May 10, 2017

After Comey: How To Be a Patriotic Insider

With unprecedented secrecy and increasingly disturbing acts inside the Trump administration, how can federal employees expose the truth? On April 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order creating within the Department of Veterans Affairs a new office charged with protecting whistleblowers, that is, Department staff who want to report wrongdoing inside the VA.  The administration trumpeted this
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September 4, 2012

Justice Dept. says for-profit college ATI engaged in “widespread” fraud

You can fault the for-profit college trade association APSCU for many things, but not for loyalty. APSCU sticks by its members. In May, the FBI raided FastTrain College amid allegations of fraudulent marketing practices. In June, 20 state attorneys general forced marketing company QuinStreet to shut down GIBill.com, a website that deceived countless veterans into believing they
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June 28, 2012

As States Act To Shut Down Deceptive Website, Durbin Says For-Profit Colleges “Own Every Lobbyist” In DC

On Wednesday, 20 state attorneys general announced a court settlement with QuinStreet Inc., a marketing company working for for-profit colleges, that will shut down the deceptive website GIBill.com and turn that web address over to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. GIBill.com, until recently, looked a lot like a government website. But people who went
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