Stories by Mary Bottari

Mary Bottari, deputy director of the Center for Media and Democracy, is an experienced policy analyst and consumer advocate on tradeand economic  issues. She directed the Real Economy Project and is the editor of, a site for bank busting activists. subscribe to Mary Bottari's feed

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

The ruling comes in the aftermath of an ugly partisan power-grab that generated headlines in the state for years.

Posted on: May 18, 2016, Source: PR Watch

The Koch brothers have already spent at least $400 million of $889 million committed to the 2016 election cycle.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: PR Watch

Cruz brings out his mother in an attempt to win the hearts of women.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

Over and over again, citizens asked the legislature: who is asking for these bills? Now we know.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: PR Watch

A private political party makes a choice and says it's a new civil rights movement.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2015, Source: PR Watch

Walker has followed the right-wing policy shop's instructions for years.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

Walker's past campaign finances and links to right-wing front groups are at issue.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2015, Source: PR Watch

CMD has discovered that O’Keefe received a five-figure check from a “far-right buddy.”

Posted on: Feb 23, 2014, Source: PR Watch

What the newly released trove of documents reveal about the Wisconsin Governor and his inner circle.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: PR Watch

The billionaire-funded Campaign to Fix the Debt, the $40 million astroturf austerity group, produced few results.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: PR Watch

No state has seen more "reverse" privatizations of water resources than California.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2013, Source: PR Watch

If the president is finding "common ground" on spending cuts with Sen. Lindsey Graham, we are in trouble.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: PR Watch

In a sudden change of heart, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he would sign so-called "right to work" legislation designed to gut union membership in the auto capital of the world.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: PR Watch

Beyond Tuesday's recall vote, Wisconsin's embattled governor seems headed for criminal indictment on corruption charges.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: PR Watch

The evidence of illegal campaigning is getting closer to Scott Walker's blackberry.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Center for Media and Democracy discovered ALEC is behind corporate political control, and now is the time to fight against the sale of our democracy.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: Center for Media and Democracy

In a state that has never unseated a conservative Supreme Court justice, people power fueled a concentrated effort to deny the Imperial Walker one branch of government.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: PR Watch

Welcome to Wisconsin, where Republicans' novel interpretations of long established law are a daily occurrence and the billable hours are stacking up.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2011, Source: PR Watch

Republican leadership issued an unprecedented series of new rules, some of which were quickly assessed by lawyers as flatly unconstitutional.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: Democracy Now!

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has unveiled a budget slashing aid to schools and local districts, cutting an estimated 12,000 jobs.