October 20, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Total and Complete Disgrace Edition

Congratulations, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. This week there was so much disgracefulness that, for once, you’re out of the countdown. (#11, according to our data.) President Trump, though, stick around. You’re definitely high in the ratings. Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Republic
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October 19, 2017

With CollegeAmerica Trial Underway, Someone Just Posted An Unhinged Attack on Colorado’s Attorney General

A lawsuit brought by Colorado’s attorney general, Cynthia Coffman, against CollegeAmerica went to trial this week in a Denver courtroom. It’s a bench trial — no jury; Judge Ross Buchanan will decide the facts. In this document required by the court, the two sides dispassionately describe for the judge what the case is about. But a
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October 17, 2017

Jared-Ivanka “Ethics” Lawyer Helped Pharma Weaken Opioid Enforcement

A blockbuster Washington Post / 60 Minutes report Sunday detailed how the pharmaceutical lobby managed to strip the Drug Enforcement Administration of its best tool against drug companies that fuel the deadly opioid crisis by supplying prescription narcotics to crooked doctors and pharmacists. A 2016 law, pushed by revolving door Washington lobbyists and industry-friendly members of
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October 15, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Self-Imposed National Crisis Edition

Donald Trump is darn angry and unhinged. He’s insulting his own cabinet members, malevolently tearing down health care, imperiling national security, acting as if Puerto Rico, where conditions remain bleak, is part of the Lesser Antilles. He hasn’t accomplished a single positive thing. He’s made the world much more ugly. Is there any way to
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October 9, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Adult Day Care Edition

  We had hoped Donald Trump’s disgracefulness wouldn’t include provoking a nuclear war. Lordy. Yeah, this was another disgraceful week in Trumpland. In fact, it’s been just four days since the end of the last disgraceful week. The Trump team’s disgracefulness is coming so fast that we now base our weeks on cat years. Since mid-2017, Republic
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October 5, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Great Job A+ Moron Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. (Actually, the disgracefulness has come so fast that we’ve published 19 countdowns in just under 17 weeks.) Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump.
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October 5, 2017

While Trump Blusters, Koch Brothers Get Their Way

Key factors in Donald Trump’s electoral college victory included the candidate’s own tremendous huckster skills, the support of the right-wing Mercer family, and the sneaky interventions of Vladimir Putin. But none of those oligarchs have turned out to be the real winner of the 2016 election. While Trump enjoys his Twitter feuds, racial dog whistles,
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October 4, 2017

Coal Baron, Convicted After 29 Miners Died, Claims It’s Senator Who Has “Blood on His Hands”

Donald Blankenship, the former Massey Energy CEO who served a year in prison on a federal conspiracy charge, has released the latest in a series of aggressive video advertisements, this one seeking to tie Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to both the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and the 2010 deaths of 29 coal
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