November 14, 2017

Bridgepoint SEC Filing Raises Questions About Continued Federal Funding

A filing Monday with the Securities Exchange Commission by troubled Bridgepoint Education raises questions about the company’s continued compliance with a federal law requiring for-profit colleges to obtain at least 10 percent of their revenue from sources other than Department of Education-provided student grants and loans. Bridgepoint’s access to other funding was placed in jeopardy
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November 14, 2017

DeVos Department Stacks Negotiations Deck With For-Profit College Lawyers

When Betsy DeVos announced she would repeal and replace the Obama administration’s rules to protect students and taxpayers against predatory for-profit colleges, one of the signs that she was stacking the deck was the announcement that her Department of Education would select not the traditional two, but instead four, representatives of for-profit colleges to be
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October 25, 2017

List of Dept. of Education’s Borrower Defense Negotiators

This morning the Department of Education emailed to individuals selected for its negotiated rulemaking committee for borrower defense, and financial responsibility subcommittee, a list of all negotiators.  Here’s who the Department selected. Borrower Defenses and Financial Responsibility Negotiated Rulemaking Committee 2017-2018 Federal Negotiator U.S. Department of Education       Annmarie Weisman      
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October 24, 2017

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is a Disgrace

It’s increasingly clear that Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has the awful ethics and values of, let’s say, a Donald Trump. Let’s count some of the ways: 1. As reported just today, Zinke has been and remains active in funneling money to scam political committees that rip off elderly donors by taking their money and
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October 23, 2017

General Kelly, General Dunford Met the Press. One Was Better.

Watching General John Kelly and then General Joseph Dunford brief the press in the same week, both addressing the deaths of Sgt. La David Johnson and three other Green Berets in Niger, was revealing. In his Thursday appearance in the White House press room, retired Marine General and Trump White House Chief of Staff Kelly
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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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September 25, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Pro Sports Nuclear War Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing ignorance,
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September 20, 2017

Trump Terrible 10: Rocket Man Golf Strike BLT Steak Edition

Since mid-2017, Republic Report‘s “Trump Terrible 10” has ranked the week’s 10 most disgraceful figures in the Trump administration. Republic Report, which focuses on how money corrupts democracy, has met its abusive dream mate with the kleptocratic administration of President Donald J. Trump. Trump and his lieutenants personify how money and greed, mixed with disrespect for constitutional values, know-nothing ignorance,
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