May 14, 2020

WATCH: COVID-19 Protestors, Like Their President and Party, Are Simply Savages

Watch this video, filmed today in Commack, Long Island, New York, by News12’s Kevin Vesey: Protestors against safety measures to protect people from COVID-19 angrily confront the reporter, mindlessly calling him “fake news” and the “enemy of the people,” as if they were zombies unleashed from the brain of Donald Trump.  The level of anger
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April 21, 2020

Who’s Lobbying To Get COVID-19 Cash to For-Profit Colleges?

Howard “Buck” McKeon, a Republican former chairman of the House Education Committee, heads up the list of lobbyists paid, largely with your federal tax dollars, to lobby Congress to send even more tax dollars to for-profit colleges in the COVID-19 era. Lobbying reports for the first quarter of 2020 show that just a few of
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April 15, 2020

Scam Websites, Promising COVID-19 Advice, Steer Students to Predatory Colleges

This article is the first in a new series, produced by Republic Report and the Project on Predatory Student Lending (part of Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center) — COVID College Cons. Steve Gunderson, the Republican ex-congressman who runs CECU, the frequently-dishonest lobbying group of for-profit colleges, emailed his members on Monday, warning that in
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April 8, 2020

This Isn’t The First Time Trump Has Hawked Unproven Pills

President Trump has been aggressively touting the drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the lack of significant studies demonstrating its effectiveness, and despite concerns raised by medical professionals about the risks of side effects for some patients and about the need to maintain supplies of the drug for proven uses treating malaria, lupus,
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April 4, 2020

Seven Ways Trump Has Deepened His Corruption During COVID-19

Before COVID-19 struck, Donald Trump was already a deeply corrupt president — leveraging his presidential office to make money for his businesses, engaging in obstruction of the Russia investigation, pardoning cronies, pressuring Ukraine’s leader to launch a phony investigation of Democratic rival Joe Biden, and much more. But as with his incompetence, ignorance, bigotry, malevolence,
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March 29, 2020

Beware: For-Profit College Scammers Will Exploit the COVID-19 Crisis

  With thousands of people dying or imperiled by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and millions losing their jobs and their businesses across the country, it’s difficult to keep track of all the challenges our society faces. But one that Republic Report will keep focusing on is consumer scams: dishonest operators who will seek to profit
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