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Chevron’s Lobbyist Now Runs the Congressional Science Committee

For Chevron, the second largest oil company in the country with $26.2 billion in annual profits, it helps to have friends in high places. With little fanfare, one of Chevron’s top lobbyists, Stephen Sayle, has become a senior staff member of the House Committee on Science, the standing congressional committee charged with “maintaining our scientific
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Who Will Lobby Biden To Shield Predatory For-Profit Colleges?

  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have pledged to hold for-profit colleges accountable for ripping off taxpayers and ruining students’ lives, and their task is urgent, as many for-profit schools have expanded their deceptive and predatory practices to increase enrollment in the pandemic era. But the for-profit college industry is retooling its strategy, moving well-connected
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Biden Must Cut Off Taxpayer Billions To Predatory Colleges That Ruin Students’ Lives

On a quarterly earnings call for investors last week, Todd Nelson, the CEO of Perdoceo Education Corporation, bragged about his company’s financial success providing online career training programs, especially during COVID-19. “The pandemic has further reinforced and validated the value proposition of online learning,” Nelson declared, “and I believe that our primarily online universities and
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DeVos Department Has Ended Federal Aid to Troubled For-Profit College Chain

Betsy DeVos’s four-year effort to do the bidding of predatory for-profit colleges and trash rules to hold them accountable has had mixed results. Some awful schools seem to be thriving, while others have continued to collapse under the weight of their own bad behavior.  The next casualty may be an East Coast operation — including
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Ten Reasons Trump is the Most Corrupt President in U.S. History

This website focuses on corruption of American politics and policy, so we’ve been busy for four years. Donald Trump, with a few months left in his presidential term, is the most corrupt president in U.S. history — meaning he has, more than any predecessor, used his powerful job to advance his own financial, political, and
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Reckless White House Event Calls Into Question Judge Barrett’s Judgment

After President Trump and other leading Republicans tested positive for COVID-19 this week, attention focused on the crowded September 26 White House event where Trump announced the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Attendees, mostly without masks, were packed together, both at the outdoor ceremony and at indoor receptions. They were
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Keiser, Shireman Picked For DeVos Advisory Panel

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives announced new appointments to the Secretary of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a panel that advises Secretary Betsy DeVos on college accreditation and other issues. It may be the first time there is a NACIQI member who has filed a federal complaint against another
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25 Questions to Ask People Still Considering Trump

When the coronavirus was spreading in January, President Trump said it was “one person coming in from China” and “totally under control” and that everything would be “just fine.” As the virus continued to spread across the US in May, Trump pressed governors to lift restrictions. In June he told a campaign rally that he
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