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Trump Terrible 10: Misogynist Disgrace Edition

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:18:39 +0000

Who are we referencing in the headline? We’ll be letting you know in two or three weeks. Kidding! We’ll tell you today. Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic
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Trump Terrible 10: Pensacola Rally Edition

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 03:08:24 +0000

On the heels of the Senate’s massive tax giveaway to the ultra-rich, the tilt by Mitch McConnell and other establishment GOP senators toward awful bigot and accused predator Roy Moore shows that the Republican Party has become a disgracefully dirty alliance between corporate interests and malicious people, with corrupt businessman / accused predator Donald Trump
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Utility regulators receive free travel to secretive beach conference organized by Julia Johnson, board member of utility companies

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:41:51 +0000

Two months after being sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Neil Chatterjee was enjoying a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel in Manalapan, Florida. It was only a week since he had been pushed front and center in the news thanks
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Will DeVos Turn Over Policy to Earth’s Most Entitled People?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:31:03 +0000

At this week’s Department of Education ongoing public meeting to advance Betsy DeVos’s plan to repeal and replace the Obama rules on for-profit colleges, owners and executives of those institutions repeat familiar themes, both during formal sessions and in hallway conversations. Faced with evidence that many for-profit college students end up dropping out, or graduating
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DeVos Stands With Scoundrels, Not Students – part 2

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:33:08 +0000

The U.S. Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos this week began the next step in dismantling the rules issued under President Obama to constrain the predatory abuses of for-profit colleges against students and taxpayers. Last month the Department moved toward taking apart the “borrower defense rule,” which created standards and procedures for students injured by
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Devos Department Meeting Again Stalls Over Opposition to Live-Streaming

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:26:49 +0000

Last month the Department of Education’s first meeting on rewriting the Obama “borrower defense” rule for student loans stalled for nearly the whole day over opposition by for-profit colleges and Department representatives to the organization Generation Progress / Higher Ed Not Debt and others live-streaming the meeting. Today, when the Department convened a parallel set
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To Rewrite Obama Rules, DeVos Picks People Tied to Predatory Colleges

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:14:50 +0000

After Betsy DeVos announced she was dumping the Obama gainful employment and borrower defense rules — measures designed to protect students and taxpayers against predatory abuses by for-profit colleges — and was starting a new round of rule-making, there was evidence that she was stacking the deck. Her Department of Education issued completely one-sided “issue papers”
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GOP’s Unholy Alliance: Trump-McConnell-Moore-Kochs

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:45:20 +0000

On the heels of the Senate’s massive tax giveaway to the ultra-rich, Mitch McConnell’s tilt this weekend toward bigot and accused predator Roy Moore shows that the Republican Party has become a disgracefully dirty alliance, with corrupt accused predator Donald Trump its poster boy. Trump this morning made his endorsement of Moore in the Alabama
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Trump Terrible 10: Tax Scam Edition

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:56:57 +0000

“There is no justice, the rich win, the poor are powerless. We become tired of hearing people lie.” — “The Verdict” (1982), screenplay by David Mamet I’m still not surprised by Donald Trump’s disgraceful performance in office. By the time he was elected it was clear how dishonest, corrupt, bigoted, incompetent, and just plain vile
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Student Loan Whistleblower Case Heads to Trial

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:25:14 +0000

A jury trial is set to begin Tuesday in federal district court in Alexandria, VA, of a long-standing whistleblower lawsuit filed by former U.S. Department of Education civil servant Jon Oberg against the student lender and collection agency Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). This case may at last provide a public verdict regarding the notorious
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