May 17, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Search for the Leakers Edition

Since 2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in Trump world. This week we’re actually counting down the top 15. Because sifting through all the backstabbing leaks and other disclosures from this administration, it took us hours this morning to cut down the list from over 100 disgraceful people, and
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May 16, 2018

Inside a For-Profit College Conversion: Lucrative Ties, Troubling Actions

The once for-profit Art Institutes are now run by the non-profit, faith-based Dream Center. But they’re connected to the new Woz U and a web of for-profit companies — raising questions of conflict of interest and legal compliance.  On the phone, Brent Richardson, the CEO and co-chairman of the new non-profit Dream Center Educational Holdings
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May 8, 2018

Trump Chicken: Too Chicken To Testify Before Mueller?

You’ve always loved Trump Steaks. Now say hello to Trump Chicken! What? We’ll explain: Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to question President Trump about Russiagate. Trump’s lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani, are telling him not to testify. If Trump won’t submit voluntarily, a Mueller subpoena may be coming. Will Trump answer questions, or is Trump Chicken?
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May 2, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: great Energy and unending Stamina Edition

In the backstabbing, leaking, corrupt, erratic, no-collusion Trump White House, where the boss works a largely ceremonial three-hour day, we can always count on our cartoon president to assure us everything’s just great. “The White House,” Donald Trump tweeted this week, “is running very smoothly despite phony Witch Hunts etc. There is great Energy and
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April 29, 2018

Senators to DeVos: Aide Diane Jones Has Significant Conflicts of Interest

  Ten Democratic senators wrote to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos late last week that Diane Auer Jones, who formerly worked for a number of controversial for-profit colleges, has a “significant number of conflicts of interest and appearances of impropriety” in her current role as DeVos’s senior policy advisor. The senators charge that Jones “has a
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April 18, 2018

Trump Terrible 10: Untruthful Slime Ball Edition

In one of the trillion tweets Donald Trump sent out this week, he complained about the FBI’s raid on Michael Cohen and the supposed death of the attorney-client privilege, and concluded, “All lawyers are deflated and concerned!” This particular lawyer, though, was still fully inflated after the raid, which was presumably approved at the highest
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April 12, 2018

As Pompeo Rounds Out Koch Administration, Perils for Climate Change

As Mike Pompeo faces the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today in his hearing to be Secretary of State, there are numerous reasons to oppose his confirmation: his seeming enthusiasm for military conflict with Iran and North Korea, his blatant promotion of Islamophobia, his support for waterboarding of prisoners, his hostility to LGBT rights, his opposition
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April 11, 2018

Pruitt’s Successes, Like Pruitt’s Offenses, Are Rooted in Corruption

Scott Pruitt is under heavy fire for an unbelievably long list of ways that he’s sought to wrap himself in luxury and security while running the EPA. The list includes, so far, regular first-class flights, private jets, frequent trips home to Oklahoma, questionable overseas travel, a troubling Paris layover, a soundproof booth in his office,
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