News Articles By Mary Bottari

22 October 2014
Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has taken some heat when it comes to his firm conviction that a prosecutor's job is to defend the laws on the books, whether that be a gay marriage... more
10 October 2014
With only weeks left in the election and the first debate taking place this evening, the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to the implementation of voter ID in Wisconsin for this election cycle.... more
24 September 2014
Grassroots campaigners are on a roll, as first Microsoft, then Google, Facebook and now Yelp have caved to public pressure to drop their membership in the controversial corporate bill mill called the... more
16 September 2014
The claims were described as a "bombshell" and "colored with a bit of Macbeth." On September 9, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Legal Newsline cited an unnamed source to claim that the criminal... more
10 September 2014
The governor’s race in Wisconsin between the Republican incumbent, Scott Walker, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, is coming down to one issue: jobs, jobs, jobs. This summer Walker... more
05 September 2014
MADISON -- The chant “come on out, we’ve got your back!” echoed through the air at Taco Bell as peaceful protesters took the “Fight for 15” directly to the fast food giant, calling on workers to walk... more
25 August 2014
"Unprecedented." That is the word used by Wisconsin Common Cause director Jay Heck as he reflects on the breaking news that Governor Scott Walker actively solicited funds for Wisconsin Club for... more
22 August 2014
Here at CMD and The Progressive, we have been deeply saddened by the death of journalist James Foley. We have been moved by the remembrances of colleagues and friends and struck by the... more
21 August 2014
At the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), there is an awful lot of good fortune coming our way. First, a mysterious Middle East millionaire wanted to give us a boatload of money to produce a... more
13 August 2014
By Mary Bottari and Sean Hoey Sheriff David Clarke effectively won his reelection for Milwaukee County Sheriff yesterday, holding back a challenge in the Democratic primary with what appears to be... more


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