News Articles By Brendan Fischer

23 July 2014
For months, supporters of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have insisted the John Doe criminal probe into his 2012 campaign is "baseless," because the alleged coordination under investigation did not... more
21 July 2014
By Brendan Fischer and Nick Surgey Newly-obtained documents show that the billionaire Koch brothers' political giving is much more expansive than has previously been known. In addition to the... more
18 July 2014
Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker have been working hard in recent weeks to conjure up excuses to dismiss the John Doe campaign finance probe. First, they attacked it as a partisan witch hunt,... more
15 July 2014
New documents indicate that just weeks after the first subpoenas were issued in Wisconsin's "John Doe" criminal campaign finance probe in October 2013, senate Republicans had begun working to change... more
14 July 2014
Sixteen states, more than 500 communities, two million Americans, and now the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, are on-the-record in support of amending the constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme... more
07 July 2014
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that included a drafting error copied-and-pasted from American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation, and criticized ALEC members for... more
07 July 2014
One of the many outrageous aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. FEC decision is how blatantly it served the interests of the very wealthiest. After all, the plaintiff, Shaun... more
23 June 2014
"This is a case that has been resolved, not one but two judges have said is over," Walker claimed on Fox News the day after the bombshell release of documents alleging that the Wisconsin governor is... more
19 June 2014
The campaign against Wisconsin’s John Doe criminal probe is being led by groups bankrolled by the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, which has $600 million in assets and is led by Scott... more
17 June 2014
Scott Walker's political success in Wisconsin is attributable to "a toxic strain of racial politics," the New Republic argues this month in a front-page article. But Walker has long backed policies... more


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