April 4, 2020

Seven Ways Trump Has Deepened His Corruption During COVID-19

Before COVID-19 struck, Donald Trump was already a deeply corrupt president — leveraging his presidential office to make money for his businesses, engaging in obstruction of the Russia investigation, pardoning cronies, pressuring Ukraine’s leader to launch a phony investigation of Democratic rival Joe Biden, and much more. But as with his incompetence, ignorance, bigotry, malevolence,
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March 29, 2020

Beware: For-Profit College Scammers Will Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

  With thousands of people dying or imperiled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and millions losing their jobs and their businesses across the country, it’s difficult to keep track of all the challenges our society faces. But one that Republic Report will keep focusing on is consumer scams: dishonest operators who will seek to profit
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March 16, 2020

Trump Pardoning Flynn, Amid Pandemic, Would Be Blatant Corruption

As the nation struggles to address the dangers of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump decided to tweet Sunday that he was “strongly considering” a pardon for Michael Flynn, his former White House national security advisor. So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many
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March 11, 2020

After Bipartisan Repudiation of DeVos Student Loan Rule, What Will Trump Do?

In a stunning bipartisan rebuke of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the Senate today voted 53-42 to overturn a new Department of Education rule that would make it nearly impossible for students ripped off by their colleges to have their federal student loans cancelled. Ten Republicans Senators — Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Joni Ernst (IA),
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March 10, 2020

VA To Cut Off GI Bill Funds For Two Big For-Profit Colleges, Maybe

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it plans to stop approving use of GI Bill dollars for veterans seeking to start education programs at two of the biggest for-profit college operations. One is Perdoceo, which runs American Intercontinental University and Colorado Technical University. The other is the University of Phoenix, long the
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March 6, 2020

Mar-a-Lago Secret Service Scandal Shows Depth of Trump Corruption

Newly-obtained government records show that Donald Trump’s company has charged the U.S. Secret Service at least $628,000 for rooms, at rates as high as $650 per night, at his Florida and New Jersey properties since 2017.  Secret Service personnel have used taxpayer money to stay at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster resorts in connection with Trump’s
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March 4, 2020

Will DeVos Allow The Latest Troubling For-Profit College Trick?

A report this week from the news service Capitol Forum presents strong evidence that the for-profit college business Perdoceo, formerly Career Education Corp. (CEC), is using questionable tricks to avoid violating the federal 90-10 rule. That measure requires for-profit schools to obtain at least 10 percent of their revenue from sources other than grants and
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February 29, 2020

DeVos Fills Sole Student Slot on Outside Advisory Panel With A Former Aide

Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos has appointed, as the sole student representative on a key Department of Education outside advisory committee, a Michigan law student who until recently worked at the Department as a confidential assistant to DeVos’s top higher education aide, Diane Auer Jones. The advisory body, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality
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