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Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 16, 2014

ALEC has long pushed bills promoting a "Sagebrush Rebellion," an issue thrust into public view amidst an armed confrontation in Nevada

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 14, 2014

Scott Walker’s campaign is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the legal basis for the John Doe campaign finance probe looking at coordination between his campaign and third-party groups.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on April 10, 2014

A coalition of genetically modified organism (GMO), pesticide, and Big Food corporate trade groups are fighting mandatory labeling efforts at the state and local level by pushing preemption measures in Congress and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 09, 2014

Wisconsin again ranked among the best in the country when it comes to running elections, yet apparently this outstanding performance is a problem, and it might be "fixed" through new limits on early voting and proposals to kill same-day registration.

Posted by Jay Riestenberg on April 08, 2014

Last week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a measure to put an anti-union "paycheck protection" measure on the ballot in August which will make it harder for unions to raise funds and engage in the political process. "Right to work" could be next.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 07, 2014

Newly-released ALEC documents obtained as part of CMD"s open records litigation provide more evidence that lobbyists and special interests are calling the shots within ALEC, undermining that group's latest PR spin that it is a "legislator-driven" organization.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 02, 2014

As the Supreme Court moved to further invite big money into our elections on Wednesday morning, thirteen Wisconsin communities on Tuesday voted to reject the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on April 01, 2014

The Wall Street Journal opinion page has a new installment in its campaign against Wisconsin's "John Doe" campaign finance probe, this time in an effort to resuscitate the image of Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 27, 2014

Walker jets off to Vegas to court Sheldon Adelson cash for a 2016 presidential run -- even as he says he is focused on the governor's race.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on March 26, 2014

Three years ago, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) reported on Karden, an adorable puppet used in part to convince kids that gardening with sewage sludge was a fun activity for all ages. (Karden, of course, failed to explain that sewage sludge contains toxic and hazardous materials.) Well, move over Karden the sludge puppet, there's a new kid in town: Frank N. Foode, "your friendly neighborhood genetically modified organism," who "help[s] make the science of biotechnology fun and approachable."

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