February 19, 2020

Student Advocates Again Challenge DeVos in Court For Trashing Obama-Era Rules

Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos has trashed two key rules that the Department of Education, during the Obama administration, painstakingly developed to discourage for-profit colleges from deceiving and abusing their own students. With a new lawsuit filed today, advocates for students are now in court fighting to cancel both of the DeVos anti-rules and keep
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February 14, 2020

McCabe Cleared: Justice 10, Trump 0

The U.S. Justice Department today declared that it would not pursue criminal charges against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The decision continues a remarkable streak since Trump’s inauguration three years ago: No matter how blatantly Trump has sought, behind the scenes and in his public attacks, to use the Justice Department to prosecute his
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February 13, 2020

Scam America: We All Attend Trump University Now

The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it had reached a settlement with the New Jersey-based operators of a website called LendEDU, which falsely claimed to offer “unbiased” advice about student loans, personal loans, and credit cards. In fact, LendEDU gave higher ratings to companies that paid for the placement. LendEDU also touted positive reviews
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February 6, 2020

Trump Declared “Total Acquittal.” Here’s Why It Wasn’t.

At his White House “celebration” today, President Trump called the outcome of his impeachment a “total acquittal.” A White House statement declared that the process “ended with the full vindication and exoneration of President Trump by the Senate.” At the end of the trial, Chief Justice John Roberts declared, “It is, therefore, ordered and adjudged
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February 5, 2020

Her Firm Represented Awful For-Profit Colleges. Now She’s DeVos’s Enforcement Chief.

Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos gutted her department’s student aid enforcement unit, which was created during the Obama administration to crack down on predatory abuses and scams by for-profit colleges. Now DeVos has put in charge of college investigations a lawyer who represented for-profit colleges, from a law firm, Cooley, whose clients have included some
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January 31, 2020

ITT Tech Directors Get Away With It, But Modany Still Faces Claims

An Indiana federal judge has let the directors of collapsed, disgraced for-profit college ITT Tech off the hook, rejecting claims from the company’s bankruptcy trustee that the board’s failure to fire CEO Kevin Modany breached their fiduciary duties. But U.S. District Court Judge James Patrick Hanlon rejected Modany’s own effort to escape liability, ruling that
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January 30, 2020

Sean Spicer Shills for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

As White House press secretary, he started off telling us the falsehood that President Trump drew the biggest inaugural crowd ever, then defended Trump’s lie that millions voted fraudulently in 2016, and kept going downhill from there. Seeking his fortune after leaving the administration, Sean Spicer started his own consulting firm, became an advisor to
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January 23, 2020

Adam Schiff: The truth matters. Otherwise we are lost.

Some of the closing words of Rep. Adam Schiff’s summation tonight in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump are below, along with the video. Trump has ceaselessly attacked Schiff, calling him names, mocking his physical appearance, questioning his integrity without a shred of justification. Schiff has carried on with skill, intelligence, dignity, and purpose,
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