October 12, 2018

Trump’s Aggressive Plans to Stifle Democracy

In a Trump administration where policy, on issues from taxes to education to the environment, is skewed sharply in favor of wealthy special interests and driven by officials who previously served as corporate lobbyists, and where the president himself mocks victims of sexual assault, makes common cause with racists, and seems to believe the justice
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September 22, 2018

Powerhouse PR Firm’s Reckless Attack on Kavanaugh’s Accuser

We now know that when conservative lawyer and close Brett Kavanaugh friend Edward Whelan attempted his disastrous Perry Mason tweetstorm suggesting that one of Kavanaugh’s prep school classmates was the one who assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, he did not do so alone. He was, at least, aided and abetted by the big DC firm CRC Public
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September 21, 2018

What Brett Kavanaugh’s Supporters Are Saying About the Sexual Assault Charge

Below is what Brett Kavanaugh’s supporters are saying right now about the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her when he was in high school. None of it looks good for Kavanaugh. — Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a close friend of Kavanaugh, after deleting a
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September 19, 2018

Trump, Inevitably, Adds Kavanaugh to List of Those Treated Very Unfairly

It was only a matter of time before President Trump declared that Brett Kavanaugh has been Treated Very Unfairly. In remarks to reporters before a trip to hurricane-ravaged North Carolina today, Trump, according to the White House transcript, commented on senators weighing the Kavanaugh nomination: That’s because, in Trump’s mind, every conservative who has ever
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September 4, 2018

“Liberal Democrat” Lawyers Backing Kavanaugh Don’t Tell You They Represent Big Corporations

Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to be introduced at his confirmation hearing by two Republican heavyweights — Senator Rob Portman (OH) and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — and also by a lawyer most people haven’t heard of, Lisa Blatt. Why Blatt? She published an article in Politico last month entitled, “I’m a
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August 30, 2018

URGENT. Tell DeVos Today: Don’t Abandon Ripped-Off Students

You have until midnight ET tonight to tell Betsy DeVos what you think of her proposed obliteration of regulations issued under the Obama administration to protect students and taxpayers from abuses by predatory for-profit colleges. My colleagues have a webpage that makes it easy for you to comment, and you can speak your mind —
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August 2, 2018

DeVos Aide Tailors Decisions to the Predatory Colleges That Employed Her

In a meeting early this year at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters, a group of Department staffers led by senior adviser Diane Auer Jones told a delegation from Dream Center Education Holdings (DCEH) led by CEO Brent Richardson to publicly represent that two of the company’s Art Institutes schools remained accredited, even though the
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August 1, 2018

Coverage of Obama Official’s Attack on Climate Lawsuits Fails to Mention He’s An Oil Industry Lawyer

Ken Salazar, a former Obama Interior Secretary and Democratic senator, spoke at an oil and gas industry gathering last Thursday and was critical of the wave of lawsuits brought by U.S. cities and counties seeking damages from the industry for the effects of climate change. “I don’t agree with those who take those positions into the
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