News Articles By Mary Bottari

21 January 2014
Rep. Dave Camp (R- MI) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) have introduced "Fast Track" legislation in Congress. It's been 15 years since a U.S. president sought Fast Track authority, which strips Congress of... more
23 December 2013
(Madison, WI) – The Center for Media and Democracy's (CMD) series of profiles on "America's Highest Paid Government Workers" today puts the spotlight on Richard Montoni, Chief Executive Officer of... more
25 November 2013
The post-Citizens United dark money showdown is underway in Wisconsin. Wisconsin makes sense. In November 2010, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker swept to power at a time of economic turmoil with a... more
14 November 2013
Say it ain't so Jon. Our friend Jon Romano, press secretary for the inside-the-beltway PR campaign "Fix the Debt" and its pet youth group, The Can Kicks Back, have been caught writing op-eds for... more
07 November 2013
Another day, another outraged world leader. The NSA was caught listening in on Angela Merkel's cell phone much in the way the crooks at Murdoch's News of the World (now standing trial in a British... more
06 November 2013
The Kochs had a hand in numerous local and state races in yesterday's elections. Because the Kochs fund so many entities and because many types of spending are not required to be disclosed, a full... more
31 October 2013
Just in time for Halloween, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has produced the most in-depth study yet conducted on the plethora of legislative initiatives pursued by the American Legislative... more
21 October 2013
While high profile privatizations have dominated the news in recent years, a new trend is quietly emerging -- communities taking public assets back under public control. The trend is most pronounced... more
17 October 2013
President Obama signed a debt deal at 12:30 a.m. averting a catastrophic debt default in the nick of time. In a city of manufactured crisis it is sometimes hard to distinguish real issues from... more
14 October 2013
The Campaign to Fix the Debt, the $40 million dollar astroturf "supergroup" that CMD exposed on the cover of the Nation magazine, has shifted into high gear in an effort to leverage the debt ceiling... more

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