itself
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: PR Watch
There is no one Republican Party in 2012, as shown by who is bankrolling various factions.
"Americans for Job Security" Targets WI GOP Senate Race, From the Shadows
Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Opaque attack ads before an upcoming primary show vitriol of GOP ideologues.
Tea Party Consultants, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain Fleecing Right's Small Donors
Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: PR Watch
While their grassroots fume at Obama, their 'leaders' are pocketing their money.
Voting Rights Victory: Arizona Proof of Citizenship Overturned
Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: PR Watch
Arizona's infamous Prop. 200 was overturned by U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
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