Newly-released court filings undermine claims from Scott Walker and his allies that prosecutors were on a "partisan witch hunt."
The 2016 presidential race is a bonanza of fossil fuel cash for Republican presidential candidates, even 15 months out from election day.
Just 17 billionaires and businesses with ties to fossil fuel interests have pumped $67 million into Super PACs to support the ambitions of eight Republicans, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy (which publishes PRWatch.org). The Guardian broke the story.
The top recipient?
Blatant climate denier Ted Cruz.
Scott Walker's former top aide Cindy Archer has become the poster child for allegations that state prosecutors investigating corruption around Walker ran amok and engaged in aggressive, unconstitutional "raids" on people's homes. Newly-released audio contradicts many of those claims.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has single-handedly rewritten the state’s limits on money in politics.
A legitimate bipartisan effort to enforce Wisconsin's long-standing campaign finance laws has been contorted beyond recognition into a "partisan witch hunt" by a well-funded legal and media campaign.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his election in 2010 on a promise to create 250,000 new jobs. Walker created his flagship Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in 2011 and named himself Chairman. Now, as allegations of cronyism and corruption engulf WEDC, Walker has been removed as Chairman.
Two career prosecutors--one a Republican, one a Democrat--just called Scott Walker a liar, and not a single national newspaper took notice.
Two court cases this week--one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors--will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker.
The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent Chief Justice of her title just as the court prepares to take up the John Doe criminal probe of Scott Walker.
No, the Walker criminal probe is not dead.