August 29, 2014

Charles Koch Personally Founded Group Protecting Oil Industry Hand-Outs, Documents Reveal

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‘Lifestyles of the Rich Environmentalists,’ produced by a group called the Institute for Energy Research, is a slick web video campaign designed to lampoon Leonardo Dicaprio and will.i.am as hypocrites for supporting action on climate change. The claim is that wealthy celebrities who oppose industrial-scale pollution supposedly shouldn’t fly in airplanes that use fossil fuels. The group, along with its subsidiary, the American
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August 28, 2014

Obama: We’ll Protect You Against Predatory Colleges. Students: Please Do

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Speaking at the American Legion convention in Charlotte Tuesday, President Obama pledged, “For veterans going back to school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, we’ll keep standing up against dishonest recruiting and predatory practices that target and prey on you and your families.”  The President has made clear that he understands the scam perpetrated by many for-profit
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August 26, 2014

What college was Michael Brown about to attend?

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Had Michael Brown not have been shot to death by a police officer, he might have had his financial future ruined by the college he was about to attend. It has been widely reported that Brown had enrolled at for-profit Vatterott College, although the school has declined to confirm that information. Vatterott, whose investors include Mitt
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August 26, 2014

Dept. of Education letter: Corinthian misled students and overseers about job placement

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Republic Report has obtained a toughly-worded 17-page letter sent on Friday from the U.S. Department of Education to collapsing for-profit Corinthian Colleges, with the government charging that Corinthian’s Everest Institute misrepresented job placement statistics at its Decatur, Georgia, campus to the school’s accrediting agency and to students.  The Corinthian school did so, according to the Department’s August 22 letter
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August 6, 2014

Senator Vitter Report Claims Cancer Prevention, Wildlife Nonprofits Are Part of Nefarious Cabal

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Louisiana Senator David Vitter made headlines with conservative websites in the last few days by releasing a report called Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA. Below the lengthy title is a report that claims breathlessly that environmental and public health foundations are part of
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August 1, 2014

Comcast Affiliated News Outlet Censored My Article About Net Neutrality Lobbying

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In a move that smacks of censorship, Republic Report has discovered that a telecom industry-affiliated lobbying group successfully persuaded an African American news website to remove an article that reported critically on the groups advocating against Net Neutrality. The order to delete the article came from the website’s parent company, a business partner to Comcast. Last Friday,
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