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Supreme Cover-Up: How The Wisconsin Justice System Failed In The Walker John Doe

Mary Bottari | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Recent elections have turned the Wisconsin Supreme Court from "one of the nation's most respected state tribunals into a disgraceful mess," wrote note...

Scott Walker John Doe: Corporate Checks Fueled Coordinated Campaign

Mary Bottari | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Documents released by the Guardian indicate that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may have solicited and received corporate checks for the 2011 Senate recall fight and his own 2012 recall election.

Secret Money Advocates Prepare to Unload on Milwaukee DA John Chisholm

Mary Bottari | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm may soon appeal the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that ended the five-county "John Doe" criminal investigation into whether Governor Scott Walker illegally coordinated with supposedly "independent" dark money groups during the 2011-2012 recall elections to the U.S. Supreme Court.

John Doe Brings "Sunlight," Andrew McMahon Drops EP, Chats with Peter Wolf and Grace Kelly, Plus California Roots Festival Doc, Jonas Friddle, Alex Pinto, Snake! Snake! Snakes! and Shotgun Wedding Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

JOHN DOE'S "SUNLIGHT" EXCLUSIVE "Sunlight" is artist John Doe's latest music video and new track from The Westerner that drops April 29th on Cool Roc...

Misbehaving Cops & Pols: It's Easier in the Dark

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Scrutiny? Who needs it?

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/30/15

John Zipperer | Posted 10.30.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Debate whether there are any "gotcha questions" here by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints...

Welcome To The Wholly Owned Koch Subsidiary Formerly Known As Wisconsin

Mary Bottari | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Starting today, three bills are being rammed through the Wisconsin legislature that will put the final nails in the coffin of our state's long history of clean elections and accountable governance. Who is asking for these bills? Now we know.

Scott Walker's Partisans Poised to Raze Nonpartisan Government Accountability Board

Mary Bottari | Posted 09.18.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The attack on the GAB goes hand in hand with recent assaults on Wisconsin's open records law, and efforts to changes the John Doe law to exclude politicians from ever being investigated in the manner that average citizens are.

GOP Prosecutor Defends Scott Walker Criminal Probe, Says "Let's Get the Truth Out"

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The comments came after Walker, an unannounced candidate for president, used an appearance on an Iowa radio show to publicly attack a bipartisan criminal investigation into his campaign as a "political witch hunt" with the aim of "trying to intimidate people."

Walker's Dark Money Allies Orchestrate Coup of the Courts

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Two court cases next week 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.

WMC Spends $600,000 to Demote Chief Justice as Criminal Probe of Walker Campaign Looms

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin's premier lobby for corporate tax breaks and low-wage jobs, has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent chief justice of her title just as the Wisconsin Supreme Court prepares to take up the "John Doe" criminal probe of Scott Walker and the special-interest groups that defended him against recall in 2012.

Five Things You Need to Know About Scott Walker and the John Doe Emails

Mary Bottari | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Walker has said repeatedly that while he was Milwaukee County Executive he had a clear policy against doing campaign work on the public dime, something that had repeatedly landed other state leaders in jail.

Lost and Found for Humans

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As much as I love traditional genealogy, I also enjoy playing at the fringes to discover new applications for our research skills, and that's how I fi...

Stars in a Record Store

Binky Philips | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Running a record store on St Mark's Place in the East Village during the 1980s put me in the dead-center middle of an exploding mecca of pop culture.

Fine Folks, Part I: Kathleen Edwards Keeps Moving On

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The making of Voyageur was both productive and painful as Kathleen Edwards happily explored new ground, went through a divorce and took her creative partnership with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon in a more intimate direction.

Joblessness Takes Its Toll

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money
Rayanne Thorn

What do you say to someone who has followed all your suggestions, done his homework, and is a good man... A good man who just can't seem to catch a break.

Shovels & Rope's Michael Trent & Cary Ann Hearst Make Joyful Noise

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst like to play rough together. And by following the two-heads-are-better-than-one line of thinking, they hope to make some noise after officially turning their solo acts into a duo called Shovels & Rope two years ago.

Will Scott Walker Be Given a Pink Slip, an Orange Jumpsuit or a Second Chance?

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The question today is, how much do voters know about the John Doe investigation, and how much do they care?

David Lohr

Do You Recognize This Face? | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Georgia are hoping a bust created from the remains of an unidentified man will prompt someone who knew him to come forward. All Gwin...

Is Scott Walker John Doe?

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin has been riveted in recent days by reports that more of Governor Scott Walker's top aides may be implicated in a secret "John Doe" investigation into potentially illegal campaign practices during Walker's 2010 gubernatorial race.

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Let's step into the fall musical rush, along with Lindsey Buckingham and John Doe -- a bunch of dudes well past 40, all proving that rock (and country and folk) can age gracefully.

Keeper: Meeting John Doe Again, Chatting With The X-Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Make Helping Unclaimed Persons Your 2011 Genealogy Resolution

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

As you make your 2011 genealogical resolutions, please consider adding Unclaimed Persons to the list. The 2012 you will be glad you did.

Step Inside the Studio With John Doe and Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill Sobule

These days there's a lot of talk about "direct to fan" projects, and everyone knows that the old ways of connecting music to people are quickly on the way out.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care #6

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed this week: Rosanne Cashe, Built to Spill, Kraftwerk, Willie Nelson and more.