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Posted by Jonas Persson on February 10, 2015

Wisconsin is home to nearly 335,000 Latinos, and 40 percent of these self-identify as Democrats. The LIBRE Initiative is poised to bring Latinos back into the GOP fold just in time for the 2016 election cycle.

Posted by Mary Bottari on January 12, 2015

Two trade organizations affiliated with corporate bill mill ALEC have filed a suit against the City of Los Angeles to block an ordinance passed last September to raise the wages for hotel employees.

Posted by Lisa Graves on November 18, 2014

Leaked documents expose a plan by Edelman for TransCanada to launch an "aggressive" American-style PR campaign to get controversial tar sands oil to refineries in eastern Canada for export.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on July 23, 2014

A new review of the American Council on Science and Health's funding reveals that among the foundations that bolster the group's industry funding are two foundations bankrolled by the Koch brothers as well as other prominent right-wing funding groups endowed by chemical manufacturers, investment bankers, railroad barons, and more.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on May 02, 2014

Today in Kansas City, Missouri, the American Legislative Exchange Council is bringing your state legislators to a closed-door meeting with corporate lobbyists to ghostwrite "model" laws to bring to your state.

Posted by Nick Surgey on May 02, 2014

Before the Heartland Institute became famous for its leading role in climate change denial, the group spent many years working to defend the tobacco industry. Just as the group is now known for its over the top attacks on climate scientists, Heartland once played a large role in criticizing public health experts and others calling attention to the dangers of cigarette smoking.

Posted by The PRW Staff on October 23, 2013

Amid the backward reeling of Washington's bid to launch yet another Middle Eastern invasion, there was one unexpected collateral casualty: the fanciful résumé of Elizabeth O'Bagy.

Posted by Nick Surgey on September 16, 2013

Freedom Partners (FP) -- a funding group previously unheard of before it shared exclusive and highly selective details about itself with Politico last week -- has extensive hidden connections to Koch Industries and to charities connected to Charles Koch, according to new research by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).

Posted by Nick Surgey on July 03, 2013

-- by Nick Surgey and Brendan Fischer

Nebraska State Senator Jim SmithThe Center for Media and Democracy filed a complaint yesterday with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission alleging that Nebraska Senator Jim Smith, a major proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, failed to disclose significant travel expenses paid for by the Government of Alberta, Canada during Smith's participation in an "Oil Sands Academy" organized by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The trip was sponsored by the operator of the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada, which may raise additional concerns under the ethics and lobbying code.

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