Stories by Brendan Fischer

Brendan Fischer is general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of PR Watch. subscribe to Brendan Fischer's feed

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: PR Watch

The most recent state to adopt ALEC'S model to amend the U.S. Constitution

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

Wisconsin's secretive right-wing political operators are nervous.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: PR Watch

Predictable steps taken to suppress the vote after SCOTUS struck down Voting Rights Act.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: PR Watch

Legal rights of ordinary people are being whittled away.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: PR Watch

Ed Blum and the Bradley Foundation are one for two this term. They'll be back.

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.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: PR Watch

American Federation for Children deceived public about how much they were spending to sway elections.

Posted on: May 2, 2013, Source: PR Watch

"Business League" will keep political spending in the shadows.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: PR Watch

Arizona imposed stricter voter registration requirements. But the GOP doesn't want to stop there.

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.

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.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The divisive governor believes more guns are the answer.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: PR Watch

ALEC has drafted bills for union-busting, voter suppression and vigilante gun rights.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The corporate front-group came under scrutiny after the Trayvon Martin Killing.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2012, Source: PR Watch

No one should be fooled by ALEC's upcoming makeover.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Baldwin's strength as a candidate has grown, despite GOP efforts labeling her as "too liberal."

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Decree could violate National Labor Relations Board ruling.

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.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Demonizing Obama's supporters as government dependents makes it easier to pass repressive voting laws.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: PR Watch

David Koch, Karl Rove, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce are turning to an old loophole.

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.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: PR Watch

There is no one Republican Party in 2012, as shown by who is bankrolling various factions.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Opaque attack ads before an upcoming primary show vitriol of GOP ideologues.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: PR Watch

While their grassroots fume at Obama, their 'leaders' are pocketing their money.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Arizona's infamous Prop. 200 was overturned by U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: PR Watch

"Small businesses don't give multi-million-dollar contributions."

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Wisconsin's political drama continues, as top GOP donors accuse young voters of fraud amid a state senate recount.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The roots of the Tuesday's special election recall election unexpectedly began last winter.

Posted on: May 28, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The spokesperson for the Koch Brothers' anti-union crusade claims their efforts are not on behalf of any candidate.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Scott Walker's 2010 opponent gets a rematch, as protester's candidate will face the GOP Lt. Governor.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Wisconsin's embattled Republican governor is supported by a who's who of wealthy right-wing donors.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Michigan's Koch-Funded Mackinac Center Is Bringing Wisconsin Act 10 Provisions to ALEC's spring meeting.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: PR Watch

ALEC disbands task force responsible for Stand Your Ground, voter ID, prison privatization, AZ's anti-immigrant law SB 1070.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Wisconsin's populist rebellion came after state GOP leaders attacked workers' rights and dignity.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The embattled Wisconsin governor has now turned to groups known for intimidating voters.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The non-profit founded by the oil billionaire injects $700,000 to retain the embattled Wisconsin governor, possibly violating various laws on political activities.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The embattled Wisconsin governor hires two young Republicans who are veterans of no-holds-barred campaigns and propaganda efforts.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The latest effort to police voting in South Carolina comes after the Justice Department rejected the state's new voter ID law.