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01.31.2014 | | Posted at 12:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Did the new ruling by three appeals court judges breathe new life into John Doe 2, which had been dealt a seemingly fatal injury a few weeks ago when a judge quashed subpeonas sent to Gov. Scott Walker and some conservative groups?  Eh. I don’t think so. The Doe’s alive, sure, but as far as I can tell it barely has a pulse at the moment. The new ruling covers four objections raised by ...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Fact-checking his memoir, Unintimidated

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s new memoir, Unintimidated, is yet the latest example of his attempt to raise his national profile and run for president in 2016
11.18.2013 | | Posted at 10:27 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
What a tangled web they wove—allegedly.  According to a weekend report in the Wall Street Journal, John Doe #2 has up to 29 conservative groups in its sights—including the Friends of Scott Walker, Walker’s gubernatorial campaign committee. The Wall Street Journal based its report on an interview with Eric O’Keefe, a longtime “free-market” activist who’s also on the board of t...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Group busted in California gave serious money to Wisconsin Club for Growth

In October, two dark-money groups connected to right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch were ordered to pay the largest campaign fine in California history for funneling undisclosed money into two ballot initiative campaigns. The organizations...
11.01.2013 | | Posted at 03:35 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
No, I’m not buying Wisconsin Reporter’s spin.  But precious few details have been made public about John Doe 2, the alleged investigation into… What? Who? Nobody really knows. Not officially, of course. That’s why Wisconsin Reporter’s John Doe 2 coverage has been so delicious.  In the past few days, its blog has revealed that the JD2 prosecutor is looking at three right-...
08.15.2013 | | Posted at 04:57 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
In this week’s Shepherd I wrote about Scott Walker’s inner circle of campaign and county aides that were working together to burnish his image (and do a lot of damage control) while he ran for governor in 2010. In that article I focused mostly on his county aides—some of whom were prosecuted for committing crimes while working for taxpayers. But who, exactly, are the politicos who were ma...

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